University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course will give you a well'rounded but technologically based education in many aspects of the built environment. The main focus of the building engineer's role is the technology of building, but their expertise may include specialisms in areas such as building design, production and maintenance management, and fire safety engineering. Throughout the course, which is accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Building, construction technology and management remain central, health and safety is addressed, and the importance of sustainability is considered. The course is delivered through workshops, lectures, tutorials and independent study. Our technology'enhanced learning supports independent study via synchronous online lectures, tutorials and seminars, which are captured and stored to enable students to revisit sessions online. We assess your learning through a variety of methods including project work, essays and exams.

Course Modules

Year 1: Building design 1; building science; construction technology 1; introduction to construction studies; procurement and project information; the construction environment. Year 2: Building design 2; construction site practice; construction technology 2; materials and structures; professional practice and sustainability; statutory control; structural principles. Year 3: Building adaptation and conservation; building engineering and fire safety; building pathology; construction technology 3; contract practice; dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time Day Release
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCC
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • Tariff 112
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level BBC
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2

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£30,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

93% Go on to work and/or study

In work 86
Studying 2
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 7
Unknown 0

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 25%

Total Coursework: 74%

Total Practical: 1%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation