Five skills you will gain from your degree

A Built Environment degree will enhance your industry knowledge and build key skills that are desirable to employers. You’ll learn to become an innovator for the future by gaining the following five skills.

Five skills you will gain from your BE degree

Technical understanding

During your course your technical understanding will develop as you learn scientific disciplines by using industry CAD software. These will allow you to design new strategies, goods and devices for real life situations. You could be creating infrastructures or creating new designs in order to be more environmentally sustainable. Our academics will teach you to implement your knowledge by putting your designs into practice within our state-of-the-art workshops and laboratories, allowing you to think like a built environment professional.

Problem solving

You'll learn to use your initiative and find solutions to problems. The methodology behind this skill requires a high level of autonomy, self-discipline, resilience and rationality as you will have to think of innovative ideas to problems.

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Project management

During your modules you’ll be managing several projects and tasks and will also have the option to undertake a placement year. To do this successfully you'll be required to plan and organise constructively, as well as being able to execute and deliver the project requirements to complete the job. Project management supplies you with the ability to be autonomous, communicate effectively and to successfully manage relationships with people in an organisation.


The Built Environment School teaches students to be creative with new developments. The industry allows you to be inventive with designs and ideas. Creativity is essential in allowing you to become more innovative and sharpen your critical perspective.

Team working

This is a vital skill that demonstrates to your future employer your interpersonal skills and ability to work with others. Your team working skills will develop by collaborating with fellow students from diverse backgrounds. This is a valuable skill that will be used in your day-to-day life as well as in your studies.

At the end of your course you’ll gain the key skills to allow you to shape your future. Find out what some of our graduates have gone on to achieve by reading our graduate stories.