Architectural Engineering
Duration: 60 Months (5 Years)
Degree Awarded: Bachelor

University Requirements

Student must complete 18 credit hours
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
10032100 Remedial English 0
3
This course aims to establish the concept of Islamic culture and its position among the other international cultures, its position in the Muslim life, its sources, its bases and its characteristics.This course aims to introduce the Islamic culture in faith, worship, relations, morals, and knowledge, to discuss the clash between cultures in addition to Globalization, Human Rights, Woman Rights, Democracy and other contemporary issues.
3
This course aims to improve the level of students in language skills and various literary, read and absorb and express written, and oral and tasted literary, through texts flags authors and poets in different eras, lessons in Grammar and spelling, and brief definition months dictionaries and Arab old ones the modern and how to use them,This course aims to implement the Arabic language in the areas of reading and expression of both types oral and written communication.
3
This course begins with a review of all types of sentences in English, and then proceeds to paragraph writing. Students learn how to write a topic sentence, develop and support it with examples.This course aim to learn student how to organize their writing and speaking to achieve coherence among sentences in a paragraph. In addition, students learn about their subject a lot of technical terms. ( this aim is related with general objects no 7 of this curriculum)
3
The course is mandatory for university students from various disciplines, so it does provide students with knowledge and information about the Palestinian reality and in particular the political developments of the Palestinian cause since its inception until the present day in line social and economic developments and political which constitute the main pillars for the study of the Palestinian political reality.This course aims to study Palestinian issue from its begging until present day in social, economic and political issue.
11000108 Community Service 1
11000117 Leadership and Communication Skills 1
11000127 Introduction to Computer Science 1
11000322 English Language -II 3
    • 11000103

