Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Student working on models

Undergraduate study

Contact us

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 383019

Our international reputation is based on the simple philosophy that if architects and civil engineers are to work together, they will strongly benefit from being educated together.

We offer the following programmes:

We also offer the two year MArch (RIBA part 2) programme, which follows on from the BSc Architecture in the journey to becoming an architect

You can find out more about our programmes by attending a University Open Day. You can also browse our programme and unit catalogue for a flavour of the current academic year's choice of what to study.

The Department received 93% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016.

Placements and projects

There are a series of joint design projects throughout all degree programmes, from the first year to the final year, where students from architecture and civil engineering work together in teams.

Placements are at the heart of our Architecture and the Civil Engineering programmes. This opportunity to combine placement with study gives our students the advantage of leaving as well-rounded, employable graduates.

Our reputation

Nationally, we are ranked 1st for Architecture (Times Good University Guide 2017) and 4th for Civil Engineering (2018 Complete University Guide).

Our undergraduate architecture programmes are fully accredited by ARB and RIBA, and our undergraduate civil engineering programmes are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators.


We develop architects who demonstrate a flair for innovative design, using both structural and environmental awareness to inform their designs.

We produce creative civil engineers with a profound technical understanding across the breadth of civil engineering, able to lead projects informed by their holistic outlook on design.

Architecture and Civil Engineering are top 10 for graduate prospects in the 2018 Complete University Guide.

In detail: career destinations of our students >>