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Architecture and the Built Environment spans disciplines, from the perspectives of design, construction, sustainability and environmental impact.

Our design teaching is specialised in building design and specification development, with a strong sustainability focus. We have the possibility to develop innovative block learning for design studio work and modelling.

Our Courses

Architecture BSc 

Built Environments BSc | HND 

Natural Environments BSc | HND 

Foundation in STEM


The Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC) is a unique CITB funded all-Wales training centre with its hub forming part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s new SA1 Swansea Waterfront Innovation Quarter.

Our links with the industry are extensive and during the course, we offer our students a unique opportunity to gain practical experience working on live projects. These projects address contemporary issues facing the sector, thus having tangible impacts and enhancing students’ employability skills. These partners also provide guest lectures, providing an insight into the current challenges and opportunities facing the sector.

Students could attain the necessary core skills to prepare them for a career in technical and managerial positions in a construction-related field, such as Architecture, Building Management, Building Surveying, Facilities Management, Conservation Agencies, Public Sector, Conservation Consultancies and Quantity Surveying, etc.

Since 1998, former students have been employed in various environmental organisations including RSPB, Environment Agency, CCW - Countryside Council for Wales, Local Authorities, Ecological Consultants, Sustainability Officers, Waste and Energy Management.

The overriding focus of our courses are on providing the student with practical knowledge and skills relevant to the needs of the industry.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David offers modern and exciting programmes in a location that is second to none. Located by the sea, Swansea is Wales’ premier waterfront city and is a great place to spend your university years. As one of the most vibrant yet affordable cities in the UK.

The programme team is committed to offering the students a varied and innovative learning experience to help harness student potential and develop appropriate academic and vocational skills. Examples of such approaches are:

  • Industrial links with the BRE Academy. 
  • EU funded collaboration with six universities to teach coastal management COZIP – Coastal Zone Intensive Project in Turkey, Ireland, Southampton, Malta and Spain.
  • Waste and Travel Projects for the City and County of Swansea, Wales.
  • Tree project at World Heritage Site, Blaenavon.
  • Various reviews of local habitat management with professionals in the field.
  • Earth Watch student Scholarships.
  • Environment Week and Student Environment Society.
  • EU funded Azores whale watching project.
  • Collaborating with Marine Life Information Network for Britain and Ireland on rocky shore surveys to investigate global warming.
  • Students have published/presented work in academic journals/conferences from each year.