Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Building Surveying

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

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Why Choose Kingston – The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). – You’ll have exciting opportunities to work on real projects and can gain a career head start through a year’s work placement. – This course includes an overseas field trip, where you’ll put your learning into practice. About this course On this course, you’ll gain detailed knowledge of building maintenance, care, conservation and structure, reflecting the work of a building surveyor. You’ll study the business and legal aspects of property and construction. You’ll learn how to advise clients of legal and financial implications resulting from the condition of buildings. Sustainable building design is key. You’ll examine what makes a building well or poorly designed. You’ll use sketching and computer-aided design packages. You’ll also examine construction, how and why buildings fall apart which is a key part of the knowledge base for chartered building surveyors. A major group project, and an independent research project, will give you the opportunity to showcase your learning.

Course details


Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Year 1: EG4010 Engineering Design and Professional Practice; EG4020 Structures, Materials and Construction Methods; EG4030 Applied Mathematics and Computing Applications; EG4040 Construction Management and Site Investigation. Year 2: CE5103 CAD & Building Science; CE5104 Commercial Construction Technology; CE5107 Contract Administration; CE5122 Building Maintenance & Management. Year 3: CE6101 Building Design & Application; CE6105 Professional Practice in Context; CE6110 The Existing Built Environment; CE6014 Individual Project.

Assessment method

Teaching methods include lectures, practical lab based activities, computer sessions, based on simulated and live projects. There are debates and research work (in groups and individually), laboratories, practicals and site and field trips. Assessment methods include exams, coursework and student-led projects.

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 codeK261
Institution code K84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points UCAS points from at least 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies not accepted.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 30 credits P: 0 credits
Scottish Higher Equivalent of 112 UCAS points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Minimum of 5 in Standard Level English or 4 at Higher Level
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H4 Equivalent of 112 UCAS points.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change as we are awaiting the Office For Student Guidance on Fee levels for 2020 and beyond. For foundation year and international fees, please visit: Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Building Surveying at Kingston University - UCAS