See your future in the built environment
Build Better Cities
A green revolution is on the way for cities and urban environments. With our post-pandemic perspective, we will give more attention to sustainable development, drive digital connectivity and find alternative energy infrastructures.
Built environment professionals are at the heart of this. From planning cities to delivering major infrastructure projects, highly-skilled surveyors, construction project managers, engineers and real-estate professionals, work collaboratively to deliver economic growth and find solutions to address housing shortages, meet sustainable development and introduce vital new infrastructure.
If you want a career where you can lead this urban revolution, start your journey with a built environment-based degree. Read on and discover how this can be part of your future.
Built Environment Careers
Built environment professionals are at the heart of the economy.
From planning cities to delivering major infrastructure projects, highly-skilled architects, surveyors, engineers, construction project managers and real-estate professionals, work together to deliver economic growth and shape our cities and surroundings to benefit everyone.
Explore how these professionals work together to shape our cities and create the places where we live, work, rest and play.
Trending Built Environment Roles
Filled with former mill and factory buildings, the Ancoats area of Manchester has been a focus for regeneration work, and is now home to apartment buildings, retail space, creative studios, bars and restaurants. Building surveyors inspect building condition and make recommendations for developers before any work begins.
Quantity Surveyors estimate costs and prepares contracts and tenders before work begins. During construction, they manage the overall budget and value any completed work and arrange payments.
Construction project managers oversee the entire construction process, and ensures projects are completed on time, within budget and to a high standard
During construction of city apartment buildings, ensuring the gas, water and electricity services function properly and safely is a huge technical task that relies on skilled civil, structural and architectural engineers.
The Albert Hall in Manchester, a former derelict chapel, is now an impressive and atmospheric music hall which hosts gigs, club nights and private events. Property consultants initially assess buildings like this for development opportunities before investors commit to a purchase.
Study the Built Environment with Salford
At the University of Salford, we're passionate about bringing more skilled professionals into the built environment. If you're ready to start a career building better cities, make Salford your next step.
We've developed an exciting range of career-focused degree courses that offer specialisms in civil engineering, construction, real estate and surveying.
Be inspired by industry guest lectures and live projects. Visit impressive local projects and developments. Experience industry-led teaching, delivered from our green campus just minutes from Manchester city centre - the UK's leading property and construction market outside of London.
Come and explore how to gain knowledge and skills for a future career in the built environment.
Building Surveying (BSc)
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Construction Project Management (BSc)
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Civil Engineering (BEng)
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Quantity Surveying (BSc)
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Real Estate Development and Management (BSc)