Architectural Engineering at University of Reading - UCAS

Course summary

Through our four-year MEng 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.
In choosing the four-year MEng programme, you will develop a thorough understanding of renewable energy technologies, urban microclimates and energy management. This will provide you with a holistic approach to designing a sustainable built environment for the future. We are engaging with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Energy Institute (EI) to work towards accreditation of the programme. School of the Built Environment The School of the Built Environment is highly regarded for its research and education. 100% of our research is of international standing (Research Excellence Framework 2021, combining 4, 3 and 2* submissions – Architecture, Built Environment and Planning), and 100% of our research impact has been classed ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ (REF 2021, combining 4* and 3* submissions – Architecture, Built Environment and Planning). We are also ranked 5th in the UK for Building in the Complete University Guide, 2022. 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 MEng Architectural Engineering course includes a paid industrial placement year, undertaken before your final year of study. 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. Scholarships As part of the cohort joining the MEng Architectural Engineering course in 2024, you may have the opportunity to secure an annual £1,000 scholarship for each of the four years of the undergraduate degree (subject to conditions).


The following modules have been approved in principle for delivery in 2024/25. Please note that as part of our current curriculum improvement process, all modules require final University approval and may be subject to change. Core modules:

  • History of Built Environment, Material, and Structural Analysis
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Information and Communication
  • Building Services and Project
  • Empirical Studies and Site Engineering
  • Numerical Modelling and Programming
  • Building Services, Fundamental and Applications
  • Architectural Design
  • Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluids Mechanics
  • Building Pathology and Surveying Practice
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Numerical Modelling and Project
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Design
  • Sustainable Built Environments
  • Design Project for MEng
  • Digital Technology Use in Construction
The University cannot guarantee that all optional modules will be available to all students who may wish to take them. Further information about the content of final approved modules will be available between May and July 2023. We suggest that you regularly revisit this webpage during this time to ensure you have the most up-to-date information regarding the modules offered on this programme.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

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 a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCWe require a grade C or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
PTE Academic69We require a minimum score of 69 overall with at least 59 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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27650 Year 1
International £27650 Year 1

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Architectural Engineering at University of Reading - UCAS