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  • Start date: September 2018

Engineering and Architectural Design MEng

This new programme aims to challenge students to develop a critical, independent, experimental and technically rigorous approach to architectural, environmental and structural design and engineering. It has a strong focus on design and the use of advanced fabrication facilities and labs where students are encouraged to develop leading-edge engineering knowledge, judgement and intuition.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2018
UCAS code
KH11
Duration
Full-time: 4 years
Application deadline
15 January 2018
Location
London, Hackney Wick (Here East) and London, Bloomsbury
Applications per place
14 (2016 entry)*
Total intake
112 (2018 entry)*
* Figures relate to Architecture subject area

Entry requirements

A levels

Grades
AAA
Subjects
No specific subjects.
GCSEs
English Language at grade C or 5. Mathematics and Physics (or Double Award) at grade A or 7 if not offered at A level. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

IB Diploma

Points
38
Subjects
A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, with no score below 5. Physics must be offered at either higher or standard level.

UK applicants qualifications

For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:

Equivalent qualification

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF - teaching from 2016) with Distinction, Distinction, Distinction.

Pass in Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 23 credits awarded with Distinction in the Level 3 units, the remainder of the credits in the Level 3 units awarded with Merit.

D3,D3,D3 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects

A,A,A at Advanced Highers (or A,A at Advanced Higher and A,A,A at Higher).

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A-Levels at grades AAA.

International applications

In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are intensive one-year foundation courses for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.

Typical UPC students will be high achievers in a 12-year school system which does not meet the standard required for direct entry to UCL.

For more information see: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Degree benefits

  • Your learning will combine the design-studio model of UCL’s renowned Bartlett School of Architecture with project-based learning in structural, civil and environmental engineering and design, drawing on expertise from the Institute for Environmental Design Engineering (IEDE) and UCL Civil, Environment and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE).

  • The programme will be based in new UCL facilities at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, a state-of-the-art 4,000m² fabrication, experimentation, testing and study resource with cutting-edge labs fully equipped with digital and analogue fabrication facilities.

  • The programme is designed to meet Engineering Council MEng and Architecture degree-level requirements.

  • We are also actively seeking accreditation from the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM, which include IStructE and ICE), the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Architecture Registration Board (RIBA/ARB) Part 1 exemption.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: Bartlett School of Architecture.

  • 81% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.

Degree structure

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

The first three years will provide an integrated programme of teaching and learning across engineering and architecture.

In year one you will develop core mathematics and engineering knowledge and skills by taking eight compulsory modules, all carefully tailored to this programme.

From year two onwards, half of your time will be spent on design labs, where you will develop skills in design and engineering synthesis, enhancing your ability to address design challenges and the built environment.

In your final year you will select two optional modules from a range depending on your particular areas of interest and the specialist skills and knowledge you wish to develop.

Modules

An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year.

Core or compulsory module(s)

Building Physics and Energy
Building Physics and Environment
Design Make Live
History and Theory of Engineering and Architecture
Making Information
Materials, Mechanics and Making
Mathematical Techniques

Optional modules

All first year modules are compulsory.

Core or compulsory module(s)

Environmentally Responsible Building Systems
Mathematical Modelling and Analysis
Structural Analysis and Foundation Design
Urban Physics
Design Lab 1: Introduction to Building Design

Optional modules

All second year modules are compulsory.

Core or compulsory module(s)

Mechanics of Buildings
Sense, Sensing and Controls
Practice and Project Management
Making Buildings
Design Lab 2: In-depth Building Design

Optional modules

All third year modules are compulsory

Core or compulsory module(s)

Design Lab 3: Advanced Building Design
Dissertation

Optional modules

You will select two optional modules from a range of available modules, depending on your interests and the skills you wish to develop. Modules developed specifically for this programme are anticipated to include:

Advanced Structural Design and Use of Parametric Modelling
BIM and GIS for Design and Retrofit
Tall Building Design
Organisational Learning and Dispute Resolution 
Technology and Integration

Your learning

The learning is predominantly design-studio based, and incorporates extensive use of fabrication workshops, engineering laboratories and London as a living lab, with a strong focus on engineering design and research-based learning. Methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, individual and group work, site visits, field trips, workshops, laboratories, crits, and e-learning.

Assessment

Assessment is focused on coursework submissions, including engineering design portfolios, built prototypes and written submissions. This is supplemented by a range of further methods including formal examination, crits, studio and laboratory assessments, and e-assessments.

Further Information

Detailed course descriptions are available on the department website: Engineering and Architectural Design MEng.

Careers

This MEng is designed so that you will actively acquire a broad base of knowledge and skills to meet the educational and professional standards for a senior career in engineering and architectural design.

You will learn to develop, articulate and advocate your own position and will also develop expertise in areas of particular interest via self-directed engineering design and research projects.

The programme will uniquely equip you with the creative engineering and architectural design skills and critical faculties that are key to solving the complex challenges of the built environment, making you ideally placed to lead transformation in the construction industry.

Destinations

The first cohort of students admitted to the Engineering and Architectural Design MEng is due to graduate in 2022. Therefore, information about career destinations for students on this programme is not yet available. Please see first destinations of recent graduates (2013-2015) of other Architecture and Civil and Environmental Engineering programmes at UCL for a selection of representative careers.

Data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013-2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

UCL is commited to helping you get the best start after graduation. Read more about how UCL Careers and UCL Innovation and Enterprise can help you find employment or learn about entrepreneurship.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2017/18 academic year and are for the first year of the programme at UCL only. Fees for 2018 entry will appear here as soon as they are available.

UK/EU students
£9,250 (2017/18 - see below)
Overseas students
£22,850 (2017/18)

The UK/EU fee quoted above may be subject to increase for the 2018/19 academic year and for each year of study thereafter and UCL reserves the right to increase its fees in line with UK government policy (including on an annual basis for each year of study during a programme). Fees for overseas students may be subject to an annual increase in subsequent years of study by up to 5%.

Please see the full details of UCL's fees and possible changes on the UCL Current Students website.

Funding

Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.

Departmental scholarships

The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.

Application and next steps

How to apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Application deadline: 15 January 2018



Selection

Eligible applicants are invited to submit an assessment task. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview where a portfolio of creative work is mandatory. We will be looking for evidence of independent and innovative thinking, ability to draw and/or make, ability to challenge methods and norms, and to solve problems. Portfolios should be between A4 and A1.

For further information on UCL's selection process see: Selection of students.


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