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Architectural Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

ABB including Maths

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 Credits overall including 45 at Level 3. Please obtain: at least 24 Distinctions and 21 Merits and 15 credits at Level 2, plus B at A Level Maths

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 (6,5,5 HL) including Maths at HL

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma DD in a relevant subject plus A Level Mathematics at grade B. Preferred subjects: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or Construction and the Built Environment, or Applied Science or Physical Science.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate D plus grades BB inc A Level Mathematics. Preferred subjects: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or Construction and the Built Environment, or Applied Science or Physical Science.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma DDM in a relevant subject with Distinctions in all Mathematics units plus A Level Mathematics at grade B. Preferred subjects: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or Construction and the Built Environment, or Applied Science or Physical Science.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB including Maths, plus Highers at AAABB

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

104-128

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Architectural engineering

This is a design-led course grounded in the prestigious School of Architectural, Building and Civil Engineering. The course develops your understanding of the principles of engineering, which you can then apply to architectural design projects.

Combining the creativity of architecture with the rigour of engineering, the Architectural Engineer plays a key role in the production of a sustainable built environment. Architectural Engineers oversee the whole building process, from concept to construction. Architectural Engineers combine architecture, environmental design and structural engineering to deliver iconic, resilient and sustainable buildings.

You will study environmental, structural, and architectural design in an interactive format. The traditional studies of building materials, mechanics of structures, building physics and environmental systems will be brought together with humanistic subjects through a series of integrated design projects. These will be the common ground where the relevant disciplines come together to challenge and develop your skills as an Architectural Engineer.

To ensure that you gain an appropriate industrial perspective, our students normally have the opportunity to undertake site visits and study trips. Contribution from leading practitioners and guest speakers in the fields of architecture and engineering is also an integral part of the learning experience.

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through a combination of individual and group coursework, through design-based outputs, technical essays, verbal presentations and examinations.

Students will develop and employ a wide range of skills, from hand-sketching to Building Information Modelling (BIM), from hand calculations to finite element modelling and analysis, from composing an engineering report to delivering a convincing visual presentation.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£24,650
per year
International
£24,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

We work closely with a consortium of the leading UK companies who offer our students sponsorship and placement opportunities.

The Loughborough Construction Consortium provides a core of sponsoring organisations that offer excellent placement and sponsorship opportunities, supplemented by extensive collaborating organisations across the wider industry.

Sponsorship will provide you with a bursary during your study, summer placement work for those who want it, and a paid twelve-month placement with your sponsor company. In many cases, students are offered employment with their sponsor company after graduating and many are now in senior positions within these companies.

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

92%
high
Architectural engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Civil engineering

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
99%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Civil engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,500
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

67%
Engineering professionals
17%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
3%
Senior officers in protective services

Do you want to be in demand? This might be the degree for you! We are officially short of civil engineers, and so around two thirds of civil engineering graduates start jobs specifically as civil engineers, and starting salaries are well over £25k last year. Demand for civil engineers and related jobs - we're short of all of them - means that good graduates have plenty of options directly related to their degree when they graduate. This is a subject where work experience can be very helpful in getting a job and many students do work for engineering companies while they take their degrees.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£28k

£28k

£34k

£34k

£39k

£39k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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