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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.

Our School in Pictures

A construction student
A student surveying a building
A female student surveying a building
A camera surveying James Graham

Graduation Profiles

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

School News

Leeds Beckett sponsors local school student at this year's International Geography Olympiad

A school student, who was sponsored by Leeds Beckett University, has achieved the highest UK position at this year’s Geography Olympiad (iGeo).

Brazilian students input integral to tropical road research

Four students from Brazil have proved an integral part of a Leeds Beckett University research project which is striving to find a solution to strengthen rural roads in tropical countries such as Malawi, Brazil and India.

Construction expert to speak at Leeds Beckett

Independent consultant for the construction industry, Alan Crane, who has had responsibility for major projects including the development and construction of Canary Wharf, Euro Disney and Malaysia’s Petronas Towers, is to deliver a guest lecture at Leeds Beckett University.