Edinburgh Napier University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Building Surveying (with Work Placement)

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Course summary

Study in a subject area which has consistently achieved an excellent overall NSS satisfaction rate. The Building Surveying course contains many practical applications trips and excursions relating to various modules. The academic experience plus the practical skills gained during the course, will equip you with the tools required for the workplace. All academic staff within the surveying subject group are Chartered Surveyors themselves with professional practice experience, which allows for academic and professional skills transfer to students. These skills are essential when advising clients on residential and commercial building activities. This course will teach you how to diagnose building faults, undertake inspections, and apply construction technology principles when advising on preventative or remedial solutions. You’ll develop knowledge of contractual procedures, insurance requirements, data collation methods and their application and the use of maintenance information and operational building maintenance policies. The honours course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and you will be eligible for Chartered Surveyor status once you have gained suitable experience after graduating and met the competency requirements of the RICS. Please visit our website for full course and module details.

Course details


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

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Course codeK231
Institution code E59
Campus nameMerchiston Campus
Campus codeM

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level CCD Including GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 45 Credits at Merit. Maths and English required at Level 2 or equivalent.
Scottish Higher BBCC Including National 5 grade C in Maths and English (Lifeskills Maths is accepted). If you are eligible for an adjusted offer under our Contextual Admissions Policy, please see the ‘Minimum Qualification Requirements’ below.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD DD (Distinction, Distinction) in a related subject. GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Award of Diploma with 26 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 5, 5, 5. SL Maths and English at 4 points.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3 Pre-2017 Grading System: B3, B3, B3, B3 at HL + OL Maths and English at C2 New Grading System: H3, H3, H3, H3 at HL + OL Maths and English at O4

Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements SQA Advanced Higher - BBC and National 5 Grade C in Maths and English. GCSE A-level - BBB and GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English. BTEC Extended Diploma - DDM (Distinction, Distinction, Merit) in a related subject and GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English. HNC - Pass in a relevant subject with Grade B in the graded unit. Minimum Year 3 Entry Requirements Irish Ordinary Degree - Pass in a relevant subject with 50% or above at first sitting in all final year subjects. HND - Pass HND in a relevant subject with Grade B at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
Scottish Higher CCCC National 5 C in Maths and English is also required (Lifeskills Maths is accepted). The grades listed above are our minimum entry requirements for applicants who meet our widening participation criteria. For further information about our entry requirements and our widening participation criteria as outlined within our Contextual Admissions Policy please visit our website.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £15960 Year 1
International £15960 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Tuition Fee information please visit the specific course page on our website - https://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/undergraduate
Building Surveying (with Work Placement) at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS