Architectural engineers (also called building services engineers in the UK) make sure that buildings reliably function as intended by architects. Their specialisms include heating, ventilation, lighting, power, escalators and security. At Northumbria, our Mechanical and Architectural Engineering course focuses on sustainability, ensuring that our graduates acquire the skills they need to become specialists in building energy modelling and passive design techniques. The core of the course is the same as for our BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, where you will study subjects such as engineering analytics, engineering science and manufacturing systems. You’ll also study specialist architectural engineering modules covering thermal conditioning systems, low carbon thermal systems, thermal and visual analysis, and electrical and lighting systems. An application of mathematics is an important aspect of the course. This BEng (Hons) course meets CIBSE’s academic requirement to become an Incorporated Engineer and meets part of the academic requirement to be a Chartered Engineer, which is associated with higher salaries. You can meet the requirement for Chartered Engineer status in full by studying for an additional year and gaining an MEng (Hons). If you know from the start that you’d prefer an MEng, please apply for MEng (Hons) Mechanical and Architectural Engineering instead of this course. There is currently a shortage of mechanical and architectural engineers so, by taking this course, you’ll have excellent career prospects.