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International College at Robert Gordon University

Undergraduate Pathway in Surveying

With up to eight months of paid industrial placement integrated into this course, students will become familiar with both the theoretical and practical aspects of their chosen degree making them highly sought after graduates.
ICRGU offers first-year entry to the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment courses at Robert Gordon University. The university has a long history of creating work-ready students with the transferable skills required within a variety of sectors be it construction, commercial project management and or the energy sector.

High School


2nd year at Robert Gordon University

Fees*, duration and location

First Year Degree Second Year Degree Third Year Degree (placement) Final Year Degree
ICRGU Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, RGU Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, RGU Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, RGU

2 semesters

2 semesters

1 semester class based, 1 semester work placement opportunity

2 semesters






Start date

First Year Degree: 

September 2021

BSc (Hons) Surveying

Offering a common first year, Surveying offers students the flexibility to experience both building and quantity surveying-based modules. This provides students the opportunity to decide which of these disciplines they wish to pursue throughout the remainder of their studies.

Both building and quantity surveying graduates are sought by a wide variety of employers for their transferable skills, commercial, financial and business acumen, and their technical abilities.

Building Surveying

This type of surveying is involved with the maintenance, adaption and repair of buildings. Students will develop the skills required to prepare scheme designs, programmes for completion and specification of works. Building surveyors work across residential, commercial, industrial, leisure and agriculture projects, providing professional advice on property and construction. This can be from new design and development to restoration and maintenance of existing buildings.

Quantity Surveying

Quantity Surveyors are professionals that provide advice and services associated with procurement, value and cost, contract administration and project management. This can include cost planning and commercial management from beginning to end of a project. Graduates can work access a wide range of projects including those in building, civil engineering, heavy and offshore engineering and the oil and gas industry.


Placement option year 3 (all courses)

Eight month paid placement.

Students undertaking the placement route must return for their fourth year, resulting in a bachelor’s degree with honors.


  • Building Design
  • Building Technology
  • Built Environment Communication 
  • Surveying Methods
  • Economics for the Built Environment
  • Detailing and Specification 
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

University facilities

Degree awards from Robert Gordon University

Popular Careers

  • Construction Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Building Surveyor
  • Quantity Surveyor
*- A breakdown of applicable Tuition Fees and, where applicable the Navinsure Premium, is provided in the Unconditional Offer Letter. 
- Once the Applicant has accepted his or her offer in line with term 2.5 of the ICRGU conditions (icrgu.navitas.com/conditions) the amount 
of Tuition Fees for the first year of your Programme is fixed.
- Fees for any subsequent years of study before Progression are reviewed annually and will not usually increase by more than 5% (five percent) per year. 
Such increases may reflect increases in the Consumer Price Index; increases resulting from changes in any applicable taxation; 
changes by regulatory, professional or academic bodies; and ensuring parity with Partner University tuition fees. The College will give as much 
notice as possible of any such Tuition Fee changes. The College has no control over or responsibility for fees payable to third parties, which 
may include (without limitation) accommodation fees where the accommodation is not provided by a Navitas Group Company.
- Partner University tuition fees that apply to a Student after Progression are determined by the Partner University and published on the
Partner University’s website rgu.ac.uk.

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