The Built Environment Department is typically a specialized academic department that plays a crucial role in educating students and conducting research on the planning, design, construction, and management of the built environment in which we live and work. It is a hub for education, research, and innovation in quantity surveying, construction management, urban planning, construction, and the broader built environment. It plays a crucial role in shaping the way our cities and communities are designed, built, and managed to meet the needs of society, address sustainability challenges, and contribute to the overall quality of life in the built environment context.
The main role of this Built Environment Department is to offer undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs, namely, honours degrees in Construction Management (Quantity Surveying specialization) and postgraduate studies in project management. These programs are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for careers in the built environment professions.
Also, the department has strategically planned its activities to encompass a wide range of important initiatives, reinforcing its commitment to excellence and relevance in the field of the built environment. These activities include:
- Interdisciplinary focus
- Research and innovation
- Industry connections
- Community engagement
- International partnerships
- Sustainability focus