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Building Control (Hons), B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

This Building Control (Hons) programme at University College of Estate Management is delivered by supported online learning and is therefore very flexible as it can be studied in any location at any time.

This programme is primarily designed for people with an interest in building technology, building standards, fire safety, inclusive environments and energy conservation, who wish to further their career with a degree. Many of our students often already work in, or are associated with, the built environment sector. Such employment is not mandatory but is desirable.

Why study this programme?

  • Gain a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of building control surveying and strengthen your skills
  • Progress your career as a building control surveyor
  • Competitively priced, allowing you to combine work with study
  • Learn from the largest provider of qualified built environment professionals to the industry, with an outstanding reputation

Career opportunities

The following provide a range of the types of careers that students may pursue after completing this programme:

  • Local authority building control surveyor, working with architects, engineers and contractors to ensure building designs meet the required standards and ensuring these standards are adhered to during the course of construction
  • Private sector building control surveyor, working with architects, engineers and contractors to ensure building designs meet the required standards and ensuring these standards are adhered to during the course of construction
  • Advising on specific aspects of the building regulations, such as advice on energy conservation, fire safety management strategies or accessibility

Accreditation

Accreditation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and other related international bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) will be sought but is not guaranteed.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Legal Studies
  • People & Organisational Management
  • Design and Structures 
  • Digital Technologies
  • Building Control 
  • Planning & Conservation
  • Building Pathology 
  • Fire Safety 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Tariff points:

  • 96 UCAS tariff points. National Certificates and National Diplomas will be considered but must have good merit and distinction profiles (excluding common skills)
  • Any HNCs and HNDs will be considered

Or

  • Completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Surveying* or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Technical* through which a Construction and Built Environment Diploma with a minimum DD profile was obtained or through which a Construction and Built Environment Extended Diploma with a minimum MMM profile was obtained, or an equivalent qualification

Or

  • A current Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Associate qualification (AssocRICS) and be in relevant employment

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19125 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19125 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    19125 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19125 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Reading

  • 903 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • Student Loans:
This programme is designated for student finance and students in England and Wales may apply to Student Finance for a tuition fee loan. Eligible students can apply for funding for up to £6,165 each academic year.
  • Student Bursary Scheme:
Our bursary scheme is designed to assist those new students who are able to demonstrate need. It is open to new students from all countries and will provide a discount on fees for the duration of the programme.

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