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Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees with an interdisciplinary focus. Our research specialises in sustainability within the built environment.

Undergraduate studies

Our teaching reputation is based on the philosophy that if architects and civil engineers are to work together, they will strongly benefit from being educated together. Find out more about our courses and read about our students' experiences.

Becoming an architect at Bath

The architecture studio at the University of Bath

Find out about the educational steps you'll take to become an architect and how the course at Bath varies from other institutions.

Explore our 4 East South building in virtual reality

Meet some of our staff and students in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering and get a taste of life in the studio.

Discover our civil engineering laboratories

Join our academics and technicians on a video tour of the facilities, workshops and laboratories you could use on our civil engineering courses.

Postgraduate degrees

Our postgraduate degrees reflect industrial needs and advances in research to give you the relevant knowledge to move your career forward. Find out more about our MScs and research studentships, or look for a PhD supervisor from our academic team.

Student project work

Our students work on individual and group designs during their degrees. Some of our students have won national and international awards for their work.

Envisioning reciprocal

Three students look at their design report in our studio space

For their first project at university, architecture and civil engineering students Isobel, Greg and Arun, designed and built a cantilever structure.

Dreaming of electric sheep

A CAD drawing of Justin's substation hotel

Justin Bean’s RIBA Bronze Medal winning design for a hotel built around an electrical substation, aims to explore our complex relationship with technology.

Our research

Sustainability within the built environment is central to our research activities. We promote collaborative and interdisciplinary research drawing on both fields of expertise in our joint department.

Saving structures across the globe

Antony Darby tests the strength of a concrete beam in our structures lab.

We’ve developed assessment and strengthening techniques for ageing concrete bridges and structures. Our guidance is used by consulting engineers worldwide.

Our commitment to the community

We have a wealth of expertise and we want to use it to help our local communities and further afield.

About us

We are a joint department that brings together teaching and research expertise in architecture and civil engineering. Our interdisciplinary focus underlies all our activities and gives students a vibrant environment to grow as individuals and professionals.

6 East University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Get in touch

Contact our Department office with any general queries or our admissions team about our undergraduate courses.