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Master of Building Surveying

Approved Abbreviation: MBldgSurv


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3703.3

AQF Level: 9

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course was Summer A 2017/2018 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2016, please refer to: 3703.2 Master of Building Surveying

This three year part-time Masters program aims to provide students with the special knowledge and skills to assess and evaluate building solutions. It is relevant to professionals certifying performance solutions under the national construction code and relevant standards. The course enables students to understand performance requirements, fire safety and engineering principles, access and sustainability and other issues related to building surveying practice. Graduates will also acquire the skill to independently appraise the literature and conduct research to address building surveying contemporary issues faced by the building industry.

This course is primarily a Distance Learning course however there are some compulsory workshops. However, a select unit (one in total) has a five day intensive block style compulsory workshop that requires students to attend. This workshop will include fieldwork, site visits or industry tours. Many of the other units have non-compulsory workshops and students are encouraged to attend these workshops to gain the benefit of the face to face interaction within the course.

Study Mode
Three years part-time. Students can fast-track by completing additional units per semester to complete the course in as early as one and a half years.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceBuiltEnvironment@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeExternal See above

Accreditation
The course is recognised by NSW Building Professionals Board (BPB) and has full accreditation with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS). This course allows students currently accredited as building surveyors to progress to A2 and A1 professionals under the Building Professions Act.

Admission

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher, in engineering, building, building surveying, construction, planning, bushfire protection or architecture.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Summer Intake

Year 1

Summer session

300713Building Engineering

Autumn session

300948Fire Technology and Engineering Principles
301103Interpreting Building Regulations (Residential Buildings)

Quarter 3 session

300708Planning and Development Control

Spring session

300711Building Fire Services
300717Egress and Risk Assessment

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying (60 credit points)

Year 2

Summer session

301104Professional Practice and Building Law

Autumn session

300716Building Studies
300947Building Regulations

Quarter 3 session

301050Disaster and Emergency Management (PG)

Spring session

300718Fire Engineering Design and Assessment
200458Building in Bushfire Prone Areas

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying (120 credit points)

Year 3

Autumn session

301055Research Project A

Spring session

301056Research Project B

Autumn Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

300948Fire Technology and Engineering Principles
301103Interpreting Building Regulations (Residential Buildings)

Quarter 3 session

300708Planning and Development Control

Spring session

300711Building Fire Services
300717Egress and Risk Assessment

Summer session

300713Building Engineering

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying (60 credit points)

Year 2

Autumn session

300716Building Studies
300947Building Regulations

Quarter 3 session

301050Disaster and Emergency Management (PG)

Spring session

300718Fire Engineering Design and Assessment
200458Building in Bushfire Prone Areas

Summer session

301104Professional Practice and Building Law

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying (120 credit points)

Year 3

Autumn session

301055Research Project A

Spring session

301056Research Project B

Spring Intake

Year 1

Spring session

300711Building Fire Services
300717Egress and Risk Assessment

Summer session

300713Building Engineering

Year 2

Autumn session

300948Fire Technology and Engineering Principles
301103Interpreting Building Regulations (Residential Buildings)

Quarter 3 session

300708Planning and Development Control

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying (60 credit points)

Spring session

300718Fire Engineering Design and Assessment
200458Building in Bushfire Prone Areas

Summer session

301104Professional Practice and Building Law

Year 3

Autumn session

300716Building Studies
300947Building Regulations

Quarter 3 session

301050Disaster and Emergency Management (PG)

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying (120 credit points)

Spring session

301055Research Project A

Year 4

Autumn session

301056Research Project B


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