Architectural Engineering BEng (Hons) Add to your prospectus

  • Offers study abroad opportunities Offers study abroad opportunities
  • Opportunity to study for a year in China Offers a Year in China

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: HK26
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : D*DD
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The Architectural Engineering degree is a multidisciplinary degree, encompassing civil engineering and architecture. It is jointly delivered by the School of Engineering and the School of Architecture.

The degree programme will provide you with a multidisciplinary skill set to design building structures, bridges and critical infrastructure incorporating both the solid technical grounding that a typical civil/structural engineering degree provides alongside a robust and wider appreciation of the architectural, societal, economic and environmental aspects associated to a particular design solution.

This programme is currently under assessment for accreditation by the Joint Board of Moderators for the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. It also satisfies the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Programme in detail

Working across both disciplines, architectural engineers apply engineering principles to the planning, design and construction of the built environment. Architectural engineers are responsible for the design of different systems within a building or aspect of critical infrastructure with a particular focus on key areas such as:

  • creating innovative design strategies to improve our cities and infrastructure
  • structural integrity to sustain earthquakes, fires, vibrations, wind loading, explosions and impacts
  • modelling and design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to make an environment hospitable for the user
  • acoustic performance and lighting design sustainability and energy efficiency.

The BEng/MEng Degree in Architectural Engineering is being assessed for accreditation by the Joint Board of Moderators for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers and The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. It also satisfies the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Architectural Engineering graduates are in great demand. Careers in civil and architectural engineering offer the highest paid jobs for graduates in the UK (source: Telegraph 10 best paid jobs for graduates, Aug 2015).

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

250 Year One undergraduates in 2013

UK league tables

Ranked 5th (Materials) in the Complete University Guide 2014

Graduate prospects

90% of our graduates who are in employment six months after the course have a professional or managerial job (Unistats)

Why this subject?

Choose a degree that prepares you to be a modern engineer for the future

At Liverpool, your learning environment reflects your future working environment. Our emphasis is on active learning, supported by traditional lectures and tutorials. You will benefit from research-led teaching, conducted in collaboration with industry, Government, research laboratories and academics around the world. We have received many accolades from the engineering industry who regard our graduates as among the most employable in the world – the highest validation of our approach.

Benefit from learning in outstanding facilities

We are a Centre of Excellence for engineering research and have a highly respected reputation for world leading experimental facilities. Our £32 million redevelopment includes the award-winning Active Learning Laboratory. This is one of the largest and best-equipped laboratories in Europe and is at the heart of undergraduate learning. The state-of-the-art facilities that you will benefit from include two research-standard full motion flight simulators (one of which is unique within the academic world), manufacturing robotics, wind turbines, a water flume, additive manufacturing machines and many more.

Put your learning into practice through a year in industry

There is nothing like spending a year working in industry as part of your degree for consolidating your knowledge and giving you a head start in the job market after you graduate. A year in industry can be taken in all our programmes.

Shape our flexible programmes around you

Our programmes provide opportunities for specialisation in one discipline or a broad skill base across all engineering disciplines.

Gain professional accreditation

All our BEng/MEng degree programmes are accredited, or preparing for accreditation, by at least one professional institution, providing you with a solid foundation for your career. A MEng degree from Liverpool satisfies the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).