BEng Architectural Environment Engineering
Introduction to the Program
The Bachelor’s in Architectural Environment Engineering at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is a three or four year undergraduate degree program taught in English.
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by The University of Nottingham with cooperation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China.
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About the Program
The course involves the use of modern and environment friendly technologies to create comfortable and efficient indoor environments. Engineers in this field apply their skills to design energy efficient buildings incorporating renewable energy, green architecture, ventilation, lighting, acoustics and electrical/control systems.
This course aims to develop an understanding of the principles and techniques of architectural environment engineering science and the ability to apply these principles and methods for sustainable development of the built environment.
The degree is offered as a three of four year programme depending on your entry qualifications. Students have the option to study the whole course in China or spend their last two years at The University of Nottingham, UK. Year One (Preliminary year – Ningbo) is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.
Typical Year Two modules (qualifying year-Ningbo):
• Building Services Design 1
• Performance of Construction Materials
• Environment Engineering Mathematics 1
• Environmental Science for Architects 1
Typical Year Three modules (Part I-Nottingham or Ningbo):
• Differential Equations and Calculus for Engineers
• Acoustics and Lighting
• Introduction to Renewable Energy
• Electrical Services and Control
Typical Year Four modules (Part II-Nottingham or Ningbo):
• Environmental Performance Modelling
• Topics of Heat Transfer
• Energy and Waste
• Building Analysis 1
Minimum English Requirement
In addition to academic requirements, students whose first language is not English or entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English.
To ensure that you can fully benefit from your studies at UNNC, you will need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency.
For Preliminary year (year one) entry
- IELTS 5.5 with the writing band no less than 5.0 or
- PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51)
For Qualifying year (year two) entry
- IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0 or
- PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55)
Students who have completed a recognised degree, or completed the whole of their secondary education in one of these countries within the last 10 years are not normally required to take a separate English language test.
Otherwise, in addition to the more common language qualifications – such as IELTS, TOEFL, (I)GCSE, O level, IB and A and AS level English – the University also considers a number of other English language qualifications for admission.
The minimum English language requirement for BA English Language and Applied Linguistics, BA English Language and Literature, and BA English with International Business is:
- IELTS 7.0 with each band no less than 6.0 or
- PTE Academic 67 (minimum 55)
Start Date of the program
The tuition fees are RMB80000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 320000 RMB.
The University has several buildings designated for international students, building 11, 18 and 20. All rooms are fully furnished and equipped with air conditioning and a telephone and computer point; enabling students to make and receive telephone calls and access the University’s data network from their bedrooms. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.