Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying
The upcoming semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
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Intensive mode delivery
To accommodate all of our students during ongoing COVID disruptions, classes are being temporarily offered in a multimodal format on a weekly basis until further notice.
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.
About the program
The Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying at Bond University offers the student the chance to increase their knowledge in the field of Building Surveying while studying with world-class academics and experienced practitioners. The Building Surveying program has been designed in consultation with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) to ensure that the material covered is, in all respects, appropriate for people engaged in this field. Show more
The Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying at Bond University offers the student the chance to increase their knowledge in the field of Building Surveying while studying with world-class academics and experienced practitioners. The Building Surveying program has been designed in consultation with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) to ensure that the material covered is, in all respects, appropriate for people engaged in this field. As a result of this consultation, graduates are assured that their qualifications meet the requirements of the profession. The program comprises four specialist subjects which provide the core knowledge for buildings surveyors. This qualification allows students to articulate into the Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying and the Master of Building Surveying degree. Show less
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
|Duration||2 semesters (8 months)|
|Program type||Postgraduate Certificate|
|Study area||Architecture and Built Environment|
|CRICOS code||This program is not available to international students who intend to apply for a student visa.|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying program comprises 4 subjects, as follows:
- Building Controls and Regulation (SDCM71-314)
- Fire Engineering (SDCM71-315)
- Planning and Assessment Processes (SSUD71-300)
- Structures and Materials (SDCM71-316)
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee. Fees each semester may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $21,000
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 most other universities.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.
Academic entry requirements and work experience
- Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in a cognate discipline (including but not limited to building surveying, construction/building, quantity surveying, architecture, civil/structural engineering); OR
- Combination of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of the qualifications listed in the AIBS Scheme for Assistant Building Surveyor or Building Surveyor Limited, plus six months building surveying experience or three years’ experience in general building; OR
- A combination of qualifications and work experience deemed to be equivalent to the above, as determined by the Faculty.
English language proficiency requirements
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
How to apply
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying program will meet the requirements under the AIBS Framework for the accreditation of Building Surveyor Limited. NSW Fair Trading will recognise graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying as meeting the requirements of Building surveyor—restricted (class 1 and 10 buildings).
Bond’s building surveying programs have been accredited by both the AIBS and RICS thereby satisfying the educational requirements for accreditation at the level of Building Certifier Level 2 or 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. When licensed, graduates may practise In Queensland as building certifiers for local government or as private certifiers.
The Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying is recognised by:
- The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS)
- NSW Office of Fair Trading
- The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC)