Edinburgh Napier University

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build your skillset

Our courses are designed around academic and professional skills so you’ll be fully prepared for the industry once you graduate. During your studies you’ll cover surveying, architectural technology and design, along with an introduction to construction practices.

Our surveying courses are accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Architectural Technology course is accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), and also host the CIAT Centre of Excellence. 

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    Within our Building subject group we have an overall student satisfaction score of 92%. (National Student Survey 2017).

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    Our campus is at the heart of Edinburgh, a city that’s rich in inspiration and architectural heritage.

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    We are the founders of the Built Environment Exchange (beX), a platform for students with a passion for building and sustainable construction.

    Facilities

    Our city centre campus gives you access
    to computer labs with specialist software
    and inspiring, active learning spaces.

    Architectural Technology students have
    a specialist classroom with industry
    software that allows them to create
    designs, which can then be built into
    models. These models then go on display
    to inspire and motivate other students.

    There is also a specialist printer which
    students can use for printing large building
    plans. Surveying students have access to
    many of the leading software programmes
    for specialist applications and fieldwork is
    built into the overall student experience.
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    • Valuation Surveyor
    • Property Asset Manager
    • Real Estate
    • Investment Surveyor
    • Property Management Surveyor
    • Development Surveyor
    • Commercial Agency Surveyor
    • Construction Project Manager
    • Chartered Surveyor
    • Chartered Quantity Surveyor
    • Contracts Manager
    • Construction Cost Manager
    • Building Surveyor
    • Commercial Building Surveyor
    • Architectural Technician

    Placements svg icon Placements

    Industry experience is an important part of preparing yourself for the built environment and we actively encourage and support you in
    finding placement opportunities independently. This has given many of our past students the opportunity to gain work experience abroad and in the UK, and secured graduate jobs after completing their course. 



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    The world is changing. New buildings are constantly appearing and historic
    ones are in need of restoration. Our courses are aimed at students with an
    interest in the built environment around us, who are able to identify problems
    and find innovative solutions that make a real impact. We will equip you
    with the academic and professional skills required to develop a professional
    career in Architectural Technology and Surveying.

    Queen's Anniversary Prize

    Edinburgh Napier University was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its internationally acclaimed work in timber engineering, sustainable construction and wood science in 2015.


    The prestigious award recognises the global impact of the University’s research into construction innovations and reducing the carbon footprint, and its influence on industry and the environment.

    Find out more.

    BeX championing change in construction

    Becoming a beX scholar brings with it valuable industry insight and the chance to work with top talent from around the world. BeX is a network of Universities providing industry partners with vital innovation through student researchers and University resources.

    Read about how you can join our beX programme

    The Institute for Sustainable Construction

    The Institute for Sustainable Construction at Edinburgh Napier University comprises some of Scotland’s leading built environment applied research and knowledge transfer centres. Our centres cover a range of construction disciplines, industry sectors and technical performance factors.

    Based within the School of Engineering and the Built Environment, the ISC has specialist expertise in developing and supporting innovative building technologies and product innovation and is the lead partner in the Low Carbon Building Technologies Gateway.

    Find out more by watching our video, or read about us here.