Combining knowledge with practical skills, a degree in quantity surveying prepares you for a career in the construction industry. It is often a very hands-on course that mixes individual projects with group work.
The modern construction industry is currently facing up to the challenges presented by climate change, globalisation and increasingly demanding clients. A degree in quantity surveying highlights these problems, before arming you with the necessary skills needed to overcome them.
GCSE's at Grade 4 or over in Mathematics and English Language are generally mandatory. If you took an A/AS Level, 112 UCAS tariff points is usually the minimum that is required.
If you have a BTEC National Diploma, a university will often want a D*D* that is combined with at least three other qualifications so that you meet the minimum UCAS tariff of 112.
International students must be provide accredited evidence of strong English skills.
If you do not have any of the above qualifications, you will need to refer to your UCAS guide to see how you can make up the minimum required points.
This type of degree offers you plenty of opportunities in growth areas, such as value engineering, business risk management, and management consultancy. Typical jobs that students land upon graduating include:
- Assistant Cost Consultant
- Quantity Surveyor
- Project Manager
- Trainee Estimator
- Commercial Manager
There is also the option of going onto postgraduate study, which you will be encouraged by your university to consider. There are a number of relevant Master’s programs that you can study after graduating with a degree in quantity surveying.
The course also equips you with important transferable skills that will prove useful over the course of your professional life, such as communication and teamwork skills.