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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.

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. According to the DLHE 2015/16 Survey*, 96.4% of our students are in work or further study following graduation.

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.

*Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) Survey - Combined UG and PG responses.

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Transforming access to clean water: "Our research has discovered a solution that could reduce water-related diseases and save lives throughout the developing world." - Dr Martin Pritchard - School of Built Environment & Engineering

School News

Finalists announced for Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2018

A children’s activity centre, a bridge repair and an ice cream parlour are among the schemes that have made the final of this year’s Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards (CEYH). 

Industry experts educate students at new city centre development

A £12 million student apartment scheme in Leeds city centre is already benefitting Leeds Beckett students, by giving them a detailed insight into the design, construction and engineering processes surrounding innovative, large-scale development projects.

Celebrating 20 years of Architectural Technology at Leeds Beckett

For 20 years, Leeds Beckett’s Architectural Technology course has been educating, and inspiring students.

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Our graduates

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