The Master of Building Surveying provides professionals with the knowledge and expertise to access and evaluate building regulation laws and make recommendations for alternative building solutions.
It caters to your need to understand performance based building regulations and fire safety principles. The program is relevant to professionals, understanding of building regulations within states and territories and how alternative solutions are developed using the National Construction Code (NCC).
Building Surveying at Western
This program is designed for working professionals, as students can access it from different states and territories.
The program 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 programs 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.
You will gain knowledge in the practical assessment and approval process adopted by governments, the profession and the building industry. The program is taught by leading industry experts, as well as academics at the University and some subjects are via distance learning.
The program is recognised by NSW Building Professionals Board (BPB) and has full accreditation with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS).
Fees and delivery
This program 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 the following career oppurtunities:
- Municipal building surveyors
- Building inspectors
- Quality control
- Consultants and expert witnesses
Building surveyors oversee compliance of design and construction of buildings with legislative requirements and particularly the Building Code of Australia. Building surveyors may deliver these duties working in local government or private practices. The service of building surveyors is the key to quality buildings and the retention of public trust in the construction industry.
Buildings are expected to be accessible for general public users and specifically for people with disability. Access consultants play a vital role in assessing accessibility of buildings in form of access report. Access consultants are able to produce performance solutions in order to help designers achieve more sophisticated architectural designs. Access consultants specialise in access and egress requirements of the Building Code of Australia, Premises Standards, Transport Standards and Standards Australia’s AS 1428 suite.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (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 program 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 program past the normal finish date of the program 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 programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.