We are 3,000 students, five departments and one school. We stand halfway between science and the arts; between tradition and disruption. We embrace theoretical rigour, and insist on hands-on experience for all our students. We celebrate design heritage, and we invite innovation.
We’re a nationally renowned stage for talent in making and design. We investigate the physicality of tools and tech, glass and grass, bricks and mortar; we explore the abstract excitement of ideas and creative philosophies.
Find your course
NTU is ranked Top 10 in the UK for Architecture graduate prospects (Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2023). We’re developing the architects, designers and technologists of tomorrow.
Construction Management and Quantity Surveying
NTU is 1st for the number of UG students studying Architecture, building and planning (HESA 2021/22). There’s plenty to look forward to being a Construction Management and Quantity Surveying student at NTU.
Our courses in Product Design balance theory and practice to address the challenges of modern design. You'll develop as a creative and analytical thinker and have the freedom to discover and progress your own individual design style, vision and philosophy.
Property Management and Development
Considering a career in real estate or development? Can you see yourself managing properties across the world? We’re one of the UK’s largest and most reputable providers of property education.
Explore our wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate Engineering courses at Nottingham Trent University.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Discover what the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment are doing to tackle issues that impact our NTU community.
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School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment Facilities
We have a vast range of specialist tools, software, workshops and other facilities to help students in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment create their very best work.
Services to business
Our expert teams in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment offer a range of business services including training solutions, facilities, applied research and consultancy.
Find out about the international opportunities you can get involved in as a student in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.
Department of Architecture
We’ve been developing the next generation of architects, designers and technologists for over 30 years. Our courses are renowned in industry for their quality and relevance to practice, embodied by our professional accreditations and successful graduates who continue to have lasting positive impacts on the architecture and design industries.
Department of Civil Engineering
We have an established reputation for developing successful civil engineering professionals. Led by a diverse academic group embedded in industry through practice, consultancy and research, our professionally accredited courses have a strong industry and research-informed focus, linked with employability and collaborative working practices.
Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying
With over 40 years’ experience developing successful construction management and quantity surveying professionals, we pride ourselves on preparing graduates for a range of exciting career opportunities in the construction industry.
Department of Product Design
We pride ourselves on producing student designers in their own mould. Our exceptional academic and technical staff promote freedom, experimentation and individuality in design, as students explore their own practice.
Department of Property Management and Development
We are one of the UK’s largest and most established providers of property education, with over 40 years’ experience in developing successful real estate, property development and building surveying graduates. We deliver innovative vocational education that prepares highly qualified graduates for industry, and our large alumni network spans property and construction industries across the world.
NTU to launch new £1.5m centre for sustainable construction and retrofit
Wed 08 Nov 2023
NTU Product Design Students & Graduates Exhibit At The Engineering Design Show 2023
Wed 01 Nov 2023
Civil Engineering alumni celebrate 40 years since graduating
Wed 25 Oct 2023
NTU apprentice wins the ICE International Emerging Engineers Award
Tue 17 Oct 2023
BSc (Hons) Product Design students celebrate Hydro Aluminium Extrusion design competition awards
Thu 12 Oct 2023
Our Research Centres
Product Innovation Centre
The Product Innovation Centre conducts internationally leading research and offers sustainable solutions for providing products and services in a circular economy.
Centre of the Built Environment
Covering everything from residential and commercial real estate economics, finance and investment, planning and development, to engineering solutions for the built environment, sustainability and climate change.
Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage
Focusing on the investigation of human aspects of architecture, urban heritage, and the built environment within the ever-changing urban and social structures of contemporary cities.
Centre for Sustainable Construction and Retrofit
The Centre for Sustainable Construction and Retrofit offers insights into the sustainability in the built environment, specifically how the net-zero by 2050 target presents a huge challenge to the construction sector, which accounts for up to 50% of carbon emissions.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 86% of NTU's research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. The overall quality of each Unit of Assessment NTU submitted to REF in 2021 also saw an improvement from the previous REF in 2014.