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University of Nottingham

Architecture and Environmental Design

UCAS Code: K230
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Building
Student score
90% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£19.8k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

including one of Mathematics or Physics, plus preferably one of Art, Chemistry or Design & Technology. Excluding General Studies. A Pass is required in the practical element of Chemistry, Physics and Biology if taken.

Scottish Highers

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA, including Mathematics or a numerate Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and preferably Art or Design & Technology.

Scottish Advanced Highers

including Mathematics or a numerate Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and preferably Art or Design & Technology. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Higher grades AAABB.

BTEC Diploma

in an Engineering or Art & Design subject. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A Level grade A, including Mathematics or Physics. All applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

in an Engineering or Art & Design subject, module requirements apply. All applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

International Baccalaureate

including 6 in Mathematics or Physics at Higher Level and preferably an art-based subject at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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


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


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

Taught full-time over four years this degree is the first stage in your architectural education. Gain the specialist knowledge and skills required to actively shape the environment that keeps building occupants comfortable. You will be in the enviable position of being able to generate high-quality architecture that exhibits a truly holistic response to climate and the needs of the building occupants. You will be part of the vibrant studio culture which sees students from different programmes mix within studio units. You will have the opportunity to submit your work to international competitions such as CIBSE Young Engineer Award and the Royal Academy British Institution Award for Students’ Work.


In year one you will develop key design skills and techniques as well as looking at fundamental ideas and concepts relating to environmental design, construction, structural design, and architectural theory. You will also learn important mathematical tools that support the design of environmentally responsible building systems. The second year explores the concepts behind the active and passive systems used to provide healthy, comfortable conditions for building occupants and includes modules such as: electricity and the built environment, tectonics, architectural humanities and environmental sciences. In year three you will progress to advanced environmental design techniques and complete a major studio project, designing a complex building. Your fourth year will develop your ability to tackle complex building briefs and your independent research skills.

University of Nottingham

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A world-leading University attracting some of the brightest minds from the UK and abroad to study on vibrant campuses here, and internationally. Surrounded by an amazing city, University of Nottingham students have an incredible time making friends and getting the best education. The University is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £19.8k LOW
Graduates who are conservation and environment professionals


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. 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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