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2022/23 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BEng Architectural Engineering

Programme code:BEN-CIV/ARCUCAS code:HK26
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Professor S W Garrity Contact

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

A-level: AAA including Mathematics (excluding General Studies and Criticial 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:

School of Civil Engineering

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:


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 complying with UK-SPEC to permit our graduates to progress 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.

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.

- The programme reflects and enhances the values on which it is based, namely:
• A university education informed by both traditional and state-of-the-art scientific and mathematical fundamental principles in an environment where autonomy can be developed;
• Industrially focused with effective input from industry;
• A world-class Russell Group university with a strong sense of community;
• The programme is delivered by Engineers and Scientists, for the Engineers and Scientists of the future.

All students should consult the School Code of Practice for Assessment to view the progression and classification requirements for their programme.

Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following modules:

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

Optional modules:

Year2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following modules:

CIVE2150Structural Design 120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE2260Architectural History and Theory 210 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE2301Civil Engineering Materials II10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE2360Structural Analysis 110 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE2470Water Engineering and Geotechnics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CIVE2560Engineering Mathematics and Modelling 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CIVE2815Building Physics 1: Fundamental Principles
Pre-requisite for: CIVE3815
10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CIVE2860Design Studio 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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 (Sep to Jun)
CIVE3270Architectural History and Theory 310 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE3390Structural Analysis 210 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE3415Water Engineering10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE3510Foundation Engineering Fundamentals10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CIVE3750Individual Research Project 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CIVE3820Building Physics 2: Services Design10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE3871Design Studio 3.230 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Students on the Architectural Engineering programme can take CIVE3160 as a supernumerary module

CIVE3160Construction Site Fieldcourse10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Last updated: 29/04/2022 15:46:37


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