Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Quantity Surveying with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Want a career in the construction industry? Study our BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying with Foundation Year degree. With our quantity surveyor training, you will work collaboratively with tutors, practitioners, theorists and designers who will equip you with everything you need to help shape the future of the built environment. About the Foundation Year The Foundation Year course option enables you to study for our BSc (Hons) degree over an extended full-time duration of four years by including a Foundation Certificate (year one of four). The Foundation Certificate provides a broad study programme that underpins the follow-on degree. In order to progress to the next year of your degree, it is necessary to achieve a pass in all of the modules of the Foundation Certificate. What's covered in the course? Today’s construction industry is facing the challenges of globalisation, climate change, demanding clients and a complex regulatory framework. The growing importance of technology and integrated delivery plays an increasingly important role in the industry. This surveying course will give you the skills to deal with these challenges and more. With innovation at the core of the programme, you will learn through creative problem solving and working with our industrial partners. You’ll also develop the intellectual and practical competencies required by professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). You’ll leave with a broad knowledge of the legal, technical, managerial, economic, social and environmental aspects of construction projects, and able to confidently manage both commercial and civil engineering projects. This course is taught by experienced staff with a wealth of industry experience. A flexible approach to delivery allows construction professionals to study alongside their professional role. You'll gain expertise in cost management, procurement and quantification skills. You’ll also develop expertise in risk management, costing techniques, design economics, buildability, procurement, ability to add value and an appreciation of people from different cultural backgrounds and construction disciplines. Why Choose Us? • We are fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and seeking accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). We are a RICS approved Partnership Centre. • Industry links with employers such as Willmott Dixon, BAM, T&T, Arcadis, Mott MacDonald and AECOM allow you to apply what you learn in a practical context through placements and live projects. • It’s an exciting time to study in Birmingham - The Big City Plan, a 20-year vision covering every aspect of the built environment, is creating a wealth of opportunities for those with built environment qualifications. • Apply your skills to real-life projects in competitions such as the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Design and Build competition. Our students have an impressive track record and have travelled to locations across the world to take part, including Dallas, Texas. • You might be eligible for grant funding of up to £9,500 towards your degree, through the Built Environment Scholarship. You may also be able to gain funding through our travel scholarship scheme. • You'll be studying in state-of-the-art facilities at Millennium Point, with access to £6.5 million facilities. Benefit from high quality equipment and regular site visits which give you a close-up view of professional practice and an industry perspective on your studies. • We are an Autodesk Training Centre (ATC) - This national and international recognition will give you access to on-campus training by certified Autodesk instructors, providing you with digital skills that will be highly sought after by employers. Autodesk applications play an important part in supporting the digital transformation of Architecture, Engineering and Construction.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
K24F
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
Millennium Point Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in any level

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
59%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
70%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Quantity Surveying with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS