About us

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.

Our facilities

We have dedicated laboratory facilities for engineering, computing and architecture housed in new, purpose-built labs at our Docklands Campus. These provide an ideal environment for students to test theories and master practical skills.

Our facilities include:

  • Fully compliant professional qualifications laboratory
  • Network teaching laboratory
  • Specialist surveying laboratories
  • Architecture and visual arts centre - a purpose-built, creative space
  • Microprocessors laboratory
  • Power laboratory

Why choose us?

    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.

    We have excellent industry connections. We’re accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers.

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

    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.

    Our staff

    Find out more about our staff by visiting our School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering page.

    Hands on and off campus

    You’ll 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.

    Our courses include ‘hands-on’ field trips in both engineering surveying and construction logistics, where student teams solve real-life and simulated problems.

    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


    Our graduates have gone on to work on hugely exciting projects in London and around the world, including The Shard, TFL, Ordnance Survey and Crossrail.

    Our dedicated Centre for Student Success works closely with employers to provide up-to-date information about the skills and experience they’re looking for. They will support you during your studies and after you graduate.

    At UEL, you’ll have access to:

    • Employability skills training such as interview techniques and CV writing.
    • Career Assessment, giving you the opportunity to learn about yourself and Career Coach will help you to discover career suggestions based on your interests.
    • UEL Skills Academy, where external professionals deliver sessions on the competencies most prized by graduate employers.
    • Internships, placements and volunteering opportunities from our work placements team.
    • Professional mentoring scheme, matching students with staff from major companies.
    • Networking opportunities and annual careers fair.
    • Support with setting up your own business.

    Our location in one of Europe’s largest regeneration areas and our extensive links to local employers will also give you access to fantastic internships and placements. From heavy industry to high-tech, health and social care to the arts, there are so many opportunities right on our doorstep.

    Our online Career Coach shows you the different career paths that your chosen subject area can lead you to. It gives you information on specific careers, job roles, potential wages and available jobs in the sector. You can also take a quick quiz to find a career to match your personality type!

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