How will I study the built environment?
The Salford Experience Built Environment
At the heart of our Built Environment courses, our new SEE building is nearly complete so you can study a range of modules in a modern learning environment.
We use a range of learning approaches to help you build the knowledge from our experienced academic team with a range of external guest lecturers, placements, and career networking opportunities.
Alongside lectures and tutorials that are the core of learning, we use our industry-focus and amazing location to take you out on-site visits.
Throughout your chosen course, you will be taught in a modern learning environment, with accessible lecture theatres, carefully designed studios consisting of AV-equipped classrooms, computing suites and multimedia libraries, with access to industry journals, databases, and industry software.
Lectures and tutorials are a key part of building your knowledge base. During your built environment study, you will experience teaching from our highly skilled lecturers, who have real-world experience in their field and are active researchers in their specialist subjects.
ENERGY HOUSE LABORATORIES
We’re home to the Energy House Laboratories – a unique suite of fully climate-controlled research facilities. These impressive labs are helping us to lead the way in reimagining energy use in our built environment, providing even more advanced research facilities, and enhancing our testing capacity.
FULL-SIZED FULLY FURNISHED HOUSE
Our original Energy House is the world’s only full sized, fully furnished two-bedroom terraced house built inside an environmental chamber that can replicate almost any weather conditions. Packed with a vast array of sensors, our students, researchers, and industry partners use this to identify energy efficiency opportunities.
Energy House 2.0
This year, we also commissioned the £16 million Energy House 2.0 and it’s the largest test facility of its type. This new facility consists of two environmental chambers and will be a key role in accelerating the progress towards low carbon and net zero housing design.
Salford is a leading UK centre for built environment studies. Through strong industry connections, and our enviable location at the heart of Greater Manchester, surrounded by impressive development projects, you will have the opportunity to see your subject in action and gain practical context for your studies during site visits.
We take advantage of local and national organisations that you can get involved with, and there’s plenty of beneficial field visits where you can apply real-world problem-solving skills to industry led work.
Study with us so you can work with real clients and build your professional networks for a rewarding career once you graduate!
In 2018, leading construction and infrastructure company, Morgan Sindall and Salford formed a collaborative partnership to help students get ‘work ready’. Focused on enhancing the employability credentials of undergraduates, the partnership builds on the University’s proud legacy to combine leading academic insight with real-world experiences.
PRACTICAL FIELD COURSE
If you are studying on our Construction Project Management course, you will also have the opportunity to take part in Constructionarium, a week-long practical field course in Norfolk that you won’t want to miss! Constructionarium puts your learnt theory into practice, so you experience how things work in the real world.
Working in project teams, you’ll get to construct scaled down versions of iconic bridges, buildings and dams from around the world, working in a controlled environment and supported by both academic and industrial staff.
By year three, you’ll have gained invaluable experience of life on a construction site and will have dealt with several challenges that you’ll face in your future career. At the same time, you’ll make new friends, and forge connections with industry experts. Gain hands-on experience and begin your career journey with us!
Take control of your own learning. Our Clifford Whitworth Library has physical and virtual resources to support your acoustics and audio studies. This modern learning space includes computing suites and multimedia libraries, with access to journals, databases, and software.
With an onsite cafe, breakout areas, comfy chairs and 24-hour access, it is the perfect place for writing up tutorial notes and completing assignments - day or night!