Architectural engineers apply engineering principles to the construction, planning, and design of buildings and their structures. They often work with other engineers and with architects to focus on function layout or aesthetics of building projects. In developing countries, a large enough pool of high quality, accredited architectural engineering graduates are needed as demand for engineers is significantly increasing which result to attract direct foreign investment, offshore outsourcing from developed country, multinational corporation organisations.
Architectural Engineering degree prepares the students with the principles and practise used in structures, designs, environmental design such as lightings and acoustics within a building, structure or complex with creative ideas. The architectural engineering helps students to become conceptual thinkers and will be well prepared to be qualified professionals to produce integrated and sustainable designs by working together with architects, artists and other professionals within multidisciplinary engineering environment. Students are also required to undertake a self-selected project. The students will have a Supervisor assigned to them post agreement of the topic.
The composition of this course is based upon the attributes that an effective employee, or a graduate, should ideally have:
📐Developed personal skills with both the confidence and ability to express their creativity both individually and as part of a team;
📐Gained the ability to promote a responsible, professional attitude towards the selection and use of data and skills within team based contexts;
📐Had an in-depth understanding of engineering knowledge and to develop their critical awareness of new emerging solutions and technologies;
📐Developed a comprehensive awareness of the wider cultural, social, political, economic and ethical implications in the construction industry;
📐Applied comprehensively their knowledge and skills to a piece of work on engineering through the Honours Project to reflect the programme being studied.
In addition to the broad aims of the course, the specific qualities built into the curriculum ensure that students will gain a systemic understanding of new development and application, and the capacity to analyse, assess and recommend high level strategies for materials, structures and methods. The specific objectives of this course, therefore, are to provide students with the skills and knowledge of key subject areas that relate to sustainability at operational, tactical and strategic levels for modern building technologies. The course’s objectives are to equip students with:
📐the aptitude to solve problems within various settings;
📐the competence to develop concepts and apply them in pragmatic ways;
📐advanced analytical skills that can be used within organisations;
📐a perceptive insight into engineering related issues;
📐the ability to understand policies in local and global contexts and the capability to see legislation as emergent resultants;
📐a good understanding of how the design of a construction project can impact on the success of the implementation of that project;
📐the aptitude to think and plan strategically in the design of construction projects;
📐a good understanding of the societal implications of emerging technologies in construction;
📐aptitude to analyse, synthesise, critique and evaluate various means of building technologies, deployment and leading edge ideas.
Assessment forms an integral part of the learning process. The assessment aims to enhance the learning experience rather than simply provide academic benchmarks. It allows your progress to be monitored during the course and to be enhanced by feedback from tutors, and also provides an opportunity for you to integrate your prior learning when undertaking a more focused assignment or presentation task. The assessments for level 6 will be carried out using several methods with exams and in particular developmental portfolios playing a key role.
The assessment methods used relate closely to the learning outcomes of the course and individual unit, while allowing you scope for creativity in fulfilling them e.g. by self-selection of case study examples to present within a written report within a particular health context. Assessments will in many cases be vocationally ‘sensitive’ and be designed to promote awareness of contextual policies and to promote engagement with real-life local, large and small scale architectural engineering projects.
Advanced level entry via suitable certification will be considered from relevant local diplomas which map against levels 4 and 5 and allow direct entry onto level 6 of the degree.
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Applicants with other entry qualifications will be assessed individually by the Course co-ordinator for recognised prior learning (RPL). This might include applicants with complete or partially complete other professional qualifications.
Course Fees must be paid in Myanmar Kyats equivalent.
Course Fees may subject to change without piror notice.