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Heriot-Watt University

Architectural Engineering

UCAS Code: K131
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

85%

Subjects
  • Architecture
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABC

Mathematics at grade B.

Scottish Highers
BBBBC-AAAB

Mathematics at grade B.

Scottish Advanced Highers
BB

Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
31

to include 5 in Higher Level Mathematics for first year entry.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

85%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£1,820

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

In collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering, our School of the Built Environment is a recognised Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design. It is one of only four such Centres established at UK universities and ensures our Architectural Engineering graduates are used to working within an interdisciplinary environment across architecture, engineering and construction. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute (EI). 99% of our students expressed overall satisfaction with this programme. 92% were in work/study within six months of completing the programme.

Modules

Level 1: Modules include: construction technology; history of the built environment; and introduction to design; students also study foundation mathematics and undertake a residential study tour. Level 2: Modules include: acoustics and architectural design; energy use and lighting. Level 3: Modules include: environmental science and human responses; design software applications; safety management; energy and buildings; design project. Level 4: Modules include: environmental modelling; sustainable and intelligent buildings; spatial studies; design project.

Heriot-Watt University

The reception

Heriot-Watt is Scotland's most international university with beautiful campuses in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and now Malaysia. We offer students the opportunity to have an international experience in a lovely learning environment no matter where they study. And did you know that Heriot-Watt is one of only two universities in Europe offering a Brewing and Distilling degree..?

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
38%
62%

Year 1

39%
61%

Year 2

40%
60%

Year 3

31%
69%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
61%
29%
10%

Year 1

61%
32%
7%

Year 2

44%
45%
11%

Year 3

22%
62%
16%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
27% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
38% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
100% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
402 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
N/A
Drop-out rate
Not Available
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Before the recession, architecture had one of the lowest unemployment rates of all the main subjects, and graduates were in demand. But the recession hit the construction industry very hard and that has meant a tough few years for architects. Things have been looking up more recently, though, so we hope and expect that the jobs market for architects will get better. Most working architects secure jobs in the architecture industry, more usually starting as assistants rather than full-blown architects or chartered technicians. Some, however, move into management, design or marketing roles, where they find their planning, design and project management skills are very welcome. Nearly half the architecture-related jobs last year were in London or the South East, and this group are rather more likely than average to find their jobs through personal contacts, so polish your networking skills if you want to succeed as an architect.
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