Quantity Surveying (Accelerated Degree)
School - School of the Built Environment
Subject area - Built Environment
UCAS Code: Full-time accelerated: K243, Day-release accelerated:K244
Start Date(s): January; June; September
2 years full-time; 3 years full-time with placement
3 years day-release; 4 years day-release with placement
Full-time start: September
Day-release starts: September, January and June
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £17,910 per year
- Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES)
- Studying at an accelerated rate enables faster progression into a career or postgraduate opportunities.
- There is the opportunity to complete a professional placement year, applying your knowledge to the real world, and boosting your employability
- Accelerated two-year degree option available
- International students can apply
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.
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.
New way to study
The School of the Built Environment now offers a new mode of study for many of its undergraduate courses; the Accelerated Degree. Whilst covering the same content as a traditional three year undergraduate degree, the accelerated degree is taught over three trimesters rather than two semesters.This more intense mode of study means that you can complete your degree in a shorter period of time, therefore allowing you to progress more quickly into work or further study.If you choose to study Quantity Surveying full-time as an accelerated degree, you will complete it in two years rather than three. If you choose the day-release option, you will complete your degree in three years rather than five. You still have the option to complete a placement year if you choose the full-time accelerated pathway with the full-time accelerated degree with placement year taking three years to complete. The traditional three year full-time and five year part-time options for this course are still available.
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Depending on whether you choose the full-time accelerated degree pathway, or the day-release accelerated degree option, the structure of this course will vary as follows:
Industrial placement year
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.
- Technology 1
- QS Private and Commercial Practice 1
- Environmental Science and Services
- QS Discipline Project 1
- Introduction to Law and Regulatory Framework
- Economics and Management
- Construction Process Management
- Technology 2
- Procurement and Administration
- Construction Economics
- QS Private and Commercial Practice 2
- Multi-Disciplinary Project
- Risk and Value Management
- QS Private and Commercial Practice 3
- Sustainable Design and Construction
- Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
- QS Discipline Project 2
- Discipline Research Project
Industrial placement year
You also have the option to take a placement year after year two. 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. An academic member of staff is appointed to be your placement tutor. Your progress within your placement is monitored by the appointed placement tutor with visits to your place of employment, 'telephone visits' and the assessment of a written end of placement report which you prepare.
*Please note students who fail a module are allowed a maximum of 40 credits of concurrent study however the Student Loan Company will not fund the element relating to the repeating modules and therefore if the student wishes to study this concurrently they will have to fund the additional cost themselves.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.