Built Environment Degrees


Largest provider of industry-accredited surveying courses and project management courses in Wales


Hands-on placement opportunities to learn the skills and expertise required in industry

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Accredited by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

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Industry-standard facilities and specialist computing labs with the latest engineering software


Experience hands-on study.

The University of South Wales is the largest provider of industry-accredited surveying courses and project management courses in Wales, fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the world’s leading professional body in land, property, construction and associated environmental issues. 

If you enjoy the challenge of practical problems and want to be at the heart of construction projects, a career in quantity surveying or project management may be what you’re looking for. 

Accredited by RICS

Courses Accredited By RICS

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world's leading body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction. As the largest provider in Wales of industry-accredited surveying and project management courses, USW can help you to gain a competitive career advantage. 

Cutting-edge facilities

Cutting Edge Built Environment Facilities

For added experience, you’ll use industry-standard facilities on campus. These can include computing laboratories with engineering software such as Revit, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Autodesk QTO, CostX, Synchro, and Navisworks and a dedicated built environment project area.

Hands-on placements

Hands On Built Environment Placements

We recommend you spend a year working in the construction industry as part of your degree. During this ‘sandwich’ year, you’ll get hands-on experience that will make you a more attractive candidate to employers and will inform your studies in your final year.


Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate and Research Courses

Eisiau astudio yn Gymraeg?

Gallwch astudio 40 credyd o'n cyrsiau Adeiledig trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Os ydych yn dewis astudio 40 credyd ymhob blwyddyn, byddwch yn gymwys i ymgeisio am Ysgoloriaeth Cymhelliant y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, gwerth £1,500 dros dair blynedd. Gwyliwch y fideo hwn am fwy o wybodaeth.

Interested in studying in Welsh?

You can study 40 credits of our Built courses in Welsh. If you choose to study 40 credits in each year of your course, you will be eligible to apply for a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Incentive Scholarship, worth £1,500 over three years. Watch this video for more information.


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Put theory into practice.

Undertaking a work placement is a great chance for you to apply your current skills and gain new ones from a real-world setting, as well as putting you ahead of the competition when you graduate.

At USW we create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. We offer learning that reflects employer demands, and equip our students with the skills and experience to succeed. We produce employment-ready graduates who are a step ahead of their competitors.



Experience South Wales.

The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.

With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside. 

We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.



Explore USW.

Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales. 

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course.  For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.

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