This unique degree integrates creative and technical knowledge in architecture, structural and building services engineering.
Focusing on studio-based architectural design projects, you’ll gain a critical understanding of how science, the arts and society are brought together through creative building design projects. You’ll develop a scientific and creative approach to building design, supported by learning in architectural history & theory, urban design, structures, construction, materials and building physics.
You’ll build in-depth knowledge of architectural principles as well as applied science and technology, exploring creative design issues through drawings and models, developing presentation and computer modelling skills using industry-standard software.
This course is a four-year degree. If you choose to finish after three years, you will graduate with a BEng in Architectural Engineering.
Architectural design project learning is based in a new flexible design studio where, supported by our team of academic and practicing architects and engineers, you will benefit from a collaborative and interactive environment.
In addition to the design studio space, you’ll have access to excellent laboratory facilities as well as extensive library facilities and computing equipment, including industry standard software such as Revit (Building Information Modelling), IES (dynamic thermal modelling) and Robot (structural analysis). The laboratory facilities, which are among the best in the UK, include specialist facilities for structures, materials, public health engineering, building services and geotechnics.
Architecture students attend a residential surveying field course in year 1 and a residential architectural study period in a European city in year 3. These are compulsory parts of the architecture programme – there are no additional fees to pay for either of these field courses.
This course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators of The Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institution of Civil Engineers (JBM) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.
Accreditation is the assurance that a university course meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. An accredited civil engineering course must meet the quality standards set by the JBM.
The MEng, BEng is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer. See Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) for more information.
The accreditation by JBM also means that the programme is EUR-ACE labelled. This means that it meets the framework standards and guidelines of EUR-ACE and the accreditation is recognized in Europe and beyond.
See EUR-ACE for more information.
This course has also been designed to meet the Architects Registration Board’s (ARB) requirements for Part 1 prescription. An application for the course to become a Prescribed Course has been made, but at the time of publication, the Architecture MEng, BEng is not recognised as a Prescribed Course to meet the ARB Criteria for Part I. Currently, graduates wishing to progress towards registration as an architect will have to undertake further study to gain ARB Part I.
University of Leeds is proud to be working with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Our partnership will set students on the path to becoming professionally qualified and give them the best possible start to their civil engineering careers.