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

100%of students agreed that staff are good at explaining things**BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering and BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering - National Student Survey 2021
91%of students are satisfied with teaching on the course**BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering and BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering - National Student Survey 2021
4thin the UK for student satisfaction with teaching**BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering and BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering - The Guardian University Guide 2022
Top 20in the UK for student satisfaction with the course**BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering and BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering - The Guardian University Guide 2022

"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.

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A group of students and lecturer on a construction site on a field trip
A group of students in the concrete testing lab

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
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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:

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Kedleston Road, Derby Campus entrance

Undergraduate Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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