Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Architectural Engineering and Design Management

Architecture

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date
BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich K237 BBB or ABC 1 October 2018
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time K236 BBB or ABC 1 October 2018

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Architectural Engineering and Design Management course overview

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).

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.

Our virtual tour of the architecture building allows you to see what the building looks like from the outside.

Architecture students gain access to our state-of-the-art digital fabrication laboratory.

Modules


Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Structural Design
  • History and Theory of Architecture
  • Construction Technology and Management 1
  • Building Materials
  • Building Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Economics

Semester 2

  • 2D CAD for Architectural Design
  • Architectural Drawing and Representation
  • Principles of Law
  • Surveying for Construction
  • Building Production
  • Principles of Design Management

Year 2 

Semester 1

  • Low Energy Architectural Design
  • Contract Administration
  • Plant and Equipment
  • Health and Safety
  • Collaborative Design Management
  • 3D CAD Modelling

Semester 2

  • Contractors' Estimating and Planning
  • Construction Technology and Management 2
  • Building Services Technology
  • Construction Organisation and Management
  • Sustainable Building Design
  • Property Development Appraisal

Placement / Study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.


Final year

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules:

  • Architectural Detailing
  • Advanced Mechanical Services
  • Architectural Design Project
  • Research Dissertation
  • Geotechnical Engineering

Optional Modules, choose ONE from:

  • Construction Economics
  • Pre-construction Estimating and Planning
  • Civil and Building Engineering Contracts

Semester 2

Compulsory Modules:

  • Maintenance, Repair and Refurbishment
  • Research Dissertation
  • Value Management and Engineering

Optional Modules, choose two from:

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

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.


Assessment

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


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

K237 Architectural Engineering and Design Management - BSc (Hons) DIS

A-Level
BBB or ABC including at least one design or science subject
IB
32 (5,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in a relevant subject: DDM
Relevant subjects include Business, Construction & Built Environment and Engineering
GCSE
GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

K236 Architectural Engineering and Design Management - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
BBB or ABC including at least one design or science subject
IB
32 (5,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in a relevant subject: DDM
Relevant subjects include Business, Construction & Built Environment and Engineering
GCSE
GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £19,900

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

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.

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.

Industrial placement

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.

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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