BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering - University of Plymouth

Learn how to apply the principles of environmental design and engineering and deliver the sustainable buildings of the future.

Course details

With an increasing demand for architects and engineers who can provide multidisciplinary knowledge and skills, our architectural engineering degree combines the creativity of architecture with the rigour of building engineering, preparing you for a successful future career designing and engineering the built environment.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Plymouth campus

Plymouth University

Course overview

oin a unique multidisciplinary course and study both the architectural design and engineering of buildings. Gain industry experience with the option to take part in a year-long paid work placement

Learn using industry-standard facilities, resources and equipment, including a designated design studio space, specialist laboratories and workshops, Mac and PC suites and a 360-degree immersive vision theatre. Live, real-world projects. Test your newly developed architectural and engineering knowledge and skills.


Entry requirements

UCAS tariff 96 – 112

A levels
A minimum of two A levels; General Studies accepted.

International Baccalaureate
26–28 points.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information, we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

Mathematics and English language grade C.

T levels
Merit in any subject.


The University of Plymouth International College (UPIC) offers foundation, first-year and pre-masters programmes that lead to University of Plymouth degrees. Courses are specially designed for EU and international students who are missing the grades for direct entry to the University, and include full duration visa sponsorship. You can start in January, May or September, benefitting from small class sizes, top-quality tuition and 24/7 student support.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Principles of Economics and Management (BLDG402)
  • Built Environment Project 1 (BLDG405)
  • Fundamentals of Construction (BLDG406)
  • Building Physics (BLDG407)
  • Architectural Design (BLDG408)
  • Digital Built Environment (BLDG409)
  • Stage 1 Placement Preparation (FAPY100)
  • Construction technology (BLDG512)
  • Property development and refurbishment (BLDG510)
  • Low energy building design (BLDG507)
  • Common Challenge: Built Environment (BLDG515)
  • Building services engineering (BLDG511)
  • Contract procedures (BLDG506)
  • Contract Procedures (BLDG506
  • Low Energy Building Design (BLDG507)
  • Property Development and Refurbishment (BLDG510)
  • Building Services Engineering (BLDG511)
  • Stage 2 Placement Preparation (FAPY200)
  • Construction Technology (BLDG512)
  • Common Challenge: Built Environment (BLDG515)