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The creation of buildings is a complex operation that requires the skills of many disciplines. Our Architectural Engineering degree aims to provide you with an in-depth understanding of civil engineering with a specific focus on structural engineering and the built environment.
This course brings together the precision of engineering with the creativity of building design, with an emphasis on environmental factors.
You will develop a thorough understanding of theory, backed up by practical application through laboratory and research work, field trips and design classes, preparing you for a successful career in the civil engineering industry.
Choosing this four-year degree offers you a quicker, more direct route to Chartered Engineer status than the three-year BEng. It allows you to use the last two years to expand and strengthen your knowledge in architectural engineering.
You will benefit from advanced learning in design and management and an appreciation of the techniques needed to manage and organise a multidisciplinary engineering design project.
The MEng degree is fully accredited by the Institutions of Civil and Structural Engineers, and satisfies the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Other Cardiff University Architectural Engineering programmes include:
•A thorough grounding in the fundamentals of architectural engineering if you choose a BEng programme.
•The opportunity to follow a sandwich year in industry if you choose the relevant four-year BEng or five-year MEng degree option.
•The opportunity to study abroad at a partner institution for one semester if you choose the relevant MEng (International) degree option.
•The opportunity to study a language if you choose the relevant MEng degree option with a sandwich year at a university in France, Germany or Spain.
The distinctive features of the programme include:
•Fast-track route to Chartered Engineer status.
•The opportunity to study at the highest-rated civil engineering school in the UK for our research, and the impact of our research (according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework).
•The facilities that come with such a successful research unit.
•The opportunity to learn from leaders in their fields, through direct access to academic staff, many of whom are Chartered Engineers or have worked in industry
•An open and engaging culture between students and staff.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAA - AAB||
To include A Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies and critical thinking
A pass in the science practical is normally required.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD in the BTEC qualification plus Grade B in A Level Mathematics|
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language Grade C or 4 and Maths Grade C or 4 is required.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||36 - 34 points||including 5 or above in HL Mathematics65 in 3 HL subjects to include Mathematics|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAA - AAB||To include A Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
If you are an overseas applicant and your first language is not English, please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our accepted qualifications: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£10,500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||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.