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University of Aleppo

Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

Syrian Arab Republic


University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus at the


Faculty of Architectural Engineering
University of Aleppo

Issued: 2002-2003

Dean of the Faculty of Architectural Engineering

University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

The following list designs the assigned classes and weekly actual hours, necessary to obtain the
"Bachelor of Architecture" based on: five academic years containing 10 semesters.
FIRST YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
Sn
Class

1
2
3
4
5
6

Weekly Actual Hours


Theoretical
Practical

Basics of Architecture design & Geometrical Drawing (1)


Free-hand drawing & Model making (1)
Mathematics, Mechanics and Statics (1)
Descriptive Geometry
Foreign language (1)
National Culture (1)

SECOND SEMESTER
Sn
Class

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

2
2
4
4

10
4
2
2
-

Weekly Actual Hours


Theoretical
Practical

Basics of Architecture design & Geometrical Drawing (1)


Free-hand drawing & Model making (2)
Mathematics, Mechanics and Statics (2)
Perspective and Shade (1).
History of architecture (1).
Building Construction (1)
Arabic language (1)

2
2
4
2
4

10
4
2
2
2
-

SECOND YEAR
Sn

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Sn

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

FIRST SEMESTER
Class

Weekly Actual Hours


Theoretical
Practical

Architectural Design Studio (1)


Free-hand drawing & Model making (3)
Construction Materials
Perspective and Shade (2).
History of Architecture (2).
Building Construction (2)
Foreign language (2)

2
2
4
2
4

SECOND SEMESTER
Class

10
4
2
2
2
-

Weekly Actual Hours


Theoretical
Practical

Architectural Design Studio (1)


Free-hand drawing & Model making (4)
Theories of Architecture (1)
Surveying
Resistance of Materials
Arabic language (2)
National Culture (2)

4
2
2
4
4

10
4
2
2
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University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

THIRD YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
Sn
Class

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Weekly Actual Hours


Theoretical
Practical

Architectural Design Studio (2)


Working Design Studio (1)
Structural Analysis (1)
Theories of Architecture (2)
Theories & Methods of Construction
Plumping principles & Municipal works
Foreign language (3)

2
4
4
2
4

SECOND SEMESTER
Sn
Class

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

10
4
2
2
-

Weekly Actual Hours


Theoretical
Practical

Architectural Design Studio (2)


Working Design Studio (2)
Structural Analysis (2)
History of Architecture (3).
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Electrical Installation
Arabic language (3)

2
4
2
2
4

10
4
2
2
2
-

FOURTH YEAR
Sn

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Sn

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

FIRST SEMESTER
Class

Weekly Actual Hours


Theoretical
Practical

Architectural Design Studio (3)


Working Design Studio (3)
Urban planning Studio (1)
Computer Aided Design
Reinforced Concrete (1)
Theories of Urban planning
Foreign language (4)

2
4
4

SECOND SEMESTER
Class

10
4
4
4
2
-

Weekly Actual Hours


Theoretical
Practical

Architectural Design Studio (3)


Working Design Studio (4)
Urban planning Studio (2)
Interior Design Studio
Urban Sociology
Reinforced Concrete (2)
Arabic language (4)
Practical training (summer term)

4
2
4
-

10
4
4
4
2
-

University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

FIFTH YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
Sn
Class

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Architectural design Studio (4)


Urban planning Studio (3)
Environmental & Sustainable Development
Project Management, Quantities & Specifications
Real estate legislations and Urban Regulations
Foreign language (5)
Arabic language (5)

SECOND SEMESTER
Sn
Class

Diploma Project (Graduation Project)

Weekly Actual Hours


Theoretical
Practical

2
2
4
4
4

10
4
2
2
-

Weekly Actual Hours


Theoretical
Practical

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Detailed Course description of the assigned subjects for the program of Bachelor of
Architectural Engineering at University of Aleppo as per academic year and semester.
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University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

FIRST YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
1- Basics of Architecture design & Geometrical Drawing (1):
- Number of hours (weekly) 10 practical hours
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % (sessional work) 2 projects, 25 % 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam (class covers 2 semesters)
- Course description:
The course aims to provide the basic understanding of the of architecture design fundamentals
and graphic expression tools & techniques in 2D & 3D environment.
Introduction to basic geometrical elements like point, line, plane, solid and void etc.
Graphical expression for 2D environments elements such as: plan, section, elevation.
orthographic projection of design elements to create 3D objects using: one point & 2 points
perspective, axonometric & isometric views
Process of architectural drawings including site layout, plan, section & elevation, details
Introduction to drafting systems (scale, dimensions, codes and symbols, lines, etc.)
Understanding Design principles like Balance, Rhythm, Harmony, Contrast, Symmetry, Scale,
Proportions etc. leading to unity & creativity in design.
Understanding the relationships between architectural spaces, forms & order in terms of function,
beauty & durability.
The importance climatology consideration of the site location, the orientation, materials, etc.
Sessional works include 4 interim exams, plus 4 projects (2 each semester), introduction the
elements of the habitat (Arabic House).
2- Free-hand drawing & Model making (1):
- Number of the weekly actual hours: 4 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % sessional work, 50 % final exam.
- Course description:
The course aims to introduce the student to visual arts to understand the principles of design in
abstract.
Techniques of Arts Drawing architecture sculpture painting - models Industrial art.
Sessional work including sketch drawing every class plus assignment with (pencil, charcoal, ink,
china ink and coloring & model making as well).
3- Mathematics, Mechanics and Statics (1):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2 (theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:

University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

The determinate and their applications, limits and the polynomials the continuity of the functions.
Series, number (e), derivative differential applications, definite increments, entire series, definite
and the indefinite integrals, doubled integration, Tri-integration.
Essential notions in deferential equations of the second degree having different forms.
Applications of the differential equations in the solution of some moving problems, the analytic
in the space.
4- Descriptive geometry:
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2 (theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
Definition, vertical projection on two perpendicular surfaces (Mauge Method)
Changing of the level, rotation, application, Polly faces, shades, inclined surfaces, lines, planar
geometric projections.
5- Foreign language (1):
- Number of weekly actual hours :4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 100 % final exam.
- Course description: English
Remedial Grammar skills: main verb form & tenses, negative question and answers, modal verbs,
the passive, passives, modal verbs, nouns & articles, reported speech.
Usage of the oral skills to functional communication with all aspects of daily life through
dialogues.
Improving Listening comprehension, understanding listening process, the barriers, via authentic
materials and exercise on architectural engineering topics.
6- National Culture (1):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 100 % final exam.
- Course description:
Lectures dealing with Arab National ideology

SECOND SEMESTER
1- Basics of Architecture design & Geometrical Drawing (1):
- Number of hours (weekly) 10 practical hours
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % (sessional work) 2 projects, 25 % 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam.
- Course description:
Continuation of the course from the previous semester.
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University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

2- Free-hand drawing & Model making (2):


- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (practical)
- Weighting scoring: 50 % sessional work, 50 % final exam.
- Course description:
Proportion, Chaos to order & coordinate scale, proximity, balance and rhythm rules (eye-mindhand/perceptual)
Drawing and painting: drawing with both the freehand and geometrical technique shapes, nature
and manmade objects.
3- Mathematics, Mechanics and Statics (2):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2 (theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
The fundamental study of the mechanical geometry, the definition of the kinds of vectors (their
sum and their tension), the equilibrium of point and solid bodies, (smooth surfaces, and rough
surfaces) the necessary directive quantities in the mechanics.
4- Perspective and Shade (1):
- Number of weekly actual hours :2 (theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % sessional work, 50 % final exam.
- Course description:
The course aims to understand the isometric & perspective view and Sociography.
Basic skill of presentation & rendering techniques & rendering by understanding the Scale, 2D3D objects relationship
Understanding object angles and views
Projection theories, Orthographic projection: Projection of straight lines-traces, true length,
planes, solids.
One and two point perspectives of interior and exterior views, isometric and oblique three
dimensional views, conical projections,
Sociography principles of two-dimensional objects in plan and elevation. Sociography of three
dimensional objects (isometric, Axonometric & Perspective)
5- History of Architecture (1):
- Numbers of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, Assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
Pre-historic architecture, old Egyptian architecture, Old oriental architecture.
6- Building Construction (1):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2 (theoretical), 2 (practical)
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University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

- Weighting scoring system: 30 % sessional work, 80 % final exam.


