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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.

Our Academic Team
Janeen Achtar Dr Ash Ahmed Saheed Ajayi Gihan Badi Dr Atef Badr Mathew Blears Dr Adrian Bown Dr Quintin Bradley John Bradley Matthew Brooke-Peat Dr Giuseppe Colantuono Tom Craven Andrea Daw Professor Jiamei Deng Ian Dickinson James Durrant Dr Bronwen Edwards Dr Neil Evans Veronica Evans David Farmer Martin Fletcher Dr Fiona Fylan Philip Garrison Dr David Glew Professor Chris Gorse Martin Green Dr David Haigh Tahira Hamid Robert Hayes John Heathcote Paul Hirst Dr Max Hope Karen Horwood Professor David Johnston Allan Jones Professor Farzad Khosrowshahi Mark Laurillard Alfred S Leung Joanne Lloyd Andrew Macey Dr Danny McNally Dominic Miles-Shenton Hazel Mills Alan Munro Professor Alan Newall Killian Ngong Dr Jim Parker David Pearce Dr Anna Pepe Dr Martin Pritchard Harvey Pritchard Dr Andre Pusey Dr David Roberts Dr David Rodgers Stephen Rogers Josie Rothera Dr Geoffrey Seavers Dr Jennifer Seavers Trevor Sherratt Dr Lindsay Smales Melanie Smith Dr Anne Stafford Professor Ian Strange Dr Andy Swan Kevin Thomas Dr David Tian Maria Unuigbe Dr Vincent Uzomah Dr Nadia Von Benzon Dr Beverley West Roy Whitaker Mike White Mark Wilson Mark Wilson Michelle Wishardt David Woolley Emma Wright Dr Sam Zulu

Continuing Professional Development

APM Qualifications
APM Qualifications
Leeds Beckett University offers professional qualifications in Project Management accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).
BIFM Qualifications
BIFM Qualifications
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

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.

Research to explore energy efficiency of homes

Researchers at Leeds Beckett University are set to investigate heat loss in domestic homes as part of a new study.

School Events

Mar 7

Working with Children and Young People

Interested in a rewarding career, working with children and young people? Come along and speak directly to a range of organisations to find out about the opportunities available to students from any course. There will also be a session with Leeds Beckett graduates where they will be sharing their experiences of working in this field.

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