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University of Nottingham

Architectural Environment Engineering

UCAS Code: K240
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

0-136

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • Building
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

Mathematics

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB-ABB

Mathematics

BTEC Diploma
MDD

At least a Distinction in Mathematics and Further Mathematics units.

International Baccalaureate
32

32 to 34 depending on subjects taken to higher level 5 in Higher Level Mathematics

UCAS tariff points
0

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 0-136 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

86%

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

£9,250

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

Architectural environment engineers create comfortable and efficient indoor environments using modern technologies and sustainable design. Built on traditional building services engineering foundations, this forward-looking and challenging course addresses the increasing need for highly qualified engineers who can take a holistic approach to designing architectural environments for a low-carbon future. The course is accredited by the Engineering Council through the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and offers the first step to becoming a Chartered Engineer. At Nottingham you will have access to our state-of-the-art facilities including Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, and renewable energy laboratories. Additionally, practical work brings theory to life with our Urban Observatory and Creative Energy Homes projects. Our strong industry links help to inform the course and keep it up to date with industry.

Modules

Year 1: Building services design 1; performance of construction materials; environment engineering mathematics 1; environmental science for architects 1; professional studies. Year 2: Differential equations and calculus for engineers; acoustics and lighting; policy, market and user behaviour; introduction to renewable energy; electrical services and control. Year 3: Environmental performance modelling; topics of heat transfer; principles of refrigeration and its applications; energy and waste; building analysis 1. Optional modules: Energy efficient systems; advanced mathematical techniques in ordinary differential equations for engineers; regulation and management of energy supply and use; management studies 2; computerised mathematical methods in engineering.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

26%
74%

Year 2

23%
77%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
43%
49%
8%

Year 1

44%
54%
2%

Year 2

30%
67%
3%

Year 3

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 92%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

78%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
83% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
36% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
334 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k LOW
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

23%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

2%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession hit the construction industry very hard and that has meant a tough few years for graduates in related subjects. Building graduates haven't had as difficult a time as other construction grads, though. Most graduates get jobs quickly, with quantity building surveyors, construction engineering and site management roles amongst the most common. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.
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