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Architectural Environment Engineering BEng

University Park Campus, Nottingham, UK

Course overview

Studying Architectural Environment Engineering gives you the skills and knowledge to directly reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment. You will have the expertise to shape the design of smart and sustainable buildings.

Architectural Environment Engineers work with architects and other professionals to bring buildings to life. You’ll learn about renewable energy generation, smart controls, thermal comfort (heating, cooling and ventilation), the acoustics of spaces and lighting design.

Indicative modules

Mandatory

Year 1

Architectural Engineering Design 1

Mandatory

Year 1

Performance of Construction Materials

Mandatory

Year 1

Fluid Mechanics and the Built Environment 1

Mandatory

Year 1

Engineering Mathematics

Mandatory

Year 1

Environmental Science for Architects 1

Mandatory

Year 1

Thermofluids 1

Mandatory

Year 1

Architectural Engineering Design 2

Mandatory

Year 1

Electricity and the Built Environment

Mandatory

Year 2

Thermofluids 2

Mandatory

Year 2

Acoustics and Lighting

Mandatory

Year 2

Architectural Engineering Design 3

Mandatory

Year 2

Differential Equations and Calculus for Engineers

Mandatory

Year 2

Environmental Performance Modelling

Mandatory

Year 2

Architectural Engineering Design 4

Mandatory

Year 2

Project Management and Development

Mandatory

Year 2

Fluid Mechanics and the Built Environment 2

Mandatory

Year 2

Smart Energy and the Built Environment

Mandatory

Year 3

Computational Fluid Dynamics for the Built Environment

Mandatory

Year 3

Heat Transfer and Cooling Technology

Mandatory

Year 3

Architectural Engineering Design 5

Mandatory

Year 3

Research Project

Mandatory

Year 3

Energy and Waste

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About modules

The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer, but is not intended to be construed or relied on as a definitive list of what might be available in any given year. This content was last updated on Monday 17 June 2024.

Teaching methods

  • Group study
  • Independent study
  • Lectures
  • Practical classes
  • Supervision
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment methods

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Examinations
  • Group coursework
  • Practical write-ups
  • Presentation
  • Research project

On average, you will have around 20 contact hours a week in year one and two. Combined with coursework and self-study, you may spend over 40 hours a week on your studies.

Strong links with UK and international companies offer our graduates excellent prospects for employment, research training and professional recognition. This course involves the use of modern and environmentally friendly technologies to create comfortable and efficient indoor environments. Typically employed within Consulting Engineer practices, graduates in this field apply their skills to design occupant focused, energy efficient buildings incorporating renewable energy, sustainable design, ventilation, lighting, acoustics and electrical/control systems.

Our graduates work for a range of companies including global engineering and construction firms such as Arup and Laing O’Rourke to smaller national and regional consultancies such as Long & Partners.

Average starting salary and career progression

90.7% of undergraduates from the Department of Architecture and Built Environment secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual starting salary for these graduates was £24,061.

*HESA Graduate Outcomes (2017-2021 cohorts). The Graduate Outcomes % is calculated using The Guardian University Guide methodology. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2023, High Fliers Research).

Course data

Open Day June 2022