The course has been developed in consultation with practising building surveyors, certifiers and associate professionals to meet the needs of the building surveying profession. Western Sydney University’s Building Surveying courses have nearly two decades of history and are well recognised by the building surveyors profession and industry for meeting the changing building regulatory environment.
We take a balanced approach to education in the fundamental knowledge and problem-solving skills. You will gain an understanding of building regulations and their interpretations, fire engineering principles and various Australian Standards that become building regulations under the NCC.
Building Surveying at Western
You will gain knowledge in the practical assessment and approval process adopted by governments, the profession and the building industry. The course is taught by leading industry experts, as well as academics at the University and it is a distance learning course, with flexible modes offered to cater for your needs.
Fees and delivery
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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With a degree in building surveying, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Municipal building surveyors
- Building inspectors
- Quality control
- Consultants and expert witnesses
Surveyors plan, direct and conduct survey work to determine and delineate boundaries and features of tracts of land, marine floors and underground works. They prepare and revise maps, charts and maintain geographical information about locations.
Construction Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the construction of civil engineering projects, buildings and dwellings, and the physical and human resources involved in building and construction.
Safety Inspectors inspect machines, equipment, working conditions and public places to ensure compliance with government and industry standards and regulations, in relation to occupational health and safety.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.