Building surveyors advise clients about new builds, listed buildings and historic structures. Study at ARU, and learn how to evaluate the design, specification and performance of buildings. Develop skills in building inspection and analysis, and use industry-standard equipment to tackle technical problems in construction. There are plenty of opportunities to get hands-on in specialist labs for materials and testing, environmental science and design, and surveying. You’ll also work in our design and AutoCAD studios. You can choose to take a placement year as part of this course, putting your skills into practice in a real working environment. As a BSc (Hons) Building Surveying student at ARU, you’ll find yourself working independently and as part of larger built environment teams. This helps you understand where building surveyors ‘fit in’, and it’s great preparation for your future career. Together, you’ll go on site visits, attend talks given by professional experts, and learn how to manage projects. This puts you in a strong position for employment in this highly interesting and varied field. Our Building Surveying degree course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), so when you graduate, you can take your Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and qualify as a Chartered Surveyor.
Year one core BIM and Dimensional Control Technology and Structures Health and Safety Project Control and Resourcing Year two core Management Practice Project Administration Building Inspection and Analysis Property and Land Law Advanced Technology and Environmental Impact Building Surveying Documentation Ruskin Module Year three core Work Placement Engineering and the Built Environment Year four core Conversion and Adaptation of Buildings Building Surveying Practice I Building Surveying Practice II Building Pathology Major Project (Surveying) Project Evaluation and Development Risk, Value and Environmental Impact
Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help you and your tutors measure your progress. Besides exams, these may include project designs, presentations, role-play, essays, report writing and group work.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.