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Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

We make, create, design and build. We’re planners and problem solvers. We draw lines, and we break boundaries.

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.

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We’re creating a sustainable future

Sustainability is a key theme that runs through all our work in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment. We invest our knowledge in impactful research and prepare our students to be at the forefront of change in their future careers.

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.

Our departments

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.

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.

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