Speciality Requirements

Student must complete 132 credit hours
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
This course covers the concepts of function, inverse function, models, limits, continuity and derivatives. Also the differentiation rules and their applications, related rates, linear approximation and hyperbolic functions. In addition to the mean value theorem, indeterminate forms and L' Hospital's rule, curve sketching and optimization problems.
3
    • 10211101
Definite integral and its properties, limited integration, integration of compensation, the space between two curves, volumes of revolution, ways of integration (integration by parts, integration of partial fractures, integration of trigonometric functions and integration with compensation trigonometric functions), integrals ailing, the length of the curve and the area of surfaces of revolution, final sequences and series, tests of convergent series, power series, Taylor series
3
This course covers the following topics: motion in one and more dimensions, the laws of motion with an application of Newton’s laws, vector quantities, work and mechanical energy, linear momentum and collisions, and rotational dynamics.
3
    • 10221101
This course is a study of the following topics: electric charges; forces and fields; electric potential and electric potential energy; electrical capacitance electric elements like capacitors, resistors, and conductors; electric current and direct-current circuits; magnetic fields; magnetic force; induction; and RC and RL circuits.
1
    • 10221102
This lab is offered to non-physics students. In this lab, experiments related to topics mostly covered in General Physics I (10221101) and General Physics II (10221102) are conducted. These include experiments on CRO and Ohm’s law potentiometer; Wheatstone bridge (AC and DC); capacitance and RC circuit; Joule’s constant; acceleration and speed of sound; viscosity; Newton’s 2nd law; simple harmonic motion; Boyle’s law; and Archimedes’ principle.
10606099 Descriptive Geometry ( practical) 0
2
Development of fundamental skills in architectural drawing, through the use of variety of graphic materials, methods and techniques
2
    • 10606111
Development of skills in architectural drawing and presentation. Methods of constructing one and two-point perspectives, shades and shadows projection on two and three dimensional drawings.
1
Developing the ability to draw geometric compositions and still life. Increasing the artistic perception and the ability of rapid expression of required ideas. Using pencils and charcoal techniques and focusing on drawing principles such as: line, shadow, proportions, and perspective
1
    • 10606113
Developing of the student's ability to draw architectural masses and spaces. Increasing the artistic perception and the rapid expression of ideas required in architectural design. Using different techniques such as: ink, water colors and color rendering.
2
    • 10606111 or
    • 10606102
Fundamentals of Descriptive Geometry, based on orthographic projection within the limits of accuracy and empirical data. Describing objects and their interaction in a mathematical way. Solving engineering problems using graphic solutions.
3
A study in basic principles of the design process, through an introduction to general ideas and concepts of design theories.
3
    • 10606121
Development and application of basic concepts of design in several small and simple building projects.
1
This course consists of an introduction to architecture as a profession, its concerns, challenges, potentials and relationship with other environmental design and engineering fields including construction, urban planning, landscaping and interior design.
3
This course trains students on using professional software in different architectural application. It focuses on assisting students in completing the tasks required in other core courses, such as architectural design and construction systems in architecture including graphic analysis and information extraction for the purposes of design, production of preliminary design drawings, projects presentation in two and three-dimensions as well as preparing technical drawings.
1
    • 10606113
Training on basic principles and elements of design. Developing of visual perception using exercises and two-dimensional applications that include elements of artistic compositions such as: line, color, balance, proportions, rhythm...
1
    • 10606211
Training on visual perception of mass and space, and the relationship between them. Developing a sense of aesthetic value, ​​and evaluating it using basics of design, and visual effects through three dimensional exercises.
1
    • 10606114
    • 10606111
Training on the different architectural presentation styles and techniques, such as: pencils, ink, color rendering, watercolor, collage ... And other methods of architectural presentation
4
    • 10606122
    • 10606112
This course introduces students to fundamentals in Architectural Design. It lays down the disciplinary foundations for architectural design. Through small scale and experimental design projects, the course introduces primary concepts and activities of architecturalز
4
    • 10606221
This course focuses on functional, visual and environmental aspects in architecture. Design of buildings with an integrated program and moderate site requirements. Projects and exercises focus on the concepts of making three-dimensional forms—organization, proportion, scale, human activities, and site/building design relationships
3
    • 10606112
This course aims to provide a conceptual overview of historical architecture of early civilizations with emphasis on locations in the ancient middle and Near-East. The material covers from pre-historic to Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Architecture. The intent is to provide insight into the formal structure and technological challenges of the built environment. The course highlights significant events, styles, architects, buildings and other factors that lead to an understanding of why various cultures produced the architecture of their time.
3
    • 10606241
The material of this course is organized through a series of lectures. The lectures are concerned with the historical architecture of the 4th-19th century and civilizations that prevailed in the Middle East and Europe (i.e. Early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic, Romanesque and etc…). The course lectures focus on the actual or potential contribution of these civilizations to the realm of architecture. The course involves students furthermore in analytical researches and discussions, which investigate some issues in the history of architecture of a chosen title; this investigation follows closely the topics discussed in the lecture course.
2
    • 10606112
Studying of the properties and manufacture of building materials, including - concrete, stone, block and brick. It also includes introduction to the construction systems and exercises to draw the details as well as the production of sets of technical drawings.
2
    • 10606251
In this course completing the discussions of the issues raised in the course of Material and Construction (1) is taking place such as the role of metals and timber in the architectural construction. It also provides exposure to the forms and design of typical stairs and the study of some of existing stairways as examples. Also in this course more elaboration on the production of working drawings using computers.
10606253 Architectural Structures I (Statics & Strength of Material) 3
    • 10221102
    • 10211102
10606254 Architectural Structures II ( Concrete) 3
    • 10606253
4
    • 10606222
    • 10606111
    • 10606112
Work with students through medium-sized projects which focus on the methodology of thinking through architectural design process, linking architectural solutions to reality and proposed context and the production of designs that highlight the basics of environmental and structural solutions. The focus is also on the use of computers in various stages of design, in particular projects presentation.
4
    • 10606323
Completion of the proposed methodology in Architectural Design 3 and preference to work on projects geared to the local market. The selection of special themes and discussion of their influence on the proposed solutions is taking place in this studio (technology, sustainability, economics, machine and architecture, society, ecology, Architectural Styles and others).
