BSc Building Surveying(N/582/6/0014)

Analyse building performance and material lifecycles to establish the cause and effect of building defects.

Study Building Surveying for a dynamic professional career in the Built Environment, providing services in disciplines such as building and heritage conservation, operations and maintenance, facilities management and project management.

This course prepares you for a successful career in building surveying and offers you the opportunity to study flexibly for a degree that is recognised by professional bodies internationally, including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

You will benefit from the Department’s strong links with industry and the surveying profession. As with all of our surveying and construction courses, the programme structure provides an opportunity to explore a range of construction-related disciplines prior to specialising in the final year. You will be able to transfer onto other courses, such as Quantity Surveying or Construction Management, at the end of your second year if you wish to do so. A particular emphasis is placed on transferable skills and University of Reading graduates are renowned for rapid progression to senior positions within professional firms.

You will study in an internationally renowned department with strong industry links and an outstanding employability rating. This ensures that the course reflects not only the very best of current practice, but also the latest developments in areas such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) and sustainability.

Subject areas include:

  • Building science and technology
  • Construction techniques and processes
  • Building procurement, cost planning and project management
  • Building information modelling (BIM) and computerised taking-off, measurement and quantification
  • Sustainability

Year 1
Core modules include:

  • Construction Science
  • Construction Site Engineering
  • Construction Technology
  • Economics for Construction and Engineering
  • Empirical Studies
  • General Introduction to Law
  • Information and Communication
  • Principles of Management
  • Projects I

Year 2
Core modules include:

  • Building Environment Systems
  • Building Pathology
  • Building Technology
  • Construction Contract Law
  • Construction Economics
  • Construction Procurement
  • Construction Statutory Law
  • Introduction to Quantification and
  • Computerised Taking-Off
  • Management in the Built Environment
  • Research Skills
  • Projects II

Year 3
Core modules include:

  • Commercial Surveying Practices and Advanced Building Pathology
  • Building Surveying Project
  • Dissertation
  • Sustainability
Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Graduates of the degree in the UK have gone on to have successful careers as Building Surveyor, Operations and Maintenance Manager, Building Control Surveyor, Facilities Manager, Conservation and Heritage Manager, Project Manager and 7D BIM Manager at well established companies in public and private sectors such as Arcadis, Artelia UK, Constain, Henry Riley, Rider Levett Bucknall, Turner and Townsend, Vinci Construction, National Trust and British Waterways.

STPM/A-Levels: BBB

UEC: 14 points from 5 subjects (excluding Chinese Language, and Bookkeeping and Accounts)

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall

English Language Requirement:
SPM 1119 (GCE-O)/IGCSE English as a second language: Grade B or higher
IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5
Or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification

3 years

RM 37,600 per annum

International Students:
RM 45,200 per annum

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