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Course Code: 031

Program Modules

GE605: Research Methods:

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

GE601: 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.

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.

A630 Urban design Theory

Urban design theory and organization of space, time, communication and meanings, Socio-cultural and territorial aspects of the city, Public and private domains, behavior retting analysis, the house settlement relationship, urban enclave and clustering, the ecological concept of the city, symbolism and the form, cross-cultural views of the city, people environment relationships. Introduction to urbanization, human population and Urbanization rapid Urbanization, urban sprawl.

A631 Urban Design Method Project

Methods of urban analysis, briefing, decision-making, management and implementation of urban projects. The course composed of two cores projects:

  • A series of projects that deal with the aspects of survey, analysis, synthesis and implement design decisions in an existing local urban area.
  • Develops skills of designing new urban area, and the adaptation and/or expansion of existing urban areas.

A635 Urban Sociology

Social norms and transmission of culture, population trends and problems, migration policies, trends, social stratification and family structures.

A646 Landscape and Transport Design

Design and planning guidelines of: Park, recreational areas, new communities, residential development, urban plazas, pedestrian walkways, street design and furniture, industrial parks, waterfronts, resort development, transportation facilities.

A647 Urban Morphology

Introduction, methods for morphological analysis the physical structure of the city, the functional structure of the city.

A650 Application of GIS in Urban Design

Introduction to GIS, vector data structure, design of GIS systems, vector analysis of Satellite image, creation of maps and layouts, application of GIS to an urban planning project.