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Building Surveying with Facilities Management MSc

Building Surveying with Facilities Management MSc

Different course options

Full time | City Centre Campuses | 1 year | JAN-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Facilities Management Structural Surveying Construction Management (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc Building Surveying programme is designed to respond to the dynamic demands for sustainable management of the existing built environment and is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The course is founded on the principal that participants intend to attain membership of the RICS. The programme therefore embraces the values of the RICS, reflects the requirements of the professional body in terms of core technical and professional skills, and attributes. All students are expected to be student or graduate members of the RICS.

The course will provide you with a broad but solid foundation in the fundamentals of organising, managing, and designing work to existing buildings. It seeks to provide you with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges presented by the globally evolving built environment marketplace. The course focuses on developing and expanding the knowledge, understanding and ability of practitioners to respond to the challenges of the 21st century. You will receive a rigorous grounding in the advanced skills needed to operate at a high level in industry and become competent in the solving the problems and challenges you will face. You will also be able to add value to your decisions through a thorough analytical approach and be able to better implement them as a competent building surveyor.

Employability: Birmingham City University has the Graduate+ scheme, an extracurricular programme which has been designed to hone the subject-based skills you develop throughout the programme alongside broader employability skills. You’ll develop skills in CV writing, presentations, a portfolio and more.

Opportunity: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market. It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Modules

This module focuses on the key surveying competencies of building pathology, inspection and measurement of land and property. The module draws on the various aspects of these competencies and their inter-relational qualities to develop a cohesive approach to the undertaking of a variety of surveys. You will be exposed to the range of data collection and data management techniques, the variety of surveys available for commercial and industrial property as well as evaluating the construction and condition of the building and the impact this might have on the viable use of the building. The need to collate information, integrate data from a variety of sources, reflect and formulate into a coherent professional report is a key employability skill.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a good UK honours degree at 2:2 or above/equivalent in surveying, construction, civil engineering, real estate or any other construction subject. We will also consider other qualifications and suitable work based experience on an individual basis. You may be asked to attend a selection interview. Students accepted with a non cognate degree will have to successfully complete the pre course module.