University of West London

Course Introduction

A building surveyor specialises in the quality and maintenance of buildings, working in areas such as property trading, refurbishment or alteration, and resolving disputes between adjoining owners or landlord and tenant.

This course enables you to develop a professional career in building surveying in property development and construction industry.

This course covers contemporary topics such as the importance of sustainable design, construction, management and operation. You will learn to appreciate the inter-relationships and multidisciplinary nature of the built environment, and gain an understanding of diverse areas from project management principles to law and legislation.

The BSc (Hons) Building Surveying course aims to produce building surveyors with all-round abilities combining technical skills and core competencies needed to succeed in the fast changing built environment sector. The course covers core technical knowledge areas vital to the building surveying practice such as:

• building pathology

• construction technology

• conversion and adaptation

• sustainability.

The focus on legal framework and professional ethos required for the profession is maintained throughout the course.

With strong links to the industry, the course is supported by guest lectures, seminars and site visits to contextualise academic study.

You will work with students from other related courses such as Construction Project Management and Architectural Design and Technology, mirroring the multidisciplinary approach of the working relationships within the construction industry. Along with technical skills, this will lead to development of soft skills such as communication, problem-solving, team working and leadership.

London is the biggest property market in the UK, attracting investors from all over the world. Studying this course at UWL puts you in the heart of the market, giving you the chance to build your professional network. You will gain insight into contemporary issues affecting the field, as well as learning the personal and management skills required to launch a successful career in property.

On successful completion of this course you will be eligible for a career in property development and construction industry, as a surveyor, or in management and operations.

You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you’ve already studied, or to explore something new.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H) £12,500 Overseas Fees