- Course description:
basic notion starting from simple building elements, components, materials and construction
techniques, with exposure to construction sites.
Construction materials properties (clay, Masonry, concrete, metals, glass, wood, plastic, timber &
allied products).
Brief explanation of temporary works: excavation, shoring, underpinning, scaffolding
Substructure works: trenches. types of Foundation (Simple split, steeped, combined and
cantilevered footing, RCC footing and raft foundation etc.) types of soils and bearing capacity,
waterproofing types & technology.
Super structure works types of slabs. types of roofs, types of R.C.C frame, scaffolding systems.
Concrete technology, design mix, formwork types & technology for simple & complex structure.
7- Arabic language (1):
- Numbers of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 100 % final exam.
- Course description:
Improvement of the Arabic language skills and analytical report writing in Arabic

SECOND YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
1- Architectural Design Studio (1):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 10 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % (sessional work) 2 projects, 25 % 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam.
- Course description:
Understanding design methodology processes & operations including: data collection, site
analysis, climate & environment consideration, space program & end-user requirements, area
analysis, bubble diagram, design matrix, evolution of plan, relationship between plan & exterior
form & elevations, application of design theme and unity, application of design by-laws.
Application of the graphical skills and 3-dimensional presentation techniques to express the
totality of design concept.
Sessional works includes 4 interim exams and 4 projects on actual sites (2 each semester),
suggested building types are villa (old Arabic style, Modern style), dispensary, small
administrational center, workshop, Gymnasium, students hostel, motel,etc.
Viva-voce by examiner at the end of each project
2- Free-hand drawing & Model making (3):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (practical)
- Weighting scoring: 50 % sessional work, 50 % final exam.
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University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

- Course description:

Models making techniques for architectural buildings or geometrical forms.


Usage of clay, metal scrap, Jute fiber and similar materials to come up with organic forms
Usage of card boards, plywood sheets, acrylic, to come up with geometric forms
Understanding joinery in wooden construction and bonds in masonry

3- Construction Materials:
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2 (theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % sessional work, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:

Various components of building and material from foundation up to roof.


Classification & origin of building materials,
natural materials, clay, brick, jointing and pointing
Stone: Classification of rocks, types of test, preservations, cuts and finishes.
Masonry: types of test cavity walls, flooring copings, sills, lintels, corbels, Arches.
Hybrid materials: Concrete, types & tests, reinforcing, ingredients, resistance. Construction
technology, Ceramic, Mortar.
Ferrous materials: Metals types & tests, formation, Mild steel and tor steel reinforcement.
Aluminum, cooper
Glass types & tests, ingredients and manufacture of Glass (tempered, laminated, etc.). Forms &
properties.
4- Perspective and Shade (2):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2 (theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % sessional work, 50 % final exam.
- Course description:
Architectural rendering of the facades and perspective,
Study of shadow of 2D and 3D objects with different angles (shadow of line, circle, plain, cubic,
sphere, etc.) in sunlight and artificial light.
5- History of Architecture (2):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
The Hellenic architecture and Greek art, the Roman architecture, the Christian architecture in
Syria, the Etrusque architecture, the urban planning in Classical Eras.
6- Building Construction (2):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2 (theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 30 % sessional work, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
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University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

Masonry Works (walls types and construction technology): cavity panel walls, solid load bearing,
light weight concrete blocks, glass block, Precast panel walls
Construction of Floors: Common types of floors (PCC, Mosaic, Terrazzo tiles, paving stones and
marble tiles) method of laying and finishing
Finishing work: ceilings, Wood works & joinery, doors & windows.
Types of outer building skins.
Architectural glass system & Structural glazing material (normal, curtain, spider, etc.).
Types of thermal & moisture protection systems
Metal casements for partitions & openings
Plastics: properties & architectural usage
7- Foreign language (2):
- Numbers of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 100 % final exam.
- Course description:
Remedial Grammar skills: Nouns & articles, pronouns, adjectives and adverbs, prepositions,
phrasal verbs & idioms.
developing the Writing skills at the levels of words, phrases, clauses, sentences; using the logical
relationships and the different types of paragraph developments
Developing students communicative skills in Speaking, via group discussion, group presentation,
role-play, to gain the ability to ask and answer questions, express technical ideas with adequate
flow, to open and close a presentation and to make an argument accordingly.
Summarizing, note-making, Ability to answer factual, inference and personal response questions

