Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management (with foundation year)

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Course summary

The foundation year of this Coventry University degree will be delivered from our CU Coventry campus. Course delivery from year 1 of the degree onwards will be from Coventry University campus. This course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for a career in quantity surveying and commercial management. The foundation year will introduce you to the world of business with a sharp focus on aspects of management, business communications and marketing in a global context. The foundation year creates opportunities for students to develop key business skills and to put theory, both traditional and contemporary, into practice with real-world scenarios. Students who successfully complete their foundation year will then progress onto the Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc (Hons) degree within Coventry University’s School of Energy, Construction and Environment. The degree covers construction cost estimating, including aspects of refurbishment and maintenance cost, procurement, quantification of elements using both traditional and electronic techniques, value management and contract/commercial issues. Aiming to develop contemporary skills such as the use of digital software for quantification and cost management the degree will use live, upcoming or recently completed projects to enable application of skills and knowledge learned in an industry specific and contextualised manner. Key benefits of the degree

  • Strong links with industry and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) means that course delivery is mapped to employment needs
  • Research-led teaching aims to ensure you are at the forefront of knowledge when entering the industry as a graduate
  • Opportunity to gain additional professional qualifications (at no extra cost, subject to application) as well as your degree, upon successful completion – an Autodesk certificate in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and chance to undergo a Building Research Establishment Energy Assessment Method (BREEAM) to become an Accredited Graduate (BREEAM AG)
  • Study on shared modules alongside students on a wide range of other professional disciplines, such as, construction management, architectural technology, building surveying, building services engineering and civil engineering, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of today’s construction industry
  • Simulation Centre provides opportunity to gain theoretical knowledge and skills, and apply this knowledge to realistic industrial situations within a safe environment
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The foundation year will introduce you to the world of business with a sharp focus on aspects of management, business communications and marketing in a global context. This course has a common first degree year which enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first year courses Architectural Technology BSc (Hons) Building Surveying BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management BSc (Hons) Real Estate and Property Management BSc (Hons Year One In the first year, the curriculum is shared across related courses allowing you to gain a broad grounding in the discipline before going on, in the second and third years, to specialist modules in your chosen field. Modules

  • Materials and Building Surveying
  • Construction Technology and Environmental Sciences
  • Spatial Design and Visual Communication
  • Professional Skills Development
  • Project and Cost Management
  • Sustainable Environments
Year Two In Year two, you will continue to develop the skills and knowledge you’ve learnt. We do this by embedding the following four principles into the curriculum and developing your: Technical skills – digital fluency, backed with the right academic knowledge Study skills – to be an adaptive, independent and proactive learner Professional skills – to have the behaviour and abilities to succeed in your career Global awareness – the beliefs and abilities to be a resilient, confident and motivated global citizen Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from Year one and two. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. For full course and module information please visit the course page on the Coventry University website. *Please see Coventry's website for further details

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Formal examinations Phase tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Exams Individual Assignments Laboratories Posters The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Building Control, Institute of
  • Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note: UK (home) tuition fees for the degree years will be charged at the current Coventry University UK (home) degree fee level. This was set at £9,250 for the 24/25 academic year. This course with foundation year is not currently available to international students. If you do not meet the entry requirements to directly join year 1 of the degree, please take a look at our International Pathways Programme for additional options.
Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS