Construction and Surveying

Develop the analytical and intellectual skills you need for a successful career in construction and surveying on our accredited hands-on courses.

Construction and surveying have been at the heart of our portfolio of courses since our inception in 1828. Today’s programmes, drawing upon the industry experience of professionally qualified lecturing staff and boasting graduates who have forged successful careers in the built environment, are as relevant and successful as they have ever been.

Why study with us

  • Our Building courses are ranked 7th in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024).

  • You’ll study alongside students on all the construction and surveying degrees, allowing you to share knowledge and enable you to choose the specialist route best suited to you.

  • You’ll study using the latest high-quality equipment and facilities in our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC), working on real-life projects and case studies.
Sound interesting?

Beyond the classroom

As a UCLan student studying a construction and surveying course you will benefit from a range of trips and visits. These will allow you to gain a unique perspective on the subject and develop a better understanding of how the industry works in the real world.

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Students attended the Heritage in High Street Regeneration conference at the magnificent Piece Hall, Halifax.
Students attended the Heritage in High Street Regeneration conference at the magnificent Piece Hall, Halifax.
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The year group going to Atlanta is a highlight of my time at UCLan. The practical nature of travelling the US and experiencing a conference the size of AHR is like no other conference in the UK.
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Mike Dunne
Building Services and Sustainable Engineering DA Student

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  • We were awarded Athena Swan Bronze status, in recognition of our direct support for women within the School, enabling women who study with us to transition successfully into industry. The Athena Swan project is a charter scheme, aiming to address issues around gender and diversity.  Our Women’s Engineering Network - a friendly group of women students and staff - regularly meet to explore all aspects of engineering and to offer each other mutual support at university and beyond.

Jobs in construction and surveying

We have a proud history of developing industry ready graduates. Many of them have forged highly successful careers within industry. Our graduates have secured employment in organisations such as:

  • BAE Systems
  • Eric Wright Construction
  • EC Harris

You’ll graduate with a specialist skill set that will enable you to carry out a range of duties within the construction industry. From site-based quantity surveying to estimating and management roles.

Careers in construction and surveying include:

  • Building surveyor
  • Project manager
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Construction manager
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Explore construction and surveying facilities

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Study a degree at UCLan

Interested in studying a degree with us? From exploring accommodation to visiting us at an Open Day, find out everything you need to know about life at UCLan.

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Meet the team

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Adrienne Yarwood
Course Leader BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
School of Engineering and Computing

Adrienne teaches across a range of Quantity Surveying modules within the Construction team. With particular reference to the practitioner role of a Quantity Surveyor, including construction quantification, cost planning and Construction Contracts

Dr Godfaurd John
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computing

Godfaurd teaches across the different cohorts of students within the construction and civil engineering section of the school, including taught postgraduate courses. Godfaurd's expertise is in project/construction management, imparting his knowledge and skills to train the next g…