MSc Architectural Engineering Design

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Civil Engineers help to create and protect the world we live in. Driven by teaching and research excellence, we inspire and empower our students to engineer a sustainable future.

I appreciate the quality of teaching the most. Our lecturers are highly experienced within the academic and industrial field and the University’s standing and reputation in Structural Engineering was the main reason for my decision to study here.

Wan Muhammad Djawad Wan, Postgraduate student in Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

Perhaps more than any other European university, Sheffield pushes its students to understand that architecture is about people.

With the skills to design buildings that meet environmental performance targets, you can compete for work in international markets.

Your study will include the building services, structural and architectural aspects of the built environment. The course prepares you for a career as a consultant engineer, sustainability consultant or researcher.

This programme is only available for full-time study.

The timetable is a blend of lectures, lab work, site visits and design projects. There are guest lectures by industry experts. Our industry partners also contribute to some teaching and dissertation supervision.

Over the summer, you'll work on your own research dissertation. This might include lab work, field studies, modelling or all three. Some students work with an industry partner. Others link their dissertation to a research project in the department.

All our structures-based courses are accredited by The Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and Institute of Highway Engineers as satisfying part 2 academic base requirements for a Chartered Engineer under UK-SPEC.

Civil engineering postgraduate student

Core modules

  • Building Environment Simulation and Analysis
  • Building Technology
  • Thermodynamics for Buildings
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Design for a Sustainable Environment
  • Renewable Energy
  • Design Project

Modules may be subject to change.

Optional modules

  • Materials for Low Impact Building
  • Introduction to Computational Design
  • Challenges of Interactive Built Environments

Modules may be subject to change.

Teaching

  • Lectures by academic staff and industrial partners
  • Laboratory work
  • Site visits
  • Design projects
  • Dissertation

Assessment

  • Formal exams
  • Coursework assignments
  • Dissertation with oral exam

Course duration

1 year full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

With the skills to design buildings that meet environmental performance targets you can compete for work in international markets. Your study will include the building services and structural and architectural aspects of the built environment.

The course prepares you for a career as a consultant engineer, sustainability consultant or researcher. This programme is only available for full-time study.

Civil engineering postgraduate student

Core modules

  • Building Environment Simulation and Analysis
  • Building Technology and Research Skills
  • Thermodynamics for Buildings
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Design for a Sustainable Environment
  • Renewable Energy
  • Urban Microclimate
  • Architectural Engineering Design Project

Examples of optional modules

  • Materials for Low Impact Buildings Theory
  • Elements of Computational Design I

Teaching and assessment

Lectures, design tutorials, computational tutorials, lab work and industrial seminars.

All courses use lectures by academic staff and industrial partners, laboratory work, site visits, design projects and dissertation. Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation with oral examination.

  • September–June: taught modules and preparation for your dissertation.
  • June–August: complete your dissertation.

Your research dissertation gives you the opportunity to work with an academic on a piece of research in a subdiscipline. We’ll give you training in research skills.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2:1 in a scientific or engineering subject. If you have architectural qualifications and you can show evidence of mathematical skills, we’ll consider your application.

We’ll consider your application if you have appropriate professional qualifications and work experience, but you'll need a strong background in the areas covered on the course.

English Language Requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: civilpgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 5711

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.