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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

MEng, BEng Architecture

Programme code:MEBE-CIV/AR2UCAS code:K1H2
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Mr. J.S. Lunn Contact address:j.s.lunn@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 480

Entry requirements:

A-level: AAA including Mathematics (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking).

BTEC Extended Diploma: D*DD including an appropriate amount of level 3 Mathematics.

Engineering or Construction Diploma: Grade A plus A-level (A2) Mathematics grade A or higher. AS-level Mathematics considered.

IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Civil Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

The School of Civil Engineer's examination board meetings (chaired by the Head of School).

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Engineering (2010 edition). (These are the same as those stated in the Engineering Council's UK-SPEC requirements for the accreditation output standards for Chartered Engineers).

Architecture (2010 edition): Bachelor's degree with honours.

Programme specification:

The programme will:

Through the provision of an inspirational learning environment, support the intellectual and personal development of our students in a numerate and scientific context.

Support our students in the development of the engineering, design and transferable skills required to become professional engineers and, in doing so, equip them to undertake further self-directed learning and development to meet the long-term needs of industry and society at large.

Provide the educational requirements for graduates to meet the ARB Criteria for Part I and, (in compliance with UK-SPEC), to permit progression to Chartered Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, the Institute of Highway Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers and registration with the Engineering Council as a Chartered Engineer.

Graduates of the Programme will meet the Criteria for Part I as defined by the Architects’ Registration Board by having:

The ability to generate design proposals using understanding of a body of knowledge, some at the current boundaries of professional practice and the academic discipline of architecture;

The ability to apply a range of communication methods and media to present design proposals clearly and effectively;

Understanding of the alternative materials, processes and techniques that apply to architectural design and building construction;

The ability to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions in order to make and present sound judgments within a structured discourse relating to architectural culture, theory and design;

Knowledge of the context of the architect and the construction industry, and the professional qualities needed for decision making in complex and unpredictable circumstances; and

The ability to identify individual learning needs and understand the personal responsibility required for further professional education.

Programme distinctiveness:
The programme will develop graduates with an integrated approach to building design in which they employ the fundamental principles and practices of architecture, building physics and structural engineering

The programme will develop graduates who can play a full role in delivering the responses required to address the major challenges facing global society by encouraging them to grasp new concepts, embrace new technologies and forge the future.
The programme reflects the long-term needs of industry and society at large, both in terms of technical content and in the way in which our students’ intellectual, interpersonal and communications skills are developed.

The programme emphasises the autonomy of the students from the outset bearing in mind that:
• Autonomy in terms of developing the capacity to learn for oneself and to identify future learning needs are important personal development goals;
• In addition to requiring a fundamental understanding and command of engineering principles, graduates are also required to be capable of self-directed learning, planning, delivery and development so that they can rapidly become useful members of a commercial and professional team;
• The independence of students is enhanced, giving them responsibility for their own learning in a supportive environment.

The programme is research-led. This is a key strategic aim of the University and has two facets:
• The programme reflects the world-leading research expertise of the academic staff to ensure that the staff are enthused and that the students are receiving cutting-edge knowledge;
• The programme encourages and helps our students to develop a research-based learning approach (i.e. an autonomous learning ethos) from the outset.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CIVE1160Architecture and Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CIVE1260Engineering Surveying and Construction Technology20 creditsSemester 2
CIVE1360Structural Design and Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CIVE1460Properties of Materials: Water, Soil, Steel and Timber20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CIVE1560Engineering Mathematics and Modelling 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CIVE1665Integrated Design Project 1 (inc Design Studio 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CIVE2150Structural Design 120 creditsSemester 1
CIVE2260Architectural History and Theory 210 creditsSemester 1
CIVE2301Civil Engineering Materials II10 creditsSemester 1
CIVE2360Structural Analysis 110 creditsSemester 1
CIVE2470Water Engineering and Geotechnics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CIVE2560Engineering Mathematics and Modelling 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CIVE2815Building Physics 1: Fundamental Principles10 creditsSemester 2
CIVE2860Design Studio 220 creditsSemester 2


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CIVE3165Structural Design 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CIVE3270Architectural History and Theory 310 creditsSemester 1
CIVE3390Structural Analysis 210 creditsSemester 1
CIVE3510Foundation Engineering Fundamentals10 creditsSemester 2
CIVE3820Building Physics 2: Services Design10 creditsSemester 1
CIVE3870Design Studio 3.130 creditsSemester 1
CIVE3871Design Studio 3.230 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students on the Architecture programme can take CIVE3160 as a supernumerary module

CIVE3160Construction Site Fieldcourse10 creditsSemester 1


Year4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

CIVE5265MArchitectural History and Theory 415 creditsSemester 2
CIVE5275MManagement, Practice, and Law10 creditsSemester 1
CIVE5815MBuilding Physics 315 creditsSemester 1
CIVE5840MDesign Studio 4.130 creditsSemester 1
CIVE5845MDesign Studio 4.250 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Last updated: 13/05/2019

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