The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

NMITE Launches BSc Sustainable Built Environment Degree

NMITE Launches BSc Sustainable Built Environment Degree
07 November 2022

Hereford’s New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering has launched a first-of-its-kind degree focused on the sustainable built environment.

Coinciding with Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, which highlights engineering careers as accessible and exciting to young people, the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) wants to foster a new generation of construction professionals.


NMITE’s CATT Building


Available from September 2023, the Bachelor of Science Sustainable Built Environment degree will be the first full degree offering from NMITE’s Centre for Advanced Timber Technology’s (CATT) building. This is a “living lab” made of timber and steel which aims to demonstrate as many different ways of using timber as possible.

On completion, graduates will be able to directly enter the workplace or pursue further postgraduate qualifications, including various MSc pathways.

NMITE’s Chief Academic Officer, Professor Beverley Gibbs, “This is a brilliant example of how we can broaden our portfolio and deliver a course that will appeal to a variety of students.  First and foremost, it will suit anyone wanting to pursue a credible job in sustainability.

“In true NMITE fashion, it pursues an integrated and interdisciplinary approach and so will be right for those interested in sustainability or management, as well as those focused on building and construction, the built environment and climate goals, health and safety, law, technology and engineering”. 

Picture: a render showing the exterior of NMITE’s CATT Building. Image Credit: Speller Metcalfe

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 07 November 2022


Related Articles

Spotlight Interview – Joanna Harris | Sodexo

Joanna Harris is a Senior Programme Manager and Hard FM Ambassador at Sodexo and is well known for her voluntary work and advocacy for business-focused maintenance....

 Read Full Article
BESA Supports CIBSE's Pledge to Inspire New Generation of Engineers

The building services industry has been urged to rally behind new CIBSE President Kevin Mitchell’s campaign to inspire a new generation of engineers. Kevin, in...

 Read Full Article
Student Aims to Inspire Women to Choose Construction Careers

Madeleine Clarke is part of a rising number of women pursuing a construction career at Coventry University and is hoping her achievement will inspire more young girls to...

 Read Full Article
FM Careers – The Engineering Skills Shortage

As UK employers continue to struggle to fill engineering vacancies, what are the challenges in this area?   School-Leavers Not Choosing...

 Read Full Article
Want to Tackle the Climate Crisis? Train as an Engineer

A group of eight professional bodies representing engineering services professions is spearheading a campaign to encourage more young people to take up employment in...

 Read Full Article
New York’s Net-Zero University Campus

Stony Brook University in New York is set to open a new, net-zero campus to address the climate crisis. On Governors’ Island, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and...

 Read Full Article
World FM Day 2023 – Why Work in Facilities Management?

To celebrate World FM Day 2023, we’ve collated expert advice and guidance on why facilities management is such an exciting industry to work in, and how to start...

 Read Full Article
High Performing Buildings – March’s Roundup

ThisWeekinFM’s high performing buildings roundup features projects in the Czech Republic, including an environmentally conscious building for a forest management...

 Read Full Article
National Careers Week – Making FM Appeal to Young People

For National Careers Week, Michelle Connolly from 300 North shares her advice on how FM companies can make the sector more appealing to young people. Michelle...

 Read Full Article
High Performing Buildings – February's Roundup

This month’s high performing buildings roundup looks at shortlisted projects in the RIBA Regional Awards, which celebrate great architecture across the...

 Read Full Article