The dual course combines the essentials of an architecture course and a structural engineering course principally aimed at buildings and structures. Each year is a mix of architectural and engineering subjects. The course allows the parallel development of architectural and engineering skills in an integrated manner. The balance between the disciplines varies from year to year with studio work providing a focus for integrating the two.

You will spend a considerable amount of time working in the studio on project work alongside mainstream architecture students. You will be allocated a space and drawing board in the studio with the aim of integrating as much as possible with architecture students. The key to the success of the course is that you are completely immersed in the culture of each discipline. You are taught engineering by engineers alongside fellow engineering students and architecture by architects with architecture students.

MEng Structural Engineering & Architecture - Year 1 (2018-19)


Module Full Academic Year
Semester 1

ARC107 Environment and Technology 1

ARC103 Humanities 51

FCE1001 Global Engineering Challenge Week

MAT1600 Introduction to Structural Materials Engineering

CIV1000 Civil and Structural Engineering Mechanics 1

CIV1900 Civil Engineering Skills

MAS151 Civil Engineering Mathematics

Semester 2

ARC108 Environment and Technology 2

ARC154 Humanities 52

CIV150 Geotechnical Engineering 1

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is current and relevant. Individual modules may be updated or withdrawn in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, curriculum review, staff availability, and variations in student numbers. In the event of a material change the University will inform students in good time and will take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Careers & employability

Our graduates work all over the world, from the UK to Australia and the USA. Recent graduates went to work for AECOM, Amey, Arup, Atkins, BCS Design, Eastwood & Partners, Jacobs, Interserve, Mott MacDonald, Network Rail, Ramboll, Transport for London and VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd.

Course accreditation - MEng Accredited CEng (Full)

This course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers under licence from the Engineering Council. This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). See for further information.

Accreditation by the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Institutions of Civil and Structural Engineers means the course provides sufficient Architecture content to meet the Part I requirements for becoming a Registered Architect and also the MEng requirements to progress to Chartered Engineer without further educational qualifications.