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Loughborough University

Architectural Engineering and Design Management

UCAS Code: K237

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,C

BBB or ABC including at least one Design or Science subject

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

This qualification is accepted in combination with other qualifications. For details please contact Loughborough University

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Mathematics grade C/4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

32 points with 5 5 5 in HL subjects

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in a relevant subject: DDM Relevant subjects include Business, Construction & Built Environment and Engineering

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B

Plus Highers majority A grades

UCAS Tariff

96-120

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

85%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subjects

Management studies

Architectural technology

This is a multidisciplinary, broad-based building design course focusing on the technical and managerial aspects of architectural design and construction project management. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

This course was developed to meet the growing need for integration of design and construction in the industry, and it focuses on the technical and managerial aspects of architectural design and construction project management. The course prepares its graduates for a wide range of career paths in the construction industry including Design Co-ordination and Management, and Project Management in multidisciplinary Design and Build organizations, consulting, and contracting firms. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building.

Students on the course develop knowledge in the areas of building design, building performance, and project management. They acquire an understanding of the process and the technical aspects of building design and the management of construction projects. The main skills developed throughout the course are design and management skills. This is complemented by transferable skills such as: communication and presentation, team-working, and Information Technology.

Teaching is by a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and design studios, with field work and site visits as appropriate.

Modules

Year 1:
Areas studied include structural design, construction
technology and management, history and theory of
architecture, architectural design, law, surveying,
building materials, building production and economics.
Year 2:
Areas studied include low energy design, contract
administration, health and safety, design management,
CAD modelling, estimating and planning, building
services technology, construction organisation
and management, sustainable building design and
collaborative design management.
Optional placement/study year:
Optional salaried professional placement.
Final year:
Areas studied include architectural detailing and
design project, mechanical services, maintenance
repair and refurbishment, value management, building
contracts, estimating, geotechnical engineering and a
research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of examinations, coursework, projects and presentations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

Civil and Building Engineering

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
high
Management studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

95%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
93%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A
415

Architecture, building and planning

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
90%
Male students
10%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate
371

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Business, research and administrative professionals
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
8%
Public services and other associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Architecture

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
0%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
13%
Business, research and administrative professionals
13%
Production managers and directors
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Architecture had a difficult time a few years back during the great recession, but those days are over and the degree is in demand as house building and infrastructure have increased in importance. 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, or see if you can get work experience if you want to succeed as an architect.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£35k

£35k

£41k

£41k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Architecture, building and planning

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£35k

£35k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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