Architectural Engineering (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS

Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Architectural Engineering (with foundation year)

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Course summary

The foundation year of this Coventry University degree will be delivered from our CU Coventry campus. Course delivery from year 1 of the degree onwards will be from our Coventry University campus. This course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for a career in architectural engineering to creatively shape the built environment. The foundation year seeks to provide you with a solid grounding in mathematical principles and an understanding of the core and fundamental principles of civil and construction engineering. Professional and academic skills are integrated across all modules, including information finding and handling, problem solving, and the communication of outcomes. Students who successfully complete their foundation year will then progress onto the Architectural Engineering BEng (Hons) degree within Coventry University’s School of School of Energy, Construction and Environment. On this degree, you will gain practical interdisciplinary design and management skills and start shaping your personal development as an architectural engineer in practice.  You will learn disciplines such as:

  • Architectural Technology
  • Building Surveying
  • Construction Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
Key benefits of the degree • Combining architectural design with a thorough understanding of technological and engineering developments, we aim to make graduates of this course highly sought after in industry internationally and nationally • Teaching from current fully qualified and experienced staff who have a high level of design and technical experience in the construction industry and some of whom are still involved in research projects (staff may be subject to change) • Collaborative links with universities currently in 20 countries around the world, including Spain, USA, Denmark, Italy and France, giving you the chance for you to spend part of your studies abroad • Studios and laboratories equipped with the latest versions of CAD software including 2D, 3D and visualisation software, building information management software and building performance analysis programs • The opportunity to take part in events where you could meet members of the local design and building community and attend professional development meetings held by the professional institutions on campus (subject to availability) See our website for further details.


Foundation Year Modules:

  • Fundamental Pure Mathematics
  • Fundamental Applied Mathematics
  • Civil Engineering Fundamentals
  • Construction Engineering and Management Fundamentals
Successful completion of the foundation year progresses you to year one of the degree course. This course has a common first year which enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. In the first year, common to other building and engineering disciplines, you will be introduced to the fundamental topics of building design, engineering and the construction process. These learnings are essential to practitioners in all construction professions, such as what constitutes good building design and what causes damage to buildings. Year One Modules:
  • Materials and Building Surveying
  • Construction Technology and Environmental Sciences
  • Spatial Design and Visual Communication
  • Structural Analysis and Mathematics
  • Civil Engineering Design Project
  • Sustainable Environments
In the second year, you will be introduced to more complex issues surrounding the profession such as adaptation of buildings, urban planning and structural design which aims to further explore your design and engineering knowledge from the previous year. Year Two Modules:
  • Construction Technology, Assembly and Environmental Systems
  • Adaptation Design and Building Pathology
  • Urban Design for Resilient Communities
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Project, Finance and Contract Management
  • Sustainable Environments in Society: Developing Solutions
Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section on the Coventry website. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our placement/study abroad offering here, it is often tailored for each course every year and depending on the length of placement or study abroad opportunities that are secured. Therefore, the placement and study abroad arrangements vary per course and per student. Request further information about going on a placement or study abroad year via our website. Final Year In your final year, you should deepen your knowledge of the role of professional practitioners in the Architectural Engineering industry as a practitioner or as an employee in a design office. You will cover professionalism and codes of behaviour, as well as skills relating to low carbon, engineering and comprehensive architectural design. The course culminates in a research-informed design project and an integrated design and construction planning project in collaboration with other students from our construction courses. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. For a detailed description of all modules please visit the Coventry University website.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note: UK (home) tuition fees for the degree years will be charged at the current Coventry University UK (home) degree fee level. This was set at £9,250 for the 24/25 academic year. This course with foundation year is not currently available to international students. If you do not meet the entry requirements to directly join year 1 of the degree, please take a look at our International Pathways Programme for additional options.
Architectural Engineering (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS