Master of Engineering
(Hons) Architectural Engineering (Integrated)
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KCIC (First 2 years)
Year 1 – 120 Credits – Level 4
Year 2 – 120 Credits – Level 5
Heriot-Watt University (Final 3 years)
Year 3 & 4 – 240 Credits – Bachelor’s, Edinburg Campus
Year 5 – 120 Credits – M.Eng Degree at Heriot-Watt University
Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE)
Institute of Structural Engineers (ISE)
Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
Energy Institute (EI)
Post Study Work in the UK
2 years post study work visa
After UTS, we also provide two year work visa.
King’s Cornerstone, Best International College partners with Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh to present an across-the-world academic experience, an opportunity to be a part of the world’s most happening student communities, and a world-class degree. Master of Engineering (Architectural Engineering) degree is a 2+3 year study with Kings Cornerstone International College and Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. This qualification is aligned with NEP2020 for progressive award, when learners successfully complete each stage with Certificate, Diploma, Bachelors and Masters all within 5 years.
Learners begin with fundamental Civil and Architectural Engineering concepts from year 1 with industry projects, training, and further progressing to Research-based topics and internships with engineering companies. This Integrated Masters (by Coursework) is a packaged degree, and reduces the time to complete your Masters degree, on the advantage of advanced standing.
This program has multiple awards, from world’s leading testing & assessment company Pearson, Heriot Watt & a multitude of choices from vendor certificates or training programs.
What you will study
Course is designed and developed by industry experts from the Joint Board of Moderators – a professional body comprising Civil and Architectural Engineering bodies – in collaboration with Pearson. Kings Cornerstone will deliver core engineering subjects within the first two years, then transfer abroad to pursue their remaining three-year period with Heriot Watt University. While hosting an active academic community, students are encouraged to participate in Clubs and Societies, with numerous events running around the year. With leading technological hubs, Heriot Watt’s campuses are a centre of bustling activity, friendly local communities and a good foundation to graduate at a global and premier campus. Courses taught in the first two years of this study are available under Syllabus.
Your syllabus, outlines all the essential information of this course, including topics you will study and related reading materials. This will help you understand how you will be graded, understand assignments, and stay organised.Download
Industry Focused Program
The course is shaped by leading global companies, for a seamless transition of creating job-ready graduates. Civil Engineering graduates receive a range of opportunities in close to all sectors of the economy from Constructionarium, Determinate structures, Building Acoustics, compliance, eConstruction, Geotechnics, Ground Engineering etc. to name a few.
For years, institutions have valued the skills and knowledge of application-based learning that students of Pearson-based curriculum bring to the world of work. Endorsements were received from well-known companies like Vinci Construction UK, Cundall Engineering, Laing O’Rourke and Balfour Beatty. Employability skills and competencies for student career success is the key focus for this qualification by delivering learning that is rooted in the real world and to developing work-ready graduates with the professional skills and behaviours that represent a professional attitude.
With Heriot Watt’s involvement in leading Architectural engineering communities like Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), and Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE), student members can access webinars, professional courses and interactions with several major companies and NGOs. Core competencies are developed on programme in a balanced framework of cognitive (knowledge), affective (behaviours) and psychomotor (practical) learning outcomes to encourage a more vocational and practical approach to learning. Final year projects are designed to include direct involvement of global companies, providing a haven of access and insight into the civil engineering economies
Unlike other programs, these study abroad courses offers multiple awards, membership from Industry and professional bodies. This qualification has recognition from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute (EI).
Heriot Watt University has been placed
– top 150 in the world for Civil Engineering (QS)
– 1st in Civil Engineering in Scotland (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022)
– 5th in the Scotland
– 34th in the world of QS Top 50, under 50.
Teaching includes learning from tutoring, case study, webinars, guest speakers from Industry, peer to peer discussion, presentation, role play, assignments (variety of forms including practical and written. Learners will be assessed based on their coursework (Harvard Systems) instead of an exam.
Course is aligned with the internship/apprenticeship framework from year two, learners must collaborate with industry to align with occupational standards to improve KSB’s (Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour). Required Occupational Standards for Architectural Engineers encompass responsibilities of Chartered Architectural Technologists, Site Planners, Surveyors, Construction Professionals etc. are embedded from the initial stages of the program.
Sample Heriot-Watt Degree
Master in Engineering Architectural Engineering will be awarded upon completion of 2 years in Edinburgh campus. This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute (EI). Using this qualification you may apply for the following visa options.
