Glasgow Caledonian University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Building Surveying

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Course summary

Building surveyors are key professionals within the building management and development related sectors of the Scottish construction industry, advising clients on both commercial and residential building issues. As a result of the programme’s excellence, there is always a high demand for our graduates in Scotland, the wider UK and abroad. Their skills are needed for the analytical building assessment, CAD data recording, design management and improvement of existing properties as well as project management/ contract administration within a variety of construction environments. Building Surveying is an extremely varied profession, with the main areas covered being design, construction technology, conservation, computer-aided design (CAD), professional practice/studies, building pathology, performance, sustainability and regulation. At GCU, where the majority of building surveying graduates in Scotland are trained, the emphasis is firmly on practical experience with site visits and ‘live’ project work part of each year of study. Industry experts give guest lectures and you will spend six to eight months on a work placement in Year 3. There are also opportunities to study abroad. All 2nd year students have the opportunity to undertake a week long study trip with staff to a major European city. Honours graduates can begin working to gain full Membership of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB).

Course details

Professional bodies

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

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

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.

Course codeK230
Institution code G42
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level CCC plus GCSE English and Maths at C For Year 2 Entry: BBC at A Level plus GCSE English and Maths at grade C. Completion of 2-week Summer School programme is also required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM For Year 1 Entry: Level 3 Extended Diploma in relevant subject at MMM For Year 2 Entry: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Built Environment subject at DMM.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 15 credits P: 15 credits 60 credits overall with 15 Distinction, 15 Merits and 15 Passes
Scottish Higher ABBC plus Nat 5 English and Maths at C
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2 plus English and Maths at Ordinary Level O2
Scottish HNC Pass For Year 2 Entry: 15 credit HNC Built Environment subject with a B in the Graded Unit.
Scottish HND Pass For Year 3 Entry: HND Building Surveying with A in the Graded Units, other Built Environment HND programmes may be considered.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Overall score of 6.0 with the minimum of 5.5 in each element

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fee information for September 2021/21 will be confirmed as soon as possible. In the mean while please visit our website for helpful information www.gcu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/feesandfinance/tuitionfees/
Building Surveying at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS