What our students say: Engineering & the Built Environment


BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

This course is rich with information, which allowed me to comprehend the varied elements within surveying. From learning the building process and measuring brickwork, to gaining a working knowledge of the macro-economy, construction law and project management, the course has provided me with technical and professional knowledge with an informed confidence to forge a successful career.

Coming from a non-construction background, the subject was daunting, but the informative scope and depth of the modules delivered, enabled me to develop an academic and 'real world' portfolio of skills and experience.

The knowledge and support from the staff is absolutely second to none; I have felt thoroughly supported from the first day. The staff take time to answer questions and give their full attention when I have needed help. Receiving tailored support and feedback is important to ensure a student maximises their own potential, to which the staff on this course excel.
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BSc (Hons) Construction Management

I enjoyed the design and technology elements and group project work. My course prepared me for employment, and was very focused on the needs of employers.
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BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

I was concerned that a six-year gap in my formal education would be too much of an obstacle and that I would struggle entering higher education after such a long time; thankfully it turned out I had nothing to worry about. The staff members at Anglia Ruskin put me at ease and were helpful and supportive from the very start.

'Mechanical engineering' is a large umbrella to cover but I feel I was exposed to a wide enough variety of interesting module topics that would culminate in a well-rounded breadth of knowledge I could move into the future with. My time at Anglia Ruskin not only prepared me for my career but helped me discover it. It was a pleasure to study there and if I could do it all over again, I would.
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BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

I chose to study building surveying due to my interest in construction and have enjoyed every aspect of the course. The syllabus covers a great range of subject matter, from building defects to computer-aided design. I'm constantly learning from informative and instructive lectures and can't wait to exercise my knowledge in the workplace. Highly recommend this course to anyone interested in property or construction.
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BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology

I looked into studying architectural technology in Essex and the Chelmsford campus looked really impressive. I had heard a lot of good things about it so I applied and got accepted. The course has met my expectation but there is more independent study than I thought there would be, you have to be good at managing your time and studying outside of lessons. It's a nice university and I find the people here very helpful in all departments, from the student advisors, to the International Office to the iCentre: they all want to help you.

I work for the University, in the Students' Union shop, in the bar and as a Student Ambassador. The Employment Bureau is really good and they helped me to find work within the University that fits around my studies. I have enough time to study and work part-time so that helps pay for my accommodation and living costs. I like working at the open days, I help out in the Architecture Studio and show students around and talk to them about my course. 

I am part of the American football, rugby, cheerleading and archifunk societies. I have met so many people being part of these clubs and we have trips and social events, it's the best way to meet people and be part of student life. It's so much fun and helps you find yourself and meet people form different courses, cultures and people who don't live in halls. I absolutely recommend joining in with University events and clubs.

I wanted to be among the first from my country to study this subject. I like the technology part as it involves all aspects of architecture. My plans are to finish my degree with honours, go back home and continue with my company for three to four years and develop it, and then I would like to come back to the UK to study a Masters degree and maybe a PhD later on.
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