2
    • 10606242
Study of traditional Palestinian architecture, traditional architectural elements, building materials and techniques.
2
    • 10606242
Study of the major philosophies and trends that has formed different directions and movements in architecture.
2
    • 10606341
Study of the major philosophies and trends that has formed different directions and movements in architecture.
3
    • 10606242
This course surveys the Islamic art and architecture, especially for Fatimids, Mamluks and ottomans’ world. It examines the form and function of architecture as well as the social, historical and cultural contexts, patterns of use, and evolving meanings attributed to buildings by the users. All major themes and genres of architecture and art to be covered: religious and secular, civil and military architecture and art, decorative and traditional arts like calligraphy in their relationships to Architecture and design. Special emphasis will be laid on the themes of ritual, religion and political pride and power.
3
    • 10606252
Advanced study of the building construction systems of individual and composite materials. Evaluation and selection of systems with regard to construction process, technological, economic, regularity and expressive constraints.
3
    • 10606353
Advanced study of the building construction systems of individual and composite materials. Evaluation and selection of systems with regard to construction process, technological, economic, regularity and expressive constraints. Production of a complete set of working drawings and written descriptions
3
    • 10606254
The course makes a brief introduction to Structural Steel material properties as well as sectional properties of structural elements. Design approaches are illustrated i.e. the Working Stress design versus the Load Resistance Factored Design. Structural systems, Loads and Load Combinations are introduced in detail and followed by sectional design of tension elements, beams, columns and connections both bolted and welded. Standard connections details are introduced. AISC code of practice is followed.
2
    • 10221101
This course consists of an introduction to the building physics, thermal comfort condition, and thermal insulation design, Heating ventilation and air conditioning systems HVAC, passive heating and computer simulation for thermal design.
3
Design of vertical transportations systems in building including elevators, escalators, moving walks and ramps. Design of water supply and water networks for cold and hot water in buildings. Design of sanitation system in building including water waste and solid waste.
2
An introduction to principles and fundamentals of surveying and its application in architecture.
10606371 Surveying for Architects (practical) 0
    • 10606370
4
    • 10606324
This course Focuses on traditional architecture and traditional urban environments of the old towns of Palestine. Exposure to architectural surveys, documentation of old buildings, conservation, adaptation of old buildings to contemporary uses and fitting new buildings in old contexts.
4
    • 10606425
This course is designed to explore the environmental poetics of the building environment that respond to the basic natural and social context such as the sun, wind, heat, cold, energy issue, and the existing building social, cultural and architectural context. It also considers the complexity of site topography and vegetation, socio-cultural events, and variety of strategies for sustainable design in response to the human needs, economy, and existing building regulations.
3
    • 10606324
This course will give the student a general idea about theories of urban design and how cities have been evolved. The theoretical part will introduce the students to different concepts, definitions and principles of urban design. The theoretical part will be supported by studio. This course provides a framework for students to expand their design thinking. It will focus on how cities evolve and develop through time. It will be based on a close reading and analysis of urban fabric of different context and environment. This course will also discuss how urban design relates to other disciplines including planning, development, architecture and landscape and how it operates at many scales from the macro scale of the urban structure (planning, zoning, transport and infrastructure networks) to the micro scale of street furniture and lighting. In this course students are asked to develop a scheme of two different areas in the city centre of Nablus based on analysis of the existing situation and understanding potential and constrains of the site.
2
    • 10606360
This course provides an Introduction to the fundamentals of lighting, Fundamentals and theory of colors, illumination design and calculation, light sources, artificial lighting sources and design. Daylight design and its effect on the design of buildings. An introduction to computer aided lighting design.
2
    • 10606462
Introducing the fundamentals of sound, sound absorption and reflection, sound transmittance, sound insulation. Insulation of buildings against noise pollution. Acoustical design principles for building spaces. Applications using instruments for measurement of acoustics
3
    • 10221102
This course is designed to prepare students to handle the practical tasks that the engineer is exposed to in the real life. The topics discussed in readings and lectures are selected to give the student a comprehensive understanding of the construction projects and the procedural matters associated with projects execution. The course covers four main themes, which are: Tenders procedures and contracts administration, Quantity Surveying and cost estimate principles of engineering and building economics, in addition to project planning and time management. This course teaches the methodology, procedures and techniques involved in preparing and managing bids and contracts, preparing Bill of Quantities, performing detailed cost analysis and estimate for each major construction component, time planning steps and projects schedule preparation, and application of engineering economics in construction. Ethical considerations in bidding, budgeting and estimating are also discussed.
3
    • 10606324
The student enrolls at one of the accredited architectural or engineering firms or companies where he is trained trains in the field of design, preparation of technical drawings, on site supervision and follow up
3
Examination of the mutual influence between the human behavior and the built form. Study of the social and psychological concepts by which the behavior/environment relationship can be understood.
4
    • 10606426
Development of design strategies on an urban scale and looking beyond the design of individual buildings. Focus on problems related to urban design, public spaces, and the integration of one project with the rest of the city.
3
    • 10606426
This course examines the professional architectural practice and the problems relating to job control both in the office and the field. It includes construction contracts, bidding supervision, building law, architect relationship with the owner and professionals in the building industry.
2
    • 10606426
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to research methods, techniques and tools. Theoretical study and application of sampling, questionnaires, interviews, observations and experimentation are also introduced. The course guides students to prepare their final project thesis.
4
    • 10606571 or
    • 10606527
The course requires individual resolution of the design problem selected by student, approved by faculty adviser, presented and defended in formal public critique. The student will work on a comprehensive architecture design of a building or a group of buildings where he should integrate different issues include a detailed design development of the selected project.
1
Development of basic skills in fields of manual sheet metal fabrication, welding processes, and household electric circuits. Students should perform in individual practical exercises.
10621101 Engineering workshop 1 Practical 0
    • 10621100
11032101 English in the workplace 3
    • 11000325 or
    • 11000322