SECOND SEMESTER
1- Architectural design Studio (1):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 10 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % (sessional work) 2 projects, 25 % 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam.
- Course description:
Continuation of the course from the previous semester.
2- Free-hand drawing & Model making (4):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (practical)
- Weighting scoring: 50 % sessional work, 50 % final exam.
- Course description:
Comprehensive knowledge of aesthetic design rules harmony character, negative and positive
space, form space inter relation, juxtaposition, and a contrast.
Co-ordination skills: (Eye-mind-hand/perpetual) drawing and painting: indoor and outdoor
sketching. life drawing (Rapid sketching of man in action/motion old city)
Creative skills: Sculpture or optics, Media exploration, ideograms and art lettering.
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Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

3- Theories of Architecture (1):


- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
Introduction to Architecture Definition & elements
Understanding of Design Principles, Design rules, Proportion, scale, balance, rhythm, symmetry,
hierarchy, pattern and axis, Integration of aesthetic and function
Architectural space and Mass, effects of geometric forms sphere, cube, pyramid, prism,
cylinder, cone etc.
Application of colors in architecture
Understanding the design methodology & processes:
Data collection, areas & site analysis, space program, Functional Design principles. Relationship
types between spaces in the building, interior & exterior concepts.
4- Surveying:
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2 (theoretical) ,2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 30 % sessional work, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
Types & principles of surveying.
Mapping concepts, Plan & Map, Shrinkage of maps, Map projections
Measurement of angle, Scales (Plain & Diagonal), distance, directions: Traverse (open, closed
triangulation), meridians (magnetic, geographic), compass, calculation of coordination.
Chain Surveying: Purpose, Chaining, ranging, error, Field book entry
Levelling: Types & methods of levelling, Equipment, Adjustment &correction, Reciprocal
leveling. Contouring Definition, Methods of contour survey and Plotting.
Plane Table Surveying: Methods, Equipment, error and adjustment, Two-point and three-point
problem
Theodolites and Theodolite traversing: Scope, Types, adjustment, Measurement of horizontal
angles, Errors, Methods of traversing, Calculation of latitude and departure, Balancing of
traverse: Gales traverse table, Bowditchs method, Transit method, Graphical method and Axis
method
Sessional work including practical training to use the surveying equipment namely levels,
compass, theodolites, total stations, tachometer, and other instruments.
5- Resistance of Materials:
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2 (theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, Assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
Power static, the structure beams, (calculation of the reaction) in the assigned structures. The
internal powers in the structures (cutting powers), the forces definition-low of elasticity- the
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Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

distribution of forces in the section influenced by the (axial forces) bounding moment, the cutting
force, the tensional moment.
Cable Structures: Basic principles &calculations, various forms, their merits and demerits
6- Arabic language (2):
- Numbers of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 100 % final exam.
- Course description:
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Improvement of the Arabic language skills and analytical report writing in Arabic

7- National Culture (2):


- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 100 % final exam.
- Course description:
Lectures dealing with Arab National ideology

THE THIRD YEAR


FIRST SEMESTER
1- Architectural Design Studio (2):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 10 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % (sessional work) 2 projects, 25 % 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam.
- Course description:
Application of totality of design methodology processes & operations.
Introducing elector-mechanical services into building design with suitable spaces & locations
(shafts, tanks, central heater, electric rooms, generator, A/C ducting, )
assigning appropriate structure system as part of architectural form design (concrete, steel, space
frame) innovative structure solutions based on architecture concepts.
Sessional works includes 4 interim exams and 4 projects on actual sits (2 each semester),
suggested building types are school, recreation center, clinic, office building, library, bank etc.
Viva-voce by examiner at the end of each project
2- Working Design Studio (1):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % (sessional work) 2 projects, 25 % 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam.
- Course description:
The course aims to understand the working details in construction (from foundations up to roof)
for various types of buildings
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University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

