Civil Engineering with Architecture BEng/MEng

Architecture C4 ENG4026

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The course entails the investigation of the architectural enclosure and structural expression within architectural form, without restriction on materials, through a studio programme, requiring the articulation of the public and private realms.  Students are encouraged to engage with more sophisticated architectural drawings and representation techniques.


One afternoon per week throughout semesters 1 and 2

Excluded Courses





100% Portfolio.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aims of the course are to:

■ reinforce ability developed in Architecture C3;

■ introduce students to an architectural project of increasing complexity, through the introduction of urban form;

■ develop an appreciation of the relationship of construction and structure in the making of buildings using the language of contemporary architecture and engineering;

■ gain a deeper knowledge of processes of architectural design;

■ expand appropriate and useful skills in communication and representation.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ recognise the site and surroundings of a building proposal;

■ show knowledge of function and suitability;

■ identify the architectural intention and forms of structure;

■ explain choice of materials;

■ show ability in drawing as a means of representation and self-understanding of a building proposal.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Attendance at all tutorials

Timely submission of all assignments