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Architectural Engineering

Our new Architectural Engineering degree combines the art of design with the construction of buildings. The programme is designed to produce tomorrow’s engineers, able to work in multidisciplinary teams to design, construct, maintain and operate our buildings utilising the latest technological tools and techniques.

Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering


Degree Duration

International Year Zero | International Foundation Year


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

The programme embraces the Conceiving-Designing-Implementing-Operating (CDIO) educational framework for producing the next generation of “work-ready” engineers. This will provide a learning experience that stresses the engineering fundamentals set within the context of CDIO real-world systems and products.

Studying Architectural Engineering will empower you as a graduate engineer to liaise and communicate effectively and efficiently with architects to ensure both functional and aesthetic design. You will gain a solid technical ground in structural engineering, and appreciation and understanding of contemporary global architectural design. UN Sustainable Development Goals are embedded throughout the programme and practiced in the design projects to achieve a sustainable and resilient built environment.

The programme will give you the educational base to work at the intersection of structural engineering and architecture, and to successfully gain chartered engineering status after graduation.

While studying with us you will:

Learn in dedicated design studios that are fully equipped with the latest equipment and technology
Be taught by research-active staff and industry-experienced tutors – our tutors have extensive track records of project design and delivery
Develop programming skills and use artificial intelligence to inform the design of complex structures
Work on authentic projects which are varied in terms of complexity, context, scale, and material use
Learn about building services such as lighting, acoustics, energy efficiency, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and the retrofitting of existing buildings.
Whilst studying with us you will be given the opportunity for national and international study trips

  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

You won’t just work with engineers; you’ll be at the forefront of innovative collaborations with AI programmers, material scientists, business leaders, structural designers, circular economists, and international development professionals.

The architectural engineering and construction solutions (AECS) market is poised to grow by USD 2.87 billion between 2020-2024 (source: Technavio).

Graduation from this programme will enable you to work with architects to maximise sustainable architectural energy performance and contribute to the design or redesign of complex structures. As a graduate, you would typically seek employment where all aspects of building services – heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) – are required. You are likely to be involved with other aspects of building design and construction where mechanical, electrical, lighting and acoustic systems are required and where structural drawings and calculations are needed.

Your Pathways

International Year One

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Bradford

The University combines academic teaching with industry
expertise to create a learning environment and culture that
fosters innovation and excellence. This approach helps you
to develop skills and gain practical experience that is highly
valued by future employers.

Formed in 1832 as the Mechanics Institute, in 1966 the University of Bradford became Britain’s 40th university. Over its 50 years the University has innovated and proven its excellence, more recently, ranked top 3 in the UK for work experience and careers and employment services and won University of the Year for Social Inclusion.

The University of Bradford is made up of four academic faculties with each covering a broad range of specialisms:

  • Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
  • Faculty of Health Studies
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences

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