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Architecture, construction
and surveying

You want to leave your mark on the landscape – we offer the experience you need to do just that. At ARU, our architecture, building and construction degree courses – many accredited by professional bodies – are designed for visionary individuals, ready to learn the skills required by industry.

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Architectural Technology

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

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3-years-full-time
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4-years-with-foundation
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4 years with placement
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5-years-part-time
Course features
  • Learn about building design and production
  • Study full-time or part-time
  • Get experience with an optional placement year

Architecture

Undergraduate - BA (Hons) : BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Available as:
3 years full-time
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4 years with foundation
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4 years with placement
Course features
  • Explore the language and style of buildings – and create your own designs
  • Learn in the studio, and on site visits and field trips
  • Take your first step towards becoming a registered architect

Building Surveying

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Available as:
3 years full-time
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3 years full-time Peterborough
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4 years with foundation
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4 years with placement
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4 years with placement - Peterborough
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5 years part-time
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5 years part-time - Peterborough
Course features
  • Advise clients about new builds, listed buildings and historic structures
  • Get hands-on in specialist labs and design studios
  • Gain experience with site visits and a placement year

Civil and Construction Engineering

Undergraduate - MEng (Hons)

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Available as:
Full-time
Course features
Change the skyline in cities. Develop the built environments of the future. Study Civil and Construction Engineering at ARU, and gain the academic, technical and design skills you need to address challenges in the modern world. You'll also take a step towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Construction Management

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Available as:
3 years full-time
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4 years with foundation
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4 years with placement
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5 years part-time
Course features

Study Construction Management at ARU. Use industry-standard surveying equipment and computer-aided design, 3D modelling, project management and financial software.

Quantity Surveying

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Available as:
3 years full-time
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3 years full-time - Peterborough
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4 years with foundation
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4 years with placement
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4 years with placement - Peterborough
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5 years part-time
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5 years part-time - Peterborough
Course features
  • Learn to financially manage construction projects from start to finish
  • Master industry-standard equipment and software
  • Work towards becoming a chartered quantity surveyor

Construction Project Management

Postgraduate - MSc

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Available as:
Full-time
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Part-time
Course features
Develop your own individual management approach on our Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) accredited course. Work alongside professionals and industry experts to practically gain the key management skills and knowledge you need for a variety of management roles in the construction or property sectors.

Project Management

Postgraduate - MSc

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Available as:
Full-time
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Part-time
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Distance learning
Course features
Develop the professional expertise needed to plan, develop, manage and deliver complex projects. Applicable to any industry, our course is Association for Project Management (APM) accredited. It is designed for graduates and professionals who wish to enter a career, or further their existing career in project management.

Engineering and the Built Environment

Research - MPhil : PhD

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Available as:
Full-time
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Part-time
Course features
Our research cuts across the expertise of our School and Faculty, to identify and seek solutions to the wide range of complex sustainability-related problems associated with current and future cities, both in the UK and globally. We encourage PhD candidates to take an active role in our School's research community, in areas currently ranging from climate change and resilience to smart cities, integrated urban infrastructure, mechanical engineering and tribology, technology, health sciences and medical engineering, society and culture, planning and architecture.

Professional Doctorate in Science and Engineering

Research - DProf

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Available as:
Part-time
Course features
Combine doctoral research with your full-time career, and make a substantial contribution to the development of professional practice in your area. We can offer supervision in specialisms including ecology, conservation and animal behaviour and welfare, biomedical and forensic sciences, built environment, computing, medical and mechanical engineering, molecular biology, psychology or sport and exercise science.
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We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.

Here at the School of Engineering and the Built Environment and the School of Architecture, we'll help you develop skills and knowledge that reflect emerging technologies and meet the needs of today’s employers.

You'll get hands-on from day one, collaborating with your peers, tutors and industry partners to solve real-world problems. Our expert, experienced staff are active researchers, so you'll stay up to date with the latest thinking and findings in the industry.

Our courses are accredited by various professional bodies, including the Architects Registration Board (ARB), the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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Life as an ARU Architecture student

Discover our School of Architecture, meet our staff and explore our end of year exhibitions and student work.

Explore our School of Architecture

Megan

"So far, the journey into architecture has been incredibly varied from life drawings and model-making to technical construction and calculations. Studio and design work has been supported by one-to-one tutorials. It has been a great experience."

Megan

BA (Hons) Architecture student and founder of the ARU Architecture Society

Megan's story

Specialist facilities

As an Architecture, construction and surveying student at ARU, you’ll benefit from:

  • model-making studios; industry-standard software for computer-aided design work; construction and surveying equipment; a fully equipped workshop with cutting-edge digital fabrication machinery and skilled staff; and specialist 3D printers
  • industry-standard equipment to learn how to conduct site surveys and property inspections; design and AutoCAD studios; a materials and testing laboratory; an environmental science and design laboratory; and a surveying laboratory
  • Placement and work experience opportunities
  • Field trips, hands-on projects and end-of-year exhibitions

Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies.

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Apart from our ARB prescription, our course has been awarded RIBA Part 1 Full Status, unconditionally. This gives further credibility to our degrees and offers greater career prospects to our students.

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