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Course summary

Studying Architectural Environment Engineering gives you the skills and knowledge to directly reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment. You will have the expertise to shape the design of smart and sustainable buildings. Architectural Environment Engineers work with architects and other professionals to bring buildings to life. You’ll learn about renewable energy generation, smart controls, thermal comfort (heating, cooling and ventilation), the acoustics of spaces and lighting design. Buildings are the world’s greatest energy users and because of this, our course has a strong focus on sustainability. You’ll become an engineer that can make a difference. You will have access to excellent facilities including dedicated design spaces, workshops and research labs equipped with the latest renewable energy technologies. This degree has three taught years meaning that you will only need to complete an additional year of further study if you want to become a chartered engineer. For some students, especially international students, the preferred route is to do our BEng course and then stay on to complete an MSc degree. Take a look at the course page for our four year MEng in Architectural Environment Engineering course.


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. You will also undertake a number of design projects. Year three comprises of a range of optional modules, project work and an individual dissertation. A strong emphasis is placed on computational fluid dynamics, energy and waste, and heat transfer and refrigeration. Your research project will enable you to consider in more detail the holistic design of a building, its internal environment and the systems necessary to achieve a sustainable building.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 75-80% overall including 80% or 8.0 in Mathematics 5 GCSE requirements - English grade 4 (alpha grade C), Mathematics grade 4 (alpha grade C), and one of Physics 4 (alpha grade C) or Double/Combined Science grade 44 (alpha grade CC)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £27200* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £27200* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Architectural Environment Engineering at University of Nottingham - UCAS