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    I will be applying to Edinburgh Univeristy and i am torn between choosing either degree.

    What one has better job prospects and what one can i use to advance to a PHD?
    Also can someone tell me what exactly is Structural engineering with architecture becuase theres very little information on what they do
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    (Original post by Ali.R99)
    I will be applying to Edinburgh Univeristy and i am torn between choosing either degree.

    What one has better job prospects and what one can i use to advance to a PHD?
    Also can someone tell me what exactly is Structural engineering with architecture becuase theres very little information on what they do
    They are both very similar degree areas, although with structural and architecture you may struggle to get civil type positions like roads design. Something I'd check.

    You can advance to a PhD with any degree.

    What is structural engineering with architecture? The university website should give a good explanation of what the course is about, but there is a lot of information on the internet about what structural engineers do as well as architects.
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    They are both very similar degree areas, although with structural and architecture you may struggle to get civil type positions like roads design. Something I'd check.

    You can advance to a PhD with any degree.

    What is structural engineering with architecture? The university website should give a good explanation of what the course is about, but there is a lot of information on the internet about what structural engineers do as well as architects.
    Thanks for the reply, the main reason i posted here is because of the little information regarding the course.
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    (Original post by Ali.R99)
    Thanks for the reply, the main reason i posted here is because of the little information regarding the course.
    I suspect the course will be an amalgamation of structural engineering and architecture, although with probably more structural than architecture.
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    Hello! I study structural engineering and architecture at the uni of sheffield, currently in second year. What I know about the structural engineering WITH architecture course at Edinburgh is that firstly, you don't get dual accreditation for the both sides. That was the main reason I chose to study at Sheffield- because you get an MEng but also a RIBA Part 1 qualification in case you want to pursue architecture when you graduate. Sorry I don't have much more to offer about Edinburgh but i'll tell you a bit more about my course at Sheffield. The course is split 50/50 which can be good because you get to experience each side but a drawback as it's more difficult to specialise and excel in one area because you're constantly trying to be a good all rounder. This probably wont be great if you want to advance to a PHD but that does depend on how well you adapt to each. Note the difference between 'with architecture' and 'and architecture'. I don't think theirs as much architecture in the 'with' course and I don't think it's a 50/50 split? In first year we mainly had structural engineering- lectures and computer classes as well as all the coursework that comes with it. Here, we are mixed with the civil and structural engineering students as a lot of the modules are the same. I think there were 2 modules we didn't do (hydraulics and waste water management or something?), because we had some architecture modules instead. No studio in first year, just lectures. Then second year- first semester was absolutely PACKED. We had a lot of coursework from both sides and it was our first time in studio. The second year dual students are put with the first year architects so we are split off from the now second year architects. It all requires a lot of compromise but overall a rewarding course.
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    (Original post by Ali.R99)
    I will be applying to Edinburgh Univeristy and i am torn between choosing either degree.

    What one has better job prospects and what one can i use to advance to a PHD?
    Also can someone tell me what exactly is Structural engineering with architecture becuase theres very little information on what they do
    Civil Engineering will be broader as it will cover areas like Transport, Environmental, Infrastructure, Water, Structures etc..

    Structural Engineering with Architecture will obviously be more specialised for Structures and Architecture modules so it is ideal if you are into designing buildings and bridges. It is also very likely that you will not get to do any Architecture modules in Civil Engineering.

    Hard to say which one has the better job prospects, Civil Engineering is more broader so may give you better employability for wider range of jobs where as Structural Engineering with Architecture is more specialised so may be more attractable than Civil Engineering if you are applying for Architecture or Structural Engineering jobs although it's hard to really prove this.

    Both are fine for PHD although Civil Engineering will give you more options to choose an area that you are interested in research.
 
 
 
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