Sustainable Built Environment (BSc) with Foundation Year at New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) - UCAS

Course summary

NMITE's BSc (Hons) Sustainable Built Environment programme is the first full degree from NMITE’s state-of-the-art Centre for Advanced Timber Technology (CATT). Our Foundation year, taken over the course of one full academic year, will see you develop the key transferable skills and subject-specific knowledge needed to continue into NMITE's BSc (Hons) Sustainable Built Environment, without the need to reapply. Housed in a purpose-built campus in the heart of Hereford's Enterprise zone, this future-driven campus showcases the most advanced and sustainable design and construction methods available. The programme has been designed to help educate a new generation of construction professionals and enable them to create a more sustainable future. The course has been designed using NMITE's distinctive approach to education; rich challenge-led learning, and extensive industry and community engagement. NMITE is committed to sustainable development; we know it's a topic of global importance, and one of interest to current and future generations - we know it's of importance to you.

  • Embodying NMITE’s commitment to sustainable development, our BSc (Hons) Sustainable Built Environment degree will enable you to directly enter the work - place or pursue further postgraduate qualifications, including various MSc pathways.
  • Sustainability is woven throughout the course as a central standpoint, included from Year 1 and in every year of study. In particular, the focus on biogenic materials in the built environment will be unparalleled.
  • Challenge led learning - hands on with real world problems
  • Practically learn to navigate and add value to contemporary building practice
  • Gain extensive knowledge through consistent industrial and community engagement
  • Receive support, whenever needed - 1:1 support through your allocated Personal Tutor, use of the Academic Skills and Knowhow Centre, and Student Services.
Subject to validation and NDAPs (New Degree Awarding Powers)


Foundation Year Creativity and Fundamental Engineering Skills - Explore the range of technical and non-technical skills required within engineering and technology including laws of physics, principles mathematics, and communication, collaboration and digital skills. Engineered Structures and Mechanisms - Investigate different types of engineered objects and how they work. You'll carry out tests, and work with models of real structures and moving artefacts such as buildings and transport. Engineering and Technology as Problem-solving - Develop your understanding of how engineering and technology fit within a wider societal context, through the solving of a systems-based problem that would pose real-world repercussions. Along the way, you'll further develop your skills in maths, modelling, producing graphs and using digital tools. Engineering and Technology Project - Apply your learning across the year to an individual project, finding out about various engineering and technology disciplines and the roles they play in different industries and business sectors, and considering your own future career options. Level 4 Materials for the Built Environment Sustainability & Construction Technologies for the Built Environment Construction Methods Level 5 Construction Applications Built Environment Lifecycle & Circular Economy Industrial Placement Level 6 Construction Project Management Regulatory Framework & Professional Practice in Construction Digital Technologies for Retrofitting & Building Management Bachelor Built Environment Project For more information on course modules, visit

Assessment method

We believe that your assessment should be as reflective of a real workplace as possible and that means no traditional exams. Instead, our assessments take the form of in-studio quizzes, presentations and debates, display of artefacts you’ve developed and built, industrial reports, development of specifications, test reports and project plans, creative media presentation and general question and answer sessions where your participation and knowledge can be assessed.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

NMITE accepts applications from international students who meet the entry requirements for their proposed programme of study. For any further information about the above please contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at time of course commencement.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5A minimum of 6.0 in each component

Applicants are expected to have a minimum of grade 4 or above in GCSE English. Applicants whose first language is not English will be expected to provide evidence of English language ability. If you would like further advice, please contact [email protected].

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £18000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £18000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for NMITE's Foundation Year are £9,000 followed by the tuition fees of the course you are progressing onto.

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We know that undertaking higher education is expensive, and that is why we are committed to easing the financial burden for all our students through bursary support. Visit

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New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE)
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Sustainable Built Environment (BSc) with Foundation Year at New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) - UCAS