Taught course

Building Surveying

Institution
Kingston University · Surveying
Qualifications
MScMSc with Placement

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2:1 or first-class degree. This can be in any discipline, although a related subject is an advantage.

Some experience of working in the industry would also be useful.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course focuses on the skills of the building surveyor operating within the construction industry. It centres on the requirements of the UK-based building surveying professional, as identified by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It also offers European and global perspectives appropriate to the requirements of international consultancies.

You will develop professional skills and examine the multidisciplinary requirements specific to building surveying (such as building information modelling).

You will gain knowledge of building materials, construction technology and pathology, legal and regulatory issues (such as party wall issues), the design of simple structures and the preparation of schemes for the rehabilitation of buildings.

Reasons to choose Kingston University:

  • This course is ideal if you want to convert your existing undergraduate degree into a building surveying qualification and gain entry into the construction industry.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in a week-long field trip to a European location.
  • Your learning will reflect the developing sustainability agenda with which construction professionals must engage.


What you will study:

You will gain knowledge of building materials, construction technology and pathology; specialist legal and regulatory issues (such as party wall issues); the design of simple structures; and the preparation of schemes for the rehabilitation of buildings. The course focuses on the core competencies of the building surveyor operating within the construction industry. It takes into account the developing sustainability agenda with which construction professionals must increasingly engage, together with multidisciplinary requirements specific to building surveying (such as building information modelling). While centred around the discipline requirements necessary for the UK-based building surveying professional (as identified by the RICS), the course also contains European and global perspectives

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

For a student to go on placement they are required to pass every module first time with no reassessments.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc with Placement
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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