As a faculty, the Built Environment is working progressively to build a collaborative environment in our teaching and research, in order to provide an interdisciplinary environment for our students and future leaders of our disciplines. From 2013, a new faculty initiative called Built Environment Interdisciplinary Learning will be introduced in all Built Environment programs. This initiative will involve all senior undergraduate BE students, ensuring our students have a rich interdisciplinary learning experience.

Interdisciplinary learning has always been valued in this faculty and we are excited that through this initiative, all students will have the opportunity to experience it. Built Environment professionals work within an interdisciplinary framework for the delivery of services throughout their careers. The suite of BEIL courses on offer from 2013 will reflect real world experiences, providing some of the most interesting and challenging learning opportunities for you as students.

The BEIL initiative will prepare students to work successfully in interdisciplinary teams, as each course will be made up of a mix of students from different disciplines. This will enable students to develop opportunities for exchange amongst BE disciplines, as well as developing each student’s understanding of the contribution of their own particular discipline in an interdisciplinary context.

Over the next few weeks, students will be given information about the BEIL in a number of ways, including in-class information sessions, a fact sheet, and links on the BE website. For any further queries, students can contact the Student Centre on 9385 4799, or drop in and speak with someone: Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm.