MSc Architectural Engineering Design
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Civil Engineers help to create and protect the world we live in. Driven by teaching and research excellence, we inspire and empower our students to engineer a sustainable future.
About the course
Course description 2017
With the skills to design buildings that meet environmental performance targets you can compete for work in international markets. Your study will include the building services and structural and architectural aspects of the built environment.
The course prepares you for a career as a consultant engineer, sustainability consultant or researcher. This programme is only available for full-time study.
- Building Environment Simulation and Analysis
- Building Technology and Research Skills
- Thermodynamics for Buildings
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Design for a Sustainable Environment
- Renewable Energy
- Urban Microclimate
- Architectural Engineering Design Project
Examples of optional modules
- Materials for Low Impact Buildings Theory
- Elements of Computational Design I
Teaching and assessment
Lectures, design tutorials, computational tutorials, lab work and industrial seminars.
All courses use lectures by academic staff and industrial partners, laboratory work, site visits, design projects and dissertation. Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation with oral examination.
- September–June: taught modules and preparation for your dissertation.
- June–August: complete your dissertation.
Your research dissertation 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.
- 1 year full-time
You'll need a 2:1 in a scientific or engineering subject. If you have architectural qualifications and you can show evidence of mathematical skills, we’ll consider your application.
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.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.