Speciality Optional Requirements

Student must complete 12 credit hours
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
2
    • 10606201
This course focuses on three-dimensional programs and it use in the development of architectural design process and project’s presentation, especially those related to the role of multimedia such as animation and virtual environments.
10606203 Special Topics in Computer Applications in Architecture 2
    • 10606201
2
    • 10606324
History and theory of the interior design and its related components. Consideration of design determinants including behavioral, activity, environmental and technological factors. Design analysis and synthesis.
2
A comprehensive study of the concept and context of site planning. Providing students with the basic principles and phases of site planning process including the analysis of physical characteristics of sites, selection and distribution of activities, transportation systems and design elements applicable to site.
2
    • 10606324
Examination of urban form and space with regard to visual principles and aesthetic values. Survey and analysis of urban areas. Theory of visual perception and its application to urban form problems.
2
Introduction to fundamentals in city planning, its importance and relationship to the built environment. Study of the main characteristics and components of the city; the evolution and development of cities. Concise study of the planning process, design of cities and preparation of land use plans.
2
    • 10606433
A comprehensive theoretical and practical study of the fundamentals of urban and regional planning. The historical development and phases of planning process, content and characteristics and methods of preparing planning documents and plans, such as the comprehensive plan, land use plan. Also it introduces some of the planning procedures such as land subdivision, the reserved real-estate. It provides also a general idea of the planning of particular areas in the city: city center, industrial zones, archeological sites, and agricultural and recreational areas.
10606435 Housing 2
2
    • 10606324
Review of history and theories of landscape architecture. Introduction to design of the outdoor environment covering residential and small scale landscape developments. Project program, site selection and analysis, concept generation and design schemes.
10606437 Contemporary Architecture in the Islamic world 2
    • 10606324
2
Study the development and focus on contemporary architecture and architects in the Islamic and Arab world through analysis of important examples.
10606439 Vernacular Architecture 2
2
    • 10606342
Study of the contemporary trends and approached in architecture through analysis of important representative examples of contemporary buildings.
2
The course explores the astonishing rise of Islamic art from the 7th century AD onwards and its relation to the worlds of classical Antiquity, Byzantium, Persia, and beyond. A broad variety of themes will be considered, from architecture to the decorative arts and calligraphy, will be studied and analyzed both in themselves and as windows on early Islamic society, its roots and cosmopolitan and symbolic dimension.
2
Examination of the contemporary theories, techniques and practice of the urban and architectural historic preservation and their applicability to regional and local preservation problems. Discussion of historical, legal, political, financial and programmatic aspects.
2
This course aims to provide the students with the fundamental understanding of passive solar design principles and to demonstrate their applications in the analysis and design of climate responsive buildings. The course will provide the students in architectural engineering with the passive solar design concepts and materials, thermal mass, shading concepts, thermal comfort, and green building concepts. In addition to studying solar energy.
10606461 Sustainable Architecture 2
    • 10606360
2
Design of buildings and spaces (interior – exterior – outdoor) based on local climate, aimed at providing thermal and visual comfort, making use of solar energy and other environmental sources. Emphasis will be made on different elements of bioclimatic design such as passive solar systems which are incorporated onto buildings and utilize environmental sources (for example, sun, air, wind, vegetation, water, soil, sky) for heating, cooling and lighting the buildings.
10606465 Building Performance Simulation 2
    • 10606360
10606472 Architectural Internship 2 0
    • 10606471
2
Techniques of photographic image generation. Computer application to enhance the use of photography in architectural design and analysis. Photography as a communicative aid in architectural design.
2
Study of specific architectural topics under the direction of a faculty member in the department. This course may be repeated for a maximum of four credits.
10611468 Green Buildings 2
10631300 Innovation and Entrepeneurship 3
11011222 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3

Free Courses

Student must complete 2 credit hours
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
7303311 Medicinal Plants in Palestine 2
7303312 Cosmetic Products and Community 2
7303433 Pharmacy & Society 2
7404111 Family Health 2
10311197 French Language 2
10805107 Psychological Culture in Our Recent Life 2
10816001 Planning and Development 2
11000111 Jerusalem 2
11000112 Fighting Corruption : Challenges and Solutions 2
11000118 Public Health 2
11000142 Family System in Islam 2
11000143 Principles of Religious Observances 2
11000144 Fiqh of Siyra 2
11000151 General Principles in Administration 2
11000155 Poison Prevention 2
11000156 Investment Principles 2
11000157 Principles of Marketing and Personal Selling 2
11000158 Medications and community 2
11000166 Genetics and Society 2
11000167 University Psychological Adaptation 2
11000168 Principles of Ocupational Saftey 2
11000173 لغة الاشارة 2
11000254 Sports and Health 2
11000255 Practical Swimming 2
11201101 Intoduction to Musicology 2
11201102 Introduction to Music Education 2
11201103 Palestinian Music Folklore 2
11201163 Choir 2

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