The principal mission of this program is to prepare a building engineer able to handle two major phases of built environment i.e. retrofit designing and construction management. In addition, a successful graduate of this program will also be able to play vital role in professions of facility management, costing and estimation. Furthermore, the graduate of program can pursue a career in various fields of built environment such as quantity surveying, building surveying, estate management, technical consulting firms, public authorities, construction materials industry, companies offering building appraisals and related services.
The goals of the Building Engineering and Construction Management program are to produce the graduate able to;
The graduate of program can pursue a career in various fields of built environment such as
The BSc degree in BE & CM requires the completion of 152 credit hours including graduation project in BE & CM and Supervised Training. The student will be declared a BSc in BE & CM if she or he completes 152 credit hours and has an AGPA of >=2.0.
The College of Architecture, Art and Design and Department of Architectural follow the policy established by Ajman University. A Secondary School Certificate, science section, or its equivalent with the Grade Point Average not less than B or an 70% overall average and the priority is given to students with a higher Grade Point Average or overall percentage in the following subjects.
Students who do not satisfy the English proficiency requirement (TOEFL score of 500 or above; or ILETS 5.0 Band) may begin their studies with conditional admission. During their first semester, Holders of TOEFL, with score between 450 and 499 or equivalent, will be required to enroll in the Intensive English Program (IEP) offered by the College of University Requirements and Academic Counseling, until they obtain at least 500 in the TOEFL, or its equivalent. Admitted students with a score below 450 (TOEFL) are required to enroll for an English preparation course (lower level) at the on-campus Continuing Education Centre. However, colleges will reserve a seat for them, for one semester only, if they obtain a score of at least 450 in TOEFL, iBT 45, or Band 4.0 in IELTS, at the end of the first semester of registration.
2801010-BUILDING MATERIALS, (3, 0, 0: 3)
This course will cover the engineering properties of basic and modern building materials to materials such as plastics, synthetic fibers, adhesives, sealants, caulking compounds, foams, sandwich panels, composites, polymer concrete systems, fiber-reinforced concretes, plastic mortars, polymers for flooring, roofing, synthetic wall papers. Moisture properties of modern building materials and their structural, thermal, and acoustical properties. Consideration of corrosion, bio- and thermal degradation, stability to ultraviolet and solar radiation. In addition, the materials will be discussed in context of sustainability and its lifecycle under various conditions of application.
2811020 Engineering Graphics for Bdg.Engr (2,0,2:3)
This course aims to explain and teach students about graphic communication, the language of building engineers. The student will learn about principles of parallel-line drawings, orthogonal projections, and rendering, and preparing a set of construction drawings.
2811010 Building Sciences for Bdg.Engr (3,0,0:3)
This course aims to familiarize students with basic principles and means of measurement and design of technical aspects of building.
2811120 Introduction to design for Bdg.Engr (1,4,0:3)
This course aims to introduce students to the basic elements of design, its principles, and the perception and understanding of building elements within an analytical method.
2801020 Impact of Technology on Society & Built Environment (3,0,0:3)
This course will highlight the history of built environment and architecture as the confluence of social and technological evolution. Methodology and thought processes in the theory and design of cities and the human habitat. The impact of technology on society. Energy conservation, environmental constraints and sustainability issues.
2802010 Title: Bdg.Engr Design – I (2,4,0:4)
Pre-Requisite: 2811020 -2801020 - 2811120
This course will encompass the conceptual and preliminary adaptive design of small/medium size building. The student will complete the project individually or in the team. However, each student will learn Bdg.Engr design process, methodology, identification of objectives, building Codes, formulation of design problems. Development and evaluation of sustainable building design alternatives. Conceptual building design: spatial requirements, the design of space layout.
2812230 Building Construction I for Bdg.Engr (2,2,0:3)
This course aims to introduce students to basic concepts and properties of building structural components and their materials. The students will acquire the necessary theoretical background in building technology. He will be able to analyze main stress directions and select a relevant structural system (short/ medium span) for the project at hand.
2812340 CAAD I for Bdg.Engr ( 1,4,0:3 )
Pre-Requisite: 2811020 -104110
This course aims to introduce students to 2D Computer Aided Bdg.Engr Design drafting process. The course introduces students to computer-aided construction design tool, giving them an opportunity to develop computer skills in their Bdg.Engr design projects. They will use, manipulate and apply CAAD software, enabling them to make drafting and presentation of their projects.
