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Surveying - Building BSc (Hons)
Surveying - Building BSc (Hons)

Surveying - Building BSc (Hons)

  • ID:RGU440239
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£15,040.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£15,040.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
Estimated Total/program:
£55,328.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • SQA Higher: BBCC to include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths or a science subject is required at National 5 grade C or above if not held at Higher.
  • GCE A Level: CCC to include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths or a science subject is required at GCSE grade 5/C or above if not held at A Level.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H3H3H3H3 to include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths or a science subject is required at grade O3 or above if not held at Higher.
  • IB Diploma: 26 to include Higher Level English (or a written subject requiring the use of English). Maths is required at Standard Level grade 4 or above if not held at Higher Level.

English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

Course Information

Building surveying is concerned with the maintenance, adaptation, refurbishment and repair of buildings. You will develop a range of skills relating to the built environment including, managing tasks and solving problems, applying numeracy, as well as design, technology and management skills and communication.

The course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of how to manage, maintain and adapt buildings to ensure the continued use of our built environment assets.

You will develop a deep understanding of how buildings function by developing detailed knowledge of construction technology and building pathology.

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Stage 1, Semester 1,

  •   AC1002,   Introduction to Building Technology, ,

  •   SU1003,   Built Environment Communication and Scholarship Skills, ,

  •   SU1005,   Surveying Methods, ,

  •   SU1115,   Introduction to the Construction Profession, ,

Stage 1, Semester 2, ,

  •   AC1005,   Building Technology 2, , ,

  •   SU1002,   Economics For The Built Environment, , ,

  •   SU1004,   Integrative Studies 1, , ,

  •   SU1017,   Detailing and Specification, , ,

Stage 2, Semester 1,

  •   SU2010,   Value and Cost Studies 1 (Cost Planning), ,

  •   SU2019,   Environment and Services 1, ,

  •   SU2031,   Building Control and Administration, ,

  •   SU2036,   Building Pathology 1, ,

Stage 2, Semester 2, ,

  •   SU2025,   Building Structure and Technology, , ,

  •   SU2026,   Integrative Studies 2 - Surveying, , ,

  •   SU2225,   Law and Procurement, , ,

Stage 3, Semester 1,

  •   AC5005,   Research Methods, ,

  •   SU3001,   Management for the Built Environment 2, ,

  •   SU3016,   Contract Administration, ,

  •   SU3029,   Environment and Services 2, ,

  •   SU3035,   Building Pathology 2, ,

Stage 3, Semester 2, ,

  •   SU3022,   Industrial Placement, , ,

  •   SU3023,   Exchange Programme, , ,

  •   SU3039,   Professional Practice Simulation, , ,

Stage 4, Semester 1,

  •   AC4002,   Dissertation, ,

  •   SU4023,   Building Pathology 3, ,

  •   SU4029,   Internal Materials and Finishes, ,

Stage 4, Semester 2, ,

  •   SU3014,   Integrative Studies 3 - Surveying, , ,

  •   SU4019,   Property Management, , ,

  •   SU4020,   Built Heritage Conservation, , ,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Whether you’re interested in how to become a Building Surveyor, or going down a different career path, surveying equips you with a skill set that opens many alternative doors. Possible career areas include built heritage conservation, contracting, project and supply chain management and procurement.

IS BUILDING SURVEYING A GOOD CAREER CHOICE?

Both building and quantity surveying graduates are sought by a wide variety of employers for their transferable skills, commercial, financial and business acumen, and their technical abilities.

Building Surveyors can work for any employer who uses, adapts, maintains or services property as well as in surveying practice or local and national government.

Fields of work include:

  • Property development

  • Premises and home adaptation 

  • Building repair 

  • Conservation 

  • Property maintenance 

  • Building design 

  • Refurbishment

  • Property valuation

There is a strong demand for Building Surveyors within the property and construction industries. Outside of these industries, the specialised skillset of a Building Surveyor is also in high demand. This means there’s a wide range of opportunities on offer for graduates who take this course.

Many of our surveying graduates currently hold senior positions in a variety of companies and organisations. A recent RGU graduate is employed by KPMG, whilst another is developing their career with Aberdeen Asset Management.

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OSHC: 624GBP/ per year

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