Graduate Diploma in Built Environment (Building Surveying)
You’re considered an International student if you are a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
Prepare yourself for a responsible leadership role in the field of building surveying or lay the foundations for future study.
You will gain a strong understanding of the construction industry and its key stakeholders. Your studies will focus on building processes and technology, construction law, and building regulations and codes. This qualification fulfils the educational requirements for building surveyor accreditation by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors.
This qualification is available online only. It is not available to international students studying in Australia under a student visa and can only be studied from your home country.
The graduate diploma is offered as part of a suite of two programs (graduate certificate and graduate diploma). Each qualification extends to the next. If you decide to exit having completed the first four courses, you will receive the Graduate Certificate in Built Environment (Building Surveying).
You will develop knowledge and understanding in building surveying, and practical skills that you can apply directly to your day-to-day work such as:
This qualification has been developed by academics and researchers with strong industry associations, in consultation with our industry partners. The skills and knowledge you develop will have immediate practical application to your everyday working life.
It is contemporary, relevant to today’s workplaces and – with a five star ranking in Built Environment1 – it is respected by employers and industry.
1 QS Stars Rankings 2017
Employment as a building, architectural and surveying technician in Australia is expected to increase by 10.9 per cent between now and 20201.
Careers to consider:
1 Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015
The Graduate Diploma in Built Environment (Building Surveying) meets the educational requirements for Level 1 accreditation with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS). This accreditation recognises graduates as meeting the AIBS educational requirements for a Level 1 unrestricted Building Surveyor.
You will gain a strong understanding of the construction industry and its key stakeholders. During your studies you will focus on:
You will also develop the skills to research and remain up-to-date with developments in construction law throughout your career, and the ability to write on construction law issues.
For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.
Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:
Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.
Take a look at the global opportunities available.
|Course name||Area and cat no.||Units||Reference|
|The Constructed Environment||BUIL 5036||4.5|
|Introduction to Construction Law||BUIL 5035||4.5|
|Building Structures and Materials||BUIL 5037||4.5|
|Building Surveying||CIVE 3012||4.5|
|Fire Engineering N||BUIL 4029||4.5|
|Development Regulation||BUIL 4028||4.5|
|Asset Management and Building Pathology||CIVE 4033||4.5|
|Advanced Building Surveying||CIVE 4032||4.5|
As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.
Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.
Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.
International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist.
We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.
Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.
How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.