Architectural Engineering Design
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering
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.
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.
- Building Environmental Simulation and Analysis
- Principles of Building Physics for Sustainable Design
- Research and Professional Skills
- Thermodynamics for Buildings and Cities
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Modelling of Urban Infrastructure Systems
- Sustainable Urban Design
- Urban Microclimate
- 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.
1 year full-time
Monitoring equipment for assessing the real-life performance of buildings: energy monitors, indoor environment monitors, heat flux monitors, thermal camera; wind tunnel suitable for assessing the impact of wind on urban forms at 1:200 scale, virtual reality equipment and visualisation suite.
Minimum 2:1 honours degree (BEng, MEng, BSc) in a scientific or engineering subject.
If you have architectural qualifications and you can show evidence of relevant mathematical skills, we’ll consider your application.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+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.