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Architectural Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #154 (QS) ,
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.

Choosing this four-year degree offers you a quicker, more direct route to Chartered Engineer status than the three-year BEng. It allows you to use the last two years 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).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Analysis
  • Computing 1
  • Environmental Fluid and Geomechanics
  • Materials and Construction
  • Structures and Design
  • Professional Studies
  • Engineering Analysis
  • History of Western Architecture
  • Computing 2
  • Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics
  • Professional Studies and Construction
  • Structural Analysis and Design

                                                                      Detailed Programme Facts

                                                                      • Programme intensity Full-time
                                                                        • Full-time duration 48 months
                                                                      • Credits
                                                                        480 alternative credits
                                                                      • Languages
                                                                        • English
                                                                      • Delivery mode
                                                                        On Campus

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                                                                      General Requirements

                                                                      • Typical A level offer: AAA - ABB 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 will not be accepted. 
                                                                      • Typical Welsh Baccalaureate offer: The Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A-Level (at the grades listed above), excluding any specified subjects.
                                                                      • Typical International Baccalaureate offer: 36-32 points including 5 or above in Higer Level Mathematics, or 666-665 in 3 Higher Level subjects to include Mathematics.

                                                                      Tuition Fee

                                                                      • International

                                                                        19950 GBP/year
                                                                        Tuition Fee
                                                                        Based on the original amount of 19950 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                                                      • EU/EEA

                                                                        9000 GBP/year
                                                                        Tuition Fee
                                                                        Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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                                                                      Living costs for Cardiff

                                                                      • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
                                                                        Living Costs

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                                                                      Most UK/EU students will be eligible for financial support to cover the whole cost of the tuition fee, so nothing has to be paid upfront. You will not be required to pay any money back until you graduate and start earning more than £21,000 per year. The way in which you apply for student finance and the funding package available to you will depend on where you live.

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