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Masters degrees in Surveying Science equip postgraduates with the skills to measure altitudes, angles and distances of land surfaces which are intended for use or development.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Engineering or Urban Planning.
Training typically includes the use of geographic information systems (GIS), photogrammetry and satellite positioning systems such as GPS, laser scanning, referencing systems production and the modelling of spatial data. Most courses offer the opportunity for specialisation, which postgraduates may utilise for future careers.
For example, you may wish to focus your studies for a career in building surveying, learning to diagnose building defects and refurbish existing buildings. It also includes managing maintenance, procurement, monitoring contracts, and facilities management.
Alternatively, you may concentrate on real estate. Training may include learning to valuate land and commercial property, acquire sites for building, evaluate property proposals, ensure compliance with planning policy frameworks, and manage property assets.
Other careers include urban planning and development, rural planning, and construction law.
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Build Your Future With Our Surveying MSc. Get ahead with an RICS accredited Masters at Northumbria University. Our distance learning course will help you to progress in surveying, whether you're already working in the field and want to take a step up or you're looking to kickstart your career in the industry. Read more
Surveyors work in a range of land, property and construction related areas. Using modern technology such as GPS and laser instruments surveyors precisely measure land, building, and features in the environment for mapping, development and spatial analysis. Read more
The Masters in Land & Hydrographic Surveying will introduce you to the surveying discipline and prepare you for employment in the industry. Read more
This MSc in Geospatial & Mapping Sciences focuses on understanding the theory and practice of geospatial data collection and management. Read more
BIM is a growing technology used in the building industry worldwide. It uses digital techniques to create and use intelligent 3D models to communicate building project decisions. Read more
This one-year postgraduate course is designed to provide a solid knowledge of materials and built fabrics, both modern and traditional, the causes and mechanisms of failure and the traditional as well as the most advanced ways to repair and preserve them. Read more
Our MSc Construction Cost Management course provides a route for new entrants to the professional practice of Construction Cost Management or Quantity Surveying, who have taken degrees in non-related disciplines. Read more
Designed for professionals aspiring to technical leadership positions within structural engineering design practice, this course focuses on applying engineering principles in advanced materials behaviour and technical themes within structural engineering. Read more
Focused on enhancing the technical and management skills required of professionals in civil engineering and construction-related industries, this course explores the environmental, sustainability and management aspects of civil engineering and building construction. Read more
From single structures through to industrial complexes and entire neighbourhoods, infrastructure engineering is at the heart of communities of every size, driving economic growth in countries across the world. Read more
The MSc Building Surveying programme with Facilities Management is designed to respond to the dynamic demands for sustainable management of the existing built environment and is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Read more
You can study Safety and Reliability Engineering for Oil and Gas flexibly from anywhere in the world as this delivery is online and direct from University of Aberdeen in the European oil and gas hub. Read more