2:1 honours degree in a scientific or engineering subject. If you have architectural qualifications and you can show evidence of mathematical skills, we’ll consider your application. We’ll consider your application for any course if you have appropriate professional qualifications and work experience, but you’ll need a strong background in the areas covered on the course.
Months of entry
About the course
With the skills to design buildings that meet environmental performance targets you can compete for work in international markets. Your study will include the building services and structural and architectural aspects of the built environment. The course prepares you for a career as a consultant engineer, sustainability consultant or researcher. This programme is only available for full-time study.
We are one of the largest and most active civil engineering departments in the UK. All our masters courses are informed by our own world-leading research and industry needs. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) puts us in the UK top four.
Our structures-based courses are accredited by The Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and Institute of Highway Engineers as satisfying part 2 academic base requirements for a Chartered Engineer under UK-SPEC.
Our graduates work for top UK and international consultancies, contractors, regulators, universities and other private and public sector organisations.
Many of them join engineering consultancies, in roles such as Structural Engineer, Building Services Engineer and Sustainability Consultant. Some join architecture practices. Employers include Arup, Buro Happold, Capita Symonds, Roger Preston and Partners, Cundall and Foster and Partners.
Our laboratories are equipped to a very high standard, with specialist facilities for each area:
Multi-axial testing equipment at elevated temperature; testing rigs for ambient and fire conditions; dynamic testing of full-scale civil engineering structures; cement and concrete durability testing and material characterisation; field laboratory for full- scale impact and explosion research.
Static and tilting research flumes; urban drainage test rigs and laser and video- based measurement systems; full-scale experimental siphonic roof drainage system; pilot-scale water distribution systems; field measurement equipment and modelling software.
Large-scale tri-axial apparatus for stress path and cyclic load testing; flexible walled tri-axial calibration chambers; optical microscopy, digital camera and measurement software; model pile testing and durability testing facilities. We have recently established the Centre for Energy and Infrastructure Ground Research that is home to our world leading 4m diameter beam centrifuge and complementary £1m teaching facility.
Groundwater protection and restoration
Modern, fully equipped laboratory for microbiological, chemical and pollutant analysis; experimental facilities for investigating environmental processes and pollutant interactions in the geosphere; extensive field sampling, monitoring and testing equipment; the latest evaluation and modelling software.
Architectural Engineering Design
Monitoring equipment for assessing the real-life performance of buildings: energy monitors, indoor environment monitors, heat flux monitors, thermal camera; wind tunnel suitable for assessing the impact of wind on urban forms at 1:200 scale.
Study full-time in one year or part-time over two years. The part-time option involves taking semester one in the first year and the remainder in the second year.
Most modules are taught in blocks; visit our website for course structure and module descriptions. Our MSc(Eng) courses can form Part 2 (Further Learning) of the educational base for Chartered Engineer status. For details see www.ice.org.uk
Building Environment Simulation and Analysis; Building Technology and Research Skills; Thermodynamics for Buildings; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Design for a Sustainable Environment; Renewable Energy; Urban Microclimate; Architectural Engineering Design Project.
Examples of optional modules
Materials for Low Impact Buildings Theory; Elements of Computational Design I.
Information for international students
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0) 114 222 5711