Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
An industrial placement year opportunity for full-time students
This course will educate you to the highest industry standards set by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), increasing your knowledge of economic, legal, technical, design and management subjects.
You will develop professional and technical skills specific to building surveying, as well as presentation, communication and collaboration skills vital in everyday business.
This course combines academic study with the application of professional skills and competencies and is taught through a combination of academic study and project work. You will work with students from other related courses, mirroring the multidisciplinary, team-based approach of the modern construction and property industry.
Year one of this course has a lot of modules in common with other related programmes within the school (Architectural Design and Technology, Quantity Surveying, Property and Real Estate and Construction Project Management) which are essential foundation subjects.
During your second year you will be introduced to subjects specific to your course, as well as some modules which are common with other courses.
Your final year requires you to undertake modules that are both compulsory and optional. You also complete a research dissertation on a built environment subject of your choice under the supervision of a member of academic staff.
If you are studying full-time, you'll have the option to take an industrial year-out placement between years two and three. If you wish to take a placement year you will be responsible for securing your own work placement. The university will help you to develop your employability skills and an academic member of staff is appointed to be your placement tutor. Your progress within the placement is monitored by the appointed placement tutor with 'telephone visits', visits to your place of employment and the assessment of a written end of placement report which you prepare.
Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.
|GCSE||Grade C or above in Maths and English language|
|UCAS tariff points||104 points|
|GCE A level||104|
|BTEC National Diploma||National Diploma MMM|
|BTEC Higher National Diploma||Higher National Diploma Pass in cognate subject for entry to level 5|
|Foundation Degree||Pass in cognate subject for entry to level 5|
|Other Qualification||Degree in cognate subject for level 5 entry|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with no band below 5.5 is proof of this.
Applicants will also need to have a minimum grade C pass in English and Mathematics at GCSE, O level (or equivalent). There are no specific A level topics required.
In addition to our academic entry requirements, we also look for certain characteristics in each student. Possessing these characteristics will not only help you to fulfil your potential at university, but is also an essential requirement for a successful career in the built environment.
All our courses are management focused; therefore leadership skills and a hard-working approach are important. The built environment caters for many different skills from creativity and original thinking to efficiency and technical ability, so you should be willing to develop in new areas.
The modern built environment industry relies on a multidisciplinary team-based approach to work. Therefore all our courses combine academic study with group project work, so it is essential that you are a good team player.
Most importantly we want you to have a real passion for developing, advancing and shaping the future of the built environment.
We positively welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to successfully pursue a programme of study in higher education. Students who do not have formal entry qualifications are required to sit a written assessment which is designed for this purpose. Support in preparing for the written assessment is available from the University. Please contact Andy Fleming the Director of Admissions for further information.
You will be assessed through coursework, projects and exams.
With an extensive understanding of the industry, you will be well equipped to pursue roles in a variety of areas including: the design of new buildings, the specification and supervision of construction work, refurbishments alterations and extensions, acquisition and condition surveying and building defect diagnostics.
Graduates of this course have found employment with a number of organisations including: B&Q, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gleeds Construction Consultants, Manchester City Council, Mansell Construction Services, National Grid, Network Rail, Property Tectonics Ltd, STMC Building Control Ltd.
Joseph Lockley, graduate
"I studied this degree on a part-time basis over five years, attending University one day a week. I was already employed as a building surveyor for the local authority and continued to work whilst I studied. This degree helped me immensely with my day-to-day job, professional undertaking and overall academic ability. Since my graduation, I have gained a higher level of responsibility and workload."
During the Multidisciplinary Projects module students get to work on some ‘live’ development projects. Previous students have helped to design a new club-house for Salford City FC and worked on the designs for Macclesfield Cricket Club and the Salford Woolpack community pub.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Full-time||£9250 per year|
|Part-time||Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.|
|Full-time International||£12,300 per year|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
A range of scholarships and bursaries are available to Home/EU and International students.
Further information is available at:
Full-time: K230; Part-time: K23PX.
Start Dates: September; January
Three years full-time
Four years with work placement
Five years part-time
January starts available for entry onto level 4 and 6.