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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. 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. 

School News

Sustainable regeneration brought to life in Lille

In this post, Dr Lindsay Smales, Senior Lecturer in Planning, Housing and Geography, looks back at the recent student field trip to take in sustainable regeneration projects in Lille.

Your views are needed to improve the air quality in Leeds

Leeds Beckett University and Leeds City Council are teaming up to find out what people in Leeds think about air pollution.

Enterprise pioneers crowned at Leeds Sustainability Institute annual awards

The winners of Leeds Beckett University’s annual RISE Awards, celebrating research, innovation, sustainability and enterprise, were announced at a ceremony held at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds.

School Events

Nov 25

Undergraduate Open Day

Our Open Days take place between June and November each year and they are a great way to find out why we are one of the most popular universities in the country.

Nov 29

SoBEE Seminar Series: Assessing the Quality of Retrofits in Solid Wall Dwellings

SoBEE Seminar Series: Assessing the Quality of Retrofits in Solid Wall Dwellings presented by Dr David Glew from the Leeds Sustainability Institute based at the School of Built Environment and Engineering

Nov 29

Central Square Tour and Presentation with DLA Design

Tour and Presentation from the DLA Design team of the central square development in Leeds, winner of the Sustainability Project of the Year award at Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2017.

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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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