Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Building Surveying [with Foundation Year]

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Course summary

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. 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 Survey

Course details

Modules

Year 1 core Interactive Learning Skills and Communication ICT Skills Critical Thinking Maths for Scientists Maths for Engineers Physics for Engineers Engineering Design Fundamentals of Computing Year 2 core BIM and Dimensional Control Technology and Structures Health and Safety Project Control and Resourcing Law and Economics Year 3 core Advanced Technology and Environmental Impact Building Surveying Documentation Management Practice Project Administration Building Inspection and Analysis Property and Land Law Ruskin Module Year 4 core Project Evaluation and Development Risk, Value and Environmental Impact Building Surveying Practice I Building Surveying Practice II Conversion and Adaptation of Buildings Building Pathology Major Project (Surveying)

Assessment method

This year will prepare you for the rest of your course. We’ll focus on general skills such as researching and referencing, numeracy and ICT, and critical thinking. But we’ll also look at topics including classical mechanics, design, computer science, programming and coding. Plus, there’s a focus on developing mathematical skills.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
K232
Institution code:
A60
Campus name:
Chelmsford Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade D, or above, (or equivalent) plus evidence of having attempted two years of post GCSE study at level 3. Students who have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), will be exempt from the two year post GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold 5 GCSEs (as stated above). Students without English as their first language will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognized by Anglia Ruskin University.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
81%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

https://aru.ac.uk/student-life/preparing-for-university/help-with-finances/undergraduate 2022 International fees are to be confirmed
Building Surveying [with Foundation Year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS