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Building Surveying (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Built Environment, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 2 years


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    This stimulating, learner-focused course is delivered by highly professional teaching staff with significant construction industry experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students.

    The technician level qualification combines a broad-based first-year curriculum with a more specialist second-year curriculum, which will provide you with the skills required for employment in this sector (please see the 'after the course' section for further information).

    On successful completion of this course, you'll be awarded an HND in Building Surveying.

    This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

    Entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements

    • HNC in Construction
    • It may also be possible to gain entry with an HNC in Building Surveying

    Students who gain entry with this qualification will require a bespoke infill programme, so each application will be considered on an individual basis.

    Additional selection requirements

    • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview, where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in the subject.

    ESOL entry requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

    What you study

    You'll study:

    • Building Inspection.
    • Building maintenance technology.
    • Building services: heating, lighting and acoustics.
    • Construction technology: industrial and commercial superstructure.
    • Construction technology: specialist systems.
    • Conversion and adaptation of buildings.
    • Design of building structures.
    • Facilities management: operational and support services.
    • Statutory control of buildings.
    • Surveying historic buildings.
    • HND building surveying graded unit.

    You'll also benefit from hearing from visiting professionals from a range of disciplines, and will have the opportunity to go on site visits around the West of Scotland, giving you an understanding of contemporary relevance.

    After the course


    This course prepares you for a career in:

    • Private practice surveying firms.
    • Government and public authorities.
    • Building control departments.
    • Construction companies.
    • Facilities management.
    • Property companies.

    Continuing Study

    You can progress on to BSc (Hons) courses at Glasgow Caledonian, Heriot-Watt or Edinburgh Napier universities in:

    • Construction Management.
    • Construction Project Management.
    • Quantity Surveying or Building Surveying.
    • Mode of Study:
    • Start Date:
      30th Aug 2021, 2 years
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome