Course Descriptions & Syllabi for Evaluations

Architecture Engineering Construction (AEC)

AEC 132 - Architectural Graphics - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques used to graphically represent architectural content and ideas.

AEC 204 - Materials and Methods of Construction - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Properties, characteristics and utilization of materials used in design and construction of projects.

AEC 234 - Architectural CADD - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Prerequisite(s): AEC 132. Design development utilizing architecturally-oriented software for use in building design, planning and pre-construction.

AEC 270 - Statics and Strengths of Materials - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Prerequisite(s): MAT 101, MAT 103. Study of two-dimensional forces, force equilibrium, stresses, strains, beams and columns.

AEC 300 - Seminar - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Seminar. Current issues in construction.

AEC 315 - Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Prerequisite(s): AEC 234. Study and evaluation of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and other supplementary systems for the built environment.

AEC 254 - Estimating I - 3 hrs. Syllabus

Prerequisite(s): AEC 204. Material quantity survey and techniques used in estimating costs of construction projects.

AEC 258 - Construction Planning and Scheduling - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Prerequisite(s): AEC 254. Identification of construction project objectives and the ordered activity necessary to complete them; durations of project tasks applied to the work plan.

AEC 344 - Structural Design - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Prerequisite(s): AEC 270. Design of facility structural members utilizing steel, wood, and concrete.

AEC 365 - Estimating II - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Prerequisite(s): AEC 254. Construction project cost estimation and proposal development.

AEC 380 - Specifications and Contract Documents - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Fee A special fee is charged for this course. (See Special Fees listing in Student Expenses section.) (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)
Prerequisite(s): AEC 204. An introduction to the purpose, organization, compilation, writing and editing of architectural project specifications.

AEC 390 - Engineering Economics - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Prerequisite(s): MAT 101 Aspects of investment analysis relating to equipment justification, retirement, and replacement in industry.

AEC 450 - Building Information Modeling - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Prerequisite(s): AEC 234. Study of the management of building information models & data during building life-cycle from conception to occupancy.

AEC 478 - Applications of Construction Law (WI) - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Prerequisite(s): senior standing. Analysis of construction law. Legal problems, the bidding process, contract performance, the contract.

AEC 496 - Internship - 1 hr. Syllabus

A minimum of 400 total hours of internship under the direct supervision of industrial professionals in collaboration with Southern Miss faculty.

Construction Engineering Technology (BCT)

BCT 174 - Construction Organization - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Analysis of contracting functions and management concepts.

BCT 205 - Surveying - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Prerequisite(s): MAT 103. Fundamental theory and computations for the measurement of distances, elevations, angles, and directions for construction field and office activities.

BCT 377 - Construction Project Management - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Prerequisite(s): AEC 258, BCT 174, AEC 365. Skills and knowledge in the coordination of organizing, planning, controlling and monitoring resources, procedures, and protocols related to the contractual objectives of construction projects.

BCT 380 - Construction Safety - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Development and management of accident prevention programs in construction. OSHA regulations.

BCT 386 - Project Controls - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Prerequisite(s): AEC 258. Management techniques for controlling the investment of resources through execution of construction projects.

BCT 400 - Senior Project (CAPSTONE) - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Fee A special fee is charged for this course. (See Special Fees listing in Student Expenses section.) (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)
Prerequisite(s): senior standing and approval of faculty adviser. This capstone course integrates the curriculum component into a single final project.

BCT 445 - Soils and Foundations - 3 hrs. - Syllabus

Prerequisite(s): AEC 270. Theory and application of soil mechanics to foundation design and construction.