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2024/25 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BEng Architectural Engineering (For students entering from September 2024 onwards)

Programme code:BENCIV/ARC-RUCAS code:HK26
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Yasar Awais Contact

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

Entry Requirements are available on the Course Search entry

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

School of Civil Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:


Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) & Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

Programme specification:

The information on this page is accurate for students entering the programme from September 2024. For students who entered the programme before September 2024, you can find the details of your programme:

BEng Architectural Engineering

1. Overview
Architectural engineering brings to life the high-performance buildings of the future, addressing our growing need for more sustainable, climate change resilient, energy efficient and smart places to live, work and spend time.
The next generation of architectural engineers will bring together a range of skills, disciplines and technologies and apply them in new and exciting ways. From harnessing the power of renewables and managing energy use more efficiently to designing for re-use and using technology to enhance lighting, acoustics and comfort within a building.
Studying architectural engineering at Leeds will put you at the forefront of new and emerging technologies and approaches to both building structures and the systems within them. You’ll learn how to get results from a multi-disciplinary approach, collaborate with professionals and play an important role in building a sustainable future for everyone.
Our accredited degree develops engineers who actively contribute to sustainable and economic growth whilst setting and maintaining the highest ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion and delivering the infrastructure we all rely on in everyday life.
This is a practical course, so you’ll have access to a range of excellent facilities. As an architectural engineering student, you can make the most of our flexible design studio space which will be a base for you to learn and study, with specialist model-making facilities to support your design projects. You’ll also have access to extensive library facilities, industry-standard software and impressive laboratories with specialist facilities for structures, materials, public health engineering, building services and geotechnics – everything you need to begin your career as an architectural engineer.

2. Content and Structure [BEng]
Our undergraduate course in Architectural Engineering integrates creative and technical knowledge and practice in architecture, structural and building services engineering – all underpinned by globally-renowned research and industrial practice. You’ll be exploring creative design issues in practical, real-world project settings.All programmes within the School of Civil Engineering share a common first year, giving you a firm basis on which to specialise in later years and the flexibility to switch between courses. Fundamental principles of mathematics, science and materials are learned alongside architectural design projects, history & theory and construction. Later years become increasingly specialised with design projects becoming key to demonstrating technical as well as creative achievements.
Every year of your course gives you hands-on experience in design projects which are the core of the programme, bringing together technical and creative skills. Knowledge from other modules is applied to explore and solve practical challenges and at the same time develop your creative and visual communications abilities. Design projects involve some group work as a model for professional working and are given real-world settings and investigate the design of current building types. The Design Studio is a dedicated space for these projects which are supported by academic staff and external tutors who are practising architects or engineers. This gives you the opportunity to explore your subject further as well as developing valuable skills in problem solving, communication and teamwork.
Ethics plays an integral role in the engineering practices of today, which is why you’ll study engineering ethics as part of your course. You’ll be taught by academics from the Inter-Disciplinar y Ethics Applied Centre, as well as your lecturers, covering a wide range of topics such as professionalism and codes of conduct, corporate social responsibility, engineering and responsibility, ethics in innovation and research ethics. The ethics training will advance your critical thinking, communication and creative problem-solving skills which are crucial to employers, but it will also help you identify and respond effectively to ethical dilemmas that you may encounter in your professional life.

3. Work Placement/Work Based Learning [BEng]
An industrial placement is a fantastic opportunity whereby students can gain experience, refine their skills and obtain a fuller understanding of the day-to-day work environment within a specific company or industry sector. Opting for a one-year industrial placement will extend the duration of your degree by an additional 12 months. Upon successful completion of this placement, you'll receive an 'industrial' designation in your degree title.

4. Distinctive Elements of Programme
· Students carry out individual Design Studio Projects at each level of their degree, putting into practice what they’ve learned in other modules.
· The programme develops a research-based learning approach, promoting both collaborative and independent learning from the start. This incorporates staff research and industrial expertise to enable students to explore new issues and find solutions.
· The programme enables graduates to address global challenges by embracing new concepts and technologies, and through acquiring essential transferable skills.

5. PRSB Accreditation
See above

Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules

CIVE1165Architecture and Sustainability20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CIVE1265Surveying, Construction Technology and Management20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CIVE1365Structural Analysis and Design20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CIVE1465Materials, Water and Soils20 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)

Year2 - View timetable

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

We are currently refreshing our courses to make sure students have the best possible experience. Full module details for years 2 and 3 are not yet available. Before you enter years 2 and 3 details of modules for those years will be provided.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules
- Structural Design and Materials 1 - 40 credits

CIVE2260Architectural History and Theory 210 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 Principles10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CIVE2860Design Studio 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Year3 - View timetable

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

We are currently refreshing our courses to make sure students have the best possible experience. Full module details for year 3 are not yet available. Before you enter year 3 full details of modules for that year will be provided.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules
- Structural Design and Materials 2 - 20 credits
- Water Engineering and Geotechnics 2 - 20 credits

CIVE3270Architectural History and Theory 310 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
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:

Candidates will be required to study 10 credits from the following optional modules:

CIVE3460Environmental Health Engineering in Developing Countries10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE3650Computational Methods for Civil Engineering10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Year4 - View timetable

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

Last updated: 08/05/2024 12:03:37


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