Built Environments Undergraduate Courses

Combining theory with relevant, hands-on experience, our Built Environments courses will ensure you’re ready for a career in the industry.

Our Built Environments courses are all about equipping you with the skills to succeed in this exciting industry. You’ll have many opportunities to put your learning into practice, working on real-life case studies and going on regular fieldtrips in the region. You’ll also fine-tune your skills in our workshops where you’ll test materials and structures, and get to use our extensive range of equipment.

Built Environments - your questions answered

In the below video, Programme Leader, Derek Spalton, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Built Environments at the University of Derby. You can also watch exclusive subject content by signing up to Derby on Demand.

Derek Spalton, Programme Leader in Civil Engineering.

View Built Environments - your questions answered! video transcript

"Studying at Derby isn't just about learning it's also about developing as a character"

"The University of Derby has got some excellent civil engineering and construction industry links and the labs are brilliant, there’s all top of the range equipment for us to use. Various local construction companies invite the students to look around their current projects with in Derby. It’s great to see the construction processes and hear from construction professionals on site. We get guest lecturers come in from the ICE and we often get invited to their meetings." Watch Ben's full interview.

A concrete block breaking. Water going through a flume. An aerial view of students looking at a map.

Facilities

The workshops at Markeaton street include a motorsport workshop, mechanical and manufacturing engineering workshop, wood workshop, metal workshop and crafts workshop.

Virtual tour of the workshops at Markeaton Street
Civil Engineering logos
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We train students on placement to use the latest survey equipment and computation / CAD drafting software, and how they apply these methodologies to a variety of situations and projects. They also get to sample life in the working environment.

Robert Page
Managing Director at Greenhatch Group Ltd.

What our Built Environments graduates do

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

Graduates have gone on to work for:

Male Civil Engineering student working on equipment
Civil Engineering students on a field trip at Mam Tor
Civil Engineering student working in the fluids lab
Enterprise Centre - angle of a tall tower.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours are a great way for you to explore our campuses, facilities and halls of residence to get a feel for what it is really like to be a student at the University of Derby.

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We want you to realise your vision for your future. The University of Derby is a place where you can take your passion and talent and use them to create a better world.

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