Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons)

Overview

Quantity Surveyors calculate and manage costs relating to the built environment. They are financial and contractual experts, covering cost and value management, contract law and risk assessment. Quantity Surveyors are integral to moving construction projects from the planning stage to reality. Due to the high costs and risks associated with these projects, your skills as a Quantity Surveyor will always be in high demand.

This BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree is designed and delivered by a team of experienced professionals. You'll learn to think like an entrepreneur, develop professional business acumen and learn sought after quantity surveying skills. You'll be prepared to confidently tackle the social, economic and technical issues associated with construction projects of all sizes.

Our Quantity Surveying graduates are widely respected. They work in all sectors of construction from housing to major infrastructure projects throughout the UK and internationally.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Learn the professional skills of the quantity surveyor along with commercial and business methods to shape and develop construction projects
  • Use our suite of Building Information Modelling (BIM) software
  • Keep up to date with the latest industry developments with teaching informed by research and professional practice
  • Contribute to current debates by attending lectures from visiting guest speakers
  • Experience your future working environment by conducting field work in locations in the UK and Europe
  • Work on real projects as part of our partnerships with charities, local and global organisations

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and set you up for future career.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • group work

This course is structured to provide you with practical experience.

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • written exams
  • web assessments
  • essays and reports
  • project presentations
  • a dissertation

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

  • Year 1 students: 43% by written exams, 8% by practical exams and 49% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 37% by written exams, 17% by practical exams and 46% by coursework
  • Year 3 students: 30% by written exams, 8% by practical exams and 62% by coursework

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the construction industry.

What jobs can you do with a Quantity Surveying degree?

You’ll be ready to take on a variety of roles in the when you graduate, including:

  • quantity surveyor
  • property developer
  • project manager
  • construction law and claims specialist
  • BIM coordinator

Whatever your plans once you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our careers and employability service as you advance in your career.

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time, Sandwich Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

112-128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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