Northumbria University Newcastle - Building Surveying BSc (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

Building Surveying BSc (Hons)

On our Building Surveying course you can expect to use your technical and legal expertise in projects ranging from brand new multi million pound commercial developments to small-scale refurbishments and conversions of residential buildings in a variety of different roles including project manager, designer and contract administrator.

  • Building pathology skills and knowledge will be regularly tested in the preservation of fragile or historic structures and the survey and inspection of a range of properties. As a building surveyor you will have a rewarding and fulfilling career due to the breadth of skills, knowledge and abilities you will gain.  
  • This professional course focuses heavily on employability with many of our graduates being retained by their placement employers for post-graduation employment across many different sectors from national consultancies, international employers to local practices and public sector employers. Our strong links with industry mean you will get to experience site visits and hear from professionals within industry to contextualise your academic studies.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

Our degrees are designed to make you as employable as possible. From academic theory to real world application, work placements to guest lecturers, the Building Surveying programme has been influenced and shaped by professional and industry practice to ensure you gain the specific skills and experience that employers are looking for, including time management, communication, research, evaluation, and team-working.    

The course has been developed to meet the professional requirements of RICS and on completion you will be eligible for graduate membership, the first step to becoming a fully qualified chartered surveyor.

The optional placement year gives you the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience in surveying or property related employment.

Course Details

  • As the course progresses you further develop your inspection, surveying and appraisal skills. You can put theory into practice during the residential trip and the popular Building Advice Centre module in the final year, where you can advise real clients on building issues. 
  • You can choose to spend the third year on placement to deepen the practical element of your degree. If you are planning to work towards a professional qualification with RICS, the placement can count towards the assessment of professional competence (APC), the first step towards full chartered surveyor status.

Year One

The Evolution of the Built Environment (Core,20 Credits)
Development and Construction Economics (Core,20 Credits)
Construction Technology (Core,20 Credits)
Law for Surveyors (Core,20 Credits)
Property Surveying (Core,20 Credits)
Professional Practice (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Architecture and Built Environment (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year Two

Design and Specification (Core,20 Credits)
Sustainable Building Technologies (Core,20 Credits)
Planning and Building Legislation (Core,20 Credits)
Contract Administration and Practice (Core,20 Credits)
Building Performance And Pathology (Core,20 Credits)
Business and Professional Development (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Architecture and Built Environment (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year Three

International Academic Exchange 1 (Optional,60 Credits)
Work placement year (Optional,120 Credits)
Study abroad year (Optional,120 Credits)
Work Placement Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

Year Four

Academic Language Skills for Architecture and Built Environment (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Building Advice Centre (Core,20 Credits)
Design And Construction Economics (Core,20 Credits)
Heritage And Conservation (Core,20 Credits)
Surveying Dissertation (Core,40 Credits)
Advanced Building Appraisal (Core,20 Credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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