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Architectural Engineering, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #93 (QS) ,
Leeds was the first university in the UK to offer architectural engineering degrees some 50 years ago. This course is truly interdisciplinary, designed to produce engineers who can design buildings by integrating the principles and practice of architecture, building physics and structural engineering.


You’ll work on a series of studio-based building design projects, many of which will be undertaken in our new studio spaces. Not only will you put into practice what you have learned in lectures, laboratory classes and tutorials, but you will also build scale models and develop graphical presentation and computer modelling skills using industry standard software.

As with all the School’s degrees, Architectural Engineering is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which will help you to gain chartered engineer status after graduation.

You can choose to take either the four-year Integrated Masters (MEng, BEng) or the three-year Bachelor’s (BEng) degree on this course.

You may choose to undertake the International option of this course, allowing you to spend year 3 at one of our partner universities in the USA. You’ll study modules similar to those taught at Leeds, meaning your study abroad year will be integrated into your degree and will not require you to take an additional year of study. Find out more about our international option on our website.

Architectural Engineering students attend a residential surveying field course in year 1 and a residential architectural study period in a European city in year 3. There are compulsory parts of the architectural engineering programme – there are no additional fees to pay for either of these field courses.

Career opportunities

Architectural engineering graduates are in great demand from multi-disciplinary consultancies specialising in building design and contractors engaged in building construction and project management. Typically, the majority of graduates each year secure professional or managerial positions as graduate structural, civil or building services engineers, design engineers, architectural engineers or with architectural consultants.

Recent employers include ARUP, Buro Happold, Ramboll, Eckersley O’Callaghan, Elliot Wood Partnership, Price and Myers, Morgan Sindall, Mott Macdonald, Laing O’Rourke, Balfour Beatty, AKT, CH2M Hill, Atkins, Aecom, Curtins, Hoare Lea, Atelier 10, the Structure Workshop and Morph Structures.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Architecture and Environment
  • Engineering Surveying and Construction Technology
  • Structural Design and Analysis
  • Properties of Materials: Water, Soil, Steel and Timber
  • Engineering Mathematics and Modelling 
  • Integrated Design Project

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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Academic Requirements

A-level: AAA including Mathematics (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking).

Where an A-Level Science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-Level at the stated grade.

GCSE: English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

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Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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