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Architectural Environment Engineering including an Industrial Year

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

including Mathematics plus one of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design and Technology, Geography, Geology, Computing, Further Mathematics. Excluding General Studies, Thinking Skills, Global Perspectives and Research, Critical Thinking. A Pass is required in the practical element of Chemistry, Physics and Biology if taken.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M1

including Mathematics and one of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design & Technology, Geography, Geology, Computing or Further Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

including 6 in Mathematics at Higher Level or 7 in Mathematics at Standard Level and 6 in one of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design & technology, Geography, Geology, Computing or Further Mathematics at Higher Level. Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches accepted at Higher Level (grade 6) or Standard Level (grade 7). Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation accepted at Higher Level (grade 6). Mathematical Studies not accepted.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

including Mathematics one of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design & technology, Geography, Geology, Computing or Further Mathematics. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Higher grades AAABB.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA, including Mathematics and one of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design & technology, Geography, Geology, Computing or Further Mathematics.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A Level grades AA, including Mathematics and one of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design & technology, Geography, Geology, Computing or Further Mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

112-153

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Building technology

Buildings are the world’s greatest energy users. We need architectural environment engineers to work at the forefront of creating a global low carbon future.

This course gives you the knowledge and skills to work alongside architects, influencing design of sustainable, smart buildings as well as structures like stadiums, water parks and indoor ski-slopes. You’ll learn all about renewable energy generation, smart controls, thermal comfort, acoustics and lighting design.

You’ll become an engineer that can make a difference – sharing your knowledge to improve global building performance and services.

Set within our mini-campus on University Park, you will have access to excellent facilities to support your studies and research. These include dedicated studio spaces, workshops and research labs equipped with the latest renewable energy technologies.

You will spend year four in industry. You can apply for placements available to students on your course or can agree your own placement with an appropriate company. During your industrial year, you remain fully registered with the University, with regular meetings with your tutor.

Modules

In your first and second year you will learn transferable skills, engineering fundamentals and specialist topics such as engineering mathematics, thermofluids and acoustics and lighting. Your third year comprises of a range of optional modules and project work. A strong emphasis is placed on computational fluid dynamics, energy and waste, and heat transfer and refrigeration. Modules in your final year include; research project, Simulation Modelling Theory, Building Physics and Architectural Engineering Design. Your research project will enable you to consider in more detail the holistic design of a building. You will also undertake a year in industry in year four to develop additional knowledge in aspects of management and commercial practice within industry.

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
£25,000
per year
International
£25,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

Department of Architecture and Built Environment

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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.

77%
med
Building technology

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.

Building

Teaching and learning

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

79%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
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?

56%
UK students
44%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

Architecture, building and planning

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

61%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
8%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Engineering professionals

Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.

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.

£20k

£20k

£27k

£27k

£31k

£31k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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