University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Building Surveying with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Building Surveyors look at building pathology, focusing on refurbishment, reuse, development, restoration, repair, and conservation. Open up an exciting career in surveying with a BSc Building Surveying with Foundation Year degree. Building Surveyors look at the pathology of buildings, focusing on opportunities for refurbishment, reuse, development, restoration, repair, or conservation. As our growing cities adapt to the changing needs of the 21st century, studying building surveying can unlock some rewarding career roles that can help to revitalise old properties for exciting new purposes. Develop in-demand professional skills We’ve designed our foundation year pathway to give you a strong foundation in construction, surveying and design techniques, and the essential study skills so you are ready to progress. This pathway is an excellent route if you want to study the full honours degree, but don't meet the direct entry requirements. On successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress on to the full RICS-accredited BSc (Hons) Building Surveying degree. The introductory foundation year is designed to develop your awareness, understanding and problem-solving capabilities for typical challenges experienced in construction and the built environment. With a focus on your progression, the foundation year also introduces core skills in communication and teamwork that you will need to succeed at an advanced study level. For a further three years of study - or four, if you choose to include an industry placement, you'll explore modules in regulation, economics, management, surveying and design. You will learn through a blend of academic tutorials and project work, collaborating with students from related courses to mirror the multidisciplinary, team-based approaches used in industry. Get closer to industry Located at the heart of the largest property and construction market outside of London, Salford is a great choice for building surveying. Drawing on our strong links with the construction industry and professional bodies, you will experiences site visits, guest speakers and placements. Working with ex-practitioner tutors, you will develop your surveying skills by working on live local projects with real clients and local surveying practices. Once you join the BSc (Hons) pathway, you will also have the option to include an industry placement between years two and three. Recent building surveying students have delivered projects and survey work at the Edgar Woods Centre in Middleton, Manchester; Port Sunlight Village on the Wirral; Dunham Massey (National Trust) in Cheshire; the Inland Waterways Centre at Ellesmere Port and Ordsall Hall. Features • Start with a foundation year to boost your skills and be ready to progress to the full BSc (Hons) Building Surveying degree • Learn about the economic conditions, legal regulations and technological advancements driving the built environment • Learn to identify and use appropriate strategies and technologies applicable to building surveying practice • Develop an understanding of the interactions between a building and its internal and external environments • Gain the ability to identify symptoms and diagnose defects found in a diverse range of building types • Understand urban regeneration so you can participate in future sustainable regeneration initiatives

Course details

Modules

Foundation year: Introduction to Built Environment Professional Practice, Introduction to Design Practice, Introduction to Building Science, Introduction to Digital Built Environment, IT and Study Skills, Professional Practice Project. Year one: Introduction to Law and Regulatory Frameworks, Technology 1, Building Surveying Practice 1, Economics and Management, Environmental Science and Services, Computer Aided Design. Year two: Technology 2, Building Design Studies, Procurement and Administration, Building Pathology, Multi-disciplinary Project, Property Law. Year three: Building Surveying Practice 2, Discipline Research Project, Building Surveying Project, Conservation of the Historic Environment, Property Studies, Introduction to Urban Regeneration.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
K232
Institution code:
S03
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We require Grade D or 3 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE. Functional Skills Level 2 and Key Skills Level 2 accepted as alternatives.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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University of Salford
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Salford
M5 4WT


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Building Surveying with Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS