Architectural Engineering (BEng (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BEng (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14200

All study options

About Architectural Engineering at Heriot-Watt University

The BEng (Hons) programme aims to provide a broad education across the principal Engineering disciplines and an appropriate depth of technical knowledge and understanding of the key Engineering topics within Architectural Engineering. Students will also gain an understanding of managerial issues within the built environment and the framework in which architectural engineers function.

The MEng programme provides a deeper knowledge and broadens understanding of management issues and problem solving within industry. Students will complete a 12-week industrial placement in semester 1 of Year 5.

We are still accepting applications for September 2018.

Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design

In collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering, the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society is a recognised Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design. This is one of four such Centres of Excellence established at UK universities that jointly form a national network to demonstrate and exchange best practice in teaching and research for the sustainable built environment.  The Centre ensures graduates of Architectural Engineering will be used to working within an interdisciplinary environment involving architecture, engineering and construction.


Both the BEng (Hons) and the MEng programmes are accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute (EI).


Work and study

This is what our BEng (Hons) Architectural Engineering students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 81% are working
  • 9.5% are studying
  • 9.5% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 80% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.


  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £24000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £24000


These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Engineering professionals
  • Sales occupations
  • Administrative occupations

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBEng (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 14200

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternationalFeePaid by SAAS £9,250 £14,200

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

  • Heriot-Watt University Bursary (up to £3,100 per year)
  • Heriot-Watt Academic Scholarship (£1,000 per year)

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB or BBBBC to include Mathematics at B
  • A-Levels ABC or BBB to include Mathematics at B
  • Int. Baccalaureate 31 points to include 5 in Higher Level Mathematics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate pass with Advanced Higher Mathematics

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB including Mathematics, plus BBC at Higher in other subjects
  • A-Levels ABB to include Mathematics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction with Advanced Higher Mathematics
  • Int. Baccalaureate 35 points to include 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
  • HNC A in graded unit including pass in appropriate level Mathematics
  • HND BB in graded units including pass in appropriate level Mathematics

Year 3

  • HND AB in graded units with A in final graded unit including pass in appropriate level Mathematics.

Additional information

  • For all years, applications are welcomed from holders of non-school qualifications,  mature candidates and overseas students.
  • All EU and overseas candidates will require an IELTS overall grade 6.0 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 5.5 or equivalent.

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