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London South Bank University - School of the Built Environment and Architecture
103 Borough Road
London SE1 0AA
Tel: 020 7815 7815
The School teaches acclaimed courses in engineering for cities, surveying, construction, architecture, digital fabrication and design. The School is an Associate member of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction.
LSBU is the top modern university in London for world-leading and internationally excellent research and Grade Point Average in General Engineering (which includes The Built Environment and Architecture research).
Academic staff place considerable importance on students’ experience and on contributing to the built environment communities, organisations, policy-makers, and professions within the UK and internationally.
LSBU currently offers some of London’s best courses in areas such as architecture, building services, civil engineering, transport, energy, construction management, property and real estate, project management in construction, quantity surveying and building surveying. All courses are closely linked with the industry and accredited by the relevant professional institutions to the highest possible level.
Of the 20 past presidents of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, 13 have been LSBU alumni. In October 2014, the School was awarded the prestigious Happold Brilliant Award for the second time. The award is a well-known hallmark of quality, and recognises excellence in teaching building services engineering in universities across the world.
As a top 20 UK university for engineering research, LSBU receives millions of pounds in research grants every year. Highly-qualified staff members carry out in-depth research across the core themes of infrastructure and the built environment. LSBU enjoys well-established links with other universities, government departments and institutions from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the developing world. These contacts help create a diverse student environment full of challenging ideas and useful exchanges of information.
Academic researchers are at the frontline of knowledge, posing questions and making discoveries that drive innovation and growth. Businesses and organisations come to LSBU for resources and expertise, tapping into their technological know-how through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
In addition to the courses available at LSBU, students can study for a wide range of qualifications at one of the UK and international partner colleges. They have strong Erasmus agreements with excellent European schools such as the Delft University of Technology and Technical University in Zurich.
LSBU awarded the first Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) professionally accredited degrees and diplomas and have been running the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) accredited degrees in Construction Management for almost 40 years. Additionally, the architecture courses are accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the gateway to becoming a professional architect.
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