Explore careers in the built environment and discover degree courses that can get you there.

Build better cities

See your future built environment



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

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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.


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Study the Built Environment with Salford

Civil engineering at 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.

Built Environment degree courses at Salford

Building Surveying (BSc)

Construction Project Management (BSc)

Construction (HNC)

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Explore our Construction course:

HNC Construction

Quantity Surveying (BSc)