2019 start
MSc

Architectural Engineering Design

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Learn how engineering and architecture can be combined to design efficient, sustainable and environmentally sensitive buildings.
Engineering students

Course description

On this course, you’ll combine engineering and architecture to design efficient, sustainable and environmentally sensitive buildings. You’ll cover thermodynamics and energy use in buildings, efficient structural design, material selection – including low impact materials – thermal modelling, airflow analysis and urban microclimate design.

You’ll have access to our leading lab and computer facilities and state of the art equipment, working with wind tunnels, the Urban Flows Observatory Visualisation Suite, virtual reality equipment and thermal cameras.

You’ll be prepared to design and construct buildings to creatively and innovatively reduce environmental impact. Our graduates go on to become building services professionals, environmental design specialists, and low-carbon built environment practitioners.

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Accreditation

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. See the Joint Board of Moderators website for more details.

The course is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.

Modules

Core modules

Examples of core modules:

  • Building Environmental Simulation and Analysis
  • Principles of Building Physics for Sustainable Design
  • Thermodynamics for Buildings
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Architectural Engineering Design Project
  • Urban Microclimate
  • Sustainable Engineering Design
  • Civil Engineering Research Proposal
  • Advanced Engineering Research Study

Optional modules

Examples of optional modules:

  • Materials for Low Impact Buildings - Theory
  • Elements of Computational Design I
  • Building Information Modelling, Management and Analysis

Teaching

  • Lectures by academic staff
  • Design tutorials
  • Design projects
  • Computational tutorials
  • Lab work
  • Industrial seminars
  • Advanced engineering research study (dissertation)

Some modules engage our industrial partners, laboratory work and site visits.

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

June–August: complete your dissertation. Your Advanced Engineering Research Study 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.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject.

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's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

civilpgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5711

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