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Building & Surveying

Make it.

Our Surveying and Architectural Technology courses are led by tutors with extensive industry experience, who all hold membership of RICS, CIAT or CIOB, as well as academics who are actively involved in research.

We are a Top 10 UK Modern University for Building. (Complete University Guide 2022).


We are a Top 10 UK Modern University. (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guides 2022).


All students studying our Surveying courses will have the opportunity to spend their entire third year on a credit-bearing work placement.

build your skillset

Our suite of Building and Surveying courses allows you 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. 

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. 

Use the dropdown menu to select your preferred course level.

  • Architectural TechnologyFull-Time | Part-Time
  • Building SurveyingFull-Time | Part-Time
  • Building Surveying (advanced entry)Full-Time | Part-Time
  • Architectural Technology & Building PerformanceFull-time | Part-time
  • Distance learning
  • Construction Project ManagementFull-time | Part-time
  • Construction Project ManagementOnline learning
  • Environmental SustainabilityFull-time | Part-time
  • Facilities ManagementDistance learning
  • Real Estate Management & InvestmentFull-time | Part-time
  • Real Estate Management & InvestmentDistance learning
  • Part-Time
  • Part-Time
  • Construction & the Built Environment GABlock Release
  • Quantity SurveyingFull-Time | Part-Time
  • Quantity Surveying (advanced entry)Full-Time | Part-Time
  • Real Estate SurveyingFull-Time | Part-Time
  • Real Estate Surveying (advanced entry)Full-Time | Part-Time
  • Careers svg icon Careers

    • 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. 

    Star svg icon change for good

    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.