Building Surveying
BSc (Hons)

Industrial Placement
Part-time study available
Alternative start dates available
Work placement opportunity
International Students can apply

3 good reasons to study Building Surveying at Salford

1.

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

2.

Industrial placement year opportunity for full-time students

3.

Provides access to rewarding professional careers with excellent opportunities

Course Summary

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.

You can study this course as an Accelerated Degree.

Course Details

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.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English language
UCAS tariff points 260 points
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

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

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.

English Language Requirements

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.

Applicant profile

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.

Teaching

  • Coursework
  • Projects
  • Work with other students from Architectural Design and Technology, Construction Project Management, Quantity Surveying, and Property Management Programmes
  • Exams at the end of each semester
  • Guest lecturers and visits to construction sites, completed buildings, historic structures etc.

Assessment

You will be assessed through coursework, projects and exams.

Employability

Career Prospects

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.

Alumni Profile

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."

Links with Industry

Students who study on the Multidisciplinary Projects module have worked on some ‘live’ development projects. In 2010, students helped design a new club-house for Salford City FC. In 2011, students worked on the designs for Macclesfield Cricket Club and the Salford Woolpack community pub.

Placement Opportunities

Further Study

Fees and Funding

Fees 2016-17

Type of StudyFee
Full-time£9,000
Part-time£1,500 per 20 credits
Full-time International£12,300

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Financial support for this course

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.