University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

Building Surveying

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Course summary

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HNC Building Surveying Building Surveyors are involved with all forms of buildings and their performance in use. Specialist areas of design, specification and management are key elements of this specialism. Why choose this course

  • We have a unique progression from pre-degree, BSc to MSc and research degrees which engages directly with employability and solutions for industrial issues.
  • The School is embedded in Wales’s construction industry with close links to industrial organisations e.g. CIOB, RICS, CABE, CITB.
  • Centre of excellence and innovation for Wales and the South West (CWIC).
  • Staff are members of the Wales Regional Centre of Expertise, Research and Innovation group on the Circular Economy.
  • Direct links and projects with TRADA.
  • Live sustainable construction projects with Down to Earth.
  • Strong industry links with waste management and managing construction and demolition waste.
  • Practitioners from industry teaching as lecturers with a high level of experience.
  • High rates of employability amongst our students after their studies.
  • Cross-disciplinary teaching and research for the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.
  • MSc programmes in Property and Facilities Management, Sustainable Construction and Environmental Conservation and Management.
Building Surveying programmes concern themselves with buildings and their performance in use, whether as a capital asset or operational facility. The discipline embraces building design and specification, project management, legal, cultural and economic factors as well as environmental issues. Outcomes of the programmes include; the ability to analyse a range of surveying problems whilst delivering practical solutions; provide an in-depth understanding of the technical, economic, legal and organisational aspects of surveying and equip you with a range of skills as required by surveyors in professional practice or within large organisations. The programmes contain some modules that are delivered in common with other related programmes within the Institute i.e., Architectural Technology, Quantity Surveying, Property Management, Project and Construction Management etc., but only where these provide the essential foundations or there is a need for an inter-disciplinary approach to be taken. Year One: Level 4 Modules - BSc/HND/HNC
  • Fundamentals of Construction Technology - 20 Credits
  • Contract and Legal Responsibilities within the Built Environment - 20 Credits
  • Digital Surveying - 20 Credits
  • Soft Skills, Managing Health and Safety, Welfare and Risk in Construction - 20 Credits
  • Working with Digital technologies & BIM - 20 Credits
  • Material Science and Building Services - 20 Credits
Career Opportunities These programmes combine academic study with the application of professional skills and competencies. They will expose you to the educational requirements necessary to embrace the highest industry standards, by developing your knowledge and skills of building design, property, building pathology (building defects), as well as in economic, legal, technical, design and management, subjects so essential in the care of high value built assets and facilities. They will prepare you for work as a professional surveyor and to apply for membership of the leading built environment professional bodies including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building, and the Association of Building Engineers. In addition to professional and technical skills specific to building surveying, presentation, communication and team working skills, essential in everyday business, will be covered.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
BSU9
Institution code:
T80
Campus name:
SA1 Waterfront Campus
Campus code:
T

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Please see information from our Scholarships and Bursaries pages: https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/bursaries/

Building Surveying at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS