|Full time||1 year||2 days a week||September 2016|
|Part time||2 years||1 day a week||September 2016|
This course is ideal if you did not study building surveying at undergraduate level but would like to enter the profession and require a 'conversion' course (see entry requirements). The course draws on the strength of project work, which is a particular speciality of the School, and on the developing sustainability agenda.
The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Find out more.
You will gain 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. The course focuses on the core competencies of the building surveyor and professional builder operating at local, regional and national levels. It takes into account the developing sustainability agenda with which construction professionals must increasingly engage, together with multidisciplinary requirements specific to building surveying. While centred around the discipline requirements necessary for the UK-based building surveying professional, the course also contains European and global perspectives appropriate to the requirements of international consultancies.
Exams, essays, projects, portfolio, dissertation.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
This module gives you a sound grounding in the research principles and methodologies that are commonly used within the built environment. Throughout a series of lectures and seminars, supported by tutorials and exercises, you will be encouraged to:
By the end of the module you will be able to design and initiate a significant individual piece of research. The module will be assessed using a literature review and a research project design.
This module gives you the opportunity to undertake a piece of original work that will act as the 'capstone' project for your studies. By investigating an area that particularly interests you, you will develop a theoretically-informed body of work that integrates theory and practice. This could be a dissertation, a practice project, design or experiment-based project depending on the rest of your programme. The module is supported by a series of lectures and individual tutorials. After you have submitted your project, you will present and defend your findings in open forum at a Masters Students Conference, giving you a chance to practice the skills you will need in your professional work. Assessment is by the main submission and the oral presentation and defence.
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.