Building Surveying

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


This building surveying 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.

What you study:
Architectural design sketching and drawing; Building measurement and cost studies; Building science; Building services; Built environment graded unit; CAD 2D; Construction industry fundamentals; Construction materials and specification; Construction site surveying; Construction technology: substructure; Mathematics for the built environment; Statutory control of buildings; Structural mechanics; Sustainability and modern methods of construction.

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers, or NQ Built Environment, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

BSc Hons courses in Construction Management, Construction Project Management, Quantity Surveying or Building Surveying at Glasgow Caledonian, Heriot-Watt or Edinburgh Napier University.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Built Environment

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

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