Taught course

Facade Engineering

Institution
University of the West of England, Bristol · Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

We normally require one of the following:

  • A honours degree of 2:1 or above in an engineering, built environment or architecture related subject.
  • A honours degree of 2:2 in an engineering, built environment or architecture related subject plus a minimum of two years in professional practice or a related industry.
  • A first degree in an engineering, built environment or architecture related subject from an overseas institution that can be demonstrated to be equivalent to the above.
  • Any other non standard route will need to be assess on individual basis but will require a minimum of 5 years in an appropriate/related industry.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Facade engineering is a discipline in its own right. Most large-scale commercial, industrial, educational and even residential buildings are now constructed using a frame and an envelope and many engineering firms have their own façade engineering departments. Our graduates are highly sought-after.

This is a unique course, working closely with CWCT and designed specifically for the industry - overcoming a severe skills shortage and making it easier for companies to find the staff they need.
You will learn why façades are one of the most complex, technically challenging and trans-disciplinary parts of a building, how to design and develop façades that perform technically and develop an architectural expression.

Applying theory to practice, you'll cover key topics including façade materials and components, thermal performance and analysis, weathertightness, fire performance, structural analysis and procurement.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the funding pages.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12-18 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
UWE Admissions
Email
admissions@uwe.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)117 32 83333