June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
The faculty at Texas A&M University anchored the development of a new architectural engineering program with industry consultation and feedback to enable its graduates to meet evolving demands of the building sector and societal expectations for the built environment. Architectural engineering is inherently an interdisciplinary field of study and profession that spans across several disciplines such as engineering, architecture, construction science and management, mathematics and physics. The program design brought together faculty from six departments housed in the College of Architecture and the College of Engineering, whose collective areas of expertise cover most of the key technical knowledge areas of architectural engineering. Industry input was collected from building engineering firms through consultation workshops early on in the process, as well as maintained throughout, using the ABET learning outcome requirements as a foundation for the development of the proposed knowledge and skills for each graduate. The data collected resulted in further industry engagement in program implementation and outreach and helped develop a learning program that will equip architectural engineering students with the ability to adjust to the evolving demands of the building sector. The paper will highlight experiences throughout the process, a review of similar programs, as well as examples of the program outcomes, rubrics, and curriculum map.
Atif , M. R., & Shields, S. M., & Fowler, D. A., & Claridge, D. E. (2017, June), Industry-Aligned Interdisciplinary Program Design Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28524
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