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Building Surveyors look at building pathology, focusing on refurbishment, reuse, development, restoration, repair, and conservation. As our growing cities adapt to the changing needs of the 21st century, our RICS-accredited BSc (Hons) Building Surveying with Foundation Year degree could open up a rewarding future.
Salford is a leading UK centre for surveying and we’re consistently ranked in the World Top 100 universities (QS 2018) for Architecture and Built Environment study. Providing a gateway to professional status, our Building Surveying course will advance your knowledge through a series economic, legal, technical design and management modules. Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and developed in consultation with industry, you’ll be educated to the highest professional standards.
Through this course, led by international experts, you’ll gain a comprehensive knowledge base. You’ll learn about the construction industry and its legal and regulatory framework. You’ll explore the relationship between a building and its internal and external environments. You’ll recognise how to diagnose problems with existing buildings and be aware of conservation and regeneration.
The Foundation Year of the four-year programme provides you with an understanding of the key subjects in built environment practice to meet the prerequisites for studying a full degree course. Learning focuses on effective communication and study skills combined with built environment specific teaching. You will be introduced to theories and concepts in buildings, construction and surveying. On completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress on to year one of your selected degree for the remaining three years of your studies.
Learning takes place in our Peel Park campus, just a couple of kilometres from buzzing Manchester, a property and construction hotspot recently voted the UK’s most liveable city.* Mirroring the collaborative real-world, you’ll complete projects and problem-solving activities alongside Salford’s other built environment students. We‘ll also encourage you to take an additional placement year to develop further professional and technical skills in the workplace.
*The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2018
• Gain the knowledge and skills to describe, explain, evaluate, and apply building construction techniques
• Learn to identify and use appropriate strategies and technologies applicable to building surveying practice
• Develop an understanding of the interactions between a building and its internal and external environments
• Gain the ability to identify symptoms and diagnose defects found in a diverse range of building types
• Understand urban regeneration so you can participate in future sustainable regeneration initiatives
Please note this course is not available to students requiring a Tier 4 Visa.
IT and Study Skills; Introduction to Built Environment Professional Practice; Introduction to Design Practice; Professional Practice Project
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||64 points||From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.|
|A level||64 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff Points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma.|
|Scottish Higher||64 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers.|
|AS||64 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent. Additional AS Levels can be used towards the overall tariff points provided they are not completed in the same subject as the A2.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.|
|Extended Project||64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Applications will be assessed on an individual basis.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||64 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 Higher Level Subjects.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Must be completing a minimum of 2 of these or other A Level equivalent qualification.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||64 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own or with additional AS Levels. Must be doing an additional A2 or equivalent to top up to required points.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||64 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)|
We require Grade D or 3 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE. Functional Skills Level 2 and Key Skills Level 2 accepted as alternatives.
Fees and funding
Tuition feesNo fee information has been provided for this course
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0161 295 4545
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