Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying



Delivery ModeDistance
Duration 2P
Intake InformationAvailable Semester 1 (Autumn); Available Semester 2 (Spring)
Apply Direct Code3704.2
UAC Code950048
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 Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying has been developed in consultation with practising Building Surveyors and Fire Safety Engineers to meet the needs of the building surveying industry. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge to work in the private sector or in government.

This is one of only two graduate diploma courses available in this area in Australia. The Western Sydney University Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying has a 14 year history, and takes a balanced approach to training students in fundamental knowledge and problem solving skills.

You will gain the understanding of building regulations, basic fire technology and engineering principles, building access and development control. You will also gain knowledge in the practical assessment and approval process adopted by the industry.

This course is taught by leading industry experts as well as academics at the University. It is a distance learning course, with flexible modes offered to cater for your needs.


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 from this course can pursue careers as building surveyors, construction project managers or safety inspectors. Students may be exposed to more employment opportunities while enrolled in 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.