Master of Building Surveying

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: MBldgSurv
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3703
  • AQF Level: 9

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 Summer A 2017/2018, please refer to: 3703.3 Master of Building Surveying

The Master of Building Surveying is a three-year part-time program which aims to provide students with specialist 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 program enables students to understand performance requirements, fire safety and engineering principles, accessibility 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. 

The program has been designed primarily for External delivery. Many of the units have non-compulsory online workshops and students are encouraged to attend these workshops to gain the benefit of interaction within the degree. Students are offered the opportunity to attend workshops online and face to face. Students without relevant work experience will be required to undertake such experience in the second year of the program.

Study Mode

Three years part-time. Students can fast-track by completing additional subjects per semester to complete the program in as early as two years.

Program Advice

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

There are two entry pathways into the Master of Building Surveying:
 
Entry Pathway A (120 credit points)

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

Entry Pathway B (160 credit points)

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or higher in building surveying, construction management or construction management (honours), civil engineering, construction technology, housing, quantity surveying, planning, architecture, project management (construction) or bushfire protection.

Additional Information

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.

Recommended Sequence

Master of Building Surveying Entry Pathway A (120 credit points)

Students who have been admitted with an undergraduate degree or higher in building surveying, engineering, or construction management (honours) AND a minimum of 2 years full-time equivalent professional work experience as an accredited building surveyor are eligible to complete the 120 credit point Pathway.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BLDG 7003 Building Studies 10
ARCH 7004 Planning and Development Control 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
BLDG 7002 Building Regulations 10
ENGR 7006 Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics) 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BLDG 7008 Professional Practice and Building Law 10
CIVL 7012 Building Fire Services 10
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying (80 credit points)  
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
INFO 7010 Research Project A 20
INFO 7011 Research Project B 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120

Full-time 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
BLDG 7003 Building Studies 10
ARCH 7004 Planning and Development Control 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
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying (80 credit points)  
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Spring session
INFO 7010 Research Project A 20
 Credit Points20
Autumn session
INFO 7011 Research Project B 20
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points120

Master of Building Surveying Entry Pathway B (160 credit points)

Students who have been admitted with an undergraduate degree or higher in building surveying, construction management or construction management (honours), civil engineering, construction technology, housing, quantity surveying, planning, architecture, project management (construction) or bushfire protection. are eligible to complete the 160 credit point Pathway.

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

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BLDG 7003 Building Studies 10
ARCH 7004 Planning and Development Control 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
1H session
The following subject is only required for students progressing into the Master of Building Surveying  
301461  
 Credit Points0
Autumn session
BLDG 7002 Building Regulations 10
ENGR 7006 Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics) 10
 Credit Points20
2H session
The following subject is only required for students progressing into the Master of Building Surveying  
301462  
 Credit Points0
Spring session
BLDG 7008 Professional Practice and Building Law 10
CIVL 7012 Building Fire Services 10
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying (80 credit points)  
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
INFO 7010 Research Project A 20
INFO 7011 Research Project B 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120

 Full-time 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
BLDG 7003 Building Studies 10
ARCH 7004 Planning and Development Control 10
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying (40 credit points)  
 Credit Points20
Year 2
2H session
The following subject is only required for students progressing into the Master of Building Surveying  
301461  
 Credit Points0
Spring session
BLDG 7008 Professional Practice and Building Law 10
CIVL 7012 Building Fire Services 10
 Credit Points20
1H session
The following subject is only required for students progressing into the Master of Building Surveying  
301462  
 Credit Points0
Autumn session
BLDG 7002 Building Regulations 10
ENGR 7006 Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics) 10
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying (80 credit points)  
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Spring session
INFO 7010 Research Project A 20
 Credit Points20
Autumn session
INFO 7011 Research Project B 20
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points120