Integrate architectural and engineering design to develop sustainable solutions to benefit society. Graduate as a creative designer of our built environment.
Do you want to lead the design of buildings that inspire awe, have minimal environmental impact and work well for the people who use them? At Bath, we nurture imaginative engineers who care about the future of our built environment and want to contribute to a better society.
We’ll teach you the art and science of the subject by immersing you in the practices of architectural and engineering design. You’ll take on difficult and
realistic projects such as exploring ways to lessen the energy needed to make buildings comfortable for users.
Our course draws on the strengths of a joint Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, offering you a different experience from most universities. You’ll work with architecture students to embed the professional and interdisciplinary team relationships that will form the basis of your career.
In your first two years, you’ll learn fundamental skills in creative engineering design, analysis and communication. You’ll develop a detailed understanding of mechanics, materials, environmental, geotechnical and structural engineering theory and practice. In your final years, you’ll learn to integrate structural and environmental engineering with architectural design to satisfy a range of needs including delight, stability, energy footprint and buildability.
You’ll take advanced taught units on this MEng, meeting the full educational requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer.
We also offer this course with a placement year, giving you the opportunity to gain work experience as part of your degree.
You can move between our civil and civil and architectural engineering courses, as well as decide whether you want to go on placement, up to the end of your second year.
You’ll learn from leading academics with expertise in civil and architectural engineering. Their national and international collaborations in industry and research feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience. Our strong industry links allow us to welcome visiting practice-based tutors who bring their wealth of design experience to support our studio design projects and enrich our teaching.
You’ll develop your abilities in purpose-built design studios that foster an atmosphere of creativity and collaboration. You’ll also have access to a range of laboratories to support you throughout your civil engineering studies. These include structures, hydraulics, soils and materials research laboratories. We also house specific teaching and computer laboratories, and a 3D fabrication workshop. We’ll teach you to use specialist model-making equipment such as wood and metal working machinery, 3D printers, CNC routers and laser cutters. This will enable you to realise and test your engineering solutions.
Find out what our graduates go on to do
As a Bath civil engineering graduate, you’ll possess a high level of creative ability and excellent communication and people skills. Most of our graduates pursue their ambitions to make the world a better place by working as engineering designers in the construction industry. Others work as site engineers or construction and project managers where their creativity, problem-solving and people skills are highly valued. Some of our graduates continue their studies with us or at other universities, pursuing careers in academia or research.