See your future in built environment
Explore the range of careers in the built environment and discover the degree courses that will help you get there.
Built environment professionals are at the heart of the economy. From planning cities to delivering major infrastructure projects, highly-skilled surveyors, engineers, construction project managers and real-estate professionals work together to deliver economic growth and to shape our cities and our surroundings.
Why Study Built Environment?
Experience a varied career, helping to shape the buildings and structures of the future
Build technical knowledge, practical skills and problem-solving ability working on a wide range of projects
Establish yourself in an industry that relies on teamwork and collaboration
Collaboration in the Built Environment
See Built Environment in action
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.
Start your journey with Salford
Interested in a built environment career? It starts with Salford.
Take your first step towards a career in the built environment and learn more about our degree courses, industry connections, student projects and learning experiences.