School of Property, Construction and Planning
- Full Time: 3 years
- Full Time: €3,290 per year
International Students: €9,250 International GDL
This vocational course provides tools to help you analyse problems, as well as select and put into practice their solutions. You will have a structured and gradual introduction to the subject areas required for this role. You will learn about how to appreciate and identify technical problems within a complex legal, social and economic environment and how to provide effective and appropriate solutions to a wide range of property problems. This course has strong links with industry employers. There will be field trips throughout the course to construction projects throughout the Midlands and possibly further afield.
This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). RICS has decided that this course has reached high standards in terms of learning resources, course content, teaching quality and graduate employment within the profession.
You will be introduced to construction technology, building pathology, structural mechanics, economics, law, management and business studies. Graduates will have a thorough knowledge of the entire building process as well as a comprehensive understanding of environmental and planning procedures, as well as an appreciation of the professional skills required of a Building Surveyor. Once the course is successfully completed, and a minimum of 24 months suitable work experience is undertaken, you can apply for the final APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) Assessment to gain membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Year 1 (Level 4)
- Development Studies and Professional Skills-15 Credits
- Built and Natural Environment-15 Credits
- Building Science-15 Credits
- Legal and Regulatory Studies-15 Credits
- Residential Technology and Services -15 Credits
- 2D CAD-15 Credits
Year 2 (Level 5)
- Development Studies 2-15 Credits
- Residential Pathology and Reporting-15 Credits
- Commercial Technology and Service-15 Credits
- Professional Skills 2-15 Credits
- Conversion and Building Appraisal-15 Credits
- Pre- and Post- Contract Procedures-15 Credits
Year 3 (Level 6)
- Professional Practice Project-15 Credits
- Comprehensive Study Project-15 Credits
- Conservation and Regeneration-15 Credits
- Commercial Analysis, Inspection and Reports-15 Credits
- Commercial Pathology and Adaptation-15 Credits
- Building Surveying Studies-15 Credits
The range of assessment methods adopted includes continuous coursework assessment, presentations and reports as well as examinations.
The delivery of the course is complemented by a range of visits to construction sites where you will be able to appreciate theory in context.
After your studies
You will be encouraged to progress to postgraduate study within the school, which provides a range of relevant Master's programmes. In particular, you may decide to enter the MSc in Construction Property Management or MSc Property Development.
Details can be found on the courses section of the website.
Building surveying graduates have found employment in private practice, commercial organisations, local and central government. They find that they will undertake a wide variety of work including domestic, commercial and industrial projects.