University of Salford

Building Surveying (Accelerated Day-Release) 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 Accelerated Day Release 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.

Covering the same content as a standard undergraduate degree, the accelerated degree is taught over three trimesters rather than two semesters. This more intense mode of study means that you can complete your degree in a shorter period of time, so you to progress more quickly into work or further study. If you choose to study Building Surveying as a day-release accelerated degree, you will complete it in three years rather than five. The five year part-time option is also available.

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.

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
• Fit your studies around your employment and complete them more quickly than a standard part-time degree

*The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2018
Please note this course is not available to students requiring a Tier 4 Visa.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 modules may include: Technology 1; Building Surveying Practice 1; Environmental Science & Services; CAD; Introduction to Law & Regulatory Framework; Economics & Management. Year 2 modules may include: Technology 2; Property & Commercial Lease Law & Practice; Building Pathology; Procurement & Administration; Multi-Disciplinary Project; Building Surveying Design Studies. Year 3 modules may include: Conservation of the Historic Environment; Building Surveying Practice 2; Property Studies; Introduction to Urban Regeneration; Building Surveying Project; Discipline Research Project.


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.
Scottish Higher 104 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers.
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 96 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.
Extended Project 96 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 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 a minimum of 2 Higher Level Subjects including a minimum of H5 in Maths and English
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) 96 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 104 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) 96 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

We require Grade C or 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE. Functional Skills Level 2 and Key Skills Level 2 accepted as alternatives.


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University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford
M5 4WT


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0161 295 4545


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