Building Surveying

Edinburgh Napier University


Merchiston Campus


Building Surveying is an in-demand professional field of work that involves advising on many aspects of building construction and design for new and existing buildings. Building Surveyors advise on a range of things including maintenance and repairs, restoration and refurbishment, and they provide expert assessments and reports on all kinds of buildings.

Edinburgh Napier’s Building Surveying course is industry focused and contains many practical applications including trips and excursions relating to various modules. The academic experience plus the practical skills gained during the course, will equip you with the tools required for the workplace.
All academic staff within the surveying subject group are Chartered Surveyors themselves with professional practice experience, which allows for academic and professional skills transfer to students. These skills are essential when advising clients on residential and commercial building activities.

There is a credit-bearing work placement module in third year which allows you to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to live projects under professional supervision.

The honours course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and you will be eligible for Chartered Surveyor status once you have gained suitable experience after graduating and met the competency requirements of the RICS.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at BBCC plus English and Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at CCCC plus English and Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5

For entry to year 2 you must have 3 Advanced Highers at BBC plus English and Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Building and Surveying

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

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