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Architecture, construction
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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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Engineering and the Built Environment

Research - MPhil : PhD

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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.

Sustainability

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Pursue your research degree with an internationally known institute that works with influential partners, including government and industry.

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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.

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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

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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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