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Structural Engineering with Architecture

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,B

including Mathematics and a Science or Engineering subject. Physics is recommended.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Higher Level grades 6, 5, 5 to include mathematics and a Science or Engineering subject. Physics is recommended.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B-A,B,B,B

including Mathematics and a Science or Engineering subject. Physics is recommended.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Architecture

Structural engineering

The MEng Degree in Structural Engineering with Architecture is designed to provide an education meeting the academic requirements necessary to achieve CEng status, through the professional engineering institutions.

The main aims of the programme are to enable students to:

Acquire knowledge, understanding and skills of the advanced principles relevant to structural engineering, with architecture embedded at relevant parts, and ability to apply these –particularly in key areas of structural theory and design, sustainability in construction and construction management;

Develop an understanding of the key aspects of architecture relevant to structural engineering

Have an awareness of latest developments, including state-of-the-art tools and methods, and confidence in their application and use in real life structural engineering design and construction situations

Appreciate the principles of sustainability and develop the ability to apply these in the design, material selection and construction processes;

Have an awareness of their ethical, social, cultural, environmental and health and safety responsibilities

Develop their analytical and critical abilities, and skills in innovative and creative problem solving

Evaluate, analyse, interpret and present data and make deductions concerning trends and knowledge gaps

Develop effective skills in communication, using a wide variety of tools and media

Work independently or in a range of different groups, assuming a variety of roles

Develop an ethos of quality in work as a matter of routine

Identify further learning and training needs, and take the necessary steps to acquire more advanced personal and professional skills

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£21,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Dundee

Department:

School of Science and 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.

84%
med
Architecture
87%
med
Structural 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.

Architecture

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

63%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
17%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Civil engineering

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

78%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
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?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
C

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.

Architecture

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.

£22,900
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

75%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
7%
Secretarial and related occupations
6%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

Architecture had a difficult time a few years back during the great recession, but those days are over and the degree is in demand as house building and infrastructure have increased in importance. Most working architects secure jobs in the architecture industry, more usually starting as assistants rather than full-blown architects or chartered technicians. Some, however, move into management, design or marketing roles, where they find their planning, design and project management skills are very welcome. Nearly half the architecture-related jobs last year were in London or the South-East, and this group are rather more likely than average to find their jobs through personal contacts, so polish your networking skills, or see if you can get work experience if you want to succeed as an architect.

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.

£25,750
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

78%
Engineering professionals
5%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
2%
Business, research and administrative professionals

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.

Architecture, building and planning

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

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

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.

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.

£25k

£25k

£30k

£30k

£35k

£35k

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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