Academic Programs

The four years degree programme in B. Sc. Architectural engineering emphasises the scientific and engineering aspects of management and construction of buildings. It is focused to produce professional engineers specialising in analysis, construction and operation of engineering sub-systems for building and facilities. These include structural, electrical and lighting, acoustical, plumbing, fire protection, heating, ventilation and Air-conditioning systems and other mechanical services.

The goal of the programme is to provide an education in fundamentals of engineering and their application, which will help give each graduate the ability to practice as registered professional engineer in a variety of areas, both public and private, related to the planning, construction and operation of buildings. The Building & Architectural engineering programme is designed for students who are particularly interested in the engineering aspects of building design. The educational objective of the four-year architectural engineering programme is to prepare the student with fundamental engineering competence in the analysis and design of buildings and their systems. Specifically, the student must be able to understand and apply engineering fundamentals and design principles for engineering the infrastructure of architecture – that infrastructure being structural, mechanical, and electrical building systems and all the sub-disciplines related to these primary designations.

As important members of building design teams, they must be able to create engineering designs that will fulfill the economic, safety, stability, strength and aesthetic requirements of a project. Included in the academic programme are exercises in many of the basic courses beginning in the first year and continuing through the fourth year to develop skills in the engineering design process. The last course in this sequence is a comprehensive Architectural Engineering Project, a culmination of all the previous design experiences from the first three and one-half years of the curriculum. Thus Architectural Engineers must have a working ability with total building and system design concepts.
First Semester
Ref. No.  Subject  Credit Hours / Week   Credit Hours 
Theory  Practical  Theory  Practical 
AED: 121  Building Material & Constructiion-I 
AED: 122  Surveying 
MA: 131  Applied Mathematics-I 
HU/IS: 101  Islamic & Pakistan Studies 
  Total  13  16  13 
  Grand Total  29  18 
Second Semester
Ref. No.  Subject  Credit Hours / Week   Credit Hours 
Theory  Practical  Theory  Practical 
AED: 201  Architectural Design-I  10 
AED: 211  Mechanics of Structure-I 
AED: 221  Building Materials & Construction-II 
AED: 225  History of Building Technology 
HU: 120  Communication Skills - I 
  Total  20 
  Grand Total  29  16 
Third Semester
Ref. No.  Subject  Credit Hours / Week   Credit Hours 
Theory  Practical  Theory  Practical 
AED: 301  Architectural Design-II  10 
AED: 321  Building Materials & Construction-III 
AED: 351  Environmental Control System-I 
AED: 225  History of Building Technology 
HU: 120  Communication Skills - I 
  Total  20 
  Grand Total  29  16 
Fourth Semester
Ref. No.  Subject  Credit Hours / Week   Credit Hours 
Theory  Practical  Theory  Practical 
AED: 401  Architectural Design-III  10 
AED: 411  Mechanics of Structures-II 
AED: 423  Hydraulics for Building Engineers 
MA: 431  Applied Mathematics-III 
CSE: 450  Computer Programming & Nemerical Analysis 
  Total  13  16  13 
  Grand Total  29  19 
Fifth Semester
Ref. No.  Subject  Credit Hours / Week   Credit Hours 
Theory  Practical  Theory  Practical 
AED: 501  Architectural Design-IV 
AED: 511  Mechanics of Structures-III 
AED: 513  Design of Steel Structures 
AED: 551  Environmental Control System-II 
AED: 552  Electrical System in Buildings 
  Total  12  17  12 
  Grand Total  29  19 
Sixth Semester
Ref. No.  Subject  Credit Hours / Week   Credit Hours 
Theory  Practical  Theory  Practical 
AED: 614  Plain and Reinforced Concrete 
AED: 624  Geotechnical Engineering 
AED: 644  Water supply & Sanitaion Engineering 
AED: 651  Environmental Control System-III 
AED: 652  Lighting & Illumination 
  Total  15  14  15 
  Grand Total  29  20 
Seventh Semester
Ref. No.  Subject  Credit Hours / Week   Credit Hours 
Theory  Practical  Theory  Practical 
AED: 711  Computer Aided Structural Analysis 
AED: 714  Reinforced & Prestressed Concrete 
AED: 721  Estimation and Quantity Surveying 
AED: 724  Foundation Engineering 
  Total  12  17  12 
  Grand Total  29  16 
Eighth Semester
Ref. No.  Subject  Credit Hours / Week   Credit Hours 
Theory  Practical  Theory  Practical 
AED: 801  Integrated Building Design 
AED: 812  Structural Dynamics & EQ Engineering 
AED: 821  Construction Management 
AED: 899  Project  10* 
  Total  23 
  Grand Total  29  14 
* The Project will be examined at the end of Eighth Semester 
  Total Contact Hours  234 
  Total Credit Hours  141 
General
The department of Architectural Engineering and Design offers a 5 year degree program at bachelor level with the title “Architectural Engineering and Design”. The degree program comprises of courses from a wide range of engineering disciplines and architecture. Keeping in view the diversified interests of the graduates in AED the department has planned to offer the following two programs at Master Level:
1. M.Sc. in Integrated Building Design
2. M.Sc. in Building Engineering
General Eligibility:
The candidate must have a Bachelor Degree in First Division from an Institution recognized by HEC in one of the following fields:
(i) Architectural Engineering and Design
(ii) Civil Engineering
(iii) Architecture
Introduction:
The course is designed on increasing demands from the building industry for a more integrated and collaborative approach among building design professionals. The architects, engineers and project mangers can improve the performance and quality of the buildings by making them responsive, competently planned, functionally adequate, appropriate in form, cost effective, constructible, adaptable, durable and contextual. The main theme of the course is to enhance the capabilities of young and experienced professionals who could understand the building components and systems, and their contribution towards building performance.

The Candidate has to study eight subject; four from the compulsory and four from the elective group in addition to successful completion of thesis.

Group A: Compulsory Courses

Ref. No.  Subject  Credit Hours / Week   Credit Hours 
Theory  Practical  Theory  Practical  Viva Voce 
AED: 601  Building System Integration  100  60  40 
AED: 602  Responsive Design and Built Environment  100  60  40 
AED: 603  Earthquake REsistant Building Structure  100  60  40 
AED: 604  Sustainable building Design  100  60  40 

Group B: Elective Courses

Ref. No.  Subject  Credit Hours / Week   Credit Hours 
Theory  Practical  Theory  Practical  Viva Voce 
AED: 605  Building Performance Simulation  100  60  40 
AED: 606  Virtual Reality & Architectural Design  100  60  40 
AED: 607  REsidential Building Design and Contruction  100  60  40 
AED: 608  Virtual Reality and Construction Management  100  60  40 
AED: 609  Basic Sefety  100  60  40 
AED: 610  Building Structure and Aesthetics  100  60  40 
AED: 611  Building Information Modelling for Integrated Design  100  60  40 
AED: 663  HVAC Systems  100  60  40 
AED: 664  Lighting and Illuminations in Buildings  100  60  40 
AED: 665  Project Performance Management  100  60  40 
THESIS: AED 699 Thesis (Compulsory) 
General Eligibility:
The candidate must have a Bachelor Degree in First Division from an Institution recognized by HEC in one of the following fields: (i) Architectural Engineering and Design (ii) Civil Engineering
Introduction:
The M.Sc. in Building Engineering has been developed to meet the needs of those who wish to expand their expertise in the field of building design, construction management and engineering systems of buildings. Ideally the students should have academic qualifications related to building engineering and services with training and practice in the construction industry. A prominent feature of the program is the inclusion of several options that may be taken from the wide range of elective courses. This feature allows the students to plan the greater part of the taught element of the programme to suit their individual background and future career development.

Group A: Compulsory Courses

Ref. No.  Subject  Credit Hours / Week   Credit Hours 
Theory  Practical  Theory  Practical  Viva Voce 
AED: 651  Advanced Concrete Technology  100  60  40 
AED: 652  Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures  100  60  40 
AED: 653  Finite Element Methods in Engineering  100  60  40 
AED: 654  Earthquake Engineering  100  60  40 

Group B: Elective Courses

Ref. No.  Subject  Credit Hours / Week   Credit Hours 
Theory  Practical  Theory  Practical  Viva Voce 
AED: 603  Earthquake Resistant Building Structures  100  60  40 
AED: 609  Building Safety  100  60  40 
AED: 610  Building Structures and Aesthetics  100  60  40 
AED: 661  Forensic Engineering  100  60  40 
AED: 662  Advanced Steel structure  100  60  40 
AED: 663  HVAC Systems  100  60  40 
AED: 664  Lighting and Illumination in Buildings  100  60  40 
AED: 665  Project Performance Management  100  60  40 
AED: 666  Legal and Contractual Risk Management  100  60  40 
AED: 666  Legal and Contractual Risk Management  100  60  40 
AED: 667  Information Technology In Construction  100  60  40 
AED: 668  Integrated Project Planning and Control  100  60  40 
Courses from Civil Enginering: Prestressed Concrete & Foundation Engineering 
AED: 668  Integrated Project Planning and Control  100  60  40 
THESIS: AED 699 Thesis (Compulsory)