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University of Huddersfield

Surveying (Building Surveying)

UCAS Code: K230

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Building surveying

**With a thriving global construction industry, a career in surveying could open up new horizons to you across the world. Our Surveying (Building Surveying) BSc(Hons) focuses on the latest UK and international surveying practices and could help you gain the qualification and experience you need to find employment in this exciting industry sector.**

Building surveyors can take on a number of roles in the construction industry. Surveying property, diagnosing defects, designing and altering premises, managing contracts and providing professional advice to clients. This course gives you the chance to explore all sides of the profession, building up your technical, professional, legal and managerial skills as you go.

One particularly important part of building surveying is complying with regulatory requirements for refurbishments and new build projects. So we’ll look at legislation like the 2015 Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations.

Governments across the world are also encouraging the construction industry to introduce Lean Construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM). Lean Construction aims to manage and improve the whole process of design, construction and end-use of a building project to achieve minimum cost and maximum value. And Business Information Models help to manage the costs of materials and labour for a project, which can help Building Surveyors manage the building environment through its lifecycle.

We’ll give you the opportunity to learn about both practices, and show you how you can deliver better value for clients, improve their processes and reduce waste in construction too.

The degree is part of our suite of architecture and built environment courses. So you’ll be studying with peers from other subjects such as Construction Project Management, Architecture, Architectural Technology and Quantity Surveying. The chance to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams could help you stand out when you start your career.

We believe in keeping your options open as you study too. Surveying (Building Surveying) BSc(Hons) is part of a suite of three courses that includes Surveying (Quantity Surveying) BSc(Hons) and Construction Project Management BSc(Hons). Once you’ve enrolled on one of the courses, you’re free to switch to one of the others (with the agreement of your tutors) between the first and second year if your interests change. You only have to apply for one course within the suite we offer.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Technology 1: An Introduction to Architectural Technology
Construction Business
Environmental Science and Services
Construction Law and Regulatory Framework
Introduction to Digital Technology in Construction

Year 2
Core modules:
Technology 2: Integrated Technology
Construction Cost Management
Procurement and Contract Administration
Building and Civil Engineering Measurement and Quantification
Collaborative Project Quantity Surveying
Collaborative Project Construction Project Management

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final Year
Core modules:
Professional Practice
Building Inspection
Sustainable Design and Construction
Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management
Major Project Dissertation

Assessment methods

Your assessment will include coursework, presentations and exams.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Architecture and Three-Dimensional Design

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture, building and planning

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
93%
Male students
7%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
E
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Building

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,500
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

67%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
8%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Building surveying

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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