Liverpool John Moores University: Architectural Engineering (MSc)

InstitutionLiverpool John Moores University View institution profile
Department Department of the Built Environment
Telephone 0151 231 2777
Study type Taught


The overall aim of the this is to develop the required range of knowledge, understanding and practical skills appropriate to a variety of roles within the architectural engineering sector. The programme is designed to build upon design knowledge and skills developed at first degree level. It offers you a stimulating and challenging postgraduate programme of study that will extend your knowledge and skills with application to the emerging and specialist discipline of architectural engineering. During the programme, you will: Develop and extend your understanding of current and emerging sustainable technology and practices; develop analytical, critical and problem solving skills appropriate to evaluating and improving building performance with design solutions; have clear career development opportunities in areas allied to architectural engineering, technology and management; develop your skills as independent researchers and creative problem solvers in the architectural engineering sector. In addition, by the end of your studies you will be able to: Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and principles of architectural engineering as a sustainable built environment discipline; demonstrate critical understanding of the implications of legal, economic, design, environmental and management issues that are relevant to architectural engineers; apply appropriate technical solutions following the analysis and evaluation of complex design problems.

2 course options

Qualification MSc
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

The standard entry qualification is an Honours degree in a cognate discipline from an approved university. The degree award should be at least second class upper level. A cognate discipline includes degrees in architecture, design, engineering and built environment subject areas. Alternative qualifications together with substantial relevant work experience may also be deemed to be acceptable for entry to the programme subject to the approval of the programme leader. Overseas student applicants must have the equivalent qualifications as UK students. In addition they must have achieved an IELTS score of at least 6.5.


The programme is based on coursework using a variety of methods of assessment.

Assessments include reports and essays, design tasks, oral presentations, computer-based exercises and a research dissertation.

Most modules have a combination of tasks to provide a balanced schedule of activities during the year.


Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 7
•Building Design Suite
•Building Engineering and Detailing
•Sustainable Design
•Integrated BIM Theory
•Collaborative BIM Project
•Integrated BIM in Practice
•Research Methods

Location Liverpool John Moores University
Student Recruitment and Admissions
Exchange Station
Tithebarn Street
L2 2QP


EU 6300 GBP for Year 1
England 6300 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 6300 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 6300 GBP for Year 1
Wales 6300 GBP for Year 1
International 14450 GBP for Year 1


Founded in 1823, LJMU is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world* and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. Our postgraduates are highly sought after by employers with over 96% in work or further study six months after graduation**.

LJMU is a leading research institution and 96% of the research submitted for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 was considered of international quality or better.

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