Employment prospects for architectural engineering graduates are excellent. There are many exciting opportunities for people who want to play a professional role in helping to shape the built environment of the future.
There is a growing need to provide society with modern buildings that are sustainable, energy efficient and green. Architectural engineers focus on the interaction between engineering services, building design and human behaviour to design appropriate low-energy, indoor environments for buildings.
Our Architectural Engineering discipline aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for the specification, design and management of engineering services required in the built environment, with an emphasis on sustainable solutions.
The courses benefit from the input of our Industrial Advisory Panel - members of local built environment practices who have national expertise and links - which ensures the content of our courses is highly relevant to employers.
Teaching and assessment
Learning methods include:
- lectures and seminars
- small group tutorials
- field trips.
Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examination. In Year 4, coursework accounts for 50% of the final assessment and is carried out through projects and research dissertations. The final year of the MEng degree includes a twelve-week industrial placement.
Professional recognition and exemptions
Our courses are accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute (EI).
Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design
In collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering, the School is recognised as a Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design. This is one of four such Centres established at UK universities that jointly form a national network to demonstrate and exchange best practice in teaching and research for the sustainable built environment.
Our Year 2 Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Construction Project Management students take part in a week-long Constructionarium field course which provides a "hands-on" construction experience. Learn more about the Contructionarium.