Fact file - 2014 entry
Type and duration:3 year UG
Qualification name:Architectural Environment Engineering
A level offer: BBB
Required subjects: Maths, a numerate science (physics/chemistry/biology) and any other subject at A level; English, maths, physics or double science at GCSE
IB score: 30 (maths and a numerate science at Higher Level)
Available part time: no
Course places: 30
Campus: University Park Campus
This course involves the use of modern and environmentally friendly technologies to create comfortable and efficient indoor environments. Engineers in this field apply their skills to design energy efficient buildings incorporating renewable energy, green architecture, thermal insulation, ventilation, lighting and acoustics. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
In year one you are introduced to the engineering fundamentals and principles required to develop an understanding and appreciation of the important connections between science, engineering, environmental design, building services and technologies.
Your knowledge and competencies in environmental design and building services systems are further developed in year two. The use of sustainable materials and systems driven by non-fossil-fuel based technologies are introduced to develop an understanding of 'environmentally friendly' buildings. Specialised subjects including air-conditioning design, acoustics, lighting and management form the core of the year.
Stronger emphasis is placed on building analysis, advanced environmental design and environmental performance modelling. Research projects are used to develop your skills and ability in utilising appropriate aspects of the material covered in years one, two and three, and to consider in more detail the holistic design of a building, its internal environment and the systems necessary to achieve a sustainable building. Optional modules enable you to develop key engineering, science and management skills.
A levels: BBB, including maths, a numerate science (physics/chemistry/biology) and any other subjects at A level; English, maths, physics or double science at GCSE
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
TOEFL iBT 79 (no less than 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking)
Cambridge certificate of proficiency grade B
For details please see alternative qualifications page
Foundation year - a foundation year is available for this course
Flexible admissions policy
We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances.
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff. They're also shaped by new developments in industry and as a consequence, may change from year to year. The following list is therefore subject to change but should give you a flavour of the modules we offer.
Typical year-one modules
Building Services Design 1
Performance of Construction Materials
Environment Engineering Mathematics 1
Environmental Science for Architects 1
Typical year-two modules
Differential Equations and Calculus for Engineers
Acoustics and Lighting
Policy, Market and User Behaviour
Introduction to Renewable Energy
Electrical Services and Control
Typical year-three modules
Environmental Performance Modelling
Topics of Heat Transfer
Principles of Refrigeration & its Applications
Energy and Waste
Building Analysis 1
Typical optional modules
Energy Efficient Systems
Advanced Mathematical Techniques in Ordinary Differential Equations for Engineers
Regulation & Management of Energy Supply & Use
Management Studies 2
Computerised Mathematical Methods in Engineering
You will have a sound knowledge of architectural environmental engineering and the building services of environmentally friendly buildings including the design of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, acoustics and lighting. You will have undertaken research projects to help you consider, in more detail, the holistic design of buildings, their internal environment, and the systems necessary to achieve a sustainable building. You will have been offered a path to becoming a Chartered Engineer in the building services industry.
This degree has been accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
Average starting salary
The average starting salary for 2010/11 full-time graduates of the Department of Architecture and Built Environment was £22,659.*
*Average starting salary from known destinations of first-degree leavers who studied full-time, 2010/11.
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Have a look at our Careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.
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