Surveying, Construction and Project Management

Slums in front of a modern city

Leave a tangible imprint on the neighbourhoods of the future

Whether you are interested in the design and construction of buildings, how to manage costs of construction projects or property development, studying one of our courses will develop your understanding of the construction industry and how it works.

We will support your goals at whatever stage of your career you are at, with many of our postgraduate and professional courses offering flexible learning options, allowing you to work while gaining a qualification.

A focus on technology, theory and hands-on experience will ensure that you graduate with a sought-after combination of academic knowledge and practical skills. As well as working on real-life projects throughout your time with us, most of our undergraduate courses give you the option of taking a placement year in industry, giving you the opportunity to put theory into practice and learn from industry experts. The majority of our courses are accredited by professional bodies, meaning that you can be confident that you will be studying an up-to-date, industry-standard course which will be attractive to employers.


100% of BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology students felt they could access course-specific resources.

source:(National Student Survey 2020)


90% of students from BSc (Hons) Building Surveying in work or further study 15 months after graduating.

source:(Graduate Outcomes 2020)


95% of students from BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying in work or further study 15 months after graduating.

source:(Graduate Outcomes 2020)


97% of BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying students felt they had good access to IT resources and facilities.

source:(National Student Survey 2020)


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BSc Architectural Technology

Hear from placement student, Eunice, and graduate, Christian, about what they most enjoyed about studying Architectural Technology, and the skills and opportunities the course has given them.

Professional Body Accreditations

The majority of our courses are accredited by professional industry bodies. These accreditations evidence the high quality of our courses and ensure that, through regular re-assessment, our courses remain fully aligned with current industry standards and expectations. You can be confident that you will be studying an up-to-date course which will equip you with both academic knowledge and the hands-on practical skills that employers value.

1What is Architectural Technology?

Architectural Technology plays a pivotal role the life of building projects from inception to completion. This creative profession forms the link between concept and realisation through the development of engineered architectural solutions. Architectural Technologists implement digital and physical technologies in their focus on designing buildings for production and performance in use. As an Architectural Technologist, you will be able to provide society with sustainable and inclusive buildings for future generations.

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Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

Head of Subject | 0113 81 27622

Mark is the Head of Subject for Surveying, Construction and Project Management which delivers a varied range of technical courses. He is a chartered building surveyor with over 20 years experience in the industry and he is still active in consultancy work for local companies, specialising in timber and damp investigations.

Mark is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is currently a board member for the Yorkshire and Humber Region. He is active in the local group and has close links to the Matrics which is a group of the RICS dedicated to younger members and students. He has worked in the profession for over 25 years on many different projects and roles delivering major refurbishment projects and new build leisure centres to managing a property management team for a local authority and uses this experience to enhance his teaching delivery by punctuating the theoretical perspectives with real life examples.

Mark has a passion for building pathology and enjoys nothing more than investigation damp problems to provide the most effective solutions. He has an ...

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Dr Matthew Brooke-Peat

Dr Matthew Brooke-Peat

Course Director | 0113 81 21730

Matthew is a Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT), Chartered Builder (MCIOB) and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv). Since 1994, he has held positions in construction, architectural practice, academia and technical consultancy. During this time, Matthew has designed and managed new-build, refurbishment, restoration, renovation and conversion projects across a wide range of building types. Matthew is Course Director for Architectural Technology at the University where he engages in course development and management, teaching, research and consultancy activities. His specialist area of research and consultancy focuses on the thermal performance of building fabric.

He is actively involved with professional institutions at local and national level. Matthew is currently Vice President Education for the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and the CIAT Regional Treasurer for Yorkshire. His previous roles, amongst others, include: assessor for the Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT) and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) professional qualifications, CIAT ...

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Martin Green

Martin Green

Course Director | 0113 81 27647

Since 1994 Martin has been a full-time academic working in the area of construction law, contract law and dispute resolution and since 2002 he has been the Course Leader for the MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution.

Martin was originally a Civil Engineer working mostly in reinforced concrete but later developed his own Building Consultancy gaining experience in both design of buildings and contract administration.

Since 2002 he has specialised in Construction Law with particular interest in the resolution of disputes in the construction industry - especially arbitration and adjudication.

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Allan Jones

Allan Jones

Course Director

Allan Jones is responsible for the development of the Transnational Education framework for the franchise and enterprise network, both here in the UK and overseas. Taking the lead within the School of Built Environment and Engineering, Allan champions the global engagement priorities of the university.

Allan manages the existing partner network in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Mauritius, to ensure all students achieve the learning outcomes for the course and receive a similar learning experience to the UK environment. He also works with new partners to develop lasting relationships, which are beneficial to both parties, and which meet the regulatory requirements for the Country of operation.

Allan identifies students who are able to successfully complete the programme of study, to give them the professional skills to add value to Society.

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Mark Laurillard

Mark Laurillard

Course Director | 0113 81 24144

Before moving into full time lecturing, Mark had 25 years practical experience in project management across a wide range of sectors. This depth of experience is extensively drawn upon throughout Mark's lecturing and support for students at all levels.

Mark is also the Director of the Centre for Project Management - the Centre is accredited by the Association for Project Management for the delivery of both the Introductory Certificate in Project Management and the APM Practitioner courses.

Mark is active in providing consultancy to a number of organisations - working with them to enhance the development of project management capability.

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Joanne Lloyd

Joanne Lloyd

Course Director | 0113 81 28167

Joanne is a member of the RICS and the IWFM. Her professional career as a quantity surveyor has seen her work for a number of local authorities in both the design and commercial teams. Her wide and varied industry experience allows her to be able to use real life examples within her teaching to enhance teaching delivery.

Joanne is a chartered surveyor who has enjoyed a varied career in both the public and private sector of the industry.

During her career she has been involved in a number of large refurbishment and new build projects for local authorities and further education establishments.

Joanne has had an interest in education for many years and as part of this interest served as Chair of Governors at a local primary school for over 10 years and is still active as a Foundation Governor for a selective boys grammar school where she is also Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee.

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“The vocational content of my course simulated a real business environment and enabled me to refine my practice before I graduated. My course gave me a really solid grounding in the key competencies and expertise that I'm now employing on a day-to-day basis in the workplace.”

Chris Haley

Graduate Scheme, Turner and Townsend

BSc (Hons) Project Management

“My course provided me with strong foundations to build an exciting career in construction. Seven years later, I am still working at the company that gave me that placement, having qualified as an MRICS Chartered Building Surveyor two years after graduating.”

Matthew Morten

MRICS Senior Building Surveyor, Bruntwood

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying


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