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Architectural Engineering with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Salford

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Successful architectural design is the sweet spot within science, creativity and technology. As virtual technologies push design boundaries in our built environment, a BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering with Foundation Year degree with Salford can lead to an exciting career shaping sustainable and spectacular buildings.**Architectural engineers are at the heart of every successful building project team. With their ability to integrate building systems in complex design environments, they are highly-sought by architectural, planning consultancies, and developers. If you’re fascinated by the science and technology behind buildings, our four-year architectural engineering with Foundation Year course provides robust design, engineering and construction knowledge, so you can build an exceptional skill set.Led by international experts, Salford is a QS world-ranked centre for architecture studies. Learning takes place in our Peel Park campus, minutes from buzzing central Manchester. You’ll study architectural theory and practice alongside other architecture students, delivered in a collaborative studio environment by leading international teachers and experts.By combining architecture and engineering disciplines, you’ll build a comprehensive view of the building design process from day one. You’ll develop both design awareness and a solid understanding of the systems integral to sustainable design. You’ll learn structural principles alongside exploring architecture theory. You’ll balance the tools and technologies for developing engineering solutions with the creative processes for generating new ideas.The Foundation Year of the four-year programme provides you with understanding of the key subjects in built environment practice to meet the prerequisites for studying a full degree course. Learning focuses on effective communication and study skills combined with built environment specific teaching. You will be introduced to theories and concepts in buildings, construction and surveying. On completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress on to year one of your selected degree for the remaining three years of your studies.Reflecting real-world practice, you’ll complete multidisciplinary projects and innovative problem-solving activities alongside other built environment students. Through our strong connections with local architectural practices and engineering firms, you’ll receive external critiques and guest lectures. With a focus on your future, you’ll share your ideas at our annual architecture show and build your network at our exclusive built environment careers fair.Features• Develop critical awareness and detailed appreciation of architectural design, with the ability to design solutions for new and existing structures• Gain an understanding of fabrication, contemporary construction and 3-D conceptions, developing competence in digital construction and BIM• Apply modelling and analysis to explore interactions between a building and its internal and external environments• Study the relationships between shape, material, performance, load, and construction• Explore the role of nature, people and technology in design, and the environmental dimensions that influence the building design process• Build core skills required by a built environment professional, including team working, critical analysis, problem solving and project management• Acquire the skills and knowledge so you're ready to study for the full BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering degree

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Salford

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  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 58 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    128 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%



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