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Surveying and Construction

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Look around. Unless you live in a desert or a field, you’re probably surrounded by buildings. The built environment could not exist without the topographical work by surveyors and project planning by construction managers. What kind of future can you build? 
  • prestigious placements

    We have a great track record in helping students find work placements with major companies such as Taylor Woodrow and Morgan Sindall, and on major projects such as Crossrail.
  • superb connections

    We have excellent industry connections. We’re accredited by the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors and have strong links with the Chartered Institute of Building.
  • regular site visits

    We’re one of only a handful of universities who offer a programme of weekly site visits to major construction projects.

Why us?

In 2014, all of our second-year Surveying and Mapping Sciences undergraduates went on industry work placements. Every one of them has now secured a full-time job when they graduated. Some were offered more than one job.

It goes to show how highly our students are valued by industry – and how well we prepare them for the world of work.

Our courses give you the fundamentals to pursue a wide range of careers, covering everything from land surveying and mapping to logistics and site planning.

You’ll learn in some of the best teaching laboratories in London, where you’ll use the latest equipment. Our teaching staff can also draw on plenty of professional experience to back up their academic credentials.

You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to work and learn off campus. Our Docklands campus is in a fantastic location at the heart of a massive regeneration area, and we arrange construction site visits almost every week.

The course includes ‘hands-on’ field trips in both engineering surveying and construction logistics where student teams solve real-life and simulated problems.

Learning By Doing
  • Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors
Classes cover a wide range of different avenues you can follow within the surveying industry, from the bread-and-butter work of topographic to digital 3D mapping, to legal and even offshore surveying.  
Carmen Tong , BSc (Hons) Surveying and Mapping Sciences, graduate
ACE students doing project work

What we’re researching

While Surveying and Construction are practical, hands-on subjects, UEL staff have wide-ranging research interests that seek to develop their areas of expertise. Many have distinguished careers in surveying and construction to reinforce their academic credentials.

Senior Lecturer Peter Lakin’s interests include building information modelling, which uses digital technology to model the physical characteristics of buildings and places.  Peter has further interests in land and engineering surveying, and construction management.

Senior Lecturer Ian Lemon has research interests in construction management, including cash flow forecasting, tendering and estimating. He’s also interested in sustainability issues, such as reducing CO2 emissions at design stage.

Mike Hurst, our construction management course leader, has been involved in a number of research projects, including the maintenance and improvement of listed buildings. He’s also carried out research into the use of mobile applications to manage site operations and e-communication within the design and construction process.

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