|Study location||United Kingdom, Newcastle City Campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
good results in Mathematics and in analytical science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Physics or Technology)
IELTS: 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
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 Architecture Engineering courses focuses on sustainability, ensuring that our graduates acquire the skills they need to become specialists in building energy modelling and passive design techniques.
The first three years of the course, or four years if you undertake a year-long industrial placement, are the same as our BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Architectural Engineering. You’ll then complete a further year to gain your MEng. This final year allows you to further explore the design, analysis and modelling of advanced engineering solutions.
You should apply for this course if you want to meet in full the academic requirements for becoming a Chartered Engineer, which is associated with higher salaries. Employers place particular value on graduates who, because they already have an MEng, don’t need to undertake postgraduate studies alongside their day-to-day work.
Your course in brief
You will study core modules in Engineering Design, Engineering Science and Engineering Analytics, plus Professional and Technical Communication Skills, and Materials Engineering and Performance.
You will begin to specialise with modules in: Thermal Conditioning Systems; Energy Systems; Fluid Systems; Engineering Management and Economics; and Electrical Lighting Systems.
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.
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.
You will take your knowledge to the next level with advanced modules in Computational Fluid Dynamics & Heat Transfer; Building Energy & Environmental Modelling; Engineering Technology Management; Conceptual Design Analysis; and a major Interdisciplinary Engineering Project.
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, 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.