Definition of basic principles of executive design & drafting systems in plans, sections and
elevations: (codes, symbols, lettering, axis, levels, materials hatches, cross-referencing, etc.)
Cross sectional Details (transverse and longitudinal sections)
Application of executive design elements on architectural projects.
Sessional work includes working drawing & detailing for 2 projects based on student projects in
architecture design studio class
3- Structural Analysis (1):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2(theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
Simple Beams, Fixed beams with concentrated load and uniformly distributed load (over
complete span, Categliante theory (Maxwell low), loads theory.
Continuous beams (without settlement) with uniform sections by three moments. Only vertical
load and uniformly distributed load over whole span by theorem of three moments.
4- Theories of Architecture (2):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
Foundational theoretical knowledge about Design principles of different types of buildings
including Housing, hospitals, touristic, recreation centers, transportations, Educational,
Commercial and Administrational buildings.
Islamic architecture rules and principles
Contemporary architecture types including: functionalism, organism, cubism, Bauhaus and
international style, Post-modern & deconstruction.
5- Theories & Methods of Construction:
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
Performance analysis and formal characteristics of building materials.
Comparison of Structure systems (bearing walls, skeleton, box frame, space frame, special
Structures: Grids, Domes, shells, folded plates, tensile, concrete & steel structure)
Foundation design and soil types &aspects.
Load bearing and stress solution to design structure sections via different materials.
Tension members compression and shear
Theory of bending Distribution of shearing and bending stress on horizontal section.
Theory of Columns Eulers theory for different support conditions Rankins Formula,
eccentric loading on short column
Analysis of three hinged arches of parabolic and circular shape, Eddys theorem
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6- Plumping principles & Municipal works:


- Number of weekly actual hours: 2(theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 30 % sessional work, 70 % final exam.
- Course description:
Introduction to plumbing, sanitation and its importance. Planning and layout, municipal works,
sewage system in city design.
Water supply design for a residence and apartment block, standard calculation & requirements.
Drainage system and calculations, environmental cycling functions, Sewers details, septic tanks.
Wastewater drainage-traps of various types.
Rainwater disposal and roof drain.
toilet & kitchen fixtures, Pipes and fittings, materials, size and classification,
7- Foreign language (3):
- Numbers of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 100 % final exam.
- Course description:
Improving Grammatical skills to use a variety of sentence models (positive, negative,
interrogative), use of time expression, use of conjunctions in coordinate and subordinate
sentences.
Strengthening Reading & Comprehension Skills including Skimming for general ideas, scanning,
Contextual vocabulary, and summarizing, note-making, ability to answer factual questions about
the text.
Improving the Writing skills, technical report, describe & explain a graph or table

SECOND SEMESTER
1- Architectural design Studio (2):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 10 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % (sessional work) 2 projects, 25 % 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam.
- Course description:
Continuation of the course from the previous semester.
2- Working Design Studio (2):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % 2 (sessional work) projects, 25 % 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam
- Course description:
Working details of building architecture elements including: Wet areas, Staircases, Doors and
Window schedules & details, finishing schedule & details.
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2001-2002

Walls sections details including: load bearing walls, paneling systems, structural glazing,
composite metal sheets cladding, etc.
3- Structural Analysis (2):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2(theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
Moment distribution method for symmetrical portal frames with symmetrical load. concentrated
load and uniformly distributed load over whole span.
Understanding and identification of location of forces, bending moment and bending stress in
fixed beam, over hanging beams, continuous beams, Portal frames etc.
4- History of architecture (3):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
Islamic Arab architecture, Islamic urban planning, Roman architecture in Europe, Gothic
architecture, architecture in the Renaissance period, the architectural influences of Arab on the
Modern European Architecture.
5- Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning:
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2(theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 30 % sessional work, 70 % final exam.
- Course description:
Definition of basic terms used in air-conditioning system and plants
Air-conditioning and Air-cooling principles & calculations (air-chiller, DX-system, Split System),
the implications on Architectural Forms and details.
Systems & methods and Equipment of Air conditioning
Hot water systems, central heating equipment, boilers systems & calculations.
6- Electrical Installation:
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2(theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 30 % sessional work, 70 % final exam.
- Course description:
Light: unit of measure, light production and luminous sources, illumination of dwelling places,
business centers, offices, hospitals, factories, gardens, statues and pools, streets, and important
buildings facades.
Sound: Noise definition, protection against noise, sound insulation, measurement of the
insulation, theories of sound conditioning, application of the theories on sound conditioning.
Direct current circuits, alternative current cyclone. Tri phase cycles, voltage degree in cables, the
electrical and technical installation in the buildings.
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7- Arabic language (3):


