BSc (Hons) Building Control

Career Roles

What roles do UCEM graduates do after studying this programme?

  • Building Control Surveyor
  • SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality) Roles
  • Building Inspector

What kind of work do UCEM graduates do?

  • Ensure that new buildings, alterations, installations and extensions meet the regulatory standards of safety, sustainability, accessibility and design
  • Work with building surveyors, construction workers, local authorities, planners, surveyors and other professionals, as well as special interest groups such as heritage organisations advising on current legislation and ensuring specified regulations are adhered to.
  • Make regular inspections of building work at various stages of completion
  • Issue approval to start building work and completion certificates
  • Inspect and carry out surveys of potentially dangerous buildings and advise on how to make them safe.
  • Approve demolitions
  • Suggest ways to make the building project more cost effective like reducing energy and water use.
  • On all projects you will consider how your decisions will affect the contractors’ time and costs. If you decide that a building project doesn’t meet regulations, you may start legal proceedings to change or stop building work.

Employment Opportunities

What kind of employers do UCEM graduates work for?

  • Local authorities
  • Consultancies
  • Health and Safety Executive


How much could I earn?

Experience Earnings
Starting salaries range from: £18,000 to £28,000
Experienced: £30,000 – £40,000
Senior: £60,000+


Professional Qualifications

What professional qualifications could I achieve?

  • Chartered Membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Associate Membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building
  • The Chartered Institute of Building Engineers (CABE)

Graduate Success

How successful are graduates in finding a role in the industry?

  • 98% of UCEM graduates are working in the property and construction industry 15 months after graduation