School of Property, Construction and Planning
- Full Time: 3 years
- Full Time: €3,290 per year
International Students: €9,250 International GDL
The BSc Property and Construction will provide tools to help you to analyse problems, select solutions and put them into practice. You will have a structured and gradual introduction to the subject areas required for this role. You will be encouraged to develop problem-solving skills and capabilities, together with personal skills of observation, analysis, judgement and communication. You will also learn to respond to practical challenges presented by rapidly evolving technological, social and economic demands as they apply to the built environment.
The course has strong links to the construction industry and provides a qualification that is accepted by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) as a route to its technical qualification. The BSc Property and Construction course will provide tools to help you to analyse problems, select solutions and put them into practice. Through our strong links with industry there are opportunities for work placements and permanent career roles.
The course is structured over three levels, each consisting of eight modules. It will provide a coherent and progressive programme that integrates the academic and vocational elements of Building Surveying. During the course you will learn, develop and enhance the transferable skills required to succeed in professional practice. You will develop an ability to apply principles and theory in professional practice, including skills in business and finance, thereby becoming a graduate who is well equipped to pursue a career in Building Surveying. Ultimately, you will develop an appreciation of the needs and problems of the owners and users of buildings and the ability to communicate effectively and sympathetically. Normally it is expected that you will proceed to undertake the RICS technical assessment interview and qualify as a technical surveyor (TechRICS).
Year 1 (Level 4)
- Development Studies and Professional Skills-15 Credits
- Built and Natural Environments-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 Services-15 Credits
- Professional Skills 2-15 Credits
- Conversion and Building Appraisal-15 Credits
- Housing and Asset Management-15 Credits
Year 3 (Level 6)
- Professional Practice Project-15 Credits
- Comprehensive Study Project-15 Credits
- Conservation and Regeneration-15 Credits
- Construction Technology for Complex Buildings and Civil Engineering-15 Credits
- Project Management-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 courses. In particular, you may decide to enter the MSc in Construction Property Management, MSc Construction or MSc Property Development.
Details can be found on the courses section of the website.
Nearly all our graduates go straight into employment, where they are well paid and work in challenging jobs. Our graduates have found employment in private practice, commercial organisations, local and central government.