About Us

BCU BSBE students surveyingThe 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.


Each course is accredited by at least one of four professional bodies:

Our core activity is educating professionals for a technical, ethical, economic, political and social world where the built and natural environment forms the context for human activity.

Partnerships with professional institutions

Our Inter-Professional Project, requires all third-year students to undertake research and produce a report on behalf of an industry client — which has led to our students working alongside Birmingham City Council’s Housing Regeneration and Development Department and informing current and future Council policy.


Through the Centre for Environment and Society Research, we conduct research into the problematic gap between planning strategy and policy.

Our work focuses on the study of human intervention in the physical environment, with the aim of improving current and future conditions.

Contact us

School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Birmingham City University
Millennium Point
Curzon Street
B4 7XG

Tel: +44 (0)121 331 5400

Email: bsbe@bcu.ac.uk

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Our staff

Learn more about the expertise of our academics and researchers.

Our staff

Our facilities

Our students have access to specialised software systems and surveying equipment.

Our facilities

Student life in Birmingham

Our City Centre Campus is in the heart of Birmingham – a city with lots to offer students.

Our city

Industry Advisory Group

Our industry partners ensure that our courses are providing the right blend of skills.

Industry Advisory Group