Course Information

Ulster University Foundation Degree in Architectural Engineering and Energy - HLA

Ulster University

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.


Embarking upon the study of Architectural Engineering and Energy can open a wide variety of career choices, for example, a career path that can lead you into a mechanical, electrical or a renewable engineering aspect of a building's envelope. Building Services Engineers also have a growing role in the deployment of renewable energy systems, sustainability and energy efficiency in buildings. You will be playing a key role in delivering a low carbon environment, which may aid in combating climate change or fossil fuel depletion.

Additional Information

Work Placement is an integral part of this course, providing students with on-the-job training that provides valuable employability skills for their future career. Upon successful interview, you will be placed with a company for four days a week while attending college one day a week for the duration of this course.

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE).
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • Assessment Method

    Assessment will be carried out via a variety of assessment methods which includes the use of coursework assignments, class tests, practical assessments, end of module examinations, group activities and professional presentations to an industrial panel. You will also be assessed in the workplace as part of your industrial placement which contributes to 40% of the overall Foundation Degree Qualification.

    Progression Opportunities

    On successful completion, and depending on performance, you may progress to Year 2 of the following courses in Ulster University, with exemption from the placement Year 3.

  • BEng Hons Architectural Engineering
  • BSc Hons Energy
  • You may also transfer to other universities to complete your degree.

    Entry Requirements

    48 UCAS points (120 in old UCAS points) - AS / A Level / BTEC qualifications or approved equivalent, GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or University approved equivalent.

  • Mature Learners will be assessed on an individual basis. Refer to general entry requirements.