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BSc (Hons)Building Surveying

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
Tuition fee £12,000.00 per year
Course code K230
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Overview

Our Building Surveying degree is founded on the core competencies of the profession, preparing our graduates to embark on their RICS assessment of professional competence journey to full professional chartership.

Our programme matches the needs of industry through innovation to real-life building practice, building pathology, construction technology, and the legal framework for industry, risk management and building surveying practice.

The course not only encompasses the conservation, repurposing and adaption of the existing built environment, but also embraces the innovations of the future, preparing you to contribute to securing the success of the profession and supporting the development of a sustainable society for the twenty-first century and beyond.

During this course, you will develop a range of academic and technical skills relevant to the building surveying profession. As in industry itself, this course demands a broad range of technical and creative skills.

Our course is fundamentally based upon the core competencies which are outlined by our accrediting partner, RICS, which gives you a good foundation from the very beginning of your studies. We focus on the core technical knowledge, such as building pathology, construction technology and sustainability, and include the legal framework knowledge required for a future career within building surveying.

However, we also believe that as the industry changes and supports new approaches, so we also, working with our industry partners, give our students the opportunity to learn about the innovative changes which are impacting the industry today.

The course aims to produce building surveyors with a well-rounded ability to mix technical, creative and business skills, and are able to join an equally fast-moving built environment. Our students will therefore be industry-ready and can look forward to a fulfilling and enjoyable career as building surveyors.

Programme structure

Just like the building surveying industry, this course will require you to develop a demandingly broad range of technical and built environment knowledge.

The assessment methods used reflect the course philosophy, with a particular focus on the ability to produce consistent work in line with the high standards and competencies RICS expects.

The first year of the course focuses on developing your fundamental skills and knowledge in the residential area of the built environment. You will explore the traditional areas of the built environment gaining an insight into how your future role is relevant to it. You will be introduced to the innovations of a modern construction project through the Building Information Modelling (BIM) environment, the requirements of the law and an understanding of the key technology relating to residential built environments.

Your skills will be developed further in your second year, with specialist modules and more challenging projects. You will learn more about commercial technology and surveying practice and experience working collaboratively with students from other courses. You will also develop specialist skills in building pathology, advanced design skills and facilities management. Your level of understanding of the built environment will increase as you start to learn about commercial structures within the built environment.

Your final year will see you refine your skills and realise your full potential. You will undertake surveys and prepare for your RICS Accreditation of Professional Competence through a series of events which are designed to prepare you for your first steps in industry.

Career opportunities

Former graduates have progressed into roles with a variety of different organisations including Knight Frank, Malcolm Hollis, Savills, Faithful+Gould, and several smaller independent practices.

Several have also continued their career away from the UK, with some of our students now working across Asia and Europe.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States