Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying

This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

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. Subjects 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.

Program Advice

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time External See above

Accreditation

The program has full accreditation with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS). The program 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 form

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.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ARCH 7004 Planning and Development Control 10
BLDG 7003 Building Studies 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BLDG 7004 Building in Bushfire Prone Areas 10
CIVL 7011 Building Engineering 10
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying (40 credit points)  
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
ENGR 7006 Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics) 10
BLDG 7002 Building Regulations 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BLDG 7008 Professional Practice and Building Law 10
CIVL 7012 Building Fire Services 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points80

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
BLDG 7004 Building in Bushfire Prone Areas 10
CIVL 7011 Building Engineering 10
 Credit Points20
Autumn session
ARCH 7004 Planning and Development Control 10
BLDG 7003 Building Studies 10
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying (40 credit points)  
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Spring session
BLDG 7008 Professional Practice and Building Law 10
CIVL 7012 Building Fire Services 10
 Credit Points20
Autumn session
BLDG 7002 Building Regulations 10
ENGR 7006 Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics) 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points80