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Building Surveying, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #351 (WUR) Online
The Building Surveying program from Western Sydney University  provides professionals with the knowledge and expertise to access and evaluate building regulation laws and make recommendations for alternative building solutions.


The Building Surveying program from Western Sydney University caters to your need to understand performance based building regulations and fire safety principles. The course is relevant to professionals, understanding of building regulations within states and territories and how alternative solutions are developed using the National Construction Code (NCC).

The course has been developed in consultation with practising building surveyors, certifiers and associate professionals to meet the needs of the building surveying profession. Western Sydney University’s Building Surveying courses have nearly two decades of history and are well recognised by the building surveyors profession and industry for meeting the changing building regulatory environment.

We take a balanced approach to education in the fundamental knowledge and problem-solving skills. You will gain an understanding of building regulations and their interpretations, fire engineering principles and various Australian Standards that become building regulations under the NCC.

You will gain knowledge in the practical assessment and approval process adopted by governments, the profession and the building industry. The course is taught by leading industry experts, as well as academics at the University and some units are via distance learning.

Your career

With a degree in building surveying, you can look forward to career opportunities in:

  • Certifier
  • Municipal building surveyors
  • Building inspectors
  • Quality control
  • Consultants and expert witnesses


The course is recognised by NSW Building Professionals Board (BPB) and has full accreditation with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Building Engineering
  • Fire Technology and Engineering Principles
  • Interpreting Building Regulations
  • Planning and Development Control
  • Building Fire Services
  • Egress and Risk Assessment
  • Building Studies
  • Disaster and Emergency Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • All international students must have a good command of written and spoken English.
  • If English is not your first language or was not the medium of instruction in your secondary or tertiary studies, you are required to demonstrate your proficiency in the English language by achieving a prescribed level in an approved English examination or test before you can receive a full offer of a place.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • National

    29840 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29840 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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