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Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipBldgSurv


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3789.1

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 is 2022 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: 3704.2 Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying

For Commencement Year 2015, please refer to: 3704.1 Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying

The Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying is a two-year part-time program which aims to provide students with specialist knowledge and skills to assess, evaluate and recommend building solutions. It is relevant to professionals certifying Performance solutions under the relevant scheme of the National Construction Code and other applicable Standards. The program enables students to understand performance requirements, basic fire technology and engineering principles, building access and sustainability and other issues related to building surveying practice.

The program has been designed primarily for External delivery and sets a pathway for further learning at a Master’s level. Units have non-compulsory workshops and students are encouraged to attend these workshops to gain the benefit of interaction with their peers

Study Mode
Two years part-time.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeExternal See above

Accreditation
The course has full accreditation with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS). The course is recognised by NSW Fair Trading to meet the qualifications requirement to be accredited as Building surveyor-unrestricted.

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an Advanced Diploma in building surveying or undergraduate degree or higher in building surveying, architecture, engineering, or construction management (honours) AND a minimum of 2 years full-time equivalent professional work experience as an accredited building surveyor.

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/

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 80 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Start-year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

300708Planning and Development Control
300716Building Studies

Spring session

200458Building in Bushfire Prone Areas
300713Building Engineering

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying (40 credit points)

Year 2

Autumn session

300709Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics)
300947Building Regulations

Spring session

301104Professional Practice and Building Law
300711Building Fire Services

Mid-year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

200458Building in Bushfire Prone Areas
300713Building Engineering

Autumn session

300708Planning and Development Control
300716Building Studies

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying (40 credit points)

Year 2

Spring session

301104Professional Practice and Building Law
300711Building Fire Services

Autumn session

300947Building Regulations
300709Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics)


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