Undergraduate study2017

Undergraduate

BSc (Hons)

Architectural Engineering and Design Management

School of Civil and Building Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

This is a multidisciplinary, broad-based building design course focusing on the technical and managerial aspects of architectural design and construction project management.It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

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  • Industry Accreditation

BSc (Hons)

Architectural Engineering and Design Management

School of Civil and Building Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

This is a multidisciplinary, broad-based building design course focusing on the technical and managerial aspects of architectural design and construction project management.It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • 1st in the UK  for engineering placements (2015/16 HESA UG Student Record)
  • 98% of graduates in work or further studies (2014 graduates)
  • Ranked 2nd for Building (The Tomes Good University Guide 2016)
  • Ranked 2nd in UK for learning resources and personal development (NSS 2015)

This course was developed to meet the growing need for integration of design and construction in the industry, and it focuses on the technical and managerial aspects of architectural design and construction project management. The course prepares its graduates for a wide range of career paths in the construction industry including Design Co-ordination and Management, and Project Management in multidisciplinary Design and Build organizations, consulting, and contracting firms. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building.

Students on the course develop knowledge in the areas of building design, building performance, and project management. They acquire an understanding of the process and the technical aspects of building design and the management of construction projects. The main skills developed throughout the course are design and management skills. This is complemented by transferable skills such as: communication and presentation, team-working, and Information Technology.

Teaching is by a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and design studios, with field work and site visits as appropriate.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich K237
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time K236
Assessment

Assessment is by a combination of examinations, coursework, projects and presentations.

Selection

Applicants are selected on the basis of their UCAS form. All applicants who are made an offer are invited to visit the School.

Graduate destinations

This course will prepare you for a wide range of career paths in the construction industry including design co-ordination, design management and project management within multidisciplinary design and build organisations or contracting firms.

Course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Structural Design
  • Architectural Drawing & Representation
  • Building Materials
  • Principles of Design and Construction
  • Building Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Economics

Semester 2

  • History and Theory of Architecture
  • Principles of Law
  • Principles of Design and Construction
  • Surveying for Construction
  • Building Production
  • Principles of Design Management
Year 2

Semester 1

  • Contract Administration
  • Health and Safety
  • Collaborative Design Management
  • 3D BIM Auditing and Coordination
  • Sustainble Building Design
  • 3D CAD Modelling

Semester 2

  • Contractor’s Planning and Estimating
  • Building Services Technology
  • Construction Organisation & Management
  • Building Pathology and Management
  • Sustainable Building Design
  • Property Development Appraisal
Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules:

  • Advanced Mechanical Services
  • Architectural Design and Detailing
  • Research Dissertation
  • Value Management & Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering

Optional Modules, choose ONE from:

  • Construction Economics
  • Pre-construction Estimating & Planning
  • Construction Contracts
  • Language module (at level 3 or above)

Semester 2

Compulsory Modules:

  • Maintenance, Repair and Refurbishment
  • Architectural Design and Detailing
  • Research Dissertation

Optional Modules, choose two from:

  • Project Management
  • Management Finance
  • Advanced Construction
  • Management Information Systems
  • Collaborative BIM Design Project

Please see our website for further details on programme specifications.

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: K237 BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
BBB or ABC from 3 A-Levels, including at least one design/science subject and no more than one language subject
SQA AH
BB, plus Highers majority A grades
IB
32 points minimum with 5 5 5 in HL subjects
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM in a relevant subject
Additional
GCSE Maths grade C

UCAS code: K236 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
BBB or ABC from 3 A-Levels, including at least one design/science subject and no more than one language subject
SQA AH
BB, plus Highers majority A grades
IB
32 points minimum with 5 5 5 in HL subjects
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM in a relevant subject
Additional
GCSE Maths grade C

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2017-18

 

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,250
International Students (Band B course) £19,900

 

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support for UK/EU Students 2017-18

Undergraduate international students: please refer to the pages on financial support for international students.

 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students.

(Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)
Up to £6,000 over three years LSP pages
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years DTS pages
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Sports pages 
Email
01509 226108
Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Arts pages
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Care Leavers pages

Placements

Industrial training

Sponsored students will complete a paid year working with their sponsor company. 

The year in industry can provide many benefits. Placement students earn a salary, typically over £16,500 per annum, and many are offered a permanent job with their host company when they graduate.

Recent companies who have employed placement students from the School of Civil and Building Engineering include Balfour Beatty, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Skanska and Tony Gee.

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, with over 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university (2015/16 HESA UG Student Record).

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: K237

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: K236

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Monika S

“I did a placement in Belgium at Airports Council International. It was a tremendous experience that gave me an insight into how the real world works.”

Ron R

“I think the resources that are available to students at Loughborough are brilliant, with facilities and online resources as well as staff to help you when you need it.”

Anthony P

“The course offered was the biggest attraction for me. The range of modules on my course appealed as it gives a good grounding in all modes of transport and gives a practical aspect to management.”

Adam R

“The theory I’ve learnt during my three years at Loughborough will be key to my future career and I’m excited to apply it within industry…”

Chloe T

"Loughborough University had the highest reputation for my course. This was important to me because Air Transport Management is such a specialist topic area."

Gráinne M

“There is a reason that Loughborough University has been voted best for student experience six years in a row!”

Howard B

“Loughborough’s campus was a fantastic attraction, its sense of community made me feel right at home.”

James C

“Loughborough is an amazing place to study and a great place to live.”

Jonathon L

“If I had to choose one thing I like most about being a student at Loughborough, it would be the sense of pride that comes with being a student at one of the UK’s top universities. I love it here!”

Jonathan B

“I have really grown as a person here and I truly believe I’m on my way to becoming the man I want to be – I don’t think that would have been possible if it weren’t for Loughborough.”

Ksenia G

“From the first time I visited the campus I loved it… it’s like your own little world!”

Zoe R

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