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Study one of our master’s degrees in architecture and civil engineering

Our master's suite allows you to build on your first degree to explore architecture and civil engineering at the next level.

Find out what courses we offer

Four courses, one focus

Our four courses cover the breadth of architectural engineering, civil engineering, and conservation. But they all share the same focus: to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.

We offer four degrees where you'll learn how to preserve our cultural heritage, design sustainable comfortable buildings, explore the latest materials and technologies, or develop skills in digitalisation.

Our courses may cover a breadth of subjects but all aim to give you the knowledge and skills to not only help your career, but also industry. We are thinking about the future of construction and what this means for society and the environment. This is why issues like sustainability, global challenges, and low- and zero-carbon design are key themes across all our courses.

Our courses

‘We learn and we work. We get to constantly apply what we're learning into different practical projects. It's really enriching.’
Jolie Lau MSc Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design (2022)

Be part of a collaborative and diverse cohort

It's reasonable to assume that you'll be working side by side with professionals from a range of backgrounds in your career so why not start now during your degree?

As a joint department, good collaboration between architecture and civil engineering students is one of our core values. Some of the best structures in the world have been created by multidisciplinary teams who communicate well and bring their diverse strengths, skills and knowledge to a project.

We put this into action in our master's suite by having shared units across all courses in construction project management, and professional and research skills. These units complement and bolster your technical knowledge by giving you the understanding of a career in industry and the confidence to go out into the world and use it.

Three of our courses include a multidisciplinary project in Semester 2 where you'll work in teams of students across the suite to design a building. This is a great opportunity for you to combine your individual expertise to solve a design challenge with a comprehensive outcome.

Use specialist facilities

We have a range of facilities to support your studies depending on your course. Our laboratories and workshops contain machinery and equipment that exceed industry standards. These include environmental monitoring facilities, and laboratories for concrete, timber, advanced materials, and geomaterials. You'll also have access to digital materials such as BIM-enabled software, environmental modelling software and professional databases like Construction Information Services.

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Benefit from our strong relationship with companies

We work closely with industry and they tell us that they value graduates with the transferrable skills and professional experience to jump straight into a role. So we develop and review our course content with their input to make sure what you learn is what they need.

Depending on your course, you’ll have chances to engage with industry through placements, guest lectures, industrial projects, and networking opportunities that can serve you well in your future. These include:

  • Modern Building Design: three to six-month placement
  • Conservation of Historic Buildings: site visits to real ongoing conservation projects
  • Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design: an optional five-day intensive course in Passivhaus design
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Career support and guidance

You might only be with us for a year but we want to use these months to give you a strong foundation to start your career on that goes beyond your academic studies.

We have a dedicated Postgraduate Employability team in the Faculty to help you develop your professional skills throughout your degree. They can help you build a strong CV, learn how to write a good application, and grow your confidence in interview techniques.

You can also access a range of resources through the University Careers Services including employer events, careers fairs and skills workshops. And our Skills Centre will help you bolster your academic studies with digital skills and English language courses for students whose second language is English.

What could the future hold for you?

Our graduates go on to do great things and make a real impact working in companies around the world. Read about where some of our graduates are now.

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