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Building Surveying

Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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1. Course summary • Learn from industry-active academics, leading firms and successful alumni on this RICS-accredited course. • Experience building surveying within real life schemes in the booming city of Sheffield. • Have the opportunity to study abroad. • Study in a friendly, supportive and flexible environment. Discover and learn the breadth of the building surveying profession including building pathology, construction technology, building conservation, project management and design. Upon graduation you’ll have the qualifications and experience to progress on to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Assessment of Professional Competence to obtain Chartered status. Our course has an excellent reputation and engagement with employers nationwide. 2. How you learn You will be taught by a well-established teaching team with comprehensive professional practice and applied research experience coupled with active participation within RICS and other professional bodies. You will cement theoretical concepts by applying them to real life scenarios. You’ll be part of Sheffield Hallam’s ambitious developments at the heart of the city — and watch the progress unfold. Throughout the course, you’ll work with industry figures on a range of exciting real-world projects, and you’ll usually undertake a placement year in a building surveying practice. The course includes a UK residential field trip in the first year. You also have the opportunity to join relevant field trips to cities such as Edinburgh, and attend a project-based visit to a major European city. You learn through • lectures, including guest speakers from professional practice • seminars and workshops • practical activities • laboratory-based experiments • field trips • real life development sites • self-directed and collaborative project work Applied learning Work placements In your third year you have the chance to put your professional skills to work with a placement at one of the major national or regional surveying practices, local authorities, housing associations or loss adjusters. Your placement year usually contributes 200 days towards the professional experience requirement for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Assessment of Professional Competence. Live projects We have excellent links with local professional and voluntary groups with large property portfolios. They provide various building stock for case studies and project work, which focus on actual buildings with real clients. You will inspect real life building assets at the University, including a Georgian terraced house which has been adapted to an interactive teaching space. You’ll also get to observe and participate in Sheffield Hallam’s £200 million estate development — which will transform the gateway to the city from the train station. There are also a range of industry guests who will work with you on consultancy, simulations and other projects — posing real problems and practical solutions. Field trips This course makes the most out of real-world experience. There are regional, national and international field trips that allow you to apply your learning in diverse environments. Networking opportunities The course has strong links with employers and other stakeholders in the building surveying sector. Guest lectures by practitioners and networking events bring an opportunity to see how your learning relates to the world of building surveying. Many of our alumni contribute to our annual careers day whereby all students, irrespective of their year of study, are encouraged to engage with professionals within our sector. Our industry guests within our teaching programme often include successful Hallam graduates who are making an impact through their successful careers in the world of real estate.

Course details

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20. You can take an optional placement in year three. Year 1 Compulsory modules Module Credits Module: Building Surveying Credits: 20.00 Module: Development Project Credits: 20.00 Module: Introduction To Building Surveying Practice Credits: 20.00 Module: Law And Economics For The Built Environment Credits: 20.00 Module: Material Science Credits: 20.00 Module: Understanding Building Technology Credits: 20.00 Year 2 Compulsory modules Module Credits Module: Building Pathology Credits: 20.00 Module: Collaborative Project Credits: 20.00 Module: Contract Administration Credits: 20.00 Module: Evaluating Construction Technology Credits: 20.00 Module: Health And Safety At Work Credits: 20.00 Module: Surveying Of Commercial Buildings Credits: 20.00 Final year Compulsory modules Module: Advanced Building Surveying Credits: 20.00 Module: Building Conservation Practice Studies Credits: 20.00 Module: Building Surveying Professional Studies Credits: 20.00 Module: Dissertation Credits: 40.00 Module: Strategic Facilities Management Credits: 20.00 Additional fees may apply for any residential field visits on your course. There will normally be a UK residential field visit in the first year – this trip is included in your fees. In the second year, you will normally be offered an international residential field visit. The department contributes £200 to the cost of the trip and you will be asked to pay the remaining amount. In your final year, you may have the option of another international field course, but if you select this option you would pay the full field course fee.

Assessment method

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You can take an optional placement in year three. Year 1 Module Credits Module: Building Surveying Credits: 20 Module: Development Project Credits: 20 Module: Introduction To Building Surveying Practice Credits: 20 Module: Law And Economics For The Built Environment Credits: 20 Module: Material Science Credits: 20 Module: Understanding Building Technology Credits: 20 Year 2 Module Credits Module: Building Pathology Credits: 20 Module: Collaborative Project Credits: 20 Module: Contract Administration Credits: 20 Module: Evaluating Construction Technology Credits: 20 Module: Health And Safety At Work Credits: 20 Module: Surveying Of Commercial Buildings Credits: 20 Year 3 Compulsory modules Module Credits Module: Placement Credits: - Final year Module Credits Module: Advanced Building Surveying Credits: 20 Module: Building Conservation Practice Studies Credits: 20 Module: Building Surveying Professional Studies Credits: 20 Module: Dissertation Credits: 40 Module: Strategic Facilities Management Credits: 20

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of
  • Chartered Institute of Building
  • Building Engineers, Chartered Association of

Unistats information

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: •BBC at A Level. •DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. •A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits At least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE in mathematics and English language at grade C or grade 4 or above. We may accept GCSE equivalents.
HND (BTEC) Advanced entry - for direct entry to year two you would normally have a minimum of an all merit average on all units in a construction related HND/HNC, not including key or common skills. Compensation for a pass in one unit with a distinction in another unit is permitted.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/construction-real-estate-and-surveying/bsc-honours-building-surveying/full-time/2020

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £13650 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Building Surveying at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS