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The Faculty of Built and Natural Environment is the University’s newest faculty which was carved from the Faculty of Engineering. It is part of the reorganization effort to keep up with developments at the university and correctly connect academic work and programmes with appropriate and relevant divisions for efficient academic work.

The 21st century continues to experience pivotal periods in the history of the globe. A lot is being done in an attempt to address the several global environmental crises that confronts us, namely; climate change, the reduction of bio-diversity and the destruction of the habitat. The continent of Africa today is making efforts to solve the seemingly unending challenges that have impact on the environment which in turn impact on the health and safety of people and living things. Our approach towards seeking solution for a sustainable environment will determine the future ahead of us and generations to come.

The good news is that with technology and expertise, these challenges are no more daunting and that is where the Faculty of Built and Natural Environment of HTU leads the way. HTU FBNE have experts in sustainable development and management of the built environment and natural resources who are determined to transfer learning beyond the classroom. Having industry experience, faculty members believe in students’ ability to create innovative and sustainable solutions. We therefore create the enabling environment for students to explore their potentials by matching them with projects and partner organization to undertake internship where their theoretical and practical studies are applied and tested.

If you are passionate about bringing solutions in any of the environmental challenges, HTU FBNE is your starting pointing. You are welcome to learn more about our programmes designed to give you the skills you need to start your journey into excellent career in the built and natural environment field.

Faculty of Built and Natural Environment

The Faculty of Built and Natural Environment  separated from Faculty Engineering to enable it focus on enhanced capacity building for students with interest in the built and natural environment. The faculty’s aim is to train students to graduate with knowledge, skills and competencies to enable them constructively contribute towards the betterment of the field in the country and beyond. Our faculty staff who have diverse experiences from the various areas of the industry are dedicated to train highly technical and competent technologists who are theoretically knowledgeable and practically skilled in the chosen field in order to meet the dynamic demands of the industry.

Our Vision

To become a dynamic center of innovation and creativity dedicated to teaching, lifelong learning, professionalism, research, entrepreneurship, and partnership with local and global communities that will bring harmony between the built and Natural Environment.

Our Mission

Our mission is to foster excellence in teaching, research, and learning within a systems approach to Built Environment education. Our goal is to produce graduates with both a strong base of technical knowledge and the complementary skills needed to be successful professionals in the modern world.


FBNE aims to provide existing expertise and technology to overcome the world’s challenge of living safely and sustainably, by training students to develop the skills and knowledge required to improve the quality of our  natural and urban landscapes as change makers.


The Department aims to train students to graduate with knowledge, skills and competencies to enable them constructively contribute towards the construction technology industry, academia and research in the country. Students are effectively trained to have the requisite theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on skills in building technology regarding design of sustainable buildings. The programmes in the Department therefore ensures that students graduate with skilled competency to handle and contribute to the solutions in the industry.

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The urbanization and development of supportive inhabitations are dependent on the crafts of architects. More than ever, we need architects that would plan cities and towns having the future in perspective. It is with this need that the Department of Architecture and Real Estate Management is committed to shaping future architects for the country and beyond.

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The environment is the central part we live in. There is no doubt that there are clear linkages between the environment and human wellbeing and as such, the need for environmental scientist to help envisage environmental issues that pose a threat to the health and safety of lives and manage the impact. Studying Environmental Science provide practical learning  opportunities for students who are projecting to be critical thinkers capable of bringing technological ways of addressing environmental issues. 

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