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University of Salford

Architectural Engineering with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: K134

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

Entry requirements


64 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

64 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent. Additional AS Levels can be used towards the overall tariff points provided they are not completed in the same subject as the A2.

A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff Points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma.

64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

Applications will be assessed on an individual basis.

64 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 Higher Level Subjects.

64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

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

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

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64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Must be completing a minimum of 2 of these or other A Level equivalent qualification.

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

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64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own or with additional AS Levels. Must be doing an additional A2 or equivalent to top up to required points.

64 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers.

64 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

64

From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Architectural engineering

**Successful architectural design is the sweet spot within science, creativity and technology. As virtual technologies push design boundaries in our built environment, a BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering with Foundation Year degree with Salford can lead to an exciting career shaping sustainable and spectacular buildings.**

Architectural engineers are at the heart of every successful building project team. With their ability to integrate building systems in complex design environments, they are highly-sought by architectural, planning consultancies, and developers. If you’re fascinated by the science and technology behind buildings, our four-year architectural engineering with Foundation Year course provides robust design, engineering and construction knowledge, so you can build an exceptional skill set.

Salford is a leading centre for architecture - we’re consistently ranked in the World Top 100 universities (QS 2018) for Architecture and Built Environment study. Learning takes place in our Peel Park campus, minutes from buzzing Manchester, recently voted the UK’s most liveable city.* You’ll study architectural theory and practice alongside other architecture students, delivered in a collaborative studio environment by leading international teachers and experts.

By combining architecture and engineering disciplines, you’ll build a comprehensive view of the building design process from day one. You’ll develop both design awareness and a solid understanding of the systems integral to sustainable design. You’ll learn structural principles alongside exploring architecture theory. You’ll balance the tools and technologies for developing engineering solutions with the creative processes for generating new ideas.

The Foundation Year of the four-year programme provides you with understanding of the key subjects in built environment practice to meet the prerequisites for studying a full degree course. Learning focuses on effective communication and study skills combined with built environment specific teaching. You will be introduced to theories and concepts in buildings, construction and surveying. On completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress on to year one of your selected degree for the remaining three years of your studies.

Reflecting real-world practice, you’ll complete multidisciplinary projects and innovative problem-solving activities alongside other built environment students. Through our strong connections with local architectural practices and engineering firms, you’ll receive external critiques and guest lectures. With a focus on your future, you’ll share your ideas at our annual architecture show and build your network at our exclusive built environment careers fair.

**Features**

- Develop critical awareness and detailed appreciation of architectural design, with the ability to design solutions for new and existing structures

- Gain an understanding of fabrication, contemporary construction and 3-D conceptions, developing competence in digital construction and BIM

- Apply modelling and analysis to explore interactions between a building and its internal and external environments

- Study the relationships between shape, material, performance, load, and construction

- Explore the role of nature, people and technology in design, and the environmental dimensions that influence the building design process

- Build core skills required by a built environment professional, including team working, critical analysis, problem solving and project management

- Acquire the skills and knowledge so you're ready to study for the full BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering degree

*The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2018

Modules

IT and Study Skills; Introduction to Built Environment Professional Practice; Introduction to Design Practice; Professional Practice Project

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of the Built Environment

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.

74%
low
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

60%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

87%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
47%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
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
96%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

67%
Engineering professionals
6%
Quality and regulatory professionals
6%
Other elementary services occupations
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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