School of Architecture and Built Environment

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying with Sandwich Placement

BSc (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

The aim of this course is to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to enable them to pursue a professional career as a Chartered Building Surveyor within the built environment. 

The aim of this course is to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to enable them to pursue a professional career as a Chartered Building Surveyor within the built environment. 

BSc (Hons)
Start date(s)
25 September 2023
Course specifications
Course length
Sandwich (4 years)
Campus location
Wolverhampton City Campus
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What's unique about this course?

  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
  • Taught in Springfield Super Campus
  • Opportunity to spend a year in industry
  • Access to state-of-the-art VR and AR technology

Why choose this course?

The BSc (Hons) Building Surveying course is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Professional accreditation is provided through the partnership arrangements between the University of Wolverhampton and the RICS.

The aims of the BSc Building Surveying course are:

  • to enable you to gain the essential skills of Building Surveying focussing on design and technology, economics and law and the specific applications to refurbishment and property management.
  • to develop skills including team working, giving presentations, report writing, drawing and project understanding.
  • to advance your understanding of other construction professions by multi-disciplinary group projects concentrating on communication, delegation and leadership.
  • focussing on building design and technology.
  • specific applications relating to new build, conversion and adaption of buildings, property management and conservation of historic buildings and assets.
  • will also help you to identify architectural styles, building defects, their pathology and apply solutions to projects.

What happens on the course?

At each level of the degree programme, you will be required to complete 120 credits made up of a certain number of core modules, and a number of optional modules at certain levels. 

At Level One the modules are:

  • Principles of Valuation
  • Construction Technology and Materials
  • Construction Procedures and Processes
  • Built Environment Economics and Finance
  • Pre-Contract Studies
  • Personal Skills and Professional Development


At Level Two the core modules are:

  • Building Surveying Practise
  • Development and Regeneration
  • Construction and Environmental technology
  • Law
  • Design Principles and Practice


At Level Three the core modules are:

  • Building Pathology
  • Facilities Management
  • Contract Law and Dispute Resolution
  • Dissertation
  • Group Project Evaluation and Development


Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The BSc (Hons) Degree in Building Surveying offers:

  • accredition by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and satisfies the academic requirements for full membership of the RICS. Upon successful completion of the course you will need to spend time in employment and pass the RICS' Assessment of Professional Competence before gaining full RICS membership.
  • the potential to have a year out in industry by carrying out a student placement.
  • a comprehensive academic and vocational approach to teaching and learning of key Building Surveying skills.
  • an established recognised course by local and regional employers.
  • a course designed to provide the wide range of skills and knowledge required for Building Surveying and place these within the residential and commercial industry sectors.

The BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying enables you to:

  • join a course that is accredited by the Royal Instituion of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
  • improve your employability skills by combining academic thoery with the key practical requirements of a Building Surveyor, i.e. Defects Analysis, Sketching, Drawing, Building Pathology, Refurbishment and Development case studies.
  • develop and practise meetings, giving presentations, communication skills, problem solving and team working.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2023-24
International Sandwich £13450 per year 2022-23
International Sandwich £13450 per year 2022-23
International Sandwich £14450 per year 2023-24

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD to include Maths and either a Technology or Science-based subject.
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM in a science, technology, or engineering subject
  • Access to HE Diploma in science, technology, or engineering subject (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (96 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at merit)

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at

English language requirements also apply

Contextual Offers

The university recognises that many students have additional barriers in progression to university, whether this be through disability, as a care leaver, from an area of deprivation or another factor. The university wishes to provide additional support for these students through the contextual offer scheme. If you are eligible, the University will apply a contextual Admissions decision, in the form of a reduced offer letter by up to two grades or 16 UCAS tariff points. Find out more.

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the purpose of graduate membership.

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

"Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and may enter CIOB membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment."

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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