2802110 Building Condition Surveying (3,0,0:3)
Pre-Requisite: 2801010 – 2812230
This course will focus on teaching students to carry out many different types of building inspection, each for a particular reason and each resulting in a report with specific information produced for a particular purpose. This course will prepare the student to detect the faults in building at pre and post-occupational stage. In addition, to detect the design faults, this course will also enable the students to use the techniques to evaluate the effects of climatic factors such as flooding, dampness and structural factors such as sinking, structural damage or decay plus the presence of dangerous substances are typical problems. This course will also train the student for comprehensive checking, anticipate problems and to plan maintenance techniques.
2802220 Construction Drawings –I (1,4,0:3)
This course will encompass the fundamentals of technical drawing, dimensioning practices, orthographic projections, auxiliary and sectional views of buildings. Theory and applications of descriptive geometry in building design. Computer aided building drawing. subsystems and related graphics standards; architectural and Bdg.Engr drawing at preliminary and final stages and introduction to the design of light frame buildings.
2812240 Building Construction II for Bdg.Engr (2,2,0:3)
This course aims to familiarize students with water, damp proofing, and enclosure system (partitions, windows and doors), finishing materials, and means of vertical circulation. In this course students identify main building structural systems and their relation to secondary systems. They will be acquainted with various finishing materials, their properties, and their means of application.
2852040 Structural Design I (2,2,0:3)
Pre-Requisite: 2811010 - 2171010
The aim of this course is to introduce the concepts and principles of structural analysis and behavior of materials and structural elements.
2812350 CAAD II for Bdg.Engr (1,4,0:3)
This course aims to introduce students to Computer 3D modelling programs such as 3DMax or Sketch up, and how to use them to model a Bdg.Engr project. The course introduces students to virtual three-dimensional space and modelling through the use of 3d modelling software.
2835120 Building Façade Engineering (3,0,0:3)
This course will focus on issues of building facades design in general and particularly emphasis on facades of tight buildings. This course includes the learning about effects of environmental and climatic factors on vertical surfaces and openings /glazed surfaces. This course will train the student to suggest appropriate design of façade with active consideration of construction and material technology.
2803010 Bdg.Engr Design – II (2,4,0:4)
This course will encompass the conceptual and preliminary design of a medium size adaptive and civil engineering project. Students learn Bdg. Engr design process, methodology, identification of objectives, Codes, formulation of design problems. Development and evaluation of sustainable design alternatives through an application of computer‑aided design tools.
2803140 Construction and Estimation-I (3,0,0:3)
Pre-Requisite: 2802220- 2812240
This course will encompass the techniques and procedures used for estimating the cost of construction projects. Cost estimation process; elements of the project cost; conceptual and detailed cost estimation methods; risk assessment and range estimating; case studies; computer‑aided estimating. Particularly a focus on concrete foundation-related work, earthwork, masonry, above-grade concrete, concrete frame, and structural steel work items.
2803130 Construction Project Management-I (3,0,0:3)
This course construction project management will deliver the knowledge about the nature of construction and the environment in which the industry works; organizational structures for project delivery; construction contracts and documents; introduction to construction processes, project planning, scheduling, control; construction safety, bidding planning and scheduling, cash flow analysis, project tracking and control
2853050 Structural Design II (3,0,0:3)
The aim of this course is to introduce the design of structural members of concrete and steel elements.
2803160 Building Maintenance and Management (3,0,0:3)
This course will encompass on issues of fundamental and long-term maintenance and management plans for physical assets such as airports, government buildings, office buildings, factory buildings, apartment complexes (large- and small-scale), hotels, hospitals, shopping malls, sports and entertainment venues, and other large facilities.
2803230 Construction Project Management II (3,0,0 :3)
This course will cover two interrelated fields of construction engineering and management. The first part of course focuses on a study of contemporary construction methods and techniques. Whereas second part of course is, consist of learning based on effective management and control for timely completion of the project as per contract. This course aims to provide the students with an advanced body of knowledge in specific sectors of the site production process. Students shall be given an exposure of the production problems and the available strategies/methods of resolving these problems from both the theoretical and practical perspectives.
2803220 Construction Drawings II (1, 4, 0: 3)
This course will encompass the construction detail in the formation and thematic development of a work of Bdg.Engr design. Students in this course will explore and research building details of medium to large span structures of space frames, steel structures, precast beams, etc. The study will enable the student to consider their appropriateness and document through analytical drawing their intent and assembly.
2813270 Building Services for Bdg.Engr (2, 2, 0:3)
This course will prepare the students to deal with the various aspects concerning installations of various services in buildings. It allows students to participate in the development of building designs within a multidisciplinary team.
2813420 Advance & Sustainable Construction Technology (3, 0, 0)
This course aims to introduce students to advanced and sustainable building systems & technologies and means of deploying them in buildings.
2803520 Strength of Materials (2,2,0:3)
This course covers the study of behavior of various building materials subjected to various structural forces present in building frame. This course will prepare the student to evaluate the use of construction material in particular condition. This course will be offered in combination of formal theoretical learning and practical in designated laboratory.
2804140 Construction and Estimation-II (3,0,0:3)
This course covers the analysis and determination of costs of construction operations, including all the normal bid-preparation activities that take place in a constructor's estimating section. This course also includes construction cost accounting and control, microcomputer applications, and professional ethics.
2804150 Legal Issues in Regional Construction Laws (3,0,0:3)
This course will encompass the issues of labor legislation with special emphasis on the construction industry, union organization, theory and practice of negotiations, mediation, contract administration, and arbitration. Review of actual contracts, discussion of future trends. Legal concepts and processes applicable to the development of constructed facilities and to the operation of the construction firm, emphasis on UAE law and institutions.
2804470 Active Thermal Environmental Control for Bdg.Engr (2,0,0:2)
This course aim is to introduce students to basic concepts of active thermal systems, their design and applications.
2804500 Graduation Project (2,4,0:4)
Pre-Requisite: 2803010 - 2803220
This course is designed for the final year undergraduate students who have an interest in pursuing a solution for the special problem, through individual or as a group research and design project. The selection of project requires the consent of the instructor and approval of the Department Chairman.
2814350 Building Construction Codes and Practice (3,0,0:3)
This course will encompass the general survey of Codes and regulations affecting the design and construction of buildings. It focuses on the UAE/International Building Code.
2804680 Building Conservation (2,2,0:3)
Pre-Requisite: 2801010, 2802010
This course aims to introduce students to methods and techniques of building conservation.
2835090 Building Pathology (3,0,0:3) Pre-Requisite: None
This course will provide an interdisciplinary approach to the study of defects and performance in order to develop appropriate remedial and management solutions. It considers how the structure and materials of a building relate to its environment, its occupants, and the way the building is used. This course will also help the student to develop a better understanding about building failures and to improve the design practice.
2835100 Smart Control Systems in Buildings (3,0,0:3) Pre-Requisite: None
This course will focus on design and installations of smart control system used in various types of building, serves different function ranges from; security, accessibility, privacy, fire safety ventilation, energy conservation and resource conservation.
2802460 Lighting and Acoustics (3,0,0:3) Pre-Requisite: None
This course aims to familiarize students with basic principles and means of the Design and Measurement of Lighting and Acoustics, as well as its Impact on the Environment.
273 5000 Selected Topics in Architecture (3, 0, 0: 3) Pre-requisite: None
This course introduces students to how to discuss and trigger the most important issues vital to their academic and professional development. It helps them organize their thoughts and interests in a systematic way in relation to their architecture education. The course also enables students to express various progress in architectural education of a special field both orally, by writing and graphically.
273 5010 Interior Design and Coloring (1, 4, 0: 3) Pre-requisite: None
The course covers interior design and coloring with emphasis on water color technique, poster color and pencil color and interior space coloring.
273 5060 Advanced CAAD Application (1, 4, 0: 3) Pre-requisite: 270 3350
The course concentrates on basics of BIM. AutoDesk Revit is the program of choice. Students are taught how to use building elements and put them in the BIM database.
273 5070 Research and Design Methods (3, 0, 0: 3) Pre-requisite: None
The course covers a comprehensive survey of qualitative and quantitative research methods and their method-specific hypothesis formulation, data acquisition, verification and analysis.
2735080 Geographic Information Systems (1, 4, 0: 3) Pre requisite 2703350
The development and history of GIS, present applications of the technology. Essential elements of a Geographic Information System. Basic concepts and principles of Geographic Information Systems.
2735040 Photography (1, 4, 0: 3) pre requisite none
This is an introductory course to photography. It deals with the principles of photography such as light exposures, compositions, and film developing. Types and uses of cameras, lenses, flashes, filters, and other accessories are discussed and applied. The course also involves photographing buildings and students' projects, portfolio design, and the use of digital cameras.
2735020 Real Estate Development (3, 0, 0: 3) pre requisite none
The course will conduct market surveys and analysis studies, site consideration and selection, financial feasibility and documentation for real estate development. The students will be introduced to carry forth a real estate development project from the proposal (project formation) stage into final proposal. Manage project more effectively. Keep a project notebook, or digital file.