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

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
K230
Institution code:
G42
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Minimum Qualification Requirements


English language requirements

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

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
78%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £13000 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit our website for helpful information www.gcu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/feesandfinance/tuitionfees/
Building Surveying at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS