Quantity surveyors are in high demand and earn attractive salaries. Quantity surveyors understand all aspects of construction. They are the financial managers of the construction industry and need to manage costs eﬀectively, while considering quality, sustainability and client needs.
They are involved throughout projects, including all stages of the design, construction and operation of property developments, including residential, commercial, industrial and retail, as well as infrastructure projects such as roads, railways and airports.
Studying this RICS-accredited Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management degree, you will learn skills and competencies that are directly relevant to industry practice and standards. You will gain the skills to manage the range of tasks involved in a construction project, learn how to take responsibility for financial planning and management, and be able to overcome challenges associated with building costs.
By the time you graduate from the Quantity Surveying degree, you will have the skills and qualifications for a rewarding and well-paid career.
What you will study
Your studies will cover industrial initiatives such as lifecycle costing, strategic partnering and collaboration, target cost contracts, dispute resolution and open-book accounting. To help you work towards continuous professional development, you will also learn how to apply critical thinking to your experiences. Our Quantity Surveying course also includes projects delivered in partnership with employers and involves real-life case studies, which will help you develop key skills for the workplace.
Foundation Year: Quantity Surveying Degree
- Foundation Calculus
- Foundations of Mathematics
- Key Skills Development
- Conceptual Modelling and Sustainable Design
- Integrative Project
- Introduction to the Construction Industry
- Experimental Methods
Year One: Quantity Surveying Degree
- Built Environment Law
- Construction Technology 1
- QS Practice and Procedure
- Project Management Practice and Procedure
- Built Environment Economics
- Integrating Project 1 (optional)
Year Two: Quantity Surveying Degree
- Contract Management
- Civil Engineering Measurement and Technology
- Construction Technology 2
- Integrating Project 2
- Design Economics
Year Three: Quantity Surveying Degree
- Construction Cost Management
- Multi-Dimensional Project Management
- Construction Law and ADR
- Sustainable Technology
- Integrating Project 3
- Supervised Work Experience (SWE) (optional for sandwich year only)
Full-time students spend 12-15 hours each week in lectures, seminars and tutorials, usually over two to three full days. You will spend time working on presentations, assignments, reading and problem-solving exercises.
Your Quantity Surveying programme here won’t confine you to a classroom. We don’t believe you can learn vital skills like analytical decision making and problem solving by just reading about them. That’s why we offer practical activities that help you understand and apply the theory you learn in lectures. Plus you’ll have the chance to go on site visits to local companies.
Assessment is through a mixture of coursework and examinations.
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