Take your first step towards an exciting career as a Chartered Building or Quantity Surveyor with our part-time foundation degree course in Chelmsford.
Gain a solid grounding in the financial and technological management of construction projects from inception to completion.
Over three years part-time, our course encompasses the design, construction, maintenance, operation and – ultimately – disposal of buildings. There’s an emphasis on sustainability – a cornerstone of today’s construction industry – and the latest developments in digital technology and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
If you're already working in the construction industry, our part-time course is a great opportunity to learn more about surveying – and to develop professionally and academically.
While studying Surveying FdSc at ARU, you’ll explore the role of the surveyor, conceptual design, building technology, contemporary legislation and regulation, resource management, the economic feasibility of project, procurement options and contractual arrangements.
Alongside in-depth knowledge of surveying, our course will help you to develop specialist IT skills, as well as transferable skills including numeracy, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork.
Once you’ve completed this foundation degree, you have the option to progress onto our accredited honours degrees in Quantity Surveying or Building Surveying. Both these courses are accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) so, when you graduate, you can begin the process that leads to chartered surveyor status.
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The construction industry holds a wealth of opportunities for graduates with surveying skills and knowledge. You might find yourself working in a construction organisation, in the estates department of a large company, or for a specialist consultancy organisation.Once you’ve completed this foundation degree course (with 50% or higher overall grade), you’ll be able to progress onto our BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying or BSc (Hons) Building Surveying degrees. Both these courses are accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the professional body for surveying. When you graduate, you can begin the process that leads to chartered surveyor status.
Or, you might decide to stay at ARU, and study a postgraduate degree such as our MSc Construction Management or MSc Project Management. It’s a great opportunity to build upon your knowledge or develop a specialism. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship.
"The knowledge and support from the staff is absolutely second to none; I have felt thoroughly supported from the first day."
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying student
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