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University of Plymouth

Architectural Engineering

UCAS Code: K236

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

Entry requirements


112 tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels, General Studies accepted.

Considered in combination

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (e.g. Preferably Construction, Engineering or Combined) with at least 33 credits at Merit and/or Distinction.

Considered in combination

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Preferably Construction, Engineering, however will consider over subjects.

Considered in combination

112 tariff points, including two Advanced Highers. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

In combination with Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112

Including a minimum of 2 A Levels, General Studies accepted.

Considered in combination

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Architectural engineering

Combining the principles of architectural design and engineering to the evaluation of complex building designs, construction processes and building operational problems, you'll develop the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career as an Architectural Engineer.

Focusing on high performance and energy efficient buildings, you'll learn about the computational analysis of buildings, building information modelling, human aspects of the built environment, integration of renewable energy and building services design.

There is currently a global shortage of qualified Architectural Engineers. Architectural engineering graduates are in great demand because of the ever increasing importance placed on the design, construction and operation of sustainable buildings.

• Our course is fully accredited by the leading professional body recognised for design managers and architectural engineers: the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

• Join a unique course which focuses on the performance of buildings and the fundamental interactions between building design, building construction, building management, the environment, and humans.

• Be part of a vibrant multidisciplinary learning environment, working together with students from other disciplines in the construction sector, such as building surveying, construction management, architecture and quantity surveying.

• The combination of lectures, design workshops, field trips, site visits, tutorials with industry partners and an optional year-long paid industry placement, will prepare you for a range of routes in the built environment sector including design engineering, project management and architectural consultancy.

• Lead the way in the industry – our course focuses on high performance and energy efficient buildings, which will place you at the forefront of the sector and able to embrace the trend towards stricter environmental and energy based legislation.

• Gain valuable workplace experience with a paid year-long placement in a leading engineering consultancy or architectural practice in the UK or abroad. Our industry links will help you find a placement, boosting your studies with practical experience and developing the contacts that can lead to future employment.

• Real-world impact as you engage in industry-led group projects with real project briefs and clients. Guided by our panel of industrial advisers, you’ll develop the professional skills and networking to stand out in this sector.

• Explore the industry with site visits and field trips (including a fully funded European field trip), where you will observe building design, construction and operational practices within and outside the UK.

• Learn from leaders in their fields - our staff come from both industry and research backgrounds. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals and have access to an exciting and diverse programme of visiting speakers.

Modules

In the first year you'll develop an understanding of the principles of low-rise domestic buildings, including building technologies, services, construction methods, and materials. As an architectural engineer, you'll also gain knowledge in building design, as well as the importance of building information modelling (BIM) to complete building projects successfully. You'll also work on an industry-led group project to design an energy efficient housing development.

In year 2 you'll study in depth the principles of non-domestic buildings, including building technologies, services, construction methods, and materials. As an architectural engineer, you'll gain knowledge in topics such as design principles of low energy buildings (including form and services), building energy and environmental performance, and building simulation. You'll work on an industry-led group project to design and build, or retrofit, a complex high-rise building and also enjoy a fully paid European field trip.

In your third year you'll have the opportunity to undertake an optional year of professional paid training in an approved placement with a suitable company in the UK or abroad.

In your final year you'll gain the specialist understanding of building control and commissioning. You'll develop in-depth knowledge in project management, team management, development management, risk management and procurement. You'll also work on an industry-led design and build project of a site development and produce a final year research dissertation in an architectural engineering subject of your choice.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment methods

35% of assessment is by exam, 65% by coursework

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of Art, Design and Architecture

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.

81%
med
Architectural engineering

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.

Civil engineering

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

90%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

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.

Civil engineering

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
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

72%
Engineering professionals
6%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
4%
Science, engineering and production technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Do you want to be in demand? This might be the degree for you! We are officially short of civil engineers, and so around two thirds of civil engineering graduates start jobs specifically as civil engineers, and starting salaries are well over £25k last year. Demand for civil engineers and related jobs - we're short of all of them - means that good graduates have plenty of options directly related to their degree when they graduate. This is a subject where work experience can be very helpful in getting a job and many students do work for engineering companies while they take their degrees.

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