FdSc Building Surveying

In City of London

£ 6,935 + VAT
  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    City of london

  • Duration

    2 Years


Course summary
This is a vocationally attuned technical and practical course which will enable you to develop a professional career in building surveying in property development and construction industry.

Why choose this course?
This course covers a broad range of appropriate modules and the intellectual and practical skills in observation and analysis of building. The skills you will gain are transferable to other surveying roles within the Built Environment.
Through your studies you will learn to appreciate the multidisciplinary nature of the built environment. You will gain valuable skills and a broad understanding of:
building measurement and condition surveying
building pathology
construction law
maintenance management
building technologies
We also reinforce the attainment of sustainable design, construction, management and operation. We are currently in the process of applying for the accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor (RICS).




City of London (London)
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St Mary's Rd, W5 5RF


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To take into account

Entry requirements 72 UCAS tariff points or equivalent qualifications at Level 3 and Level 2 Maths and English.International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies. We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find...

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What you'll learn on the course

  • Pathology
  • IT Law
  • Construction Law
  • IT Project Management
  • Surveying
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Built Environment
  • CAD
  • AutoCAD
  • Materials
  • Law
  • Project
  • Property
  • Technology
  • Industry
  • Project Management
  • Regulations
  • Environmental Science
  • Construction Training
  • Building Technology

Course programme

Course detail

Year one (Level 4)
Core Skills
Building Technology
Building Regulatory Control
Design Procedures and Procurement
Work-based Company Review
Year two (level 5)
Advanced Technology
Environmental Science
Building Surveying and Adaptation
Construction Law
Building Pathology
Integrated Construction Project.
Building Technology
This module is designed to introduce you to concepts of building technology. We will focus on providing you with concepts from site investigation through foundations to the superstructure of low-rise buildings. There will also be consideration of finishes and primary service provision in the structure.

Building Regulatory Control
This module is designed to give you an understanding and appreciation of Building Regulations and Town and Country Planning legislation that affect the building industry. You will be able to investigate the effects of the legislation upon construction projects. The essential knowledge and skills regarding health and safety are also covered in this module.

Core Skills
This module is designed to provide you with the basic construction and academic skills that you will need to both complete the course and back up your work. It ranges from basic skills in numeracy, literacy and IT through to drawing skills and surveying techniques used in construction.

This module provides you with the knowledge and skills of computer aided design via learning two pieces of software - AutoCAD and AutoCAD Revit. With AutoCAD, you will learn the basic CAD concepts and skills, such as:
drawing polylines
Design Procedures and Procurement
This module is designed to give you an overview of the building design construction and operation process combined with various stakeholders and professionals involved, and procurement methods. It covers the detail of each stage in the RIBA Plan of Work, and the sequences of the stages in a construction project with different procurement approaches. The module also tackles tendering and cost estimating methods, techniques and skills.

Construction Materials
This module is intended to provide an overview and study of the principal materials used within the construction industry. The focus is on the selection of the most appropriate materials through study of your properties, engineering performance characteristics, the human comfort properties and the sustainability considerations of those materials.

Level 5

Integrated Construction Project
This module is designed to allow you to work together in teams to analyse a project. This analysis will be related to the course in order to give greater emphasis to several areas of the course. You will also be developing your presentation and communication skills.

Advanced Technology
This module enables you to further your knowledge and understanding of building technology. It focuses in more depth on the consequences of science upon building design and sustainability considerations. It will also move towards considerations of multi-floored construction and a greater depth of services.

Project Planning
This module lets you plan, programme and control the resources used in construction. It will give you an appreciation of the role of the project manager and the ways in which sites are managed.

Environmental Science
This module is designed to enable you to investigate and examine materials, and human comfort factors in order to comprehend the construction and the use of the built environment. This will be completed in a series of experiments that you will undertake. The results and observation from these experiments will be used to produce series of reports related to the materials and human comfort.

Construction Law
This module develops your awareness of the role of law and its application to all aspects of construction.

Project Management
The module include the content about the role of Project Manager and the various possible approaches to Project Management, Risk management, Registers and Plans.

Management and Leadership for Project management, (motivation, team, leadership, change), Effectiveness and efficiency, Quality, Cost and time control techniques, Value management, Client relationships- Eagan Latham and KPIs, Environmental Management Systems.

Building pathology
This is core to many areas of surveying and is an essential skill for the Building Surveyor allowing an understanding of defect analysis and the likely resultant defects from failures in building fabric. You will cover a range of defects found in typical buildings in West London as well as developing an understanding of the defects you may come across more infrequently in UK properties.

The module will consider in the widest context all residential and commercial property defects that might be encountered in either historic traditional buildings or in modern methods of construction (MMC).This module will build upon the knowledge covered in the Construction Technology, Construction Materials and Environmental Science Modules. Whilst it will be assessed separately the core text and learning from these earlier modules will assist in your understanding of the topics covered.
£ 6,935 + VAT