Structural V Civil V Architectural EngineeringWatch
Now I've also seen that strucutural engineering is another option, especially the structural engineering with architecture degree at Edinburgh. Can some shed some light on how these degrees differ and which is the most useful.
I'm also worried about architectural or structural engineering not being as respected as civil. Does anyone have any thoughts about that too.
Thanks for all your help.
Seems like you;re pretty clued-up! Congratulations!
Heriot-Watt Uni, where I work, is also in Edinburgh: it's an awesome place to live, and study! We offer an Architectural Engineering course: and like charlotte says, we're also accredited- n our case by CIBSE and the EI, instead of the RIBA or the IStructE, or ICE. You can become a professional 'Chartered Engineer' with any of these: it's about the focus of the course, which one accredits what.
Our Architectural Engineering course is *not* Architecture: the easiest explanation I have is that we focus on how buildings work, and designing that, whereas Architecture focuses more on the layout and form. There is overlap, of course. Architectural Engineering has more technical side: how does the heating work? Can the solar panels meet all the electricity demand? Can we design it to minimise the need for artificial lighting? can we recycle the waste and conserve water? etc etc.
I think it's fascinating- but then I would say, that, wouldn't I?
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