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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 our RICS-accredited BSc (Hons) Building Surveying 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 Providing a gateway to professional status, our Building Surveying course will advance your knowledge through a series economic, legal, technical design and management modules. Accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, our modular degree programme can open up career opportunities helping building owners and developers realise dwelling and commercial opportunities. Led by academics and industry practitioners, you will build a comprehensive knowledge base of the development lifecycle. As you explore the relationship between a building and its internal and external environments, you’ll recognise how to diagnose problems with existing buildings and be aware of conservation regeneration and the regulatory frameworks that guide development. 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. You’ll 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. Our new home for the built environment In Autumn 2022, we open our new £65 million hub for science, engineering and the environment - and our new home for the built environment. Sustainability-designed and 100% electric powered, the building offers unrivalled teaching, learning and research facilities and provides exciting new spaces for industry collaboration. Features • Accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) • Gain the knowledge and skills to describe, explain, evaluate, and apply building construction techniques • 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


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.

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Building Surveying at University of Salford - UCAS