Built Environment Degrees

Built Environment at USW is rated top in Wales for student satisfaction for the second year running - National Student Survey 2021

The University of South Wales is the largest provider of industry-accredited surveying courses and project management courses in Wales, fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the world’s leading professional body in land, property, construction and associated environmental issues. 

If you enjoy the challenge of practical problems and want to be at the heart of construction projects, a career in quantity surveying or project management may be what you’re looking for. 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

POSTGRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL COURSES

For more information on our postgraduate offering, support and funding, please visit our MSc Construction Project Management or MSc Safety, Health and Environmental Management postgraduate pages.

NOT SURE WHICH COURSE TO CHOOSE?

Attending an open day, whether online or on-campus, is the ideal way to learn more about our Built Environment courses and get a feel of what it's like to study at the University of South Wales.

Speak to the lecturers and expert staff who teach the courses, take tours of our campuses and facilities, view accommodation, speak to our advice team about placement and career opportunities and discuss finances. Plus, speak to current students and hear about their experiences first hand.

Eisiau astudio yn Gymraeg?

Gallwch astudio 40 credyd o'n cyrsiau Busnes trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Os ydych yn dewis astudio 40 credyd ymhob blwyddyn, byddwch yn gymwys i ymgeisio am Ysgoloriaeth Cymhelliant y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, gwerth £1,500 dros dair blynedd. Gwyliwch y fideo hwn am fwy o wybodaeth.

Interested in studying in Welsh?

You can study 40 credits of our Business courses in Welsh. If you choose to study 40 credits in each year of your course, you will be eligible to apply for a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Incentive Scholarship, worth £1,500 over three years. Watch this video for more information.

WHY STUDY BUILT ENVIRONMENT AT USW?

RICS

ACCREDITED BY RICS

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world's leading body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction. As the largest provider in Wales of industry-accredited surveying and project management courses, USW can help you to gain a competitive career advantage. 

Built Environment

CUTTING-EDGE FACILITIES

For added experience, you’ll use industry-standard facilities on campus. These can include computing laboratories with engineering software such as Revit, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Autodesk QTO, CostX, Synchro, and Navisworks and a dedicated built environment project area.

Gabrielle Wheeler  BSc Hons Project Management _ Surveying

HANDS-ON PLACEMENTS

We recommend you spend a year working in the construction industry as part of your degree. During this ‘sandwich’ year, you’ll get hands-on experience that will make you a more attractive candidate to employers and will inform your studies in your final year.

Mercedes VAUGHAN-MATTHEWS - Construction Project Management graduate

Built Environment Placements

Undertaking a work placement is a great chance for you to apply your current skills and gain new ones from a real-world setting, as well as putting you ahead of the competition when you graduate.

At USW we create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. We offer learning that reflects employer demands, and equip our students with the skills and experience to succeed. We produce employment-ready graduates who are a step ahead of their competitors.

BUILT ENVIRONMENT STORIES

WHY CHOOSE USW?

THE PERFECT LOCATION

Treforest Campus - Image of Aircraft Maintenance Centre

Our students love the warm and friendly community atmosphere that we have at our Treforest campus, as well as the convenience of living and studying in the same place. From listed buildings to new, modern structures, Treforest reflects the University’s history and ambitions. 

EXPERT TEACHING

Lalita Gandhi - AME Lecturer

Many of our lecturers are at the forefront of their field, producing world-leading research and contributing to advances within their area of expertise. We ensure that our teaching teams are still also strongly connected to their individual industries, ensuring they bring their knowledge of these to their work on our courses.

MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES

Student Bloggers 2019-20

We have a range of opportunities outside the classroom for our students to get involved with. You could join our championship winning Rocketry Society or our Formula Student Team or you could join any of the societies in our Students’ Union.

SUPPORT & ADVICE

Scott Seldon - Support

Dedicated onsite and online support, advice and mentoring will ensure you're heard and supported. Our support services are at the forefront of addressing the challenges that modern-life brings.

CAREER-FOCUSED

Stephanie Beech

Employability is at the heart of everything. So much so that a lot of our teaching is informed by what happens in the real world and the skills you’ll need for your chosen career. 


QUALITY COURSES

Wayne Kwenda

Many of our courses have accreditation from professional, statutory or regulatory bodies. This allows you to gain a qualification recognised in your profession.

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