Construction & Surveying
If you have an eye for detail and a head for problem solving, find out how you could contribute to a built environment that affects millions worldwide.

Construction & Surveying

Our suite of Construction and Surveying courses allows students to study in the fields of Architectural Technology, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Real Estate Surveying. All of these disciplines contribute towards the creation of a built environment that affects the lives of millions of people worldwide.  

 
Why study Construction and Surveying at Edinburgh Napier? 

Our surveying courses are accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Architectural Technology course is also accredited, by both the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Our courses are industry-focused, allowing you to develop the skills needed for a successful career.  

All our courses invite industry practitioners into the classroom for guest talks and workshops. Surveying students will have the opportunity to spend their third year on a credit-bearing work placement while Architectural Technology students will have opportunities to do work placements in the summer.

What is Architectural Technology?

Architectural Technologists contribute to the technical specification of buildings and oversee both the design and construction of buildings. This includes the design and construction of shops, offices, industrial and residential buildings. Overall, surveyors are responsible for all of a projects' finances - they calculate the cost of designing, constructing, and maintaining building projects.

After graduating, Architectural Technologists typically gain employment with a Consultancy and build sufficient experience to become professionally qualified, obtaining membership of the CIOB. Following this, they specialise as a design expert, or construction cost manager. After graduating, Surveyors enter also enter into a consultancy and specialise either as Quantity, Building or Real Estate Surveyors. After gaining sufficient experience they become members of the RICS.

Edinburgh Napier's Surveying and Architectural Technology courses are led by tutors with extensive industry experience who all hold membership of RICS, CIAT or COIB, as well as academics who are actively involved in research. Our courses are also industry-focused, allowing you to develop the skills needed by way of lectures, workshops, site visits and scenario-based problem-solving. All our courses invite industry practitioners into the classroom for guest talks and workshops. Surveying students will have the opportunity to spend their third year on a credit-bearing work placement while Architectural Technology students will have opportunities to Our Surveying and do work placements in the summer.

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“Straight away I got the sense of inclusion, everyone was so friendly.”

Olivia Bennet
BSc Quantity Surveying student