The School of Energy, Construction and Environment brings together the disciplines affecting the natural and built environment, using synergies that link the understanding of the natural environment and its resources in the production of the physical built environment and its possible impact on the natural environment.
Courses benefit from the synergy between the different subject areas within in the School. Programmes focus on disciplines that lead to employability within the following subject areas:
- Civil Engineering,
- Geography and Environment,
- Disaster Management and Humanitarian Engineering,
- Oil, Gas and Energy.
Our courses make full use of the extensive facilities available to students, as laboratory work is a core aspect of the courses. In addition, our students have opportunities to go on a wide range of UK and international field trips, so that they can undertake learning in the ‘field’ and replicate industry practice. In addition, our students also have use of the UK’s only simulation centre, using semi-immersive virtual reality to deliver key employability skills.
The relevant professional bodies accredit all our courses, including: -
- Energy Institute,
- Institute of Civil Engineers,
- Institution of Structural Engineers,
- Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists,
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors,
- Chartered Institute of Building,
- Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers
We also have extensive industry links including: Asia Disaster Preparedness Centre, Oxfam, Lloyds Register, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, Severn Trent Water, Atkins and many more.