Architectural Engineering MEng (Hons)

Key information

  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: HK28
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAB / IB : 35 / BTEC : Not accepted without grade A in A Level Mathematics

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 MEng programme is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which represents the four major civil engineering institutions and accredits civil engineering programmes on behalf of the Engineering Council, which sets and maintains the standards for the engineering profession in the UK. This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). See  for further information.

This is a vocational programme which aims to provide a foundation for leadership and the educational base for engineering graduates who are practical, articulate, numerate, literate, imaginative, versatile, confident and inquisitive.

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.

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

You'll benefit from research-led teaching, conducted in collaboration with industry, Government, research laboratories and academics.

Benefit from learning in outstanding facilities

Our £32 million redevelopment includes the award-winning Active Learning Laboratory, two research-standard full motion flight simulators (one of which is unique within the academic world), manufacturing robotics, wind turbines and a water flume.

Shape our flexible programmes around you

Specialise in one discipline or develop a broad skill base across all engineering disciplines.

Gain professional accreditation

This programme is accredited 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. The degree is accredited as(i) fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and (ii) partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng.