Taught course

Architectural Engineering

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

The standard entry qualification is an honours degree in a cognate discipline from an approved university. The degree award should be at least second class upper level. A cognate discipline includes degrees in architecture, design, engineering and built environment subject areas.

Alternative qualifications together with substantial relevant work experience may also be deemed to be acceptable for entry to the programme subject to the approval of the programme leader.

Overseas student applicants must have the equivalent qualifications as UK students. In addition they must have achieved an IELTS score of at least 6.5.


LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, Masters by Research, MPhil/PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

Months of entry


Course content

Make global connections on this Masters course in Architectural Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University. Learn about sustainable technologies and improving building performance through design at postgraduate level to enhance your career.

  • Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
  • Designed as a specialist Masters course for holders of first degrees in architecture and architectural technology, construction management, engineering and related built environment disciplines
  • Part time option if you are already in employment
  • Opportunity to engage in multi-disciplinary project work
  • Internationally recognised research in our Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Research Institute

This new MSc programme aims to develop your range of knowledge, understanding and practical skills, including CAD software. Your Masters skills will help you progress in a variety of roles within the built environment sector.

You will have the training to become a problem-solving architectural engineer or architectural technologist who is able to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and produce creative, sustainable design solutions to an advanced standard.

You will:

  • extend your understanding of current and emerging sustainable technology and practices
  • develop analytical, critical and problem solving skills appropriate to evaluating and improving building performance with design solutions
  • have clear career development opportunities in areas allied to architectural engineering, technology and management
  • develop your skills as an independent researcher and creative problem solver in the architectural engineering sector

When you graduate you will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and principles of architectural engineering as a sustainable built environment discipline
  • demonstrate critical understanding of the implications of design, environmental and management issues of information modelling that are relevant to architectural engineers
  • apply appropriate technical solutions following the analysis and evaluation of complex design problems
  • use CAD software proficiently for architectural engineering purposes

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090