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Surveying and construction

School of Built Environment & Engineering


Build contacts, build experience, engineer your career

The School of of Built Environment & Engineering represents an inclusive and enthusiastic community of staff, students and professional partners who recognise that what they do, design and develop will have a lasting impact on the fabric of society. Joining this school is your opportunity to leave a tangible imprint on our neighbourhoods of the future – locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

The quality of the professional experience and expertise of the staff in the School – and the unique industry links and connections they facilitate – will help you forge a meaningful understanding of how to plan, design, construct, protect and maintain the world around us. And how together we can collaborate with industry to make a real-world difference.

All our courses are accredited by professional bodies – 17 in total – allowing you to develop both the academic and the hands-on practical experience that is so valued by employers. You have the unique opportunity to leave university with both a degree and full professional status. The success of this approach is evidenced by a 100% employability rate for most of our courses, with some of the highest average incomes across all disciplines.

This school is home to the Leeds Sustainability Institute and the active enterprise hub for the regional built environment sector, the Centre for Knowledge Exchange. These allow our practicing staff to continue their valued consultancy work, and allow you to participate in community and university estate projects, often linked to relevant professional sectors.

This highly research rated school has both national and international influence – the school’s CERF group (Civil Engineering Research Facility) has a live, award-winning project in Mali exploring the impact of simplified water purification in deprived and remote regions and villages.

We aim to combine technology and knowledge; creativity and community; research and reward. Being anchored in a city with such cultural, industrial, historical and entrepreneurial perspectives only adds to the relevance and accessibility of what we offer: collaborative and imaginative ways of teaching, learning and working and state-of-the-art innovation tools and facilities; together providing clear pathways to personal growth and professional employability.

Continuing Professional Development

APM Qualifications
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Leeds Beckett University offers professional qualifications in Project Management accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).
BIFM Qualifications
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Leeds Beckett University is an accredited British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) centre offering a full range of BIFM Qualifications.

For Business

Knowledge Exchange

Our Knowledge Exchange enables employers in the construction industry to benefit from our range of services that interlink disciplines. With our support you can:

  • Improve your business services
  • Network across the construction industry
  • Further your knowledge at forums and events
  • Train in the built environment core skills
  • Access funding

Our graduates

Students from our School of Built Environment & Engineering speak about their time at our University.
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School News

Students get hands-on experience with Leeds Beckett’s Environmental Health Consultancy Service

A student-led Environmental Health Consultancy Service, which offers businesses and organisations across the UK a cost-effective and flexible range of environmental health solutions, has been launched by Leeds Beckett University.

Africa trial for remote water monitoring system

A new remote monitoring system to ensure rural communities have access to water is being trialled in Sierra Leone.

Researcher to help develop earthquake aftershock forecasting tool

A Leeds Beckett University researcher is part of an expert team seeking to develop a tool to better forecast the impact of aftershocks after destructive earthquakes.

School Events

Mar 8

A Woman's World

9-31st March 2017 - A photography exhibition by Anna Pepe will be displayed in the foyer of the Portland Building. A Woman's World, is The exhibition explores women, places, cultures and habitats around the world.

Mar 15

Creative and Digital Careers Series

The Creative & Digital Careers Series of events is open to existing Leeds Beckett University students studying any course. Some events are also open to Leeds Beckett University graduates and members of the public.

Mar 28

Mindfulness for Wellbeing Session - Staff and Students

Mindfulness for Wellbeing Session for staff and students

Mar 28

Forward Leeds Presents: Drugs, alcohol & mental health in the student population

Forward Leeds supports adults and young people to make healthy choices about alcohol and drugs.

Mar 29

CeASR Seminar: The 2010-11 Tunisian Revolution Preliminary Findings on the Role of Nonviolence

Speaker: Craig Brown

Mar 29

The components of semantic cognition: Evidence from neuropsychology, neuroimaging and brain stimulation

Guest Speaker: Professor Beth Jeffries, University of York

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