MEng Structural Engineering and Architecture
(RIBA Part 1, IStructE and ICE)
UCAS code HK21
Duration 4 years
This four-year honours degree builds on the strong relationship between two leading departments in the fields of architecture and civil and structural engineering. It gives students the opportunity to work across the two disciplines and is the only such course in UK to give entry qualifications to both architecture and engineering professions.
This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Accreditation by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Institutions of Civil and Structural Engineers means the course provides sufficient architecture content to meet the Part 1 requirements for becoming a Registered Architect and also the MEng requirements to progress to Chartered Engineer without further educational qualifications.
The key components of architecture and structural engineering courses are combined to enable you to develop the key skills to design and engineer buildings. The course offers an integrated approach and each year gives a mix of modules from both departments. The balance between the disciplines varies from year to year with design studio work providing a focus for combining the two.
We find that both architectural and engineering firms are keen to employ graduates from the course because of their unique educational experience. Architectural and engineering practices are increasingly looking for graduates with the ability to think and work across the multiple disciplines involved in the design of the built environment. Our courses benefit from the input and guidance of Visiting Professors from industry, who play a significant role in maintaining strong links between research and the priorities of industry. Graduates from this course are able to communicate effectively in design teams from different disciplines, putting them in an excellent position to become leaders in their chosen profession.
The University of Sheffield Architeers Society organises academic and social events for dual students and others. Each year the Architeers run a lecture series, and organise frequent social and sporting events and an annual quiz night.
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Each year of the course combines architectural and engineering subjects.
Year one introduces a number of foundation topics across both disciplines. You'll take the Global Engineering Challenge which involves working with other engineering students on a one-week project to tackle a real-world problem. The challenge is designed to develop your skills and enhance your career prospects.
In year two you will enter the architecture design studio in the Arts Tower where you will spend a considerable amount of time working on project work alongside other architecture students. Space is available in our drawing studios with the aim of integrating as much as possible with architecture students.
In years three and four the Integrated Design Project and Individual Research Project provide additional opportunities to integrate architectural and engineering skills in a design context.
You will be completely immersed in the culture of each discipline and are taught engineering by engineers alongside fellow engineering students and architecture by architects, working with architecture students.
This course attracts excellent students who all contribute to a socially vibrant and academically challenging environment. Here they share their experiences of studying on the dual MEng in Structural Engineering and Architecture course.
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At the University of Sheffield, students in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering and the School of Architecture benefit from a close working relationship and multiple opportunities for academic and social interaction.
Our dual courses highlight the benefits of thinking across disciplines to address the challenges of climate change and the need to reduce emissions from the built environment. These courses offer research-led teaching which embeds students in the thought processes and working methods of both disciplines.
In addition to the MEng in Structural Engineering and Architecture, the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering also offers the MEng in Architectural Engineering, a degree which covers all the engineering disciplines associated with buildings and their infrastructure alongside an introduction to architectural methods of problem solving.
The considerable success of both courses is evident in our selection as one of four Centres of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design by the Royal Academy of Engineering.