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.
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
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.
The BSc (Honours) in Quantity Surveying enables you to:
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.
International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
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.
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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 2017/8. 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.
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