ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS (RICS) ACCREDITATION
What is RICS accreditation?
RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is • A high profile global standards and membership organisation for professionals involved in land, property (real estate), construction and environmental issues, based in the United Kingdom. • Has over 110,000 individual members in about 120 countries worldwide. • Has recognised The University of Auckland Business School is a provider of degree courses that meet the academic requirements for a Bachelor of Property (BProp) graduate to seek admission as a professional member.
Why is accreditation important for students in the Business School?
RICS accreditation – • Indicates that as a graduate you have a high level of professional competence and a soundness in depth, breadth and quality of knowledge in the various elements of the property industry. • Allows you, while in the BProp programme, to be a RICS student member. • Means that, with a BProp from The University of Auckland, you are eligible to become a professional RICS member after completing the Assessment of Professional Competence programme during a two-year period of experience in the property profession.
What does accreditation mean?
Accreditation – • •
Indicates that graduates who have the BProp qualification have reached a standard similar to that achieved in other accredited programmes in the United Kingdom and internationally. Means that, as a BProp graduate, you have a portable qualification that has credibility within the profession and among employers internationally.
How does a business school achieve RICS accreditation?
Accreditation is awarded following the detailed examination of – • Quality of academic staff qualifications, teaching and research • Content of courses required for a BProp • Student quality, admission requirements and performance standards • Student and alumni support services • Institutional infrastructure and resources