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Course summary

Why Choose Kingston

  • The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is pending accreditation for 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.
  • You can choose a year’s work placement. This will put invaluable experience on your CV and give your career a head start.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
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. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities You’ll graduate ready to begin your career in building surveying, a varied and challenging profession with good starting salaries and opportunities for progression and travel.

Modules

Example modules: – Construction Management and Site Investigation – Engineering Design and Professional Practice – Commercial Construction Technology To view the full list of modules, please visit the University course webpage.

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 codes

Course code:
K261
Institution code:
K84
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

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.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate-course/building-surveying/entry-requirements.html


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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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

Additional fee information

For international fees, please visit: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/fees/ Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Building Surveying at Kingston University - UCAS