The term “built environment” refers to the human-made space in which people live. It covers a number of fields including architecture, civil engineering, planning, architectural conservation, landscaping, infrastructural networks such as roads, dams and bridges, and construction management among other fields.
SBEE has built its strategy for the technical education to be uniquely positioned to respond fully to the employer needs. It follows Pearson BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) qualifications and standards. The BTEC qualifications provide progression routes to both university and employment. They have been designed to provide specialist work-related learning and are equivalent to the first and second year of a university degree.
The School of Built Environment Engineering (SBEE) consists of two academic departments, the Department of Architecture Engineering and the Department of Civil Engineering, which offer programs at three levels of academic qualifications: a bachelor’s degree, a technical degree (technical engineer), and a technician's degree (technician), taking into consideration the requirements of the market needs in the twenty-first century at the local, regional and international levels, which enable graduates to compete for various job opportunities in their fields of specialization.
Minimizing the gap between theory and practice through providing networks for local and international affiliation and internships. Focusing on real practical tasks and professional scenarios that should enable students to be more involved in challenges of the construction industry sectors.
Adopting a practical approach to teaching boosted through a one-year apprenticeship, where students have an opportunity to align their learnings with their potential employer’s needs and their own career aspirations.
To provide a quality technical education and training for the real world related to the built environment and construction industry sectors, and to contribute towards the advancement of society through research and innovation.
SBEE, working hand in hand with industry partners, also delivers state-of-the-art professional development programs with the goal of equipping professionals and people who seeks skill advancement with the required skills that will boost their competitiveness and open new horizons for them in regards with their professional career.
Within this vision, SBEE, in corporation with the A/E Business Council has designed a “Professional Diploma Program in Quantity Surveying and Contract Management” targeting civil and architectural engineering professionals who work in consulting firms or those who work in contracting companies as project managers or site engineers and aims to advance their management and contractual skills.
If you are a prospective student, ready to learn by doing, ask challenging questions, make high-impact contributions, and prepare for leadership and entrepreneurship. If you have the commitment, responsibility and eagerness to continue to discover, create, serve, and lead, you exemplify our goals and offer inspiration to future generations of HTU engineers.