UWE Bristol - BSc Hons Building Surveying with Foundation Year

UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Building Surveying with Foundation Year

A varied and exciting career, with plenty of demand in the market for talented graduates.

Why study building surveying?

As we create new buildings, we also need to manage existing ones better.

Building surveyors provide a portfolio of professional services to a range of professionals and clients in the property and construction industry.

These include the development of property and project management, legal and technical advice, building surveys and reports, defect diagnosis and conservation, as well as design solutions for new build and refurbishment schemes.

It's a varied and exciting career, with plenty of demand in the market for talented graduates.

Why UWE Bristol?

Covering aspects of design, construction and project  management  though 'real life' scenarios for residential and commercial buildings, the course is designed to give you the balance of academic and vocational knowledge employers seek. 

Stay up to date on the latest developments, such as advancements in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and its importance in a changing industry.

Be at the forefront of the drive for a sustainable future by learning how to develop property and adapt, convert and reinvigorate existing buildings of residential, commercial and historic interest.  

Get an insight into the surveyor's role within the construction and property industries. Learn through site visits, guest speakers and hands-on activities. Take a year's placement to enhance your employment prospects. 

Our tutors come from both academia and practice. They provide real-life examples and show you how to put theory into context. They're also dedicated to helping you become a highly skilled graduate that employers will value.

Where can it take me?

Our graduates have consistently high employment rates. We see them going into careers at every stage of the building lifecycle.

They find jobs in the private and public sectors; with housing associations, property developers, construction companies, local authorities and heritage locations.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 72
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

You can choose from a wide range of careers in a variety of roles at each stage of the building lifecycle on completing the course.

At the planning and construction stages, you might work as a design consultant, building services engineer or town planner. At the building management stage, opportunities include conservation officer and property manager. Potential employers range from property developers, construction companies and private practices, to housing associations, local authorities and heritage locations.

Thanks to our ongoing links with key employers such as Atkins, Kendall Kingscott and Parsons-Brinkerhoff, you will also get the chance to learn more about what employers want and what opportunities exist.

Course Details

If you study on the five year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after year two.You'll complete a placement learning module during this time.

Year 0 Foundation Year

Building a Professional
Built Environment Futures
Context of Design and development
Foundation Engineering
Foundation Year project.

Year 1

Law, Economics and Management
Environmental Physics and Materials
Construction Technology and Services
Principles of Sustainable Design.

Year 2

Management of Residential Refurbishment Projects
Commercial Development
Professional Practice for the Built Environment
Professional Consultancy and Contract Administration
Building Pathology.

Placement year

Final Year

Sustainable Strategies for Property Management
Commercial Refurbishment
Conserving Buildings and Places.
optional module

Collaborative Practice

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