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Course Code: 032

GE605: Applied Research Methods:

Conceptualization of research problem, Research purpose and limits, Modes of Inquiry, Research Design, Data Collection and Analysis, Research Report, Research Ethics.

G 601: Probability and Statistics:

Probability Theory: Correlation, Time series, Statistical testing and analysis, Least squares. Introduction to distribution, Binomial distribution, Poisson and other distribution, Distribution of variances – F-test, Two sample tests on the mean, Linear regression, Analysis of variances, Quality control.

GE603: Computers and CAD Applications:

Introduction to basics. Applications in Architecture, Auto CAD, 3-D studio, and management applications: primavera, MS-project, TORA, and any other packages and programs.

A612: Construction Management:

The construction industry environment, function, efficiency and effectiveness, organizational structure, operational research with emphasis on linear programming, engineering economics, site organization, safety. Construction contracts, duration of assets, concept, formula and application, standard forms contracts, of contracts (FIDIC, first Sudanese version). Planning techniques (theory and practical applications), communication techniques. Time – value of money, appraisal of Engineering projects, specification, budgeting, cost and cost control. Value Engineering, Total quality Management.

A613: Environmental Studies:

Ecological aspects of the environment; Environmental influence in habitat selection; Ecologically appropriate design decisions; Natural resources conservation; Solar energy; Solar Design and Construction of buildings. Waste dumping, waste management, and environmental management techniques.

A614: Introduction to Urban Design:

Introduction to the concepts, methods, and manifestations of Urban design and city building, Focus on both traditional city and modern city conditions. Basic understanding of the design structure, order, function and character of cities and towns and assessing various qualitative aspects of these conditions. Relationships between processes of architecture, site planning, preservation and other relevant acts of city building to be considered as referential points of view in assessing certain complexities of urban morphology.

A615: Design Methods:

Survey of major schools of thought in design theory, methods of design and problem – Solving, and design research. The nature of the design activity and its recurring difficulties the nature and different types of problems. Traditional approaches to problem – Solving and design in architecture; recent systematic as well as intuitive approaches to problem-Solving based on developments in other fields. Scientific method; the systems approach and design.

A617: Structural Analysis and Design

Concepts and theories of Structural analysis and design of reinforced concrete systems and element, in clouding practical application in building construction. Pre-stressing, post-tensioning, hybrid assemblies. Fundamentals of wind and seismic design. Special aspects of structures, computer-aided design of structure, computer simulation or preparation of structural models.

A618: Advanced Construction Technology:

Advanced topics in the modern construction technologies and practices including; steel frame construction; light gauge steel frame construction; precast concrete framing systems; cladding with metal and glass; selecting interior finishes; interior walls and partitions; finish ceilings and floors.

A619: Architecture Seminar:

A series of seminars on architectural and professional practice in design and management of projects including student; presentation and guest speakers. Seminars to focus on current issues in design, technology management, computerization in office and site operations with case-studies and partitions; finish ceilings and floors.

A621: Design Application of Materials:

An exploration of the nature of materials, tools and labor skills and their influence on the design process. A series of short design problems to be assigned generally with emphasis on one material, such as mud, wood, brick, concrete and metal, Information to be presented about each problem: about function, material, tools, labor; about influencing factors in the architectural context; to show how consideration of these can lead the designer to a creative solution to the problem.

A622: Aesthetics of Structures:

Historical review of structures: Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Roman, Medieval, Islamic, 18th and 19th centuries. Examples of structures from nature. Civil structures aesthetics. Skeleton structures in architecture, V-shaped supports, Space frames and folded roofs, shells cable Structures and networks, topics in architectural aesthetics.