Why study with us?
Taking a Higher Education course is a big investment in your future, and you’ll want to be sure that you’re choosing the right course and the right university. So here are our top reasons to choose the Built Environment at Birmingham City University.
Get set for employment
Our commitment to developing graduates with the skills and experience that employers need means that 97.4% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17).
Investing in your future
We're investing £6.5 million on improvements to our Millennium Point facilities, including new specialist labs and a project space with makers’ area, to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning.
To help you to stand out in today’s competitive jobs market, our courses offer a placement option. Our students have gone on placement to companies including: Kier Construction, Savills, Knight Frank, BAM, Stepnell, the Shaylor Group and Arcadis.
Our innovative collaboration with Birmingham City Council's Urban Design Team means you can gain work experience, work on key research projects, gain technical application skills and contribute to projects influencing future council policy.
A city in development
Birmingham is undergoing huge regeneration. The new HS2 terminal will be built right outside our City Centre campus and there will be many opportunities, now and in the future, for those with built environment qualifications.
Our building courses are ranked 11th out of 59 institutions in the Guardian League Tables 2018, and our BSc Quantity Surveying course achieved 92 per cent student satisfaction in the 2017 NSS.
Earn while you learn
Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining experience in crucial aspects of job applications and valuable feedback on your work.
Our students regularly take part in (and win!) Associated Schools of Construction Design and Build competitions in the UK and US and have the opportunity to travel to places such as Dallas, Texas to compete.
£150 free credit
To welcome all students starting in 2018 or 2019, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways, on books and learning materials. Find out more about the £150 free credit.
Our International Travel Scholarships give you the opportunity to undertake study abroad programmes, international internships and voluntary roles. Scholarships of up to £1,000 are on offer to support your activity. It’s a great way to see the world.
The new facilities include a large flexible project space with makers' area, rapid prototyping equipment and a new geotechnical soils lab.
The value of an industrial placement
Joe undertook a placement year with Stepnell Ltd as part of his BSc in Construction Management.
Not only was it a great experience and opportunity to put his learning into practice, Stepnell Ltd also offered him a graduate role for after his degree, so he can relax and enjoy his final year of study, knowing he has a job at the end!
The School of Engineering and the Built Environment is a major provider of professionally relevant courses for the property and construction industries and we are dedicated to the teaching of future professionals
Building the city's future
Birmingham is a fantastic place to study a Built Environment course, as students have the opportunity to grow and learn alongside the city's major redevelopment. Plus, they'll gain exposure to huge infrastructure projects such as the development of HS2.
Our first year surveying and construction students were inspired by the many building projects happening in the city, and made a vlog explaining why Birmingham is such a great place to study the Built Environment.
Cities don’t sustain themselves
There are a range of exciting redevelopment projects happening around Birmingham and you could be involved in them.
Study a Built Environment course with us and you'll learn, first-hand, how to become part of a team that makes life-changing redevelopments like this happen. Meet Alexandra, our year three Construction Management student who is working on the transformation of Paradise Birmingham, a development area situated in the city centre. Visit us on our next open day to find out how you can help us to sustain and develop the city.