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Architectural Engineering, MEng

Cardiff University, the United Kingdom

Cardiff University

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MEngFull-time4 yearsSeptemberGBP 9000 per yearGBP 23450 per year

About Architectural Engineering, MEng - at Cardiff University

Access to industry-standard facilities

You will have access to designated teaching spaces set up for design and project work, specialist laboratories and computer suites.

Ranked 1st in the UK

Civil and Construction Engineering at Cardiff University ranked No.1 for research impact in the latest government research assessment (REF2014).

Graduate privileges

Graduates take a quicker, more direct route to Chartered Engineer status than the BEng students.

Industry-led content

Our course content is informed by industrial collaboration and delivered by leading academic staff, many of whom are Chartered Engineers or have worked in industry.

Professionally accredited course

Accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

The creation of buildings is a complex operation that requires the skills of many disciplines. Our architectural engineering degree aims to provide you with an in-depth understanding of civil engineering with a specific focus on structural engineering and the built environment.

This course brings together the precision of engineering with the creativity of building design, with an emphasis on environmental factors. You will develop a thorough understanding of theory, backed up by practical application through laboratory and research work, field trips and design classes, preparing you for a successful career in the civil engineering industry.

The MEng in Architectural Engineering offers a quicker, more direct route to Chartered Engineer status than the three-year BEng. It allows you to use the last two years to expand and strengthen your knowledge in architectural engineering.

You will benefit from advanced learning in design and management and an appreciation of the techniques needed to manage and organise a multidisciplinary engineering design project.

Other architectural engineering programmes include:

Entry requirements

A Levels

AAA-AAB. Must include grade A in Maths. You will need to pass the science practical element of the A-level if this is part of your programme of study.

Extended/International Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ/IPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

English requirements

Grade C or grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill.

At least 90 overall with minimum scores of 17 for writing, 17 for listening, 18 for reading and 20 for speaking.

At least 62 overall with a minimum of 59 in all communicative skills.

II: at least two Distinctions and two Merits. III: at least a Pass in all components.

Please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our other accepted language qualifications.

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