Nottingham Trent University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Building Surveying

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Course summary

Building surveyors are advisors for the property and construction industry, identifying defects and suggesting options for maintenance and repair. They work on the development of new buildings, as well as the restoration of existing properties across residential, commercial, industrial, leisure and heritage projects. On this course you'll develop a thorough understanding of architectural styles and influences, the history of buildings and building techniques, the evaluation of building elements, and the performance of building materials. You'll learn to test and analyse all aspects of building performance, advise on alternative uses of existing buildings, discover how to supervise remediation and refurbishment projects, and how to apply health and safety regulations. Key Features Professional Accreditation | Our course is triple accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) — representing your first step towards Chartered status. Live Projects | Apply your learning to the real world, with opportunities to take part in industry-facing projects as part of the course. Previous projects have been set by companies such as Faithful+Gould and Gleeds. Destination Study Visits | Field trips and study visits are an important part of your learning on this course. Previous students have taken trips to destinations such as Madrid, Milan, Dublin, Malta and Berlin. Top 15 Ranking | We're renowned — 94% of full-time students on this course would recommend studying at NTU to others. We're also ranked 12th in the UK for Building subjects (Complete University Guide 2023).

Course details

Modules

Year One

  • Professional, Academic and Business Skills (20 credit points)
  • Surveying Skills (20 credit points)
  • Construction (20 credit points)
  • Economics and Valuation (20 credit points)
  • Law (20 credit points)
  • Planning and Land Use (20 credit points)
Year Two
  • Structural Appraisal (20 credit points)
  • Contract Administration and Procurement (20 credit points)
  • Building Design Project (40 credit points)
  • Property Development: Principles and Practice (20 credit points)
  • Employability and Commercial Awareness (20 credit points)
Final Year
  • Heritage and Conservation (20 credit points)
  • Building Surveying Practice (40 credit points)
  • Building Pathology (40 credit points)
- Research Project (20 credit points)

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

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
K231
Institution code:
N91
Campus name:
City Campus
Campus code:
1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
94%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for 2023 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home undergraduate students for 2022 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
Building Surveying at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS