Start an exciting professional career as a building surveyor by studying for our BSc (Hons) Building Surveying degree in Chelmsford.
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Building surveyors advise clients about new builds, listed buildings and historic structures.
Study at ARU, and learn how to evaluate the design, specification and performance of buildings. Develop skills in building inspection and analysis, and use industry-standard equipment to tackle technical problems in construction.
There are plenty of opportunities to get hands-on in specialist labs for materials and testing, environmental science and design, and surveying. You’ll also work in our design and AutoCAD studios.
You can choose to take a placement year as part of this course, putting your skills into practice in a real working environment.
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Our course in Chelmsford is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). When you graduate, you can take your Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and qualify as a Chartered Surveyor.
As a skilled Building Surveying graduate, you’ll be in demand.
Our hands-on course offers several opportunities to experience construction environments, enhancing your employability and giving you a taster of some of the places you could choose to work as a building surveyor.
If you study in Chelmsford, our Building Surveying degree course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), so when you graduate, you can take your Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and qualify as a Chartered Surveyor.
Or you might decide to stay at ARU, and study a postgraduate degree such as our MSc Construction Management or MSc Project Management. It’s a great opportunity to build upon your knowledge or develop a specialism. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship.
Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.
To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.
Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.
"I have enjoyed every aspect of the course. I'm constantly learning from informative and instructive lectures and can't wait to exercise my knowledge in the workplace."David
BSc (Hons) Building Surveying student
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You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.Your guide to placements
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