Edinburgh Napier University

BSc / BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

Edinburgh Napier University
In Edinburgh

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Edinburgh (Scotland)
Duration 6 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    6 Years

Course introduction:
As a building surveyor, you’ll be a professional working in the construction industry, advising clients on residential and commercial building activities. As most of these issues need solutions, you’ll be calling on your ability to investigate and think independently – an enquiring and logical mind is a great asset. You may decide to specialise in historic building conservation, or concentrate on innovative building techniques.

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Edinburgh (Midlothian/Edinburghshire)
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Craiglockhart Campus, EH14 1DJ


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· Requirements

Minimum Year 1 SQA Higher BBCC Standard Grade 2/National 5 B in Maths and English. A Level CCC GCSE Grade B in Maths and English. Irish Leaving Certificate B2, B2, B2, C1 at Higher Level B at Ordinary level in Maths and English. BTEC Extended Diploma MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. BTEC Diploma MM (Merit, Merit) plus A-Level grade C. International Baccalaureate points overall with three HL subjects at grade 5 SL Maths (Maths Studies not accepted) and English at 5 points. Minimum Year 2 SQA Advanced Higher BBB A-levels BBB HNC Pass in a relevant...

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What you'll learn on the course

IT Management
Construction Training

Course programme

You’ll learn to diagnose building faults, undertake inspections, and apply construction technology principles when advising on preventative or remedial solutions. Develop knowledge of contractual procedures, insurance requirements, data collation methods and their application and the use of maintenance information and operational building maintenance policies. The course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and you will be eligible for Chartered Surveyor status once you have gained suitable experience after graduating and met the competency requirements of the RICS. You will study the same modules, and complete the same course work as a full-time student, but over a longer period of time. You’ll generally come in to university for one day per week, and a four-year Honours degree will take around six years to complete part-time. What you'll study Year 1 Building design and technology Building engineering and construction maths Principles of economics Surveying (general surveying techniques) Property and construction business law Option Year 2 Building design and technology Building economics Surveying (maintenance and property management) Construction management Construction cost procedures Design information technology (CAAD) Year 3 Surveying (conservation) Construction management Building economics Building control and fire engineering Contract administration and practice Surveying (building pathology) Year 4 Project evaluation Sustainable development Facilities management Dissertation Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. You can view a list of all current modules in our module catalogue.

Additional information

The construction industry is always in need of building surveyors. Once qualified, you could find a position in private practice (architects or surveyors), government and public authorities, construction companies or property companies. You may also have the opportunity to continue on to further study at Masters and PhD level.

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