Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

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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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Find out about our multidisciplinary Future Cities Research Network (FCRN), and Engineering Analysis Simulation and Tribology and Telecommunications Engineering research groups, as well as postgraduate research opportunities.

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

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School of Architecture and Planning

At our School of Architecture and Planning we’re creative innovators, designing the built environment for a sustainable future. The School is ARB prescribed and RIBA Part 1 accredited.

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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.

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