University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Quantity Surveying with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Resource-constrained city leaders and developers must maximise investments and minimise costs. As technology transforms the construction industry, our triple-accredited BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying with Foundation Year degree can put you in a leading role delivering resource-efficient buildings for our 21st century cities. Quantity surveyors manage the financial aspects of the construction process. Working on behalf of contractors, agencies and clients, they apply cost engineering to ensure developments are physically built on time to budget. If you’re looking for a career where you can influence urban developments, our BSc Quantity Surveying course can open up exciting career prospects, both in the UK and overseas. Build in-demand professional knowledge and skills This foundation year pathway is designed to give you a strong foundation in construction, surveying and design techniques, and the essential study skills so you are ready to progress. This pathway is an excellent route if you want to study the full honours degree, but don't meet the direct entry requirements. On successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress on to the full RICS-accredited BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree, which is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES). Providing a pathway to professional status, our popular Quantity Surveying course will advance your financial, technical and managerial construction related knowledge. You’ll build advanced measurement and quantification skills with detailed knowledge of estimating and cost management methods. You’ll learn about the legal and regulatory framework and the economic environment. You’ll learn to differentiate the processes, tools, and techniques used to evaluate risk and value management, and recognise sustainable design. Delivered by industry-experienced tutors and practitioners, you'll be educated to the highest industry standards, studying a range of tailored, industry-shaped modules that will develop your professional, technical and interpersonal skill set. With a focus on your future employability, you will experience group projects that will build your confidence and capabilities in team working, problem-solving and communication - all desirable skills for real-world built environment careers. Get closer to industry Located at the heart of one of the largest property and construction markets outside of London, Salford is a great place to study quantity surveying, with impressive development projects right on our doorstep. Delivered from our Peel park campus, minutes away from buzzing central Manchester, you’ll have opportunities to visit local construction projects, and receive industry guest lectures, building your professional connections and helping you to gain real-world context for your learning. Once you join the BSc (Hons) pathway, you will also have the option to include an industry placement between years two and three, where you can develop additional professional and transferable skills, and make early career connections. Features • Start with a foundation year to boost your skills and be ready to progress to the full BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree • Gain a critical awareness of the construction process, from inception to delivery techniques • Examine construction law and the commercial practices that affect the use, management, and development of land • Develop an understanding of the interactions between a building and its internal and external environments • Learn how effective planning and resource management can impact on a project and its supply chain • Explore how risk and value management techniques can optimise whole life cost solutions

Course details

Modules

Foundation year: Introduction to Built Environment Professional Practice, Introduction to Design Practice, Introduction to Building Science, Introduction to Digital Built Environment, IT and Study Skills, Professional Practice Project. Year one: Introduction to Law and Regulatory Frameworks, Technology 1, Economics and Management, Environmental Science and Services, Quantity Surveying Private and Commercial Practice 1, Quantity Surveying Discipline Project 1. Year two: Technology 2, Construction Process Management, Procurement and Administration, Quantity Surveying Private and Commercial Practice 2, Construction Economics, Multi-disciplinary Project. Year three: Quantity Surveying Discipline Project 2, Quantity Surveying Private and Commercial Practice 3, Research Project, Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, Sustainable Design and Construction, Risk and Value Management.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
K247
Institution code:
S03
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We require Grade D or 3 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE. Functional Skills Level 2 and Key Skills Level 2 accepted as alternatives.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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University of Salford
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Salford
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Additional information

Monday 5 July to Wednesday 17 August 9am until 5pm (except Fridays 10 am until 4pm), Thursday 18 August, 8am to 7pm, Friday 19 August 8am to 6pm, Saturday 20 August Clearing Visit Day Sunday 21 August Closed Monday 22 August 9am to 5pm (and from this date on, except for Fridays 10am to 4pm).


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Quantity Surveying with Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS