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Architectural engineering is studied by students globally and we welcome European and International students from around the world to study with us. Our BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering degree currently has students from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.The University of Plymouth has a thriving international community of 3,000 students from over 100 countries.
If you are interested in studying architectural engineering by any of the routes below, the first step is to contact the admissions tutor: Sarah Finnegan. Find out more about international admissions.
We are now admitting students for a September 2020 start.

How can I join BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering at University of Plymouth?

1. Join us in the first year and start your degree journey with us. We have new European and International students begin their undergraduate studies with us every year.

2. If you are already studying architectural engineering or a similar course, we can offer you a transfer directly in to our second or final year based on an assessment of your academic transcript from your current university. This is a great opportunity if you want to study in the UK and gain an Architectural Engineering degree from a UK university.

3. A one year exchange programme between your current university and us. We are actively creating partnerships and exchange programmes with other Architectural Engineering courses around the world. Contact the admissions tutor if you are studying architectural engineering and think that you or other students at your current university would like to study in the UK. We will then arrange an exchange programme with your university.

Read Asala’s story about how she joined us directly in the second year of architectural engineering

“I joined architectural engineering as a transfer student from the British University in Egypt. The wide-branching nature of my architectural engineering education in Egypt introduced me to many aspects of the construction industry and I decided mid-way through that I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of sustainability, energy, technology, innovation and BIM. I felt they were the trending future specialisations in the industry. Looking at the modules offered at the University of Plymouth, I noticed they were current and relevant.

The process of transferring between universities was a very easy one, based upon an evaluation of my academic university transcript. The modules I had taken in Egypt qualified me to transfer straight into the second year without repeating any years. My sister also moved with me, starting in first year architectural engineering direct from her sixth form upon completing her A levels. The year after, I recommended the course to a friend from my former university, who then joined me in the final year.

Now that I have graduated and secured a job specialising in energy and sustainability at a reputable consultancy firm in Kuwait, I feel it is the state-of-the-art knowledge and skillsets gained at the University of Plymouth, which have been the distinguishing factor in my employability, as employers look to fresh graduates to move their businesses forward.

Asala Zeenelabedeen, BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering

My favourite attribute of the course is that it is concise and leaves you with plenty of time for extra-curricular activities, hobbies, part-time jobs and university life, all of which contribute to a student’s growth. My experience studying at the University of Plymouth was overall an unforgettable positive experience”.

Asala Zeenelabedeen, BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering graduate