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Course summary

Successful architectural design is the sweet spot within science, creativity and technology. As virtual technologies push design boundaries in our built environment, a BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering degree can lead to an exciting career where you can shape sustainable and spectacular buildings. Architectural engineers are at the heart of every successful building project team. With an ability to integrate building systems in complex design environments, they are highly-sought by architectural, planning consultancies, and developers. Learn to design a better built environment If you’re fascinated by the science and technology behind buildings, our four-year Architectural Engineering with Foundation year course provides robust design, engineering and construction knowledge, so you can build an exceptional skill set. Led by international experts, you will explore architectural engineering at our Peel Park campus, minutes from buzzing central Manchester. You will study architectural theory and practice alongside other architecture students, delivered in our collaborative studio environment. The Foundation Year pathway provides you with a solid grounding in key subjects in built environment practice, so you are ready to meet the prerequisites for studying a full degree course. Learning focuses on effective communication and study skills combined with built environment specific teaching. On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to our full BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering degree. Blending architecture and engineering disciplines, you will build a comprehensive view of the building design process from day one. You will develop both design awareness and a solid understanding of the systems integral to sustainable design. You will learn about structural principles alongside exploring architecture theory. You will learn to apply tools and technologies to develop creative solutions. Get closer to industry Reflecting real-world practice, multidisciplinary projects and innovative problem-solving activities alongside other built environment students will be at the heart of your studies. Through our strong connections with local architectural practices and engineering firms, you will experience external critiques and guest lectures. With a focus on your future, you can also share your ideas at our annual architecture show and build your network at our exclusive built environment careers fair. Features • Develop critical awareness and detailed appreciation of architectural design, with the ability to design solutions for new and existing structures • Gain an understanding of fabrication, contemporary construction and 3-D conceptions, developing competence in digital construction and BIM • Apply modelling and analysis to explore interactions between a building and its internal and external environments • Study the relationships between shape, material, performance, load, and construction • Explore the role of nature, people and technology in design, and the environmental dimensions that influence the building design process • Build transferable and professional skills, including team working, critical analysis, problem solving and project management • Acquire the skills and knowledge so you're ready to study for the full BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering degree


Foundation year modules may include: Introduction to Design Practice, Introduction to Built Environment Professional Practice, Introduction to Building Science, Introduction to Digital Built Environment, IT and Study Skills, Professional Practice Project. Year one modules may include: Design Studio 1A, Design Representation and Modelling, History and Theory of Architecture, Design Studio 1B, Principles of Architectural Structure, Construction Technology in Architecture 2. Year two modules may include: History and Theory of Architecture 2, Architectural Engineering Design, Design Studio 2A, Multi-Disciplinary Design Project, Construction Technology in Architecture 3, Design Studio 2B:Performance Modelling and Integrated Design. Year three modules may include: Design Studio 3A, Re-creating the City - Re-use and Regeneration, Practice Management and Law, Design Studio 3B, Design Research Project, Applied Architectural Engineering.

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  • Foundation

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We require Grade D or 3 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE. Functional Skills Level 2 and Key Skills Level 2 accepted as alternatives.

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Architectural Engineering with Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS