The creation of buildings is a complex operation that requires the skills of many disciplines. Our Architectural Engineering degree aims to provide you with an in-depth understanding of civil engineering with a specific focus on structural engineering and the built environment. This course brings together the precision of engineering with the creativity of building design, with an emphasis on environmental factors. You will develop a thorough understanding of theory, backed up by practical application through laboratory and research work, field trips and design classes, preparing you for a successful career in the civil engineering industry. Choosing this four-year degree offers you a quicker, more direct route to Chartered Engineer status than the three-year BEng. It allows you to use the last two years to expand and strengthen your knowledge in architectural engineering. You will benefit from advanced learning in design and management and an appreciation of the techniques needed to manage and organise a multidisciplinary engineering design project. The MEng degree is fully accredited by the Institutions of Civil and Structural Engineers, and satisfies the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Other Cardiff University Architectural Engineering programmes include: •A thorough grounding in the fundamentals of architectural engineering if you choose a BEng programme. •The opportunity to follow a sandwich year in industry if you choose the relevant four-year BEng or five-year MEng degree option. •The opportunity to study abroad at a partner institution for one semester if you choose the relevant MEng (International) degree option. •The opportunity to study a language if you choose the relevant MEng degree option with a sandwich year at a university in France, Germany or Spain. Distinctive features The distinctive features of the programme include: •Fast-track route to Chartered Engineer status. •The opportunity to study at the highest-rated civil engineering school in the UK for our research, and the impact of our research (according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework). •The facilities that come with such a successful research unit. •The opportunity to learn from leaders in their fields, through direct access to academic staff, many of whom are Chartered Engineers or have worked in industry •An open and engaging culture between students and staff.