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Building Surveying BSc (Hons)

Develop the analytical and intellectual skills you need for a successful career in surveying on this hands-on course. Our stimulating, problem-solving approach engages you with the whole building surveying process, and not by simply sitting in a classroom with text books - you’ll spend time out and about in the local environment and on construction sites, gaining real world experience of the industry. Assessment of your work is balanced between the academic requirement of a degree and the practical nature of your chosen career - so, rather than write academic essays, you’ll be expected to produce reports and projects based on real-life scenarios.

 

The BSc (Hons) Building Surveying degree involves the identification, analysis, evaluation and subsequent solving of problems associated with the technological, economic and legal issues encountered in the field of building surveying. The importance for you to appreciate the significance of the subject matter in relation to your own particular working environment is considered to be fundamental.

The academic content of the Building Surveying course is approached in a manner which will encourage and develop an awareness of the contribution you are able to make in the improvement of both your employer’s interests and your own career prospects. You’ll study alongside students on the construction management, quantity surveying and facilities management degrees, and can transfer to one of these programmes if you like at the end of the first year.

 

FACILITIES
  • Microcomputer laboratories
  • Networked software
  • Internet access
  • University central library and resources service
  • Specialist information centre
  • Undergraduate resource centre

Our lecturers have practical experience and maintain close links to the profession and industry - and some of them are RICS Assessors of Professional Competence, geared-up to help you develop the skills you need to pass your Assessment of Professional Competence following graduation.


We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

This delivery model enables the subject experts to share their knowledge and experience across degree programmes, enhancing the student experience. As an example, the specific building surveying content of the degree is delivered by five Chartered Building Surveyors with substantial experience in both academia and practice.

The professional knowledge and expertise of the staff delivering the programme are reflected in the coursework undertaken by students, which is often based upon real life projects and case studies, using a problem based learning approach for achieving the specific learning outcomes of the course. Staff have active research interests in conservation, regeneration, project management, sustainability and construction law and these interests are incorporated into the delivery of the degree.


Key Information

  • Duration:

    Full time: Three years, Part time: Five years (Day release) , Sandwich: Four years

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • Award Type:

    BSc (Hons)

  • UCAS Code:

    K230

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Fees 2018/19

    Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU). Sandwich year out £1,000 (UK/EU)
    Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

  • View 2017/18 Fees

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 96 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted

BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 96 UCAS Points  
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 96 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent 

Not got the grades?

If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degree

Foundation Entry Route

Course Overview

Year 1

Compulsory Modules - Full-time

  • Construction Technology
  • Sustainable Environment
  • Professional Practice (A)
  • Professional Practice (B)
  • Introduction to Law & Procurement
  • Management & Economics

Year 2

Compulsory Modules - Full-time

  • Construction Technology
  • Building Services
  • Contract Law
  • Production Economics
  • Town Planning & Building Control
  • Management & Project Planning
  • Professional Practice - BS

Year 3

Compulsory modules

  • Building Conservation
  • Project Analysis & Appraisal
  • Maintenance Management
  • Professional Practice - BS
  • Dissertation/Project

Optional modules

  • Owning & Leasing Land
  • Facilities Management

Late Applications

Learning Environment and Assessment

Assessment of your work is balanced between the academic requirement of a degree and the practical nature of the profession. So think reports and projects based on real life scenarios rather than academic essays, along with individual and group presentations, laboratory experiments and examinations.

Teaching will not just be in the classroom with text books – we will take you out into the local environment and on construction sites so you will gain real exposure to the workplace. Expect plenty of team building activities to help you acquire the skills to develop successful working relationships.

Opportunities

Professional recognition is one of the reasons our graduates enjoy excellent career prospects. The provision of both academic and practical experience, coupled with our close involvement with employers, produces graduates who are highly regarded in the workplace. It will therefore come as no surprise that our graduates have secured employment in organisations such as BAE systems, Eric Wright Construction and EC Harris.

Professional Accreditation

This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), which means you have the opportunity to progress to high level positions, including partner in a private practice, or senior manager in an organisation with a large property portfolio, for example the National Trust, dealing with historical buildings and environment.

Important Information

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2017 Entry | 2018 Entry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

* Tuition Fees

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.