MEng Architectural Engineering

There is an increasing demand for engineers who can provide multi-disciplinary skills at the interface of engineering and architecture. This course combines subjects from all of the engineering disciplines associated with buildings and their infrastructure, as well as providing an understanding of architectural thinking and practice. We work with the wider Engineering faculty, the School of Architecture and industry for teaching, project work and vacation placements. We aim to develop your understanding, appreciation and application of the core disciplines and boost your team-working and communication skills. 

This course is run through our Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design, which is one of only four in the UK. The award of this title from the Royal Academy of Engineering recognises the importance of the course in providing the skills to design environmentally-friendly buildings.

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Year in Industry

MEng Architectural Engineering - Year 1 (2018-19)


Module Full Academic Year
Semester 1

ARC107 Environment and Technology 1

FCE1001 Global Engineering Challenge Week

MAT1600 Introduction to Structural Materials Engineering

CIV1000 Civil and Structural Engineering Mechanics1

CIV1901 Civil Engineering Skills with Manufacturing

MAS151 Civil Engineering Mathematics

MEC162 Engineering Solids, Liquids and Gases

Semester 2

ARC108 Environment and Technology 2

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 Individual modules may be updated or withdrawn in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback,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, Interserve, Mott MacDonald, Network Rail, Ramboll, Transport for London and VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd.

Course accreditation - MEng Accredited CEng (Full)

The 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. The course is also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical EngineersPlease note, Architectural Engineering is primarily an engineering course and does not lead to qualification as an Architect.