Want to help shape the buildings we live and work in? Get on site and hands-on with this course accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Based in Chelmsford, you'll learn a range of professional and technical skills, from converting and adapting buildings to performing surveys and valuations. You'll be taught project management skills by experienced lecturers and practitioners in a multidisciplinary school alongside other construction professionals. Take an optional placement year and help build your career.
Building surveyors advise clients about the use and performance of their buildings, including brand-new builds as well as existing, historic or listed structures.
Our course will develop your skills in all aspects of surveying buildings. You'll cover their design, specification and performance. You'll also learn about inspection and analysis, how to recognise and tackle defects, and how to manage projects.
You'll learn to appreciate, identify and understand technical problems in construction and develop an understanding of the surveyor's role within wider economic, legal, social, political and environmental frameworks.
Learning to work well independently and as part of a team, and in safe and ethical ways, you'll mix with people from other built-environment professions and develop a clear sense of professional responsibility.
You'll use industry-standard equipment to learn how to conduct site surveys and property inspections. Our facilities include a materials and testing laboratory, an environmental science and design laboratory, and a surveying laboratory. We also have design and AutoCAD studios.
We have close links with several professional institutions. This, plus contact with local firms, ensures you'll stay up to date with industry practice. You'll also benefit from site visits and talks by professional experts. The opportunity to do a work placement will let you apply your skills in a real working environment.
Our three-year degree is recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
In the National Student Survey 2020, our course ranked in the top 25% in the UK for overall satisfaction.