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Paul:

You forget to mention that the head of the A.E. department is a licensed structural engineer who had his own practice for many years. Something unheard of in mainstream academia.

Neil Moore, S.E.


At 02:30 PM 7/29/2003 -0700, Paul Feather wrote:
Architectural Engineering can be slightly mis-leading depending on the
University.  Some of the programs are geared towards building systems,
construction, and lighting, mechanical, climate control, etc....

The other AE programs are the ones being referred to on this list.  These
are primarily undergraduate structural engineering programs, though most are
5 year even if they are listed as four.

At Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo the program is geared towards graduates earning
their structural licenses and working in the structural field.  The course
load requirement when I attended was 210 quarter units, as opposed to the
150 quarter units or so typically associated with a four year degree.  We
had classes in all the usual (math until you have a math minor, three years
of physics, etc.) science and technology areas with very strong emphasis on
mechanics of materials, statics, dynamics, structural analysis (classical
and matrix), and seismic analysis.  Additionally there were specific classes
for designing with each of the primary materials; concrete, steel, timber,
masonry.  All of these are followed by in-depth lab classes (9 to 12 hours a
week in class, god knows how many hours out of class) where actual building
systems are designed including creation of structural calcs and rudimentary
construction documents.

Additionally, we had classes in advanced steel, advanced concrete,
pre-stressed concrete, and one of the senior electives even involved tension
and shell structures.  Mixed in with all this are classes on Architecture
and architectural design to better acquaint the students with the needs and
desires of our future working partners.  Also classes on construction
management, economics, soils and soil mechanics, foundations, computer
systems and analysis, and so on.



If you are interested further check out the University web site
http://www.caed.calpoly.edu/arce.html


Paul Feather PE, SE
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Subject: RE: Future Generations of Engineers


> What does architectural engineering consist of?  It is not a
> discipline I have heard of up here.  What are the differences from
> your average civil engineer?
> Gary
>
> On 28 Jul 2003 at 16:16, Caldwell, Stan wrote:
>
> > Stan,
> >
> > Then why not advocate a Bachelors of Science in Structural
> > Engineering? Why do you seem to advocate leaving a "flawed" system in
> > place and just adding another year to the mix?
> >
> > Scott:
> >
> > I have no problem with the idea of a (preferably five-year) BSSE,
> > except that it is unlikely to happen in the next decade or two.  In
> > the meantime, there is a degree being offered today that is almost as
> > good, the BSAE. Note from my previous posts that I hire both MSCEs and
> > BSAEs.
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
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