Building Surveying at Wrexham University - UCAS

Wrexham University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)

Building Surveying

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Building Surveying course will focus on a wide range of key industry areas equipping you with the skills required to working in one of the largest employment sectors in the United Kingdom. This course: • Sets you up for a career in building surveying which is part of one of the largest employment sectors in the United Kingdom. • Will extend your knowledge and understanding of how existing buildings are recorded, assessed and often refurbished as a tangible financial asset. • Is catered towards those who have identified building surveying as an area of interest, or those who have worked in the construction and renovation sector previously. • Equips future building surveyors with the knowledge to measure, assess, re-organise and refurbish existing buildings of varying size and complexity. Key Course features: • Further opportunities to directly engage with industry through conferences, guest lectures and visits to refurbishment projects to observe surveying, re-design, and site operations in practice. • A wide-ranging industry-standard digital resources available for use on- and off-campus. • Lectures are delivered in consecutive blocks as far as possible, to ensure flexible study time away from University. • A variety of teaching and learning methods are used to ensure that technical content is applied to typical building surveying scenarios. • The Built Environment subject area is part of the Faculty of Art, Computing and Engineering (FACE) and therefore content benefits from association with arts, computing, engineering and renewable energy subject disciplines.


The first year of the BSc (Hons) Building Surveying programme comprises seven core modules and one optional module that combine to provide an informed introduction to the range of aesthetic, functional, legal and environmental considerations that contribute to the measurement, assessment and refurbishment of buildings and infrastructure. Year 1 (Level 4) MODULES Building Surveying 1 (Core) Digital Technologies in Drawing and Modelling (Core) Digital Technologies in Surveying (Core) Legal Principles, Compliance and Liability (Core) Science and Materials (Core) Construction Technology (Core) Professional Practice 1 (Core) Architectural Design Technology 1 (optional)* Construction Management 1 (optional)* Civil Engineering Design (optional)* Quantity Surveying 1 (optional)* *One to be selected Year 2 (Level 5) The second year of the Programme builds upon the first through modules that explore important technical and procedural considerations in the practice of building surveying. Building Services considers the importance of ensuring that buildings function comfortably for users in terms of the internal environment through essential services such as lighting, power, air handling, emergency fire warning/suppression systems and mechanical conveyance, and Procurement and Contract Practice addresses the ways in which building appraisal and refurbishment projects are commissioned and implemented towards completion and use. MODULES Building Surveying 2 Modern Methods of Construction Building Services Procurement and Contract Practice Commercial Management Professional Practice 2 Year 3 (Level 6) The final year of the programme provides an opportunity to research a particular area of interest in Individual Research Project, and to identify and develop a significant building surveying proposal in Major Project. All nineteen modules combine to engage students in their chosen field of study and are intended to encourage confidence and enthusiasm in the development of their expertise. MODULES Project Management Design for Climate Resilience Individual Research Project Professional Practice 3 Major Project [Part-time study will comprise combinations of these modules over a five year period, though a Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma in a construction-related subject may carry exemptions at Levels 4 and/or 5, subject to approval by the University.]

Assessment method

Modules are delivered using a variety of teaching and learning techniques, including traditional lectures, practical ‘hands-on’ activities, tutorials and group discussions, laboratory work, construction site-based observation and peer appraisal. The main priority is to ensure that students feel comfortable within the academic learning environment and feel able to contribute to the discussion of subject matter within any class, tutorial or other learning activity that forms part of their studies – teaching and learning is fundamentally a two-way process within which student opinion is vitally important. A range of assessment methods are used within the programme to simulate the sorts of written, practical, visual and oral communication skills that are expected of building surveyors; written reports, the practical use of technical equipment, visual presentations, laboratory analyses, in-class tests, examinations, coursework and oral presentations are all important ways in which students can demonstrate their understanding. The types of assessment selected for each module have been chosen to best-suit the nature of the technical content in each subject, and collectively provide a range of opportunities for students to demonstrate their interest, enthusiasm and interpretation of content during their studies. In terms of particular assessment needs, the University’s Inclusion Services department can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made to assessment processes because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

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Building Surveying at Wrexham University - UCAS