The Bachelor of Building Surveying is a four-year (equivalent) professional course designed to meet the needs of the building surveying industry. Entry is limited to students pathwaying from specific diplomas and advanced diplomas..No longer accepting new students into this course.
Career opportunities, include:
Pathways to further study:
- Relevant post-graduate courses.
Studying the Bachelor of Building Surveying at Holmesglen
The first three-years (equivalent) of the course focus on the provision of a foundation of knowledge and skills that prepares you for a wide range of possible graduate vocational occupations in the building industry, taking into account the high level of mobility, especially at mid-career stage, of professional and para-professional practitioners.
The program incorporates a syllabus and subject structure designed to demonstrate the interrelationships involved in the building process that you would expect to encounter in the building construction workplace.
You will develop an in-depth technical knowledge in building surveying and will be able to operate independently as a professional within this field. Its strong vocational and building discipline focus will assist you in meeting the academic requirements for membership of relevant professional bodies in the building sector.
All academic staff in the Bachelor of Building Surveying have extensive, relevant industry/professional experience and higher education teaching experience. The facilities used by students include dedicated computer labs.
The course is accredited and/or recognized by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors and the Victorian Building Authority (VBA).
Building, Building (construction methods), Building (economics), Building (estimating), Building (surveying), Building contract administration, Building law and building practice, Construction, Construction management. Building acts and regulation, Building Surveying Procedures
||Anatomy Of A Domestic Building
||Sustainable Building Services
||Construction Site Operations
||Professional and cognitive skills
||Total Building Performance
||Professional And Legal Environment
||Codes and compliance
||Manage a domestic project
||Anatomy Of A Tall Building
||Measurement And Estimating
||Managing Multiple Projects
||Business Management For The Construction Industry
||Building Maintenance And Refurbishment
||Health And Safety In The Built Environment
||Community And Industrial Relations
||Medium Density Sub-division And Development
||Sustainable Housing Development
||High Rise Development And Procurement Methods
||Large Scale Mixed-Use Sustainable Development
||Enhancing Value In Project Procurement
||Urban Development And Planning
||Risk Assessment And Management
||Advanced Building Surveying
||Project Inception And Feasibility Analysis
||Buildability And Constructability
||Design Cost Planning
||Fire Engineering Fundamentals And Modelling
||Performance Based Regulatory Systems
||Performance Of Structures And Materials
||Improving Contract And Cost Management Performance
||Building Evaluation: Costs-in-Use
||Risk Management For Construction And Cost Management
| Code || Name |
|BBE101||Anatomy Of A Domestic Building|
|BBE102||Sustainable Building Services|
|BBE104||Construction Site Operations|
|BBE109||Professional and cognitive skills|
|BBE105||Total Building Performance|
|BBE107||Professional And Legal Environment|
|BBE110||Codes and compliance|
|BBE111||Manage a domestic project|
|BBE201||Anatomy Of A Tall Building|
|BBE202||Measurement And Estimating|
|BBE203||Managing Multiple Projects|
|BBE204||Business Management For The Construction Industry|
|BBE205||Building Maintenance And Refurbishment|
|BBE206||Health And Safety In The Built Environment|
|BBE207||Community And Industrial Relations|
|BBE301||Medium Density Sub-division And Development|
|BBE302||Sustainable Housing Development|
|BBE303||High Rise Development And Procurement Methods|
|BBE304||Large Scale Mixed-Use Sustainable Development|
|BCME404||Enhancing Value In Project Procurement|
|BBS402||Urban Development And Planning|
|BBS403||Risk Assessment And Management|
|BBS404||Advanced Building Surveying|
|BCME401||Project Inception And Feasibility Analysis|
|BCME402||Buildability And Constructability|
|BCME403||Design Cost Planning|
|BBS405||Fire Engineering Fundamentals And Modelling|
|BBS406||Performance Based Regulatory Systems|
|BBS407||Performance Of Structures And Materials|
|BCME405||Improving Contract And Cost Management Performance|
|BCME406||Building Evaluation: Costs-in-Use|
|BCME407||Risk Management For Construction And Cost Management|
Assessment may be a combination of written assignments, tests, quizzes, examinations and practical application projects.
For details of credit points, subject objectives, learning outcomes, contact hours, pre-requisites and co-requisites, download the Bachelor of Building Surveying subject summary (Word-441kb).
For details on the profile of students undertaking this course, download the Bachelor of Building Surveying student profile (Word - 59kb).
For details on ATAR-based offers, download the 2020 ATAR-based offers for the Bachelor of Building Surveying (Word- 57kb).
Holmesglen requires all students who wish to apply for this course to have completed one of the following courses:
CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction
22447VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)
CPC60115 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
Prior to enrolment or commencement of this higher education program, you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment. This will assist with determining your suitability to the course, and identify any learning support needs.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Please refer to our coronavirus update page to view current vaccine requirements.
You may be able to shorten the length of your studies by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, or work and life experience. Read more about gaining advanced standing and credits.
Qualification and recognition
On completion of the 27 core subjects (i.e. a total of 192 credit points), students will achieve the Bachelor of Building Surveying.
Students choosing to exit the program after successful completion of the core 19 subjects (Stages 1-6), will be eligible for the award of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Built Environment).
Graduates of the Bachelor of Building Surveying are eligible to register as a Building Practitioner with VBA when the minimum experience has been acquired.
How to apply
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Full Fee||$11,922||per annum|
|*Student Services and Amenities Fees (GST exempt)||$315||per annum|
|Mandatory materials fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|Mandatory activities fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|**Additional course costs||$160||per course|
For details of fees per unit, download the Bachelor of Building Surveying 2022 Tuition Fees (Word-126kb).
*Students are required to pay a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). This fee contributes to the cost of providing student support services including counselling, welfare services, learning support and other activities provided by the student support and wellbeing teams. For 2022, the SSAF fee is $315 for 12 months. This fee is charged per semester at $157.50 per semester. All local higher education students are required to pay this fee at the time of enrolment, regardless of study mode. Part time students are charged 75% of this amount. For more information, please visit the SSAF webpage.
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
Higher Education Loans Program (HELP) are available to eligible students to pay for tuition and studnet amenities fees for this course. Read more about HELP.
Find out more about paying for your course. Mandatory materials and activities fees, and additional course costs are not covered by HELP Loans.
All fees are indicative only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
Tuition assurance requirements
Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, Holmesglen Institute must meet tuition assurance requirements for persons, other than overseas students, who are enrolled in the higher education courses we offer in the event we cease to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled.
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