Bachelor of Building Surveying

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00124K

Building Surveyors are responsible for assessing plans, conducting inspections, issuing building permits such as occupancy permits and interpreting building and construction regulations for residential and commercial buildings. They require skills in building legislation and auditing, building codes, sustainable construction techniques and materials, fire safety design, inspection procedures, building services and professional practice. This program enables students to: plan, implement and manage the delivery of efficient and effective building surveying strategies over the course of the construction process; interpret the appropriate building documentation and regulations; assess building construction documentation for compliance with building legislations, codes and standards; communicate with technical professionals such as builders, architects and engineers regarding design objectives. Building Surveyors are responsible for assessing plans, conducting inspections, issuing building permits such as occupancy permits and interpreting building and construction regulations for residential and commercial buildings. They require skills in building legislation and auditing, building codes, sustainable construction techniques and materials, fire safety design, inspection procedures, building services and professional practice. Graduates of this course are equipped to: Plan, implement and manage the delivery of efficient and effective building surveying strategies over the course of the construction process; Interpret the appropriate building documentation and regulations; Assess building construction documentation for compliance with building legislations, codes and standards; Communicate with technical professionals such as builders, architects and engineers regarding design objectives.

Structure

288 credit points, 8 First Year Core units, 16 Core Building Surveying and Capstone units.

Subjects

  • Building surveying

Standard entry requirements

  • Successful completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English. Vocational Education (VE) graduates with Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying or equivalent will be granted a block exemption for 144 credit points, which is equivalent to the first 1.5 years or 3 semesters of full-time study). VE graduates with Diploma of Building Surveying or equivalent will be granted a block exemption for 96 credit points, which is equivalent to the first year or 2 semesters of full-time study). Other VE graduates will be considered for credit recognition based on previous study history. Mature age students demonstrating equivalence to the above can apply via direct entry. Special entry applicants will be required to participate in an interview and demonstrate: - minimum of 5 years work experience in the building industry
  • Or - Certificate IV level qualifications in a building or allied trade, along with relevant work experience of four years or more.

Recognition

Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and Australia Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS)

Study pathways

VET applicants will be considered and pathways are available from a range of VET courses.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Footscray Park International: $85,200 No No information available

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