Course descriptions

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ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (ACT)

234. Architectural CADD. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: AEC 132. Corequisite: ACT 234L. Introduction to architecturally-oriented software and use to prepare plans for buildings

234L. Architectural CADD Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: AEC 132. Corequisite: ACT 234. Introduction to architecturally-oriented software and use to prepare plans for buildings

235. Architectural Working Drawings I. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: ACT 234. Corequisite: ACT 235L. Building systems and working drawings for residential projects

235L. Architectural Working Drawings I Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: ACT 235

261. Residential Planning and Design. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: AEC 132. and AEC 204. Corequisite: ACT 261L. Analysis and problem solving in the design and planning of residential buildings

261L. Architectural Engineering Technology Laboratory. 0 hr. Corequisite: ACT 261

262. Architectural Design I. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: AEC 132 and AEC 204. Corequisite: ACT 262L. Residential Planning and Design. Application of analytical techniques, problem solving processes and design factors in the planning and design of single and multifamily housing

262L. Architectural Design I Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: ACT 262

301. Building Codes. 1 hrs. Prerequisites: AEC 132/L, AEC 204, or permission of instructor. Introduction to International Building Code

322. Architectural History. 3 hrs. Analysis of achievements in the design and construction of major architectural developments from early times to present

336. Architectural Working Drawings II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ACT 235. Corequisite: ACT 336L. Building Systems and Working Drawings for Commercial Projects

336L. Architectural Working Drawings II Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: ACT 336

338. Architectural Working Drawings III. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: ACT 336. Corequisite: ACT 338L. Advanced Architectural Detailing. This course explores a holistic, systems based approach in the development and assembly of architectural details.

338L. Architectural Working Drawings III Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: ACT 338

348. Modeling and Animation Applications I. 3hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 132/L or demonstrated Computer-Aided Design and Drafting experience; computer modeling and animation developed with AutoDesk Viz

363. Architectural Design II. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 132. Corequisite: ACT 363L. Application of analytical and programming methods to code based, architectural design processes

363L. Architectural Design II Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: ACT 363

364. Architectural Design III. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 132. Corequisite: ACT 364L. Integration of structural systems into the architectural design process

364L. Architectural Design III Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: ACT 364

380. Specifications and Contract Documents. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 204/L. An introduction to the purpose, organization, compilation, writing and editing of architectural project specifications

392. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisites: Junior standing and approval of faculty adviser

+400. Senior Project. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Senior standing and approval of faculty adviser

+401. Senior Project. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ACT 400

450. Virtual Reality Applications I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 132/L. Comprehensive study of virtual reality techniques to real-time visualization of engineering technology topics.

465. Architectural Design IV. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: ACT 363. Corequisite: ACT 465L. Integration of building systems, furnishings and smart technology into the architectural design and space planning process

465L. Architectural Design IV Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: ACT 465

492. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisites: Senior standing and approval of faculty adviser

ARCHITECTURE - ENGINEERING - CONSTRUCTION (AEC)

132. Architectural Graphics. 2 hrs. Corequisite: AEC 132L. Introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques used to graphically represent architectural content and ideas

132L. Architectural Graphics Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: AEC 132

204. Building Materials. 2 hrs. Corequisite: AEC 204L. Properties, characteristics, and utilization of materials used in design and construction of projects

204L. Building Materials Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: AEC 204. Study of materials used in buildings through materials research in the library and on the Internet, jobsite visitation, building of mockups related to building materials and building of video library

270. Statics and Strengths of Materials. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 101, MAT 103. Study of 2 dimensional forces, force equilibrium, stresses, strains, beams, and columns.

315. Mechanical Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 132/L. Design, installation and performance of mechanical systems (heating, air conditioning, and plumbing) in buildings

316. Electrical Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 132/L. Design, installation and performance of electrical systems for residential and commercial buildings

300. Seminar. 1 hr.

320. Computer-Aided Drafting and Design I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 132. Commercial CADD systems; hardware and software, graphics programming in two- and three- dimensions

390. Engineering Economics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 101. Aspects of investment analysis relating to equipment justification, retirement and replacement in industry

+400. Senior Project. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Senior standing and approval of faculty adviser. Student required to select performance problem and develop and evaluate training intervention which addresses the problem or need

432. Environmental Management Systems-ISO 14000 in Industry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ESC 301. Study of Environmental Management Systems, codes, standards and development of a draft ISO 14000 Environmental Management System

433. Fire Safety. 3 hrs. Codes and technology used in fire prevention, detection, protection and suppression

434. Ergonomics. 3 hrs. Standards, statutes and technology used in ergonomic analysis of worksites; prevention and control of ergonomic risk conditions

444. Structural Design. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 340 or AEC 270. Design of structural members and building structures using steel, wood and concrete

454. Estimating I. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BCT 336. Corequisite: AEC 454L. Material quantity survey techniques used in estimating costs of construction projects

492. Special Problems. 1-6 hrs. Topics in Engineering Technology I

493. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Topics in Engineering Technology II

496. Industrial Internship. 1-6 hrs. A minimum of 400 total hours of internship under the direct supervision of industrial professionals in collaboration with Southern Miss faculty


EXPLANATION

The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.
Example:

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

The plus (+) sign in front of a course indicates that a special fee is charged for that course. (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)