Building your experience, planning your future, engineering your career!

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The School of Built Environment and Engineering is a community of award winning staff and students who are passionate about their subject area and making a difference to the way we plan, design, construct, protect and maintain the world around us. With developments all around us and our strong links with industry, our students have the opportunity to gain hands on experience, undertake work placements and find employment after their study. Whether you are a student looking to take your first step in the industry, a professional looking to expand your knowledge or a business aiming to collaborate, the School of Built Environment and Engineering can help you succeed.

Professor Akintola Akintoye
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, FRICS, FCIOB, FInstCM
Dean of School

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Overall satisfaction on our Civil Engineering course.

source: NSS 2018


Overall satisfaction on our Construction Management course.

source: NSS 2018


Overall satisfaction on our Human Geography and Planning course.

source:NSS 2018


Overall satisfaction on our Human Geography course.

source:NSS 2018


Graduates from the School of Built Environment & Engineering who are in work or further study six months after graduating.

source:(DLHE 2016/17)

Our Subject Areas

Civil Engineering & Building Services Engineering

Our courses provide you with the skills and knowledge to impact on the design, construction and maintenance of the world around us. Looking at the principles of experimental design and the engineering behind roads, bridges and other major structures, you will be able to apply your learning to real life situations and explore how to change the built landscape of our towns, cities and infrastructure.

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Planning, Housing & Human Geography

Study a range of contemporary themes including globalisation, migration, identity, social justice and the diversity of human living. Build your skills in developing sustainable communities and responding to urban challenges by learning how to make cities better places to live and work.

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Surveying, Construction & Project Management

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

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Our research is focused on the production of pure and applied knowledge that contributes to the creation and management of a sustainable built environment. The focus of our activities is on low carbon housing, sustainable water supplies and construction materials for the developing world, construction industry knowledge exchange and planning policy. The School draws together expertise in sustainability research with the aim of building a record of research that is focused on the technological and social aspects of sustainable urbanism.

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School of Built Environment Careers Fair

We want you to have the best possible start to your career in industry and making sure you develop a network of professional contacts will be an important part of your educational experience with us. Every Autumn our School holds a Careers Fair which is attended by over 25 major employers from the Civil Engineering, Construction, Architecture and Planning sectors giving you the opportunity to secure graduate roles, placements and part-time employment.

International Collaborations

The school has a strong international outlook and welcomes students from across the globe – Leeds Beckett’s student community is made up of students from 143 countries and territories. We also have a number of international partnerships and collaborations with key organisations in Hong Kong and Mauritius.

The quality of our courses is recognised internationally and we have franchise partnerships in Hong Kong and Mauritius. These partnerships enable the delivery of our courses in country, with students graduating as a Leeds Beckett alumni – joining an alumni community of over 176,000 globally. Our current franchise partnerships are with:-

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Contact us

0113 812 2400

Northern Terrace, Leeds Beckett University

Queens Square Court