Architectural Engineering MEng

The Architectural Engineering degree offers broad learning across the main engineering disciplines. It will give you the technical knowledge and an understanding of the key engineering topics within Architectural Engineering. You'll also gain an understanding of the managerial issues faced by architectural engineers who work in the industry. The MEng course provides a broader understanding of management issues and problem solving within the industry. And, you'll complete a 12 week industrial placement in semester one of year five.

The courses are delivered by the Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design. This jointly forms a national network of centres to demonstrate best practice in teaching and research for the sustainable built environment.

We are still accepting applications for September 2018.


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


Work and study

This is what our MEng Architectural Engineering students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 90% are working
  • 0% are studying
  • 10% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 90% 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
MEng Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
5 years Duration
K132 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

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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