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Architectural Engineering with Year in Europe (France) (MEng)

Cardiff University
5 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Cardiff
English

Program description

Architectural Engineering with Year in Europe (France) (MEng)

The creation of buildings is a complex operation that requires the skills of many disciplines. Our Architectural Engineering degree aims to provide you with an in-depth understanding of civil engineering with a specific focus on structural engineering and the built environment.

This course brings together the precision of engineering with the creativity of building design, with an emphasis on environmental factors.

You will develop a thorough understanding of theory, backed up by practical application through laboratory and research work, field trips and design classes, preparing you for a successful career in the civil engineering industry.

An added advantage of this MEng Architectural Engineering course with a year in France is that you study the French language as part of the first three years and spend year four studying engineering at a partner university abroad before returning to Cardiff for the fifth year.

Choosing the MEng degree offers you a quicker, more direct route to Chartered Engineer status than the shorter BEng. It allows you to use years three and five to expand and strengthen your knowledge in architectural engineering. You will benefit from advanced learning in design and management and an appreciation of the techniques needed to manage and organise a multidisciplinary engineering design project.

The MEng degree is fully accredited by the Institutions of Civil and Structural Engineers, and satisfies the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Other Cardiff University Architectural Engineering courses include:

  • A thorough grounding in the fundamentals of architectural engineering if you choose a BEng course.
  • The opportunity to follow a sandwich year in industry if you choose the relevant four-year BEng or five-year MEng degree option.
  • The opportunity to study abroad at a partner institution for one semester if you choose the relevant MEng (International) degree option.

Distinctive Features

The distinctive features of the course include:

  • Fast-track route to Chartered Engineer status.
  • The opportunity to study at the highest-rated civil engineering school in the UK for our research, and the impact of our research (according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework).
  • The facilities that come with such a successful research unit.
  • The opportunity to learn from leaders in their fields, through direct access to academic staff, many of whom are Chartered Engineers or have worked in industry.
  • An open and engaging culture between students and staff.
  • The opportunity to improve your French language skills.
  • A year spent studying at a French university.

Admission requirements

AAA - AAB including Mathematics. If you are studying a science A level, a pass in the practical element (where applicable) will be required. Please note, General Studies and Critical Thinking will not be accepted.

Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year One

Core Modules

  • French for Year in Europe
  • French for Year in Europe
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Computing 1
  • Environmental Fluid and Geomechanics
  • Materials and Construction
  • Design Studies
  • Structures
  • Professional Engineering

Year Two

Core Modules

  • French for Year in Europe
  • French for Year in Europe
  • Engineering Analysis
  • History of Western Architecture
  • Computing 2
  • Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics
  • Professional Studies and Construction
  • Structural Analysis and Design

Year Three

Core Modules

  • French for Year in Europe
  • French for Year in Europe
  • Construction and Construction Management
  • Integrated Building Design
  • Architectural Engineering Design Studio
  • Tensile Structures
  • Project
  • Structural Analysis
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Design Studies

Year Four: Sandwich Year

Core Modules

  • Year in Europe3

Year Five

Core Modules

  • Integrated Building Design
  • Building and Infrastructure Information Modelling
  • Professional Engineering Studies
  • Dynamics

Optional Modules

  • Applied Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • Finite Element Theory and Practice
  • Design Feasibility
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Building Studies
  • Steel Structures
  • Advanced Structural Mechanics
  • Fundamentals of Nanomechanics

Tuition fees

The full tuition fees for UK & EU Students is £9,000.The tuition fees for Students from outside the EU is £21,950

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

This course is accredited via the Engineering Council, meaning the core competencies of UK-SPEC (UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence) are integrated throughout the taught years of the course.

Through lab work you will develop practical skills focused on the application of a range of engineering principles to real-life technological, regulatory and ethical problems encountered in the engineering profession.

You will also:

  • Develop your understanding of architecture, building conceptual design and building services within the context of engineering and construction
  • Enhance your communication skills, both orally and in writing through a series of reports and assignments
  • Develop your knowledge, skills and confidence to solve multidisciplinary problems in a civil engineering context

Continuing studies

A number of graduates have opted for further study, either at MSc or PhD level, at institutions across the UK.

Career opportunities

Career Prospects

Our graduates are mainly employed in the civil and structural engineering fields with major consultancy and contracting firms, with roles such as graduate civil or structural engineer or building design engineer.

In 2015/16, 95% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.

Our graduates are typically employed in major companies such as Arup, Atkins, Capita Symonds and Ramboll, in destinations all over the UK and further afield. We also have graduates working for architectural and building services practices.

Others have chosen to work for national and multinational companies. Recent examples include companies in the financial, media and marketing sectors with destinations including Deloitte, PwC and Virgin.

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