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BSc Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

Explore the skills essential to quantity surveying and commercial management. You will have the opportunity to develop your financial management skills which could enhance your career in the building industry upon successful completion of the course.

Gain a globally recognised BSc qualification

Explore how cost management is vital to building projects and upon successful completion of the course, develop the professional knowledge which could enhance your career in civil engineering, property and infrastructure.

Whether you are already working in construction or are looking to enter the industry, successfully completing the degree will help you to gain the skills required to become a quantity surveyor or commercial manager, certified by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).*

BSc (Hons) Undergraduate degree

Explore the skills essential to quantity surveying and commercial management. The course provides an opportunity for professionals in the construction industry and anyone interested in the sector to gain a BSc qualification upon successful completion.
Duration
3-6 years
Overview
24 programs
Start dates
13 Sep 2021 (apply by 17 Sep 2021)
Language
English

What do I need to apply?

To gain entry to the course, all trainees must hold:

  • A Level: BBB-BBC (excludes General Studies); or
  • BTEC: DDM-DMM; or
  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • Plus GCSE: Grade A*-C including English, Mathematics, or specified equivalents

* The university’s accreditation with CIOB shall be up for renewal in 2023 and RICS is up for renewal on an annual basis. Whilst the university hopes and anticipates that any renewal would be successful, if the renewal were to be unsuccessful, this course would no longer be accredited and we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

What are the learning outcomes?

A student who successfully completes the degree will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, theories and principles used in quantity surveying, construction and commercial management. These will include: contract management principles; design; construction technology; quantification/estimating/costing; lifecycle costing; cash flow analysis; finance/value management; and application of project management techniques.

  • The ability to work effectively with others within the context of a multidisciplinary team respecting the respective inputs from fellow professionals, client(s), and other stakeholders, and reflecting on one’s own performance and role within the team.

  • Knowledge and application of contemporary global issues facing the Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management profession and driving change within it, such as the sustainability/environmental agenda.

  • Knowledge and application of professional ethics, their impact on the operation of the Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management profession and their influence on society, conflict avoidance/dispute resolution, and communities and the stakeholders with whom they have contact.

  • The ability to present quantitative and qualitative information, together with analysis, argument and commentary, in a form appropriate to the intended audience, including appropriate acknowledgement and referencing of sources.

  • The ability to produce professional reports in accordance with published conventions and/or client expectations.

  • Skills that promote safe working environments and safe buildings for habitation and use.

  • Select and effectively use a range of appropriate means of communication including information technology.

Programs on this degree

Program
Add+Vantage Module 1
Add+Vantage Module 2
Add+Vantage Module 3
Building Project 1
Building Project 2
Commercial Building Science and Services
Commercial Construction Technology
Commercial Management
Construction Finance and Value Management
Construction Industry Practice 1
Construction Industry Practice 2
Construction Materials
Contract Management
Domestic Building Science and Services
Domestic Construction Technology
Group Project 1
Group Project 2
Group Project 3
Land and Building Surveying
Law for Construction Professionals
Project Administration
Project Design Skills
Quantity Surveying Measurement
Research Dissertation

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  • Join online discussions and collaborate with your peers in a virtual study group
  • Enjoy discussions with feedback from expert educators
  • Get full access to the university library, online resources and support

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