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Building Surveying (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

The BSc Building Surveying (Honours) degree at the University of Westminster will provide you with the principal skills needed of a building surveyor. You will gain a thorough understanding of the construction process, the specification of building work and the identification and correction of faults in existing buildings. You will also gain knowledge of the professional, managerial and legal aspects of building performance. In practice, you may give advice on structural problems or interpret the meaning of 'repairing obligations' in a lease.

It concerns new builds, building control, refurbishment work, restorations, maintenance, and increasingly, design. Building surveyors have specialist skills and knowledge in the technologies of domestic, industrial and commercial building, construction processes, planning, project life-cycle assessment, and people and business management. In addition to the core themes of surveying and technology, this professional role requires a range of surveying skills including team working and effective communication.

Career Path

Building surveying is a dynamic professional discipline, which centres on the physical, functional and economic performance of buildings. Around the world, building surveyors offer a wide range of professional services, not only in their traditional role but also in associated disciplines such as project management, facilities management and construction administration.

Graduates can progress directly towards full professional qualification with the RICS – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and CABE – Chartered Association of Building Engineers professional accreditation that can help you to secure employment.

Accreditation

This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Principles 
  •  Digital Literacy 
  • Introduction to the Built Environment 
  • Project, Commercial and Organisational Environment 
  • Building Science
  • Construction Technology and Services
  • Digital Practice
  • Project Procurement, Management and Law
  •  Construction Project Based Learning
  • Fabric and Performance
  •  Structures Principles

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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Academic Requirements

UK

  • A Levels – BBC
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma / National Diploma – DMM / D*D*
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction
  • GCSEs – minimum grade 4 in Maths and English (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017)

EU AND INTERNATIONAL

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part-Time (Price per 20-credit module)
  • UK/EU: £1,540
  • International: £2,240

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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