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Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipBldgSurv


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3704.2

AQF Level: 8

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 2016 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 2015, please refer to: 3704.1 Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying

This two year part-time Graduate Diploma program aims to provide students with the special knowledge and skills to assess, evaluate and recommend building solutions. It is relevant to professionals certifying alternative solutions under the performance based building code and other relevant standards and guidelines. The course enables students to understand performance requirements, basic fire technology and engineering principles, building access and sustainability and other issues related to building surveying practice.

This postgraduate course has been designed primarily as a Distance Learning course. 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. This course sets a pathway for further learning at the advanced Master level.

Study Mode
Two years part-time.

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 TimeExternalPayam Rahnamayiezekavat

Accreditation
The course is recognised by NSW Building Professionals Board (BPB) and has full accreditation with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS).

Admission

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

Or

A Diploma or higher, in engineering, building, building surveying, construction, planning, bushfire protection or architecture and four years full-time equivalent professional work experience in the relevant fields in the building industry, certification consultancy or local government.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

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 120 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

SummerIntake

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

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

Quarter 3 Intake

Year 1

Quarter 3 session

300708Planning and Development Control

Spring session

300711Building Fire Services
300717Egress and Risk Assessment

Year 2

Summer session

300713Building Engineering

Autumn session

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

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

Quarter 3 session

301050Disaster and Emergency Management (PG)

Spring session

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

Year 3

Summer session

301104Professional Practice and Building Law

Autumn session

300716Building Studies
300947Building Regulations


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