About us > ESBE
Since 1892, London South Bank University has been providing students with relevant real world opportunities, meeting the needs for a profession-focused workforce. The reputation and professional standing of our courses attracts students from all over the world. We continue to develop students for their professional lives through the delivery of accredited and industry recognised courses that will benefit them as they establish and progress their careers.
Our Built Environment course offerings are considered to be some of the best in the UK. We achieve this by continually developing their content to reflect today’s industry needs and challenge our students to be truly innovative.
Courses are accredited by:
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
- Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
- Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment (ESBE)
The Faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment offers a wide range of courses that promote research and pave the way for graduate employment opportunities. The research activities are inter-disciplinary and collaborative where work is carried out across departments, the University’s other faculties and external organisations. The 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) rated the university’s General Engineering research as the highest amongst London’s post-1992 universities and 3rd amongst all post-1992 universities. The RAE also rated the research in the university’s sport-related subjects as excellent, with 65 per cent of its activities deemed to be of international quality or above.
Department of the Built Environment
Our courses are continually developing their content to reflect today’s industry needs and challenge our students to be truly innovative.
We have several research-active staff with established track records that are in a very strong position to complement our existing expertise. All of our staff take the education and support of our students very seriously and are there to offer help at every step of the way.
Facilities within the department are excellent. Our construction laboratory offers London’s only Tensometer, used for measuring material strength. Our Architecture Studio enjoys inspirational views of many of London’s landmark buildings and student’s design work is focused on a studio culture. They learn to draw by hand as well as using 2D and 3D digital media.
Qualifications from the areas of property and surveying can lead to a wide range of careers. Many of our past and current students hold key positions in their organisations and professional bodies, often as senior managers and business owners.