University of Reading

Degree level: Undergraduate

Architectural Engineering

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Course summary

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Through our three-year BEng Architectural Engineering course, you will combine the creativity of architectural and building design with a strong technical overview of energy systems and environmental engineering. Learn with a multidisciplinary team of experts who teach the very best of current practice, drawing on their research excellence and extensive experience working with industry. Our programme offers a grounding in the fundamental principles of architectural engineering, including: • design and management of building environmental systems • structural and architectural design • construction site engineering • engineering mathematics and statistics • numerical modelling and programming. Your studies will be supported by access to dedicated facilities, which include: • digital technology and software, including building information modelling (BIM), building energy and urban microclimate simulations, and 3D laser scanning • access to our immersive virtual reality “CAVE”, which enables you to interact with 3D digitised environments • a dedicated resource room containing course books, key professional journals and a wide range of industry specific publications. School of the Built Environment The School of the Built Environment is highly regarded for its research and education. In the National Student Survey, 2018, the School scored 91% for overall student satisfaction. It also ranked 3rd in the UK for the impact of its research in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning (Research Excellence Framework, 2014). 98% of our Built Environment graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduation (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016/17). Demand for qualified engineers is only set to grow: Engineering UK estimates that at least 22,000 graduate engineers will be required every year to meet industry need (EUK annual report, 2018). Our close relationships with industry and professional institutions will give you the opportunity to build a network of contacts during your studies, enabling you to develop strong foundations for a sustainable career. Placements and Study Abroad with MEng Architectural Engineering Our BEng Architectural Engineering course offers the opportunity to undertake a paid industrial placement year, or a summer placement, before your final year. Our dedicated placement officer will provide tailored advice and support in finding the ideal placement for you. Placements can be located anywhere in the UK and sometimes overseas. You may also choose to study abroad for a year, giving you the chance to boost your employability while gaining fantastic life experience. The experience and knowledge gained during an industrial placement, or in studying abroad, will help you make the most of your final year of study. You’ll also gain valuable background knowledge for your future career. Careers for MEng Architectural Engineering graduates Graduates from our BEng Architectural Engineering course will be well placed to pursue an impressive career in a wide range of roles, such as: • energy engineer • building designer • facility manager/engineer • project manager • construction manager. Our multidisciplinary approach, which reflects collaborative ways of working within the industry, is designed to enable you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in your career. Our strong relationships with a global network of industry, employers, and alumni will support you to develop contacts and identify opportunities that are the right fit for your interests.

Course details

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeK250
Institution code R12
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB A level Mathematics at B grade
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 18 credits M: 27 credits including relevant Mathematics units
Scottish Higher ABBBB including Mathematics at grade B
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points including Mathematics at grade 5 at Higher Level
Extended Project B In recognition of the excellent preparation that the Extended Project Qualification provides to students for University study, we now include achievement in the EPQ as part of a formal offer.  Eligible applicants would receive two offers,  our usual offer plus an alternative offer of a B in the EPQ and one grade lower in their A level subjects
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths B (or 6), English Language or English Literature C (or 4).

Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BCC including Mathematics at grade B.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
TOEFL (iBT)88We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedBWe require a grade B or 193 overall.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCWe require a grade C or 200 overall.
PTE Academic64We require a minimum score of 64 overall with at least 51 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Institution's Own TestTest of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Trinity ISEMeritWe require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.

Full list of acceptable English Language Tests

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £20315 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Architectural Engineering at University of Reading - UCAS