BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Construction & the Built Environment GA

Undergraduate, Block Release, Full-time

BSc (Hons) Construction & the Built Environment GA BSc (Hons)



Study towards a degree in Construction and The Built Environment while in paid, full-time employment

Overview

Develop a wide range of skills relating to construction practices and surveying within the built environment. With this RICS accredited degree programme, apprentices gain the academic knowledge and practical skills to pursue careers in the following: 

  • Building Surveying
  • Real Estate Surveying
  • Quantity Surveying

Graduate Apprentices will spend approximately 80% of their time in work and 20% in university, with work based learning projects allowing
Graduate Apprentices to attain an honours degree in 4 years, the same time as traditional full-time students.
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Mode of Study:

Block Release, Full-time

Duration:

4 years


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Course details

  • calendar How you’ll be taught This programme is delivered over a full calendar year on a block release basis Years 1,2,3 & 4
  • note and pen Assessments Mixture of practical assignments, exams, group projects and work-based learning.
  • briefcase Work placement

    You will be a full-time employee for the duration of the programme.

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Building Design and Technology 1
  • Building Design and Technology 2
  • Surveying 
  • Property Value Studies
  • Construction Cost Studies 1
  • Construction and Property Law

Year 2

Compulsory modules depending on chosen pathway.

Building Surveying: 

  • Building Surveying 1 
  • Building Surveying 2
  • Design Information & Technology Construction 
  • Construction Cost Studies 2 
  • Facilities Management 
  • Contract Administration

Real Estate: 
  • Real Estate Surveying 1
  • Real Estate Surveying 2 
  • Construction Cost Studies 2
  • Construction Financial Management 
  • Planning Law
  • Facilities Management 

Quantity Surveying: 
  • Quantity Surveying 1
  • Quantity Surveying 2 
  • Construction Cost Studies 2 
  • Contract Administration
  • Construction Financial Management 
  • Facilities Management

Year 3

  • Professional Standards (40 credits
  • Innovation in C&BE (20 credits)
  • Environmental Sustainability (20 credits)
  • Health and Safety (40 credits)

Year 4

  • Consultancy Project (40 credits)
  • Sustainable Development (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

In order to apply, you must be resident in Scotland before you start your Graduate Apprenticeship. The premises you work in must also be located in Scotland. As part of your application, you'll have to show that you have the right to live and work in Scotland.

There is no upper age limit. You can apply if you're 16 or over. Some vacancies might be for ages 18 and over, because of health and safety requirements.

Advanced entry

Advanced entry into Year 2 is possible for students with suitable qualifications.

Minimum Year 1

To enter this programme at the start of Year 1 you must have either: 

• A minimum of four SQA Highers at Grade BBCC plus Nat 5 English and Maths at C. 
• A Foundation Apprenticeship in a related discipline plus suitable academic qualifications. 
• A Modern Apprenticeship or college qualification in in a related discipline

Minimum Year 2

To enter this programme at the start of Year 2 you must have: 

• A Modern Apprenticeship or college qualification in a related discipline.

Adjusted Offer Entry Requirement

CCCC at Higher plus National 5 grade C in English and Maths.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. For further information see our entry requirements and admissions policies. (https://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/undergraduate/how-to-apply/understanding-our-entry-requirements)

Recognition of prior learning

If you do not hold any of the above qualifications or awards but have relevant work experience you may be able to enter this programme at any of the above points. Your application will be considered on an individual basis, taking into consideration your previous study and experience. You will be asked to reflect on your previous experience and demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding equivalent to that achieved on successful completion of the above entry requirements. We will provide you with support in your reflective process through interviews and guidance on presenting your evidence.Recognition of prior learning. If you do not hold any of the above qualifications or awards but have relevant work experience you may be able to enter this programme at any of the above points. Your application will be considered on an individual basis, taking into consideration your previous study and experience. You will be asked to reflect on your previous experience and demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding equivalent to that achieved on successful completion of the above entry requirements. We will provide you with support in your reflective process through interviews and guidance on presenting your evidence.

English language requirements

As all learning, teaching and assessment activities are conducted in English, if your first language is not English you must have a minimum International English Language Testing System score of 6.0 with all four elements having a score of at least 5.5.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding



Careers

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On completion apprentices can build their career in jobs such as:

  • Quantity Surveying
  • Real Estate Surveying
  • Building Surveying
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