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Engineering and the Built Environment

From architecture to quantity surveying and construction to civil and mechanical engineering, we'll develop your skills and knowledge, incorporating emerging technologies and meeting the needs of today’s employers.

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Studying a degree at ARU means you could be studying electrical circuits, power systems, control systems, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and mechanical design. Our staff are experts in their field and will guide you through the latest research and practical applications, preparing you for a dynamic career. Gain skills to analyse complex systems and design innovative solutions whether you’re into energy-efficient systems, cutting-edge machinery, or automation and robotics.

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Construction and Surveying

Deep dive into the intricate fields of civil engineering, construction management, or building or quantity surveying. The built environment touches all aspects of our lives - providing infrastructure, influencing all aspects of our quality of life and enabling the economy and society to function. You’ll explore topics such as sustainable construction and renewable energy systems. Our dedicated faculty, renowned for their expertise and passion, will equip you with skills and knowledge to thrive in the dynamic world of the built environment.

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Architecture and Planning

At our School we’re creative innovators, designing the built environment for a sustainable future. The School is ARB prescribed and RIBA Part 1 accredited. By exploring the challenges facing our contemporary surroundings, you'll develop skills to engage morally, ethically, politically, aesthetically, sustainably and technically - creating and crafting an architectural world that promotes health and well-being at its core.

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Find out about our multidisciplinary Built Environment Futures (BEF), Engineering Systems Design and Transformation (ESDT) and Sustainably Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (SURIC) research groups, as well as postgraduate research opportunities.

School of Engineering and the Built Environment research
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Visit our next Open Day

An Open Day is the perfect opportunity to discover the right course for you. Chat to our course tutors and current students, explore the campus and facilities and find out what life is like at ARU. We offer free travel to our campuses for Open Days.

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Gain experience and make contacts, with placements offered on many courses.

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Student blogs

Our bloggers give you a behind-the-scenes look at life at ARU.

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How to apply

Visit our course pages to find out more about how to apply and entry requirements or email [email protected].

How to apply
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Women in Engineering programme

All of our female Engineering students are invited to join our Women in Engineering programme and benefit from professional mentoring, networking opportunities and more.

Find out more about our Women in Engineering programme
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Teaching Excellence Framework

Teaching across ARU was rated 'Gold' in the 2023 Teaching Excellent Framework (TEF).

Find out why we're rated Gold
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University of the Year

We're proud to be the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2023. The University of the Year award honours ‘exceptional performance during the 2021-22 academic year'.

THE University of the Year award

Careers and employability

ARU is ranked in the top 10% in the country for graduates in employment and/or further study (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2024), and 5th in the country for graduates who are employed as managers, directors, or senior officials 15 months after graduating. We are also in the top 10% in the country for graduates who agree they are using what they learnt during their studies.

Find out more about our careers and employability services.

Chat to our students and staff

Do you want to know more about a course or student life at ARU? Send a message to our students or staff – they'll be happy to answer any questions you have.