- Numbers of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 100 % final exam.
- Course description:
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Improvement of the Arabic language skills and analytical report writing in Arabic

THE FOURTH YEAR


FIRST SEMESTER
1- Architectural design Studio (3):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 10 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % (sessional work) 2 projects, 25 % 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam.
- Course description:
Application of totality of design methodology processes & operations.
Relationship between building design, and the surrounding zones such as: block, neighborhood,
quarter taking in consideration the data of urban planning, traffic system, socio-economic values
& data.
Landscaping theories and elements, application of landscaping in different levels and scales.
Selection of appropriate material and construction systems based on value engineering analysis.
Sessional works includes 4 interim exams and 4 projects) on actual sites (2 each semester),
suggested building types are museum, multipurpose building (commercial & residential),
hospital, transportation terminal, hotel, community centers etc.
Viva-voce by examiner at the end of each project
2- Working Design Studio (3):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % (sessional work) 2 projects, 25 % 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam
- Course description:
Working drawing for Site plan and details showing drainage layout, landscaping, internal roads,
sewerage system, municipal layouts, etc.
Water supply & drainage systems drawing & details
HVAC. layouts & schedules & details
Electric (high & Low voltage) drawings, schedules & details.
3- Urban planning Studio (1):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % (sessional work) 2 projects, 25 % 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam
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University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

- Course description:
Origin and development factors of cities (economics, social, special), selection criteria of the city
site, the habitation factor and the study of the inhabitant groups and living services, the climate
factor, topographical factor.
Residential areas planning on the level of blocks, neighborhoods and city quarters.
Sessional work includes 2 interim exams and 2 urban projects to perform urban planning design
based on sites selected by instructor
4- Computer Aided Design
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:

Principals of computer aided design 2D & 3D


understand the use of CAD tools for design preparation
various commands used in Auto-Cad and 2D drawing preparation
Use of solids & surfaces
Graphic design using Photoshop software
Sessional works include tutorial on AutoCAD software.

5- Reinforced concrete (1):


- Number of weekly actual hours: 2(theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
Mechanical specifications of concrete, steel used in reinforcing concrete, permitted stresses in
concrete and steel, combination of steel and concrete, supposition and principles considered in
study of reinforced concrete,
Concrete design: Rules of thumb, rules for beams, columns, slab for fixing & sectional properties.
Understanding types of joints in steel structures, riveted, welded and bolted joints, types of steel
section and their properties.
Design for Flexure: Introduction, assumption, flexure design of singly reinforced & doubly
reinforced and T- beams by Limit State Methods. IS-Coded provisions, Numerical Problems.
Design for Shear, Bond: Shear failure of beams. Shear reinforcement, Curtailment of
reinforcement and Bond, Anchorage and Development length, IS-Code provisions, Design of a
beam with flexural and shear consideration. Reinforcement Detailing, Numerical Problems.
Ultimate limit method & work stress method.
6- Theories of Urban Planning:
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2 (theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
Urban planning history & evolution
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University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

The foundation and evolution of the city, the planning periods and effects.
Planning approaches of the city, common thoughts and theories.
Development of the master plan, zoning & land use planning: Downtown & suburbs, area
allocations
(Residential, Industrial, commercial, education, green, areas etc.) transportation systems &
patterns.
Neighborhoods planning: scale & criteria
Planning procedures: analytical techniques, surveying, problem shooting.
New trends in planning
7- Foreign language (4)
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 100 % final exam.
- Course description:
Building effective academic Writing skills in terms of essay, research, reports.
Writing in a discourse basis such as definition, description & narration, comparison, argument.
Writing official business letter for (job application & sales promotion, business inquiry & replies,
corresponding with agencies)
Providing a case studies training on different writing tasks like reports, proposals, e-mails, user
manuals and product data sheets etc. also the technicalities of writing like editing and proof
reading, referencing and so on.

SECOND SEMESTER
1- Architectural design Studio (3):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 10 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % (sessional work) 2 projects, 25 % 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam.
- Course description:
Continuation of the course from the previous semester.
2- Working Design Studio (4):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % (sessional work) 2 projects, 25 % 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam
- Course description:
Choice of appropriate construction system & alternatives for architectural projects based on
student projects in architecture design studio class.
Composite drawing principles and systems. Inter-coordination between civil & MEP disciplines.
As built drawings methods and techniques.
Steel structure systems& details: beams connections, grillage footings, stairways, plate girders,
trusses of various types, rafters & transoms.
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University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

3- Urban planning Studio (2):


- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % (sessional work) 2 projects, 25 % 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam
- Course description:
Planning of different functional zones of a city and areas allocation.
4- Interior Design Studio:
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % (sessional work) 2 projects, 25 % 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam
- Course description:
The course aims to create foundational knowledge of the interior design as an integral part of
Architectural Design process and to study the different types of interior materials.
History of interior design and decoration
Introduction to Interior Design processes, design of the space in terms of function, theme,
concept, and methods.
interior materials, surface treatment, types of texture, usage on walls, floors, ceilings etc.
Interiors design of Residential spaces
Interior design of Public spaces
Sessional work includes 2 projects based on student projects in architecture design studio class
5- Urban sociology.
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 100 % final exam.
- Course description:
Social and political philosophies in Greece, Roman social and politics philosophies, the Christian
world social philosophy, the Arab and Muslims social philosophy,
New sciences in XVIII century, the industrial revolution and its influences on the social science.
Long socialism and sociology, the stage of foundation of sociology, offset coast.
Definition & Classification of sciences, definition of sociology, types and schools, Era of
experimentation inclinations (sociology, geography and ecology), human architecture
(agglomeration), the civilization growth in the Arab countries in twenty centuries.
6- Reinforced concrete (2):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2(theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
Design of Compression Members: Short and Long Columns, IS-Code Provisions, Design of Short
Columns under Axial compression, Design of Columns under bi-axial bending, use of interaction
diagram for design. Lateral ties. Reinforcement Detailing, Numerical Problems.
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University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

Design of Slabs & Stairs: Effective span, rectangular slabs, one way and two way slabs, ribbed
slabs, mushroom slabs. Design of Slabs with various boundary conditions by IS-Code methods.
Design of stairs, Design of Dog Legged & Open Wall Stairs.
Design of Footing: Isolated footings for rectangular and circular columns.
Introduction to Pre-Stressed Concrete: Pre and Post tensioning systems, Advantages, concept of
Pre-stressed concrete beam, pre-stressed beams design, bending stress, Various losses of stresses,
Resultant Stress, Thrust Line, Concept of Load balancing
7- Arabic language (4):
- Numbers of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 100 % final exam.
- Course description:
Improvement of the Arabic language and analytical report writing in Arabic
8- Practical Training:
The practical training is a compulsory requirement, where the student should attend at least 120
Hour of training either at a governmental body or a private sector consultant firm, including
office training on design, and site supervision on an ongoing construction works
Full detailed report and authorized certificate of attendance should be submitted for a Viva-Voce
where the student interviewed and questioned accordingly.

THE FIFTH YEAR


FIRST SEMESTER
1- Architectural Design Studio (4):
- Number of weekly actual hours: 10 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % (sessional work) 2 projects, 25 %, 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam.
- Course description:

Application of totality of design methodology processes & operations.


Application of local municipal regulations.
Application of climate data, passive solar system to enhance building performance.
Exposure to post occupancy evaluation and end user satisfaction.
Sessional works includes 4 interim exams and 4 projects on actual sites (2 each semester),
suggested building types are airport, university campus, residential complex, towers, etc.
Viva-voce by examiner at the end of each project
2- Urban planning Studio (3).
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 50 % (sessional work) 2 projects, 25 % 2 interim exams, 25 % final
exam
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University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

- Course description:
Analysis and critic study of actual thematic urban problems in Aleppo city and planning
solutions, in contribution to architect role in complex public environment
3- Environment and Sustainable Architecture:
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2 (theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 30 sessional work, 70 % final exam.
- Course description:
Climatology and its impact on buildings
Climate and weather, atmosphere, seasonal rotation, solar radiation, sun path diagram, Macro to
Micro climate, Mediterranean climate characteristic
Urban planning & EnvironmentOrientation of streets, blocks. Sustainable Planning and Policies,
Creation of Habitable Environment, Impact on built and un-built spaces.
Conservation of Water, Land, Energy its methods. solid & Liquid Waste from Buildings,
treatment of waste degradation of environment
Environmental building design: passive and active methods, Selection of building materials and
orientation, Design of windows and shading devices. Heat flow. cavity walls, cross ventilations,
stack effect, Green buildings
4- Project management, Quantities & specifications:
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2 (theoretical), 2 (practical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, assignment, 80 % final exam.
- Course description:
Introduction to Project management, project life cycle & process, project processes, organization
chart, roles & responsibilities.
Project selection and evaluation process, mathematical methods & economic comparative
methods.
Project scheduling, activities relationships, PERT & CPM methods, numerical problems,
resources optimizing & levelling, reviewing, updating and monitoring.
Project documents, conditions of contract, tendering procedures (Syrian system), general
requirement.
Introduction to Specification, Method of drafting specification, CSI, Syrian reference handbook
MIF, numbering system, international & local standard, reference to contract document.
Explanation about Specs chapters including standards, products, manufacturers & execution for
(site work, concrete, masonry, metal, wood, thermal & moisture protection, doors & windows,
finishes, equipment, specialties, furnishing).
Quantity Surveying, definition and importance, contractual side, calculation methods for QS
Types of Estimates (order of magnitude, budget, definite), contingencies, Current rates in Syria
5- Real estate legislations and Urban Regulations:
- Number of weekly actual hours: 2 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 20 % interim exam, assignment, 80 % final exam.
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University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

- Course description:
Basic principle of real-estate regulations, definition of the real-estate laws and its sub divisions in
Syria, types of land property in Syria and property rights (Amiri, private, public), cooperative
society neighborhoods planning, collusion agreement dependence, (register of real estate
properties).
Basic principles of real-estate feasibility study, calculation of income, calculation of returns, ROI,
IRR, discount rate.
6- Foreign language (5).
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 100 % final exam.
- Course description:
The course will run as a seminar with an interactive approach. Getting the students effective
contribution to group discussions, simulations and case studies.
Methods of academic verbal communication such as seminars, conferences, convention, congress,
debates, panel discussions, extempore speeches etc.
Presenting simple, complex, architectural concepts and proposal with the help of text, drawings,
transparencies, slides, video, photographs, models etc.
7- Arabic Language (5).
- Number of weekly actual hours: 4 (theoretical)
- Weighting scoring system: 100 % final exam.
- Course description:
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Improvement of the Arabic language skills and analytical report writing in Arabic

SECOND SEMESTER
1- Diploma Project/ Graduation project:
- Number of weekly actual hours:18 (practical)
- Course description:
The project should encompass the totality of the academic study in all years, to deal with an
actual architecture problem or society need based on city or country plans.
The project is composed of following stages: data collection, schematic design, pre-final design,
final design, and final presentation. The student work is to be followed by tutor of 3 doctors.
An approval is conducted at the beginning for the selected topic, and then an intermediate review
after schematic design, final presentation is done in the presence of 7 doctors with at least 2
external examiners.
The presentation of Final design should have the following:
a. Architecture proposal (presented in a sufficient number of sheets to explain the design)
b. Construction details/working drawings
c. Urban planning approach in terms of site planning and surrounding zone.
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University of Aleppo
Faculty of Architectural Engineering

Course Syllabus
2001-2002

c. appropriate service details for HVAC, firefighting, drainage & water supply, electric light &
power, installation systems.
d. exterior & interior rendered Perspectives shots and Model(s) to explain the design
The student should submit a detailed report containing analysis of the existing problem and the
approach of the design solution with necessary drawings, measurements records, log sheets,
observations, surveying data.

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