Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Building Surveying

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Course summary

Why Choose Kingston – The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and pending accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Kingston is actively involved in assessment of professional competence (APC) and can help you in the process of qualifying as a chartered surveyor. – Through our strong links with industry, you’ll have opportunities to go on overseas field trips and work on real projects. – You can choose a year’s work placement. This will put invaluable experience on your CV and give your career a head start. 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. You’ll examine building designs, poor, good and/or sustainable. You’ll use sketching and computer-aided design packages. You’ll also examine reasons for constructions and buildings failing, which is a key 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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

T Levels T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other further education courses. T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher education and/or apprenticeships. Students who study T Level spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action. T Levels are the equivalent to three A levels and we recognise the UCAS tariff points they attract in line with other qualifications that aid progression to higher education.

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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

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Building Surveying at Kingston University - UCAS