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BSc in Building Surveying

Course Points
272 Points
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
40 Places
Course Start Date
September 2023

Three great reasons to consider this course

  • 100% of graduates said this qualification was essential or gave them an advantage in their career
  • 67% of graduates are in employment after 6 months of graduating
  • This degree has been accredited by the SCSI (Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland)

Course Summary

This three-year Level 7 degree course aims to prepare the graduate with the necessary skills and competencies to provide technical and administrative support to a Building Surveyor and work within a varied range of building surveying and construction projects within the industry.

A building surveyor provides professional advice on all aspects of the construction of new buildings and the maintenance, repair, alteration and renovation of existing ones. Building surveying work may include the design, maintenance, alteration, repair, refurbishment and restoration of existing buildings. Building surveyors organise structural surveys, ensure projects are completed in time, carry out legal work that will include negotiating with local planning bodies, and advise clients on areas such as sustainability or the preservation of historical or listed buildings.

The first year of this course will be delivered to a combined group of Construction Management, Building Surveying and Architectural Technology students. At the end of first year students can request to transfer to the Building Surveying or Architectural Technology course.

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Construction Technology 1 (Year Long)
  • Materials Technology
  • Measured Surveys 1
  • Design & Creativity in the Built Environment
  • AutoCAD
  • Report Writing & Communications

Semester 2

  • Construction Technology 1 (Year Long)
  • Building Services 1
  • Building Quantification
  • Measured Surveys 2
  • BIM 1 

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Building Control (Year Long)
  • Building Design & Performance (Year Long)
  • Structures
  • Building Services 2
  • Building Pathology 1
  • Schedules of Work 

Semester 2

  • Building Control (Year Long)
  • Building Design & Performance (Year Long)
  • Integrated Group Project
  • Materials Performance
  • Advanced Construction Technology
  • Building Surveys 1

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Legal Framework for Building Surveying
  • Planning & Development Control
  • Procedures & Documentation
  • Building Refurbishment
  • Building Surveys 2
  • Health, Safety and Environmental

Semester 2

  • Work Placement


* All module titles are subject to change and are for indicative purposes only.

A range of learning and teaching methods are incorporated across the programme, including, lectures, tutorials, laboratory practicals, workshops, site visits and guest lectures.  These  are used to ensure the student is put at the centre of programme delivery. Active participation and engagement is facilitated and encouraged at all opportunities. Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is used extensively to ensure students are given the opportunity to learn at their own pace, when and where they wish. 

The roles of the professions associated with the development and use of buildings are continually changing in response to changes in owner / user attitudes and needs, building technologies, legislation, the economic environment, work practices and information technology. In this regard, this degree course prepares graduates for a building surveying profession which, with its broad-based education and training encompassing physical and social sciences, is well placed to provide, directly and indirectly, an ever-increasing range of services to those seeking to develop and utilise building assets. It also benefits from a formal work preparation and placement module in stage 3, ensuring that students develop key technical and interpersonal skills and foster a commercial awareness prior to completing the course.

Successful graduates of this course may transfer to the fourth year of the Level 8 BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying.

Please find information on fees and funding here:

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

→ INCLUDING At least one H5 Grade, OR Minimum Points Score of 200
→ AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7
→ AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7

Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 5 different subjects which must include:

→ Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C or better)
→ English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C or better)
→ One subject at:

    • 'A Level’ (Grade A* - E or better)
    • OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - E)
    • OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
    • OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

→ The remaining subjects must be different from those listed above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at:

    • GCSE (Grade A* - C)
    • AND/OR 'AS Level’ (Grades A - E)
    • AND/OR ‘A-level’ (Grades A* - E)
    • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E)
    • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
    • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

This programme includes a semester-long formal work placement in the second semester of Stage 3.

Phil Bradley (Programme Director)

Noel McKenna (Head of Department of the Built Environment)
Phone: +353 429370200

Course ID DK730
CAO Round 1 Entry Points (2022) 272 Points
Course Type Undergraduate
Study Mode Full-Time
Level 7
Duration 3 Years
Starting Date September 2023
School School of Engineering
Department Built Environment
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method On Campus

How To Apply

Apply on CAO

All standard entry first-year applicants must apply for entry through the CAO. See Important application dates for CAO and information for specific applicant types below:

CAO Code: DK730
Apply on CAO

Advanced Entry & Transfer Applications

Advanced Entry is for applicants who have previous educational achievements and/or work experience and want to be considered for direct entry onto their chosen course. This includes students looking to transfer to DkIT from another Higher Education provider.