Enhance your career potential
Building surveyors are in high demand both locally and nationally! The industry continues to grow as the need for infrastructure and construction heightens. By studying the Master of Building Surveying in Australia, graduates are equipped with the advanced knowledge of building legislation, technical codes, and construction standards, providing them the opportunity to work in the government or private sector.
Intensive mode delivery
Intensive Mode Delivery is a compact and time efficient way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on professional and personal lifestyles. Each subject is delivered over two weekends during the semester. There are two sets of three-day sessions per subject, scheduled Thursday to Saturday (approximately six to eight contact hours per day) with a break of four or five weeks between session one and session two of each subject.
Participants will receive 40 hours of combined lectures, discussion groups, case studies and workshops during contact hours. International students are required to be on campus every week.
- Intensive mode delivery
- Learn in the University’s Sustainable Development Building Precinct promoting sustainable practices of tomorrow
- Graduate with a professionally recognised qualification
About the program
The Master of Building Surveying offers students the chance to increase their knowledge in the field of building surveying. Students will study with world-class academics and experienced practitioners. The program comprises two specialist subjects plus six shared core subjects. Completion of a further four postgraduate elective subjects will allow you to graduate with a Master of Building Surveying.
|Duration||4 semesters (1 year 4 months)|
|Program type||Masters Coursework|
|Study area||Architecture and Built Environment|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
Master of Building Surveying graduates will, with sufficient relevant experience, be able to practise as accredited building surveyors and certifiers. The program has been designed in consultation with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) to ensure that the material covered is appropriate for people engaged in this field. Through this consultation graduates are assured that their qualifications meet the requirements of the profession. Graduates of the Master of Building Surveying program will meet the requirements under the AIBS Framework for accreditation as a Building Surveyor. The Building Professionals Board of New South Wales (BPB) will recognise graduates of the Master of Building Surveying program as meeting the requirements of Levels A1, 2, 3 and 4.
Bond University’s building surveying programs have been accredited by both the AIBS and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) thereby satisfying the educational requirements for accreditation at the level of Building Certifier Levels 1, 2 and 3 in Queensland. Upon gaining accreditation with the AIBS or RICS, graduates may be eligible for a licence as a building certifier with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). When licensed, graduates may practise in Queensland as building certifiers for local government or as private certifiers.
This program is recognised internationally by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and nationally by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS). The BPB in New South Wales and QBCC in Queensland recognise the AIBS accreditation.
The Master of Building Surveying program comprises 12 subjects, as follows:
Required subjects (8)
- Building Controls and Regulation
- Building Pathology and Forensic Engineering
- Expert Witness and Dispute Resolution
- Fire Engineering
- Planning and Assessment Processes
- Real Estate Property Rights
- Structures and Soil Mechanics
- Sustainable Refurbishment and Retrofit
Four Electives of which two must be selected from the Faculty of Society and Design list of Postgraduate subjects.
SDUP71-200 GIS in Natural & Built Environments is not compulsory but is recommended.
The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:
- 2019 fees: $15,623 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
- 2020 fees: $16,248 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Academic entry requirements
- Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in a field cognate to the proposed degree (including but not limited to building surveying, construction/building, quantity surveying, architecture, civil/structural engineering); OR
- Completion of a Bond University Graduate Diploma of Building Surveying; OR
- A combination of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of the qualifications listed in the AIBS Scheme for Assistant Building Surveyor plus two years building surveying experience or six years’ experience in general building.
Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information