Take your first step towards a career as a chartered building or quantity surveyor, by studying FdSc Surveying part-time at ARU. This foundation degree gives you the grounding to progress onto our accredited honours degrees in Quantity Surveying or Building Surveying.
Find out more about teaching options and studying during COVID-19 in the Entry requirements section, below.
The construction industry is one of the most dynamic, diverse and significant areas to work.
Studying our FdSc Surveying degree 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 part-time FdSc Surveying 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.
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.
Important fee notes
The part-time course fee assumes that you’re studying at half the rate of a full-time student (50% intensity, or 60 credits per year). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period, or for more credits. All fees are for guidance purposes only. Your offer letter will contain full details of credits and fees, or you can contact us if you'd like more information.
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UK students can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
You can pay your tuition fees upfront, in full or in two instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit of £4,000 or a sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
Most new UK undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This also applies to EU, EEA and Swiss nationals who have citizens' rights following Brexit.
Government funding includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a range of ARU scholarships, which can provide extra financial support while you’re at university.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our students can choose to study face to face on campus or online only. They're also able to change their mode of delivery on given dates in each trimester.
For on-campus teaching, we offer at least four hours face-to-face teaching related contact time per week for our undergraduate full-time courses, supported by online learning using our established online learning systems. The number of contact hours varies course by course, and you can contact us for further information. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however we remain committed to delivering face-to-face teaching and ensuring a COVID-19 secure environment.
In the event that there are further changes to the current restrictions that are in place due to the pandemic, we may need to move some courses online only at short notice to remain in line with Government guidelines and ensure the continued safety of our students and staff.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
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