UWE Bristol - BEng Hons Architecture and Environmental Engineering

UWE Bristol

BEng Hons Architecture and Environmental Engineering

Become a designer of the future by learning the creative and analytical skills of both architects and engineers, and study towards professional status in both fields.

Why study architecture and environmental engineering?

As the world's resources become scarce, there is a growing need to create buildings that are environmentally responsible.

This calls for design professionals with the creative and analytical skills of both architects and engineers, which is an unusual mix of skills that is highly sought after by employers.

It is these future designers who will achieve design excellence, pursuing imaginative strategies for using resources efficiently.

Why UWE Bristol? 

BEng(Hons) Architecture and Environmental Engineering is a unique, award-winningcourse.

This is one of five courses that cover different specialisms in architecture. We produce sought-after graduates with specialist knowledge and the skill to create exciting buildings.

It can be difficult to know whether to pursue a degree in arts or sciences. This joint degree enables you to work towards professional status in both engineering and architecture, developing your cultural, artistic and technological interests in parallel.

It's in the overlap between function, aesthetics and physics that true inventiveness can flourish. Each way of thinking stimulates the others, giving you innovative solutions to problems.

Explore architecture, passive design, environmental physics, environmental systems in buildings and the effective use of energy and materials. Gain a rare mix of knowledge and skills that will prepare you for this expanding sector of design.

Learn from industry-experienced tutors and practising professionals who bring up-to-the-minute ideas from their active projects.  

Develop your professional portfolio with a stream of practical design projects from real clients in the Bristol area.

Go on site visits and residential field trips in the UK and overseas to make sure your design thinking is linked to the world beyond your studies.

Where can it take me?

With a dual degree, you'll be ready for a variety of careers in architecture, environmental engineering and sustainability consultancy.

Opportunities are available in small private practices up to large multinationals like Foster & Partners, Arup and Atkins.

Take a look at our online yearbook of student projects from our architecture and product design courses.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 120
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6.0 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: Grade C in Mathematics, or grade A in Use of Mathematics.

Career Prospects

With strong problem-solving skills, decision-making and analytical skills, you'll graduate ready to create a new generation of environmentally smart buildings.

These attributes are sought after by employers and can be applied in a range of careers.

This degree prepares you for careers in architecture, environmental engineering and sustainability consultancy. Work for small private practices right up to multinationals like Arup, Atkins and Foster & Partners.

You could also continue studying to become a fully qualified Architect or Engineer

Course Details

Year 1

Design Studio 1
Mathematics for Civil and Environmental Engineering
Engineering Principles (Building Engineering)
Building Science.

Year 2

Design Representation
Studio 2
History of Architecture
Research and Design Strategies
Building Services Applications.

Year 3

Design and Engineering Studio 3
Interactive Systems and Comfort Control
Application of Mathematics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Theories of Architecture and Design
Low Carbon Building Services

Final Year

Design and Engineering Studio 4
Energy Management and Performance Evaluation
Collaborative Practice
Mechanical Services.

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