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Sheffield Hallam University

The city of Sheffield is found in the heart of Yorkshire with its ideal central position providing reliable and fast links to the rest of the county and nationwide. Therefore if the plethora of exciting attractions that the city offers is not enough, students can travel with ease to cities such as Manchester and Liverpool. The university itself is divided across two campuses with the largest being found at the heart of the city with it being a two minute walk away from the train station.

More than 50,000 students live in Sheffield. That’s almost 1 in 10 people here. It’s safe, green, cheap, independent, lively and creative. We think it’s the best place in the UK to be a student.

Although it’s the UK’s fifth largest city, the friendliness of the people makes Sheffield feel like a big village. In fact, it was recently voted the happiest city in the UK. So it’s no wonder so many students fall in love with the place and stay on here after they graduate.

Courses

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
As a building surveyor you will be able to provide professional advice on all aspects of property and construction, from large to small developments. This work can range from giving advice on conservation to dealing with new developments. Students will learn about how to appreciate and identify technical problems within a complex legal, social and economic environment and how to provide effective and appropriate solutions to a wide range of property problems. This course is taught over a four year period where the students will have to undertake a year long work placement in their third year.

In order to apply for this course, students are required to have a GCSE in mathematics and English language at grade C or above. In addition, students must have one of the following: 280 points including at least 160 points from two GCE/VCE A levels, or BTEC National qualifications, or one AVCE double award. They accept AS levels and general studies.

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
This course attracts students who are interested in buildings, finance, sustainability and technology. This interest is then developed and harnessed by the lecturers and staff so that students learn all of the necessary skills to become a quantity surveyor. A quantity surveyor, in essence, manages all of the costs involved in construction projects with the aim to minimise them and provide solutions to create value for money so that the projects can be delivered to the required quality and on time. This course is taught over a four year period where the students will have to undertake a year long work placement in their third year.

In order to apply for this course, students are required to have a GCSE in mathematics and English language at grade C or above. In addition, students must have one of the following: 280 points including at least 160 points from two GCE/VCE A levels, or BTEC National qualifications, or one AVCE double award. They accept AS levels and general studies.

BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management
This course has been designed primarily to link the design and construction of buildings. It has been developed to focus on the technical, professional and managerial aspects of construction projects. The course will develop the student’s ability to meet objectives with relation to cost, quality and delivery concerning projects in the construction industry. Students will develop economic, legal, technical and management knowledge and skills. This course is taught over a four year period where the students will have to undertake a year long work placement in their third year.

In order to apply for this course, students are required to have a GCSE in mathematics and English language at grade C or above. In addition, students must have one of the following: 280 points including at least 160 points from two GCE/VCE A levels, or BTEC National qualifications, or one AVCE double award. They accept AS levels and general studies.

BSc (Hons) Built Environment
This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and transferable skills needed to support a career in both real estate and construction, where problem solving, effective communication and teamwork are essential. Built environment covers the construction, development, maintenance and management of buildings and all those who use them and therefore this course will prepare students for a career in either residential or commercial property, in areas such as planning, development and management, on this versatile course. You gain the core skills and knowledge relevant to most areas of property management and construction, as well as essential employability skills needed by employers.

In order to apply for this course, students are required to have a GCSE in mathematics and English language at grade C or above. In addition, students must have one of the following: 200 points including at least 160 points from two GCE/VCE A levels, or BTEC National qualifications, or one AVCE double award. They accept AS levels and general studies.

BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology
Prepare for a career in architecture on a course nationally recognised for producing graduates with excellent technical design skills, CAD ability and a commitment to low-energy architecture. You are taught by practicing architectural technologists whose teaching on this course led to it gaining the first ever centre of excellence award from the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology (CIAT).

BSc (Hons) Architecture and Environmental Design
Prepare for a career in an architectural industry that increasingly involves environmental issues and sustainable design at the heart of its practice. You learn from staff with a wide range of architectural and environmental design backgrounds and benefit from an approach to teaching that has put this course at the very top of the National Student Survey for teaching quality and overall satisfaction.

Facilities

Students enrolled in either course have access to a resource centre which accommodates for students studying any discipline under the Faculty of Technology Design and Environment. This facility complements the central library services with the provision of course-specific computer software and access to vast archives of published material and previous dissertations.

Construction, building and surveying courses combine theoretical knowledge with hands on experience. You work on real life case studies, giving you valuable experience in a real world setting. We also have a network of industry contacts you can access to help develop your knowledge in construction, building and surveying.

Our teaching staff have extensive construction, building and surveying industry experience, and you also benefit from the insight and experience of visiting lecturers from surveying practices, large property companies and contractors.

Accreditation

They are accredited by the relevant professional bodies, including the • Chartered Institute of Building • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors • Association of Building Engineers • Royal Institute of British Architects • Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

The courses are accredited by one or more of the following: the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Association of Building Engineers.

Student Profile

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