Build contacts, build experience, engineer your career
The School 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.
The majority of 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. Our annual careers fair provides an opportunity for students to meet with major employers who are keen to promote a range of employment opportunities including work experience, industry placements and graduate schemes.
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.
97.1% of graduates from the School of Built Environment & Engineering are in work or further study six months after graduating*
*Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) 2016/17 Survey - Combined UG and PG responses.
School of Built Environment and Engineering Student Awards 2018
Over 150 guests attended the School of Built Environment and Engineering’s annual prize giving ceremony to celebrate student achievements from the past academic year.
Leeds Beckett celebrates the best construction projects in Yorkshire and Humber
The country’s biggest construction firms were out in force at this year’s ‘Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber’ awards, as Leeds Beckett University’s School of Built Environment and Engineering brought the industry together to celebrate the best construction projects in the region from the last 12 months.
Drivers don’t see the need to wear glasses while driving, research finds
Drivers do not feel the need to wear their glasses when behind the wheel, new research by Leeds Beckett University has found.
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