BSc (Hons) Building Surveying Pathway

GCU Pathways

Pathway students enrol on the undergraduate BSc Hons Building Surveying at Glasgow Caledonian University. In the first two years, you study HND Building Surveying at City of Glasgow College while preparing to progress to year 3 of the degree.

Building surveying graduates enjoy excellent career prospects as building surveyors advising clients on both commercial and residential building issues.

Choose the building surveying college pathway if:

  • you are interested in building assessment, property development and conservation
  • you would like the option to study and work abroad
  • you enjoy learning in a hands-on practical way
  • you work best with lots of interaction from lecturing staff
  • you like working towards clear goals with a sense of achievement at the end of each year of study.

Year 1 and 2

In collaboration with City of Glasgow College you study an enhanced HND Building Surveying for two years before progressing into full-time study at Glasgow Caledonian University. Here you will gain a great grounding in the field of Building Surveying.

Year 3

Placement, Construction Technology, Design & Regulation, CAD Application & Innovation, Building Inspection and Pathology.

Year 4

Building Development, Sustainability & Building Surveying Studies with an option from Conservation, Facilities or Project Management, Honours Dissertation.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Study Options

  • 2021/22

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

BSc (Hons)
Full Time
1 Year
Aug 2021
Multiple Locations
K231
BSc (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
Aug 2021
Multiple Locations
K231
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BSc (Hons) Full Time 1 Year Aug 2021 Multiple Locations Enquire Apply
BSc (Hons) Full Time 4 Years Aug 2021 Multiple Locations Enquire Apply

Year 1
Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: BB (Maths/English/Science/related subject) Nat 5: C (English and Maths) if not achieved at Higher level

Progression criteria Progress to year three with a 30 Credit HND - graded unit A

English language IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Additional information

Modern Apprenticeships

If you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 in a relevant discipline this would be equivalent to two highers at B.

Relevant experience (RPL)

GCU’s flexible entry policies exist to allow relevant work experience and prior learning to be considered towards standard entry or advanced entry into a course. If you have three to five years of relevant work experience, you can apply for the degree that interests you and get in touch with our admissions team about your application and your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2021/22

College-based: This information will be available from the college itself
GCU-based: £1,820*

*Scottish student tuition fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2 million per year.

View our Undergraduate scholarships.

Your 6-8 month work placement in third year can be completed in Scotland or abroad.

The Building Surveying degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Graduates can go on to chartered membership status (MRICS/MCIOB).

There are opportunities to study abroad including a week-long European city study trip.

In partnership with HM Forces, GCU has identified this programme is being particularly suited to military and ex-military men and women. Visit the HM Forces Careers Zone for more information on the services we provide.

The Building Surveying degree is accredited by RICS The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and CIOB The Chartered Institute of Building. On successful completion of your degree, you can work towards MEICS Chartered Membership of RICS and MICOB Chartered Membership of CIOB.

Assessment methods include coursework activities and formal examinations. Our students have many opportunities to enhance their employability by studying abroad. Through KAR Scholarship funding our students have worked in Ladakh in India and Guedelon in France; students have enjoyed placements in New Zealand while next year, two students will be attending Barcelona University for a six month Erasmus Exchange.

The employability of our students is in part due to our excellent links with our professional partners which include the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Building (who provide our industry standard course accreditation) and Historic Scotland, as well as a six month industry placement at the beginning of third year, something no other Scottish institution offers. For their final year, our students undertake Building Surveying Studies, an industry based project driven by the professional competency requirements deemed essential by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. This project is fully supported through our Industry links with site visits accompanied by and lectures often provided by Professional Practitioner partners.