A fascinating career in the built environment may be for you if you are interested in building and transforming spaces for communities and businesses to thrive as well as influencing the future. Many chances to design, deliver, and manage settings are provided by our selection of degrees in the built environment.
Careers in Built Environment
- Architectural Technology – Architectural technologists ensure that a facility is created for its intended purpose and performance by applying science to the design of a building or other structure. After graduation, you can pursue a career as an architectural technologist, where you’ll collaborate closely with architects and other building experts to develop ideas and technical designs for purpose-fitting, sustainable, and inclusive structures and environments. The CIAT and CIOB both accredit the BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology degree program.
- Building Surveying – Building surveyors are the “Doctors” of the Built Environment, addressing issues including flaws, changes, and renovations that affect the “health” of buildings. You’ll develop strategies to reduce errors and future issues while working primarily on-site to monitor the performance of structures and fix design flaws. To make sure that projects are secure, sustainable, and up to preservation requirements, you’ll collaborate with regional planning organizations and other clients. You could offer advice on anything from multimillion-dollar construction projects to straightforward repairs and modifications. You can get professional accreditations from CIOB and RICS by taking our BSc (Hons) Building Surveying program.
- Civil Engineering – You will design, construct, manage, and maintain a wide variety of construction projects as a civil engineer, including highways, airports, dams, bridges, and water systems. You’ll look at structures and use math to solve problems. Companies like Balfour Beatty and Cancer Care employ our alumni.
- Construction Management – Organized and effective? Construction managers efficiently oversee the workload of construction projects, ensuring that they are completed on schedule, within budget, and following the client’s needs. To ensure a seamless delivery, you’ll establish budgets and timelines and communicate with building owners and subcontractors. You’ll monitor and guide site managers while you’re there to make sure that all quality, safety, and budgetary criteria are met. The CIOB and RICS both recognize the BSc (Hons) in Construction Management.
- Fire Engineering – Your primary duty as a fire engineer is to plan and put in place fire safety measures that will reduce the risk of fire-related dangers or damage to infrastructure and buildings while also safeguarding the general public. The study of fire growth and prevention, as well as methods to minimize its effects on people, the environment, and the economy, are topics covered in the BEng (Hons) Fire Engineering degree. Additionally, it will discuss how building materials behave in hot environments and how to design structures to withstand fire.
- Quantity Surveying – Quantity surveyors, the accountants of the built environment, oversee all project expenses for construction and civil engineering. They aim to reduce expenses while also improving structures’ lifespan and value for money. The CIOB and RICS-accredited BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying is intended to educate you on how to manage all expenses, from preliminary calculations to final figures. Our alumni have advanced into positions as quantity surveyors and assistant commercial managers with organizations including Gleeds, Interserve, and John Murray & Sons Ltd.
- Real Estate – You’ll develop an eye for spotting potential in land and property as a financial asset as a real estate expert. You’ll be involved in the valuation and surveying of these assets as well as the management, acquisition, sale, or leasing of land and property. You will be prepared to work in this fascinating, dynamic business as a real estate investor, residential or commercial appraiser, or even a property manager, thanks to the RICS-accredited BSc (Hons) Real Estate program. With organizations like IP Global, Lambert Smith Hampton, and CBRE, our students have landed positions.
- Civil Engineering and Construction Management – Civil engineers and construction managers must improve their project management skills, paying particular attention to the project planning and management processes, as infrastructure ages and construction projects become more complicated. You will be expected to assume overall responsibility for various aspects of construction and the built environment as a civil engineer with construction management abilities. These will involve the surveying and upkeep of existing structures as well as the planning, management, coordination, and financial control of a construction or infrastructure project. In addition to planning, constructing, overseeing, and inspecting structures, the course will allow you to work on projects and scenarios from real-world situations. Through teamwork projects, it will improve your problem-solving, research, critical thinking, and communication abilities. Graduates will be qualified to work as structural engineers, geotechnical engineers, site engineers, construction managers, and project managers in the built environment.