– Graduate Visa Route (Post-Study Work Visa for 2 years)
– Leading to Tier 2 Visa
– Progressing to ‘Indefinite Leave to Return’
BTEC HN Award
This is a university packaged program with BTEC HN award from Pearson. Learners will complete 240 credits awarded during the first two years, prior transferring to Heriot Watt to complete the remaining modules. BTEC HND qualification integrates industry accreditations through The Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies (SEMTA)
Using this certificate learners may apply for part-time work in the UK while studying. Under the current revisions from the UK Government, students are eligible to work up to 20 hrs/per week while studying and full time during semester breaks.
Industry Projects and Case Studies
Learn through real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries.
- 16+ Real world Case study
- Practical & Assignment based assessments
- Work integrated learning with Industry partners
- First two years of the program is designed and developed Pearson, UK
- Get mentored by Industry professionals
A Large Hospital Project In Middle East – Neilsoft
Neilsoft provided MEP Engineering and BIM services for a large hospital project, for one of the oldest and largest Health Planners in the world, operating from Australasia to West Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The 100 bed, state of the art hospital measuring 44,000 sq. m. in built-up area (located in the Middle East), is a Premier Private Specialty Hospital for Woman and Children.
Case Study – Burj Al Arab
The building is built on sand, which is unusual as most tall buildings are founded on rock. The Burj al Arab is supported on 250, 1.5M diameter columns that go 45 meters under the sea. As there is only sand to hold the building up the columns rely on friction.
Case Study – BT
The refurbishment and expansion of facilities across BT’s estate of c.6,900 properties.
With a network of c.6,900 offices, workshops, telephone exchanges, and data centres across the UK, BT faces an ongoing challenge to ensure that these facilities are continually maintained, expanded, and fit for purpose
Mass Transit Railway – Laing O’Rourke
Underground railway challenge provide strategy support to develop a MTR BIM development roadmap; including developing best practice workflows and procedures for future roll-out and adoption.
How Laing O’Rourke delivered – submission of six defined workstream reports (over a five month period); including undertaking audits of existing workflows, staff surveys, technology reviews, e-learning modules and adoption framework for implementation including future asset model data for operations and maintenance
The KCIC Advantage
University Packaged | Credit Transfer Programs
What's Included in the Fees
- Study/aquire 240 HWU credit points KCIC
- Pearson BTEC L5 award (Architectural Engineering- 240 credits)
- Autodesk Certification training
- Bentley Certification training
- Institution of Civil Engineers membership
- Institution of Structural Engineers membership
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Membership (RICS)
- Year 3 transfer paperwork & Assistance
- Visa & housing support
- Bank loan guidance & assistance
- Exam fess
- eBooks & Studio charges
- Portal access to LMS
- Software access
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Frequently Asked Questions
RMIT universities ranks top in employability. RMIT ranks 87th in the world for employability, beating all IIT’s in India on QS employability ranking. The University of Hertfordshire beats Cambridge on the employability ranking. So our students have higher prospects than IIT grads. If people think IIT’s can guarantee career, then RMIT guarantees 86 time higher than IIT Delhi, Mumbai and Madras.
We are looking for a passionate learner willing to study realistically, apply reasoning and ability to learn by doing, but not someone who can memorise and write the whole book without practised knowledge. Hence, your higher secondary results do not make any weight in the selection process, except for your functional abilities. Your entry to our programs depends on your statement of purpose and a personal interview with the academic board but not your higher secondary marks. So plan well for your admission interview and rationalising SOP.
Most students enrol in our programs seeking a continuing career in their preferred field. The return on investment is very high if you chose to work in Melbourne, London, Toronto and Dublin when compared to the salaries paid in India. So, we recommend students seeking global career to enrol. If you are looking to return to India or seeking local placements or local jobs, then you don’t need to study at Kings Cornerstone or take study abroad route, there are plenty on good local institutions in India who can help.
First, two years at Chennai campus is limited to 20-25 students per class. Every year we plan to recruit 250 to 300 students across all departments giving them the assured transfer to Melbourne campus. However, the final years at the Melbourne campus gives you the multicultural environment with 81,000 students studying across the RMIT.
Kings Cornerstone, one of the best colleges for international students will provide fundamental tools and equipment required for the first two years. The first two years at Kings Cornerstone is a solid foundation to advanced learning at RMIT Melbourne. Since the final years are planned in Melbourne, the facilities provided to students are world-class. They access the same materials, tools, technology what is currently used in the industry.
Take a virtual tour to RMIT manufacturing facility that you have access during the final years at Melbourne. Check out ‘This is Engineering at RMIT’, ‘EMBER – an engineering innovation’ RMIT’s New Academic Street and Telstra Challenge Projects at RMIT.