BSc (Hons) Project Management Surveying (Including Foundation Year)

If you don’t quite have the right qualifications to start our three year BSc (Hons) Project Management Surveying degree or if you want to gain more confidence in higher level work, you could opt to start your studies with a foundation year.

The extra year is intended to give you the best possible preparation for success on the degree pathway. You’ll study introductory modules relevant to the degree course whilst developing key skills for academic study. Successful completion of the introductory foundation year will allow you to progress onto the Project Management Surveying degree course.

UCAS Code Study Mode
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
KK29 Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A
UCAS Code Study Mode
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
KK29 Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A

Your Project Management Surveying degree will allow you to manage effectively the range of tasks involved in a construction project. You’ll be able to take responsibility for time, quality, and health and safety, and overcome the challenges of new-build or refurbishment projects.

Foundation year: Project Management Surveying Degree

  • Foundation Calculus - 10 credits
  • Foundations of Mathematics - 20 credits
  • Computer Literacy - 10 credits
  • Key Skills Development - 20 credits

Year One: Project Management Surveying Degree

  • Built Environment Law - 20 credits
  • Construction Technology 1 - 20 credits
  • QS Practice and Procedure - 20 credits
  • Project Management Practice and Procedure - 20 credits
  • Built Environment Economics - 20 credits
  • Integrating Project 1 - 20 credits

Year Two: Project Management Surveying Degree 

  • Research Elective Running - 10 credits
  • Integrating Project 2 - 10 credits
  • Design Economics - 20 credits
  • Contract Management - 20 credits
  • Construction Technology 2 - 20 credits
  • Project Planning Programming and Control - 20 credits
  • Management of Buildings - 20 credits
  • Integrating Project 2 - 20 credits
  • Research Methods and Application - 20 credits

Year Three: Project Management Surveying Degree

  • Dissertation Running - 20 credits
  • Construction Management - 20 credits
  • Project and Financial Management - 20 credits
  • Construction Cost Management - 20 credits
  • Construction Law and ADR - 20 credits
  • Sustainable Technology - 20 credits
  • Integrating Project 3 - 20 credits
  • Supervised Work Experience (SWE) - 120 credits (optional)



You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will also get chance to participate in numerous site visits to local companies allowing you to see how the theory is applied in a professional setting. In addition to this, you will work independently to prepare for classes and complete project work.


Your assessments will involve examinations, coursework and problem-based exercises taught using real-life scenarios.


This Project Management degree Surveying is accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) which provides the world’s leading professional qualification in land, property, construction and the associated environmental issues.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU:  £9000 
  • Full-time International:  £11900 

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International:  £12300 

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

UK and EU students

Apply via UCAS if you are a UK/EU residing applicant, applying for year one of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly

International students

Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK/EU. 

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Admissions statement

At University of South Wales we have a proud history of educating construction and surveying professionals, be they established in the sector or newcomers looking to gain formal qualifications. We’ve been producing industry-ready surveying graduates for over three decades.

Our strong industrial and commercial links help us tailor our surveying courses to meet employers needs, and ensure you graduate with the right skills to develop an exciting, dynamic career in construction and surveying.

By the time you graduate, you will have the skills and qualifications for a successful and rewarding career as a surveyor. There are various employment opportunities in this field, nationally and internationally. You could work in private practice, property departments, construction companies, central and local government organisations or become self employed.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.