Overview and aims of the Programme Architectural engineers plan, design, build and maintain the buildings that shape our day-to-day existence with a focus on structural engineering, architectural design and building services. This accredited course provides the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience you need to become a work-ready architectural engineer. Through laboratory sessions, field trips, individual projects and design classes, you will embed the knowledge gained from your lectures and tutorials and develop your practical abilities in surveying and design. You will choose from a range of authentic, real-world engineering problems and industry-focused scenarios, to work on both individually and with student engineers from other disciplines. Group work mirrors the relationships of an engineering team and will help you to build professional skills, such as teamwork and communication. Our open access makerspace provides a place for you to design, create and collaborate. You will have the opportunity to complete a salaried placement working in a location of your choosing, including outside of the UK. This is a great way to experience a professional working environment and put the skills you have learned into practice. In the past, our students have completed placements in Arup, Mott MacDonald and WSP. The MEng degree programme allows you to expand and strengthen your knowledge in civil engineering, and you will benefit from advanced learning in design and management and a multidisciplinary engineering design project. Distinctive Features of the Programme Industrial placement Gain valuable experience working in a paid role at an organisation in the UK or abroad for one academic year. Professionally accredited course Accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Industry-led content Our course content is informed by industrial collaboration and delivered by leading academic staff, many of whom are Chartered Engineers or have worked in industry. Strong design element There is a strong design element throughout the course, and you will have plenty of opportunities for hands-on practical work in our designated makerspace, specialist laboratories, workshops, and computer suites. Pathway to Chartered status The MEng degree programme offers a quicker, more direct route to Chartered Engineer status than the BEng programme.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We do not accept Critical Thinking, General Studies, Citizenship Studies, or other similar equivalent subjects. We will accept a combination of BTEC subjects, A-levels, and other qualifications, subject to the course specific grade and subject requirements.
English language requirements
All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.