Bachelor of Building Surveying

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 088597E

Level of study: Undergraduate


Develop the skills to become a construction-industry professional with a Bachelor of Building Surveying at Victoria University.

This course will give you solid foundation for a wide range of vocations in the building and construction industry. You’ll also develop skills and technical knowledge to become a specialist in:

  • building and construction legislation and auditing
  • inspection procedures
  • building codes and regulations
  • industry standards in professional practice
  • building safety and design including fire safety
  • sustainable construction techniques and materials.

This degree will equip you with the qualification needed to work as a registered building surveyor. Building surveyors are responsible for interpreting and enforcing laws and regulations controlling building and construction. With a current shortage of registered building surveyors, you’ll be well placed for a career in Australia’s growing construction industry.

Industry connections & practical learning

We have a number of industry partnerships which inform our courses, provide shared resources, and give you opportunities for workplace learning. Our partners include:

  • Engineers Australia
  • The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • VicRoads
  • National Measurement Institute.

Careers in building surveying

The building industry has seen significant growth due to factors such as a rising population. Career opportunities for building surveyors have grown dramatically in recent years and are forecast to keep growing. The industry currently faces a huge challenge in addressing a shortage of registered building surveyors.

Our Bachelor of Building Surveying will ensure you are ready to work in construction, professional, scientific and technical services, or public administration and safety.

You’ll be able to operate independently as a professional in this field, while working closely with other disciplines, industry groups and development authorities.

Many surveyors enjoy the benefits of self-employment. Alternatively, you will have the opportunity to work in both the private and public sectors for employers such as:

  • building proprietors
  • contractors
  • developers
  • local, state or national government bodies
  • consultancy practices.

Building and surveying have some of the highest rates of graduate employment, with 80.6% and 90.7% respectively (GradStats). Over the next five years, the number of job openings for architectural, building and surveying technicians is expected to be above average.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Building Surveying students will be required to complete 288 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of First Year Core studies;
  • 192 credit points of Professional Core and Capstone studies.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
30,000 Per Year
Read more15,000 per semester
21 Feb 2022
01 Aug 2022
3 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent). OR: Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.


Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
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