About the Department of Engineering and the Built Environment

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Here, you'll find the largest choice of Engineering and Built Environment courses in the East of England, many of which are accredited by professional bodies.

We're located on both our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses, and also across East Anglia at our regional partner institutions.


Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies and all are developed in close collaboration with industry and with emerging technologies in mind. Our courses are accredited or prescribed by:

  • Architects Registration Board (ARB)
  • Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
  • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Association for Project Management (APM)
  • Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

We train and support private and public sector organisations. We'll encourage you to gain the right work experience during your studies and support you with this, as well as offering the option of taking a sandwich year placement with an industry-relevant partner.

First-class staff

Our team of academic, technical and support staff take pride in delivering an up-to-date and exciting curriculum, while offering a friendly atmosphere in which you can thrive.


With our four research groups, everyone in our department stays up to date with the latest industry thinking and findings.

Visiting the department

If you're thinking of studying one of our courses the best way to find out about us is by visiting our next Open Day. See exactly what we have to offer, have a tour of our facilities and chat to staff and students.