BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Course description

“How much will it cost?” is often the key question for any building project. However, modern-day quantity surveying, along with costing, now also involves management of the social, economical and technical issues at the heart of any construction project.

This innovative course brings together the entrepreneurial skills of the property developer with the professional acumen of the quantity surveyor.

What will I experience?

On this course you can:

  • Visit sites and study locally based case studies that will introduce you to the professional markets and environments
  • Attend and contribute to current debates by visiting guest speakers
  • Venture overseas on a European field trip

This degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Once you complete your studies and have found your first job, you can begin training to become a Chartered Quantity Surveyor. The course is also accredited by the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) giving you eligibility for registration.

Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

  • property development
  • surveying
  • project management
  • consultancy

Year one

Your first year will introduce you to the construction industry as a whole, which will underpin your study of quantity surveying.

Core units in this year include:

  • Professional Development
  • Construction, Design and Sustainability
  • Measurement
  • Law
  • Economics and Finance

Year two

In the second year, alongside developing your general construction studies, you will be able to study specific quantity surveying topics.

Core units in this year include:

  • Professional Development
  • Procurement
  • Pre-contract Practice
  • Valuation
  • Tender Documentation
  • Measurement
  • Building Futures

Year three*

In the third year your studies are steered towards preparation for professional placement once you have graduated. Consolidate the skills you have learnt and showcase them in your written dissertation as well as a piece of group work where you will be tasked to produce a ‘real’ project.

Core units in this year include:

  • Research Methods
  • Applied Professional Awareness

*This course is also available as a 4-year sandwich (work placement)

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and group work, and be fully supported throughout your degree. We promote many practical teaching methods as by its very nature ‘property’ requires a proactive, hands-on approach.

The time you spend in teaching activities may depend on the units you select. As a guide, students on this course last year typically spent their time as follows:

  • Year one students: 27% in lectures, seminars and similar learning activities, 73% studying independently and 0% on work placement
  • Year two students: 28% in lectures, seminars and similar learning activities, 72% studying independently and 0% on work placement
  • Year three students: 19% in lectures, seminars and similar learning activities, 81% studying independently and 0% on work placement

Assessment

We guarantee sustained feedback to make sure your studies are on track. Providing you with valuable skills and experience you will be assessed in a variety of ways, including:

  • written exams
  • web assessments
  • essays and reports
  • project presentations
  • a 10,000-word dissertation

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

  • Year one students: 43% by written exams, 8% by practical exams and 49% by coursework
  • Year two students: 37% by written exams, 17% by practical exams and 46% by coursework
  • Year three students: 30% by written exams, 8% by practical exams and 62% by coursework

Entry requirements & International Qualifications

A LEVELS – 112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent. See full entry requirements

 https://www.registryhub.port.ac.uk/entry_requirements/?course_code=C2402&year=2018

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