University of Salford

Building Surveying University of Salford Degree level: Undergraduate

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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 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.

Learning takes place in our Peel Park campus, minutes 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

Features
• 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

Course details

Modules

This course is taught through a combination of academic study and project work. You will work with other students from other related courses, mirroring the multidisciplinary, team-based approach of the modern construction and property industry. If you are studying full-time, you'll have the option to take an industrial year-out placement between years 2 and 3. If you wish to take a placement year you will be responsible for securing your own work placement. The University will help you to develop their employability skills. An academic member of staff is appointed to be your placement tutor. Your progress within your placement is monitored by the appointed placement tutor with 'telephone visits', visits to your place of employment and the assessment of a written end of placement report which you prepare.


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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.
A level 104 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma A minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff Points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma to contain a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2 to total 60 credits overall for the full award.
Scottish Higher 104 UCAS Tariff Points from Higher Level
AS 104 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 104 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.
Extended Project 104 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills Level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points Including a grade 5 in Standard Level Maths and grade 5 in Standard Level English.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 UCAS Tariff Points from Higher Level
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 96 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) DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) MMM 96 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) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher 104 UCAS Tariff Points from a Higher Level
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) 104 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.


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University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford
M5 4WT


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