Quantity Surveying at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

Our Quantity Surveying programme, which is part of the civil engineering and infrastructure cluster here at Aston, examines the economic and operational issues related to the construction industry. This course will produce graduates with the qualities and skills that are in demand by potential employers, and who are able to make a valuable contribution to society in general. Students will be offered the opportunity to obtain relevant industrial experience by taking a sandwich year. Students will leave with a working knowledge of the techniques, and an understanding of the skills, required by quantity surveyors and commercial managers within the construction industry. On our course you’ll gain a working knowledge of the techniques, and an understanding of the skills, required by quantity surveyors and commercial managers within the construction industry. With sustainable construction methods and technology at the centre of your learning, you’ll also learn about cost planning and estimating, scheduling projects and building engineering and management. In addition, as you’ll be learning and living in the middle of Britain’s second city, you’ll gain invaluable, real-life experience of the challenges and opportunities faced by the people and organisations responsible for developing our built environment. To help bring this to life there will be regular opportunities for engagement with local projects through a series of guest lectures, site visits and real-life projects. The skills you will gain are in high demand and, as a graduate, you will be able to contribute to the ongoing development of the build environment in which we live and work.

  • Ranked Top 10 in the UK for Construction, Surveying and Planning  (The Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • Our Quantity Surveying degree is ranked 5th in the UK (Building, Complete University Guide, 2023).
  • Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Practical elements to prepare you for the working world


Year One Introductory Accounting for Business Construction Materials and Surveying BIM for Construction Study and Research Skills Building Professional Relationships Construction Contract Management and Administration 1 Introduction to Business Year Two Construction Quantification and Costing Building Information and Digital Construction Health, Safety and Risk Management Construction Contract Management and Administration 2 Building Design and Construction Technology 2 Procurement and Cost Management Year Three Optional Placement Final Year Final Year Research Project Construction Technology 3 Commercial Management - Advanced Quantification and Costing Construction Design, Costing and Scheduling Project Please Note: All modules are based on the current academic year. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

See Aston Website for further information

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £18150 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.
Quantity Surveying at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS