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.
Foundation year modules include:
Following your initial foundation year, you will progress onto the modules studied as part of the BSc (Hons) degree. For further information on the modules studied in the latter part of this course, see the BSc (Hons) Project Management Surveying degree.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK/EU.
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 graduates for over three decades.
Our strong industrial and commercial links help us tailor our 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. 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.
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.