Kingston University

Graduate Programs

Building Surveying


Kingston University

Kingston Upon Thames, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our Building Surveying MSc is ideal if you are interested in the construction and maintenance of buildings and interested in being the equivalent of a 'building doctor'. The course is designed to allow graduates from a variety of disciplines to obtain the skills and knowledge they need to enter into practice within their field of building surveying. The demand for construction professionals, primarily within the UK but also in Europe and elsewhere, has never been greater, particularly as the sustainability agenda has emerged. The role of the building surveyor has come very sharply into focus with the increased recognition that buildings themselves are the single largest source of carbon within our economy. The ways in which they are constructed, maintained and used is of crucial significance in the drive towards a low carbon economy. Those studying on the part-time route will normally be expected to be working within a profession related to the course subject matter. The course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The course is based on a core body of knowledge of: * building materials, construction technology and pathology; * specialist legal and regulatory issues; * the design of simple structures; and * the preparation of schemes for the rehabilitation of buildings. It has been designed to enable you to develop knowledge and skills both through its curriculum and through the teaching and learning approach adopted.


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