Careers in building surveying

Building Surveying is a growing, international, professional discipline dealing with the inspection, maintenance and refurbishment of existing buildings.

The role of building surveying is highly valued when it comes to providing construction clients and project teams with insightful advice and practical support for the management of building conservation, repair and maintenance. Building surveyors also play a key role in projects involving party wall, dilapidations, technical due diligence, surveys, landlord and tenant relations and compliance.

Graduates gain employment in a wide range of professions, including building surveyor, building design manager, building technician, construction management specialist, surveying technician, facility manager, project manager, building conservation and repair specialist.

Graduates secure positions in companies, such as: National Trust, Faithful and Gould (Atkins), CBRE, Houses of Parliament, AECOM, Kier Construction and Currie and Brown.

How we will boost your employability after graduation

Our building surveying course works with an industrial advisory panel that actively supports the programme. This provides our students excellent links with employers and opportunities to learn about the cutting edge of industry practice and thinking.

Other activities that will enhance your employability include:

  • Optional one year paid industry placement.
  • Careers events, where you will be able to meet and discuss careers opportunities with future employers.
  • 'Preparing for industry' talks by employers.
  • Workshops and guest lectures with industry practitioners and specialists.
  • Advice with preparing your CV and for interviews.