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BEng (Hons)Mechanical and Architectural Engineering

Northumbria University
United Kingdom, Newcastle
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Architectural engineers (also called building services engineers in the UK) make sure that buildings reliably function as intended by architects. Their specialisms include heating, ventilation, lighting, power, escalators and security. At Northumbria, our Mechanical and Architectural Engineering course focuses on sustainability, ensuring that our graduates acquire the skills they need to become specialists in building energy modelling and passive design techniques.

The core of the course is the same as for our BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, where you will study subjects such as engineering analytics, engineering science and manufacturing systems. You’ll also study specialist architectural engineering modules covering thermal conditioning systems, low carbon thermal systems, thermal and visual analysis, and electrical and lighting systems. An application of mathematics is an important aspect of the course.

This BEng (Hons) course meets CIBSE’s academic requirement to become an Incorporated Engineer and meets part of the academic requirement to be a Chartered Engineer, which is associated with higher salaries. You can meet the requirement for Chartered Engineer status in full by studying for an additional year and gaining an MEng (Hons). If you know from the start that you’d prefer an MEng, please apply for MEng (Hons) Mechanical and Architectural Engineering instead of this course.

There is currently a shortage of mechanical and architectural engineers so, by taking this course, you’ll have excellent career prospects.

Programme structure

Your course in brief

Year 1

You will study core modules in Engineering Design, Engineering Science and Engineering Analytics, plus Professional and Technical Communication Skills, and Materials Engineering and Performance.

Year 2

You will begin to specialise with modules in: Thermal Conditioning Systems; Energy Systems; Fluid Systems; Engineering Management and Economics; and Electrical Lighting Systems.

Year 3

You will have the option to go out on an industrial placement to put the skills you have learned in the previous modules into professional practice, or on study abroad.

Year 4

You will study modules in Sustainable Energy Systems; Building Thermal and Visual Analysis; Low Carbon Thermal Systems; and Advanced Manufacturing Systems. You will undertake a major Investigative Project in a topic of your choice.

Career opportunities

By the end of this course you’ll be in an excellent position to apply for graduate roles related to mechanical and building services engineering. Some of our past graduates now have senior roles within engineering consultancies such as Buro Happold. Other graduates run their own businesses.

If you wish to undertake further study at postgraduate level, it may be possible to transfer to our integrated masters degree – MEng Mechanical and Architectural Engineering. If you wish to undertake further study at postgraduate level, we offer courses like MSc Engineering Management that will help you advance into management and develop skills in enterprise and entrepreneurship

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have strong employability as a result of having acquired the characteristics of a Northumbria graduate. These include critical reflection and self-learning, collaboration and curiosity, and the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems in ways that are sustainable and ethical.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States