School - School of the Built Environment
Subject area - Built Environment
UCAS Code: Full-time: K230; Part-time: K23PX
Start Dates(s): January; September
Three years full-time
Four years with work placement
Five years part-time
January starts available for entry onto level 4 and 6.
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £12,600 per year
- Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
- Course can be studied as an Accelerated Degree
- An industrial placement year opportunity for full-time students
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
We also offer this course via an MSci pathway.
Both the BSc and MSci can be studied as accelerated degrees.
You can also study this porgramme as a Degree Apprenticeship. Please see entry requirements tab for more details on how to apply.
Building surveyors are sought after professionals, and the work of a chartered building surveyor can be varied or involve high levels of specialism. A chartered building surveyor can be involved in a construction project from its inception, through design and procurement, to managing its fulfilment, and eventually overseeing the building in use.
This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), meaning that you will be educated to the highest industry standards. As this programme is the gateway to professional status, it will develop your professional and technical skills specific to building surveying, as well as your presentation, communication and collaboration skills, which are vital in everyday life in practice.
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.
Ex-armed forces Captain Charlie Powell
Final year Building Surveying student
This course is extremely well delivered and has prepared me for a career as a Building Surveyor in the best possible way, with a varied curriculum and high calibre teaching. The head of Building Surveying - Simon McLean - has been especially influential in my growing interest and understanding of this topic. I highly recommend studying the BSc in Building Surveying at the University of Salford.
Find out more about the School of the Built Environment
Year 1 (If studied part-time Years 1 and 2)
Year one of this course has modules in common with other related courses within the school, meaning that you will benefit from collaborative learning with students from other disciplines, gaining an understanding of essential foundation subjects.
- Introduction to Law and Regulatory Framework
- Technology 1
- Building Surveying Practice 1
- Economics and Management
- Environmental Science and Services
- Computer Aided Design
Year 2 (If studied part-time Years 3 and 4)
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 such as the multi-disciplinary project. This provides further opportunity for collaborative working which is common practice in the career of a building surveyor.
Modules may include:
- Technology 2
- Building Surveying Design Studies
- Procurement and Administration
- Property and Commercial Lease Law and Practice
- Building Pathology
- Multidisciplinary Project
Year 3 (If studied part-time Years 4 and 5)
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.
Modules may include:
- Building Surveying Practice 2
- Building Surveying Project
- Property Studies
- Conservation of the Historic Environment
- Discipline Research Project
- Introduction to Urban Regeneration
Industrial placement year
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.