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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. 


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


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


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


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

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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.