Building Surveying Hons, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
Building Surveying Hons requires a combination of technical, economic and managerial skills. The programme from the University of Greenwich reflects this diversity through lectures, studio sessions, individual input and teamwork on projects, seminars, workshops and site visits.


This programme is designed to provide students with a high level of understanding of the design, function, construction and statutory requirements for buildings of all classes and to prepare them for more advanced employment in the Construction Industry.

The programme consists of a combination or core and optional courses which provide appropriate training in each case for students with technical employment in the field of Building Surveying.

The programme has been designed to include a high level of academic and practical elements. Enrolment on the programme entitles students to become student members of the CIOB, RICS and CIAT. The programme is also recognised nationally and internationally by employers in the Construction Industry.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To introduce students to the nature, principles and procedures of law and relevant legislation relating to Construction and the Built Environment
  • To explain key issues in construction economics, finance and financial control of construction projects, including long term costs of building assets
  • To familiarise students with the principles, procedures and practices of management applied to the Construction Industry
  • To present the principles of building design and construction technology, particularly in relation to constructing sustainable and environmentally friendly buildings
  • To develop analytical and decision making skills.


This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building. This programme is an appropriate route to technical (TechRICS) membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). In order to achieve MRICS status it is necessary to undertake an accredited MSc after completing the above programme.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Building Law and Contract Administration 
  • Project Evaluation and Design 
  • Building Design and Maintenance Studies 
  • Construction Economics & Finance
  • Construction Management 
  • Construction Technology & Environmental Design 
  • Construction Technology and Materials 
  • Management Principles 

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Measurement
  • Building Conversion and Adaptation 
  • Design History (Partner Colleges) 
  • Design Studies (Partner Colleges) 
  • Project
  • Tendering and Estimating
  • Assessment and Management of Risk 
  • Site Engineering and Surveying 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • 1 A-level or AVCE with a minimum of 60 UCAS points, Edexcel National Diploma or Certificate in Construction and mature students with relevant industry experience.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for London

  • 1250 - 2600 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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