Building Surveying PgDip / MSc / Top-up to MSc

London South Bank University Department of Education
En London (Inglaterra)

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  • Curso
  • London (Inglaterra)
  • Cuándo:
    Septiembre 2017

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) this course is intended for non-surveying graduates who are working, or intending to work, in the building professions. Offered on a full-time and part-time basis.

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103 Borough Road, SE1 0AA, London, Inglaterra
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IT Law
Asset Management
Real Estate
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Construction Training



  • Institutional and legal context for property
    This module focuses on introducing students to the various areas of law and issues of professional practice used and applied in the construction and property industries.
  • Construction
    This module provides a broad and critical perspective of the construction and assembly of buildings and their performance requirements and also to provide an understanding of the context in which construction decisions are made and implemented.
  • Valuations and surveying
    This module establishes a base level of knowledge and skills in relation to surveying and valuation and develops technical an appreciation of appraising buildings and building defects. It introduces Planning, Building Control, relevant legislation and forms of building contracts. The module also introduces valuation practice and procedures.
  • Building pathology
    This module introduces students to the 'science' of building defects both in terms of diagnosis and remedial measures.
  • Property and building law
    This unit focuses on various areas of construction and property law as applied in the construction and property industries.
  • Building surveying project
    This unit covers the range of techniques used by building surveying professionals to develop a design scheme for new or refurbished buildings from initial client brief through to working drawings and statutory approval of the scheme for Planning and Building Regulation Approval.
  • Use and performance of buildings
    This module covers the technologies used to reduce the carbon emissions from new and refurbished large buildings. The efficacy of proposals to reduce this burden is examined in terms of energy use, costs and carbon emissions.
  • Property and asset management
    This module focuses on the knowledge base and range of techniques used by building surveyors and facility managers in the assessment and management process of property assets, their planned maintenance and statutory compliance and disasters recovery.
  • Dissertation
    The module provides the opportunity for students to undertake an independent piece of research, investigating in depth a subject in which they have a particular interest and of their own selection. Each student will submit a dissertation of between 15,000- 20,000 words. The module includes teaching of research methods.

Please be aware that option selection is subject to availability.

  • Behavioural finance
    The module develops a comprehensive understanding of the affective and deliberative decision-making process underlined in any real estate decision and it transition mechanism to market prices.
  • Building control
    The module focuses upon the control and enforcement of the Building Regulations and associated legislation, along with supporting technical documents and alternative solutions, to meet specific regulative requirements as they apply to various building schemes.
  • Building Information Modelling and Collaborative Working
    A module to provide a general understanding of the role that BIM can play throughout the design, construction and operation of building assets. It looks to identify and develop the necessary managerial, technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver better value through a collaborative BIM approach.
  • Health and safety management in construction
    This module focuses on the management of safety on site – a process which can be applied to a wide range of work settings and project types.
  • History of architecture and construction
    This module examines the inter-relationship between building design and production as it occurred throughout historical time. Particular attention will be paid to those periods in history when major transformations occurred in architectural style and the building process. Other historical themes will also be pursued.
  • International real estate and construction
    This module introduces students to the international context of real estate markets, construction industry and project development. It specifically focuses on the activity of international real estate investors and large construction companies. The module also provides students a comparative perspective on real estate markets and construction process.
  • Legal resolution of property and construction disputes
    This module focuses on the range of dispute resolution techniques used by construction and property professionals to resolve and manage disputes in the construction and property industries.
Course structure

The following tables indicate the modular structure of the overall qualification for each of its modes.

Module structure full-time mode Semester 1 Semester 2 Valuation and Surveying Property and Building Law Construction Property and Asset Management Use and Performance of Buildings Building Surveying Project Building Pathology Building Pathology Institutional & Legal Context for Property   Option   Dissertation Modular structure part-time Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Valuation and Surveying Property & Building Law Construction Property & Asset Management Institutional & Legal Context for Property Modular structure part-time Year 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 Use and Performance of Buildings Building Surveying Project Building Pathology Option Year 3
  • Dissertation
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