University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Quantity Surveying

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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 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 Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), and 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. 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. With a focus on your future employability, you’ll develop a broad spectrum of professional, technical and transferable skills. Collaboration is core to our values, so we strive to embed this throughout your studies. 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. You’ll 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 • Accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) • 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

Year one modules may include: Introduction to Law and Regulatory Frameworks, Technology 1, Quantity Surveying Private and Commercial Practice 1, Economics and Management, Environmental Science and Services, Quantity Surveying Discipline Project 1. Year two modules may include: Technology 2, Construction Process Management, Procurement and Administration, Quantity Surveying Private and Commercial Practice 2, Construction Economics, Multidisciplinary Project. Year three modules may include: Quantity Surveying Discipline Project 2, Risk and Value Management, Quantity Surveying Private and Commercial Practice 3, Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, Sustainable Design and Construction, Discipline Research Project.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
K240
Institution code:
S03
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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