School - School of the Built Environment
Subject area - Built Environment
UCAS Code: Full-time: K240; Part-time: K2K0P
Start Dates(s): September; January
Three years full-time
Four years with work placement
Five years part-time
UK - £9250 per year
Part-time - Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.
International - £12,300 per year
Malaysian student Lovelyn Goh talks about studying for her BSc (HONS) in Quantity Surveying at the School of the Built Environment at the University, and how to make the most out of living and studying in Salford.
Quantity surveyors manage and control financial aspects of the construction process and may also specialise in construction contract law, insurance and procurement. They work on behalf of contracting organisations or representatives of the client, aiming to maximise value and ensure that the project is completed within budget.
As quantity surveyors often act as project managers, you will learn how to select, manage and coordinate the resources needed for the completion of a construction project. You will be taught how use to computing resources to financially manage the development, construction and long-term operation of buildings.
This course is accredited by several professional institutions including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), ensuring that you will be educated to the highest industry standards.
Year one of this course has modules in common with other related courses within the school, meaning that you will benefit from collaborative learning with students from other disciplines, gaining an understanding of essential foundation subjects.
Year 2 introduces a number of subjects specific to this course focussing on your ability to perform in industry with the development of problem solving capacities embedded into the programme. Additionally, you will be involved in a multi-disciplinary project in order to further develop your experience of collaborative working, which is common practice in the career of a quantity surveyor.
Your final year requires you to undertake some core compulsory quantity surveying modules in addition to some which you select each semester. You also undertake a research project on a built environment subject of your choice under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.
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If you are studying full-time, you'll have the option to take an industrial year-out placement between years two and three. If you wish to take a placement year you will be responsible for securing your own work placement. The university will help you to develop your employability skills and an academic member of staff is appointed to be your placement tutor. Your progress within the placement is monitored by the appointed placement tutor with 'telephone visits', visits to your place of employment and the assessment of a written end of placement report which you prepare.
Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.
|GCSE||Grade C or above in Maths and English Language|
|UCAS tariff points||104 points|
|BTEC National Diploma||National Diploma MMM|
|BTEC Higher National Diploma||Higher National Diploma Pass in cognate subject for entry to level 5|
|Foundation Degree||Pass in cognate subject for entry to level 5|
|International Baccalaureate||30 points|
|Other Qualification||Degree in cognate subject for level 5 entry|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with no band below 5.5 is proof of this.
Applicants will also need to have a minimum grade C pass in English and Mathematics at GCSE O level (or equivalent). There are no specific A level topics required.
In addition to our academic entry requirements, we also look for certain characteristics in each student. Possessing these characteristics will not only help you to fulfil your potential at university, but is also an essential requirement for a successful career in the built environment.
All our courses are management focused; therefore leadership skills and a hard-working approach are important. The built environment caters for many different skills from creativity and original thinking to efficiency and technical ability, so you should be willing to develop in new areas.
The modern built environment industry relies on a multidisciplinary team based approach to work. Therefore all our courses combine academic study with group project work, so it is essential that you are a good team player.
Most importantly we want you to have a real passion for developing, advancing and shaping the future of the built environment.
We positively welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to successfully pursue a programme of study in higher education. Students who do not have formal entry qualifications are required to sit a written assessment which is designed for this purpose. Support in preparing for the written assessment is available from the University. Please contact Andy Fleming the Director of Admissions for further information.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Full-time||£9250 per year|
|Part-time||Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.|
|Full-time International||£12,300 per year|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
As an International student you could be entitled to:
You will be assessed through coursework, projects, exams and a dissertation.
Quantity surveyors are in high demand, and graduates from this course are sought after by employers. Recent graduates are working in a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sectors. These include construction companies, surveying consultancies, property developers, local authorities and government departments.
As well as cost management, quantity surveyors now provide an expanding range of services including:
Individual quantity surveyors can channel their careers into specialised roles such as project management, facilities management, contract consultancy and arbitration.
Companies that have previously employed our graduates include:
Chim Lungu, graduate:
“I loved the variety and the type of projects that I got to complete- very high profile, complex projects. I also enjoyed the team aspect and meeting lots of people from different backgrounds. It was great to work on something from start to finish and see the results of your efforts take shape.”
During the Multidisciplinary Projects module students get to work on some ‘live’ development projects. Previous students have helped to design a new club-house for Salford City FC and worked on the designs for Macclesfield Cricket Club and the Salford Woolpack community pub.
In addition, we have close associations with industry and professional bodies such as: