Quantity Surveying (Mechanical and Electrical)
School - School of the Built Environment
Subject area - Built Environment
Start Date(s): September; January
MSc (two years and four months distance learning)
PgDip (one year and four months distance learning)
MSc (two years and eight months distance learning)
PgDip (two years distance learning)
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Distance Learning - £1,332 per 30 credit module
- The full masters degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- Excellent employment opportunities
- Flexible intakes give students the opportunity to work and study at the same time
- International students can apply
There is currently a severe skills shortage in the UK for quantity surveyors with expertise in mechanical and electrical installations - consequently, this course has an exceptionally high graduate employment record. Qualified mechanical and electrical quantity surveyors find employment in the building sector or in specialist fields including nuclear power.
Studying this course will provide you with the skills demanded by clients who rely on a quantity surveyor’s specialist mechanical and electrical knowledge and judgement to keep a project running smoothly. This programme will equip you with a professional understanding of procurement, financial and risk management and lifecycle cost management, as they apply to the construction industry. In addition to formalising your knowledge of traditional quantity surveying, you’ll receive a solid grounding in cutting-edge developments applying to mechanical and electrical works.
As this full masters degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), you will be educated to the highest industry standards and are granted exemption from RICS academic entry requirements.
This course aims to create reflective practitioners in quantity surveying who have a knowledge and understanding of procurement and financial management and recognise the significance of process, technology and people to the success of mechanical and electrical projects. Throughout the course you will critically examine existing practice through implementing process measurement and will evaluate alternative strategies for process improvement.
You will learn how to:
- Organise and plan the procurement and financial management of construction projects
- Very effectively manage and administer construction contracts
- Lead and work effectively with project teams and communicate effectively in a variety of forms.
This course can be studied part-time via distance learning.
The Masters award consists of eight taught modules followed by a dissertation. The PGDip requires the completion of the eight taught modules. For the award of PG Cert the completion of four specified taught modules is required. Assessment of the modules is driven by real-world problems.
Teaching is based around a virtual learning environment supported by interactive online sessions. In the final two trimesters, you will undertake a dissertation which incorporates extensive tutor engagement and support.