Quantity Surveying and Building Surveying

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 Study postgraduate Quantity Surveying and Building Surveying at UniSA.

Study building surveying at the University of South Australia and gain insight into the building surveyor profession by equipping yourself with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to take a technical support role in the field.

Graduates develop a broad understanding of the construction industry and the building surveying profession with knowledge in the roles of building surveyors, regulatory authorities, advisory bodies and other stakeholders in the construction industry, construction organisations, and building process and technology; the Australian legal system and key principles of construction law; assessment and analysis of structures in buildings and the behaviour of the materials used in these structures; and building regulations and codes. 

The University of South Australia is now offering postgraduate programs in Quantity and Building Surveying, including: 


Key features

  • Strong industry links.
  • The Graduate Diploma and the Graduate Certificate are offered externally, supported by a flexible online teaching and learning environment. 
  • Access to the Natural and Built Environments Research Centre (NBERC)
  • UniSA is ranked in the world top 100 for Built Environments in the 2016 QS subject ratings. 

Professional recognition

  • Students will have the option to undertake the Graduate Certificate to become Level 2 accredited building surveyors should they wish to undertake their studies in two stages. These accreditations are necessary for entry into the profession of building surveying in Australia.

  • The Graduate Diploma provides a higher level of qualification (reflected by the new Australian Qualifications Framework guidelines) by fulfilling the requirements for graduates to become accredited Level 1 Building Surveyors with the AIBS.

  • Graduates from the program will primarily work as a building control surveyor or a private certifier, although some graduates from previous building surveying programs have worked as construction managers or construction engineers.


Nicole Fogg - Graduate Diploma in Built Environment (Building Surveying)


Career opportunities

Graduates may find employment in such areas as:

Graduate Diploma in Built Environment (Building Surveying) or Graduate Certificate in Built Environment (Building Surveying)

  • Building Control Surveyor
  • Private Certifier
  • Construction Manager
  • Asset Manager

Master of Quantity Surveying 

Practise as a quantity surveyor in the following settings:

  • construction industry
  • project management firms
  • real estate developers
  • government departments
  • local councils
  • consultancies 

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Related disciplines

  • Surveying
  • Architecture
  • Construction Management
  • Project Management