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Building Control, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The BSc Building Control (Hons) at University College of Estate Management provides students with a rigorous understanding of the principles and practice involved in building control up to Bachelor’s degree standard. This programme is delivered by supported online learning and is therefore very flexible as it can be studied in any location at any time.

The programme provides the academic underpinning necessary to prepare students for a career as a Building Control Surveyor. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). Accreditation by RICS and CIOB is currently being sought.

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
  • The programme is accredited by CABE. All students on a CABE accredited course can apply for free Student Membership and after 2 years relevant experience in the workplace can apply for Associate Membership.


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 include: 
  • Law for the Built Environment
  • People and Organisational Management
  • Digital Technologies
  • Construction Technology 
  • Digital Technologies
  • Construction Technology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English Language or English Literature, or an equivalent qualification.
  • Grade 5.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in the reading and writing modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test administered by the British Council
  • 79 or above in the Internet option, 213 or above in the computer-based option or 550 or above in the paper-based option, of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test
  • Grade C or above in English (Language or Literature) at A/S Level
  • A cognate sub-degree (Level 5) qualification taught and assessed in English from the University of Hong Kong or City University of Hong Kong.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4884 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19550 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4884 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19550 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Reading

  • 903 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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