BEng Architectural Engineering
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Engineering)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:• understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline;• deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the discipline;• demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;• describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;• appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the discipline;• make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;• apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an extended piece of work or project;• conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable;Students will have:Knowledge and Understanding of:- mathematics, science and engineering principles on the field of building physics, structures, geotechnics, materials and integrated design;- the principles and practice of architecture;- properties, behaviour and use of relevant materials;- management techniques which may be used to achieve architectural and engineering objectives within that context;- the role of codes of practice and regularity framework in design and practice;- principles and implementation of design techniques specific to architecture and civil engineering;- mathematical and computer models relevant to the architectural and engineering disciplines and an appreciation of their limitations;- the role of the professional architect and engineer in society, including health, safety, environmental, sustainability and ethical issues and risk assessment;- the wider multidisciplinary architectural and engineering context and the associated underlying principles;- developing technologies related to own specialism (an awareness of);- the framework of relevant requirements governing architectural and engineering activities, including personnel, health, safety, and risk issues.Ability to:- demonstrate competence in identifying, defining and solving architectural and engineering problems;- apply appropriate mathematical and computer-cased methods for modelling and analysing architectural and engineering problems and appreciate their limitations;- extract data pertinent to problem, and apply its solution using computer based architectural and engineering tools where appropriate;- evaluate and integrate information and processes in project work;- understand the use of technical literature and other information sources;- realise that current research or equivalent scholarship may be relevant in design problem solving;- comprehend the broad picture and thus work with an appropriate level of detail;- apply the principles and practice of architecture to develop building designs;- use creativity to establish innovative solutions.The Practical Skills to:- use laboratory and field equipment competently and safely;- observe record, process and analyse data from the laboratory and field;- use computational tools and packages to optimise design solutions;- prepare technical reports and give technical presentations to communicate information to both specialist and non-specialist audiences;- prepare graphical presentations and technical drawings, both manually and using CAD.The Key Skills to:- communicate effectively using written, oral and graphical skills and to be able to sustain arguments;- use mathematical skills appropriate to an engineer;- apply the principles of architecture in building design;- work independently and be capable of self-learning;- work in a team environment;- manage workloads and time effectively;- work with limited or contradictory information and have an appreciation on the limits of knowledge;- monitor, plan and reflect upon personal, educational and career development
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:• the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied; • the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;• the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;• the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;• the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature;
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:• demonstrating the ability top apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;• work that draws on a wide variety of material;• the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;• evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline;• work that is typically both evaluative and creative;If desired, students may exit the programme at the end of this level and, depending upon achievement, be awarded a BEng (Hons) degree in Architectural Engineering.