The University of Wolverhampton

BSc (Hons)Quantity Surveying

Why choose this course?

Quantity surveyors operate in all sectors of the construction industry around the world and are mainly responsible for the cost, legal and management delivery on construction and infrastructure projects. Quantity Surveyors work on projects that can range from buildings and infrastructure to residential developments, commercial projects to roads, airports and bridges. Projects can range from small schemes to multi-million pound projects. The range is diverse, and consequently no two days are the same.

This professionally accredited course, by both RICS and CIOB, will teach you how to blend traditional QS skills with modern technologies whilst ensuring you gain the knowledge necessary to become a construction professional in this rewarding discipline.

The course is offered as a three year full time, four year with industrial placement or five years for those already in employment.

Quantity Surveying

What happens on the course?

You will begin studying:-

Construction Technology and Materials

Built Environment economics and finance

Measurement, site surveying and costing techniques

Key employability and academic skills and RICS/CIOB professional development

Construction legal procedures

You will move to study:

Construction and environment technology

Construction costing and procurement

Use of IT skills for data management including BIM both for Civil and building

Project Administration practices and procedures

Continuing development of employability skills e.g. client communication/ verbal/written/presentation

Finally you will study:

Contract Administration and dispute resolution

Commercial project management e.g. risk management/ financial control and reporting

Sustainability including building excellence key themes e.g. collaboration/ soft landings/ new procurement routes

Corporate social responsibilities

Exposure to QS specialist software packages e.g. REVIT/ CAD/ Costx/ QSPro

Quantity Surveying

Why Wolverhampton?

The BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying at Wolverhampton offers you:

  • Full accreditation by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Institute of Building
  • Opportunity to gain employment on course completion, graduates are often offered employment before the end of their final year
  • Opportunity to undertake a 40-week paid industrial work placement year within a quantity surveying practice or contracting organisation
  • There is a high level of support for students on this course. Our Business and Placement Unit will help you to identify potential employers, both in the UK and overseas (though overseas placements are less common), and will support you during your placement, with visits from your tutor to check on your progress.
  • Our academic staff who are active researchers and consultants in their field and have professional industrial experience which they bring into their teaching;
  • Studying with a wide range of other professional disciplines in an integrated department of architecture, building and civil engineering, reflecting the modern interdisciplinary nature of construction projects;
  • Part-time day release option for those already in employment

Career path

We work closely with regional and national companies to identify the relevant professional and technical skills required in these specific industries. Employment is secured by graduates in a range of organisations both in the UK and overseas. Recent graduates are working with the following companies: Mott MacDonald, E C Harris, Bullock Construction, Carillion, Thomas Vale Construction and Kier Construction. A high number of graduates continue with us on our MSc programmes in order to further specialise their surveying skills. The programme will prepare you for a career as a quantity surveyor.

Quantity Surveying

What skills will you gain?

The BSc (Honours) in Quantity Surveying enables you to:

  • improve your employability by offering practical experience of Quantity Surveying of the principles, roles and purposes of a Quantity Surveyor;
  • develop additional transferable skills in the terms of IT, team-building, independent learning skills, self-motivated academic enquiry and personal development
  • study for a degree accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) to help you on your professional career path

Who accredits this course?

This course is accredited by both the RICS and CIOB as follows:

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world’s leading professional body for land, property and construction. We are in partnership with the RICS to deliver this course, which upon successful completion gives students exemption from the academic requirements of the RICS, and leads into the RICS’ Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), the precursor to professional membership (MRICS) and becoming a chartered surveyor.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), this course is assessed as meeting the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective CIOB members holding this degree has full academic exemption and may enter CIOB membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment.


Entry requirements

2016 Entry

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £9,000 £11,250
Part time # £2,780

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 323403

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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01902 32 22 22

Email

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