Engineering Technology - Architecture/Construction

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122
Faculty Contact
Hassan Mohseni Nameghi: 313-317-1746,, Science Bldg, Room: G-103A

Program Description


Provides hands-on technical skills required in workplaces through computer- and laboratory-based practice, and a core of related courses such as physics, mathematical applications, and introduction to engineering. Teaches architectural CAD/drafting and building construction methods and materials including both residential and commercial building types. Laboratory classes provide students with experience in the areas of residential and commercial construction materials, computer-aided drafting and design, cost estimating, construction methods, presentation techniques, residential construction practices and use of surveying equipment. Covers the principles and necessary skills of the architectural profession supported by an understanding of building construction through laboratory activities designed to provide students with a practical skill-based education. The math sequence eases the transfer of students to a 4-year institute for completion of a Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, student should be able to:

  1. Describe the theories and principles of engineering physics in the areas of mechanics, heat, and sound.
  2. Apply standard methods of mathematical analysis including Trigonometry, Intermediate Algebra, and College Algebra.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment in order to successfully follow an engineering design process and/or build a prototype.
  4. Develop knowledge of career opportunities and demonstrate the technical skills required by industry.
  5. Demonstrate professional ethics appropriate to the field of engineering.
  6. Demonstrate employable skills (attendance, written communication, verbal communication, teamwork) in the fields of Architecture and/or Construction.
  7. Prepare a series of commercial construction documents utilizing current industry software and accepted architectural standards and techniques.
  8. Prepare a series of residential construction documents utilizing current industry software and accepted architectural standards and techniques.
  9. Develop a series of design presentation drawings utilizing traditional and computerized techniques.
  10. Select the appropriate construction materials and systems in residential and commercial projects.
  11. Demonstrate knowledge of sustainable materials and energy efficient systems in residential and commercial projects.

General Education

See General Education Requirements for details.

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Credit Hours

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Course name Credit Hours
Credit Hours: 7
Minimum Total Credit Hours