Master of Building Surveying



Delivery ModeDistance
Duration 3P
Intake InformationAvailable Semester 1 (Autumn); Available Semester 2 (Spring); Available Summer A
Apply Direct Code3703.3
UAC Code950047
Fee Information

Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.


This course is not open to student visa holders. Current and prospective student visa holders should visit the Western Sydney University International site for courses available to them.

Overseas students on other visas permitting onshore study can apply directly though International Admissions.


The Master of Building Surveying provides professionals with the skills and knowledge to assess, evaluate and recommend building solutions. It caters for your need to understand performance-based building code principles and is relevant to professionals developing alternative solutions using the Building Code of Australia.

The course is recognied by the NSW Building Professionals Board (BPB). Full accreditation with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) is being sought..

Western Sydney University building surveying courses are one of only two such offerings available in Australia.  We take a balanced approach to training in fundamental knowledge and problem solving skills. You will gain an understanding of building regulations, basic fire safety technology and engineering principles, building access and development control. You will gain knowledge in the practical assessment and approval process adopted by the industry and will also build experience in conducting a project on an individual basis.

The course is taught by leading industry experts as well as academics in the University, via distance learning.


Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

Review the Course Admission and Subject Information

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Building Surveying course will be equipped with the knowledge to work in the private sector or in government. As building surveying graduates you may pursue careers as construction project managers or safety inspectors. You may be exposed to more employment opportunities throughout the course.

How to apply

If you're an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident, you can apply online directly to Western (opens in a new window) for postgraduate coursework in Arts and Humanities, Business, Creative Industries, Engineering and Built Environment, Health Sciences, Law, Computing and Information Technology, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Psychology, Sciences, Social Sciences, TESOL, Interpreting and Translation or Therapeutic Studies and Counselling. Applications can also be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window).

Applications made directly to Western do not have an application fee.

You can manage your existing direct applications via the Western application portal (opens in a new window) or via UAC.(opens in a new window)

Step by step instructions are available on the How to Apply pages.