Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Top spots for our programmes

The 2017 Complete University Guide ranks ACE first and third in the UK

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Water research in South Africa

PhD research aims to reduce the risk of disease from contaminated water.

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Future Envelope 10: to BIM or not to BIM

Attend our conference on June 3

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Placements blog

Our bloggers share their placement experiences.

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Architecture Degree Show 2016

Join us at the Edge for our annual Architecture Degree Show. Our students will be showcasing their work throughout June before transferring the show to London.



  2 June - 23 June

About us

Student working collaboratively

Welcome to our joint Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering. We are at the forefront of teaching, research and consultancy in the modern built environment. We have an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for advancing women's careers in higher education and research.

Key facts

  • Number 1 for Architecture (2017 Complete University Guide)
  • Number 2 for Architecture (Times Good University Guide 2016)
  • Top 3 for Civil Engineering (2017 Complete University Guide and Times Good University Guide 2016)
  • Number 1 in the 2014 REF in the Architecture, Built Environment & Planning unit of assessment

Film: low impact building materials

Our film explores how we are working with BRE to promote low impact building materials to the construction industry.

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