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BSc (Hons)Building Surveying

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Overview

Building Surveying is an established discipline, which covers surveying buildings as a professional, either at pre-construction phase for clients or developers or using your technical knowledge and being able to report about various property assets. It concerns new builds, building control, refurbishment work, restorations, maintenance, and increasingly, design. Building surveyors have specialist skills and knowledge in the technologies of domestic, industrial and commercial building, construction processes, planning, project life-cycle assessment, and people and business management. In addition to the core themes of surveying and technology, this professional role requires a range of surveying skills including team working and effective communication.

These skills are integrated into the learning strategies of this course, enabling you typically to work in building surveying, although you may also follow a career in building control, or property development or Party Wall disputes. Alongside the knowledge and understanding of building surveying theories, and the practical and technical skills needed to become a building surveyor, you will gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

Our construction courses share a common Year 1, so students interact with those studying different pathways, gain some knowledge of the work of all professionals working in the construction industry, promoting the interdisciplinary nature of the modern construction industry. Throughout the course, construction technology and management remain central, the issue of health and safety is addressed, and the importance of sustainability is considered.

All of our courses are delivered using an enquiry-based blended learning approach involving workshops, lectures, tutorials and independent study. Our technology-enhanced learning supports independent study via synchronous online lectures, tutorials and seminars, which are captured and stored to enable you to revisit sessions online after the event. We assess your learning through a variety of methods including project work, essays and exams. The course promotes a professional approach to teaching and learning thus equipping students with the core skills for future and existing careers.

Career opportunities

Building surveying is a dynamic professional discipline, which centres on the physical, functional and economic performance of buildings. Around the world, building surveyors offer a wide range of professional services, not only in their traditional role but also in associated disciplines such as project management, facilities management and construction administration.

This course will provide you with the principal skills needed of a building surveyor. You will gain a thorough understanding of the construction process, the specification of building work and the identification and correction of faults in existing buildings. You will also gain knowledge of the professional, managerial and legal aspects of building performance. In practice, you may give advice on structural problems or interpret the meaning of ‘repairing obligations’ in a lease.

Graduates can progress directly towards full professional qualification with the RICS – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and CABE – Chartered Association of Building Engineers professional accreditation that can help you to secure employment.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States