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Architectural Engineering Liverpool John Moores University Degree level: Undergraduate

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If you’re interested in building a better tomorrow and enhancing our built environment, then this MEng Architectural Engineering degree course is ideal for you.

Modern living depends upon the engineering services that are an integral part of buildings, and these systems consume a significant percentage of the energy used in the UK. Building services engineers operate as part of a professional team alongside architects, structural engineers, quantity surveyors and other construction professionals to ensure that buildings continue to function efficiently while de-carbonising the energy supply. They need to be technically competent and practical in outlook, but also good communicators as they give advice to a wide range of people.

This programme, which has been developed in partnership with practising professionals, helps you gain the skills required to design complicated building engineering systems that can control internal environmental conditions and minimise energy use, such as the heating, lighting, power, lifts, ventilation, water and utilities, as well as managing their installation, commissioning and maintenance.

Projects are integrated at all levels of the degree, with materials and supervision provided by employers so you can replicate real-life scenarios in your work. After your second year, you will be encouraged to take up a year's paid work placement with a building services engineering consultant or contractor (subject to finding suitable placement).

Course details

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

This programme, which has been developed in partnership with practising professionals, helps you gain the skills required to design and integrate complex building engineering systems within an aesthetically pleasing building envelope, such that internal environmental conditions can be closely controlled and energy use is minimised. Building services engineering areas considered throughout the programme include energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, alongside electrical installations and lighting design.

In your first year you will be introduced to the basic underpinning engineering, scientific and mathematical principles, plus architectural and design philosophies. The technology focus at this point applies mainly to the domestic sector.

In the second year the knowledge attained in the first year is extended to encompass commercial buildings, both new and refurbished, and is applied to the design of systems for complex buildings.

The third year is an optional placement year and students will be able to complete a period of work experience with a suitable employer.

The final year of the BEng course extends students' learning on to the modelling and design of buildings, and the simulation of building services systems within complex buildings. In addition you will be exposed to real, vocationally relevant project work with a focus on the promotion of sustainability. Students are also given the opportunity to carry out research in an area that they find particularly interesting.

MEng students also undertake a major scenario based 'real-life' design project, alongside increasing knowledge and the opportunity to apply sustainable technologies further. In addition there is the opportunity to explore macro- and micro-aspects of energy and environmental management plus exposure to techniques designed to make real improvements to construction design techniques via leadership skills development.

Projects are integrated at all levels of the degree, with materials and supervision provided by employers so you can replicate real-life scenarios in your work.

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment method

All students perform differently depending on the type of assessment they are asked to do, and so a variety of assessment methods are used. These include exams (open and closed book), coursework (projects, technical reports, reviews, etc), and presentations (individual and group).

Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 2D36
Institution code L51
Campus name Liverpool John Moores University
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 128 points
A level ABB Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
Subject specific requirements: Mathematics or a science subject should be taken to full A Level
Is general studies acceptable? Yes
Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
Average A Level offer: ABB
Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DDM if studied on its own or to the total of 128 UCAS points when combined with other qualifications. Should be studying an appropriate subject, normally Building Services Engineering or another Engineering discipline
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 points International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Additional information: 27 IB Diploma Points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Grades / subjects required: 128 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below:

• Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths
• NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading
• Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English
• Higher Diploma in Maths/ English
• Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English
• Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number
• Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £14,450 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Full-time industrial placement year fee for home students: £1850 per annum. Full-time industrial placement year fee for international students: £3500 per annum. All figures are subject to yearly increases. The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year.

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