Take your first step towards a career as a chartered building or quantity surveyor. This foundation course gives you the grounding to progress onto our accredited honours degrees in Quantity Surveying or Building Surveying.
The construction industry is one of the most dynamic, diverse and significant areas to work.
This course will introduce you to the role of the surveyor in the built environment and construction industry. You’ll develop your basic skills, knowledge and understanding of the financial and technological management of construction projects: from inception through design, to construction, maintenance and operation of buildings, and ultimate disposal.
We’ll gain insight into these key stages and processes though the study of conceptual design, building technology, contemporary legislation and regulation, resource management (people, materials and equipment), the economic feasibility of projects, procurement options and contractual arrangements. There’ll be an emphasis on sustainability and the latest developments in digital technology and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
During the course you are also able to develop transferable skills such as communication, numeracy, IT, teamwork, analytical and problem-solving skills. Our goal is for you to become an autonomous learner and confident self-manager, who’s capable of going on to further studies or progressing in the construction industry.
If you’re already working in the industry, our part-time course is a great opportunity to learn more about your chosen area of work – and to develop professionally and academically.
This course is designed to prepare you for a quantity surveying or building surveying job in the construction industry. You might find yourself working in a construction organisation, in the estates department of a larger company, or for a specialist consultancy organisation.
Our foundation degree also offers a progression route (with 50% or higher overall grade) to our BSc (Hons) Building Surveying or BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying. 195 credits will be awarded on progression. Both our BSc courses are accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), putting you on the track to chartership after you graduate.
Modules & Assessment
Year one, core modules
Elementary Survey Skills
Elements of Construction Design
The Built Environment Work Sector
IT and Communications
Year two, core modules
Introduction to Civil Law and Legislation
Professional Surveying Practice
Advanced Construction Technology
Year three, core modules
Environmental Building Performance
Individual Research Project
Year three, optional modules
Construction Contract Law
Planning Procedures and Practice
Quantity Surveying Practice I
Property and Land Law
Where you’ll study
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.