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Sheffield Hallam University

UCAS Code: K230 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4; Mathematics at grade C or 4

Advanced entry - for direct entry to year two you would normally have a minimum of an of an overall / average Merit across all units in a construction related HND/HNC, not including key or common skills. Compensation for a pass in one unit with a distinction in another unit is permitted.

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: BBC at A Level. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

About this course

This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2024

Subject

Building surveying

**Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.**

**Course summary**
- Experience all forms of the profession, from surveying techniques and building technology to appraisal and conservation

- Learn how to design, manage and advise on new and refurbished building projects

- Tackle current industry challenges, such as sustainable design and redevelopment

- Get out of the classroom and explore diverse projects, with field trips in the UK and Europe

- Work on real-life briefs with industry experts and practising surveyors at prestigious organisations

Discover everything you need to know about the building surveying profession – including building pathology, construction technology, building conservation, project management and design.

**How you learn**
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

As one of the longest-running Building Surveying courses in the UK, our tutors are highly regarded throughout the industry. Not only are they experts in their field, but they also have strong connections within the profession, giving you a headstart in your career. At every level of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with professionals and diverse buildings, places and communities – both locally and globally.

As the course progresses, you’ll explore the latest trends in the sector. You'll also learn how to apply your skills to real-world challenges, such as the need to balance economic, social and environmental goals in the name of ‘sustainable development’.

You learn through:
- Lectures and seminars

- Technical workshops

- Industry visits

- Field trips

- Independent study

- Practice-based learning

- Group work

- Work placements

**Applied learning**
Your course has been designed to embrace real-world challenges and provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to be successful.

**Work placements**
You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement before your final year. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV.
We put a big focus on applied learning, and you’ll get lots of real-world experience on this course, which in turn will heighten your employability when you graduate.

**Live projects**
This course boasts some great hands-on, practical experience. In each year of study, you’ll work on real projects, responding to briefs set by employers, and interacting with building surveying professionals. This could include investigating and profiling an employer, or working with students from other courses to creatively address environmental issues.
You’ll also have the chance to work with our estate partners on campus development projects. Not only could you help us meet our environmental targets, but you can also have a direct impact on how our University will look.

**Field trips**
In the first year of the course, you’ll take a field trip to a UK town or city (at no additional cost). Previous destinations have included Durham, Newcastle, Edale and Matlock Bath.
In your second year, there will be an optional overseas field trip to a European city (for which additional cost contributions may be required). Previous destinations have included Lisbon and Berlin. 

**Networking opportunities**
Property is all about people. We’ll help you build a network of professional contacts by hosting networking events with employers. You’ll also be introduced to high-profile industry leaders through guest lecturers and masterclasses.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

**Important notice:** The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

**Year 1**
**Compulsory modules**
Fundamentals Of Buildings & Materials
Introduction To The Built Environment
Practical Surveying Skills
Sustainability, Law And Economics

**Year 2**
**Compulsory modules**
Construction Technology and Safety
Contract Administration
Property Administration And Remediation
Resilient Built Environments

**Year 3**
**Compulsory modules**
Placement

**Final year**
**Compulsory modules**
Building Surveying Professional Practice
Heritage Conservation & Climate Action Retrofit Project
Research Methods
Research Project

Assessment methods

Coursework, Exams, Practical

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,655
per year
International
£16,655
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni

Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Social Sciences and Arts

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What students say

We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
Building surveying

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Building

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

65%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation

The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Building

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
64%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

64%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
19%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
Production managers and directors

Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Building

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

£35k

£35k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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