Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management at University of Derby - UCAS

University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management

Course summary

This course has been designed to prepare you for a career as a chartered quantity surveyor. You'll gain a broad and sound understanding of the scientific, technological, professional, and legal and management skills related to key areas of quantity surveying.

  • RANKINGS: Our course is ranked 2nd in the UK for student experience and 3rd in the UK for teaching quality (Building subject area, Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2024).
  • ACCREDITATION: This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
  • WORK EXPERIENCE: We offer a year industrial placement which will take place between the second and final year of your degree. There is a range of support available for students who are looking to enhance their employability whilst studying including internships, placements and graduate roles.
  • IMPORTANT INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS: This course is developed in close collaboration with employers, and is aligned to professional practice in the construction industry. Our strong industrial links will ensure that your studies are technologically relevant and that you acquire all the knowledge and abilities you need to practise as a quantity surveyor.
  • LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: You will learn through group work, individual assignments, lectures, seminars, site visits, field studies and site/building surveys. All of these methods and experiences will ensure you graduate with the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in the future.
  • EXPERT TEACHING: You'll be taught by an experienced teaching team who are highly knowledgeable in this field, ensuring you are taught to a high professional standard.
  • Develop a broad and sound understanding of the scientific, technological, professional, legal and management skills related to key areas of quantity surveying. You'll study a range of modules such as Construction Materials Technology, Environmental Design and Services, CAD and Mathematic for Construction, Law and Construction Contracts, Advanced Quantity Surveying, and Construction Risk Management.
  • You'll be assessed through computer workshops, surveying field work, group work and individual assignments and examinations. Assessment of your project work will be undertaken on a continuous basis, involving either individual or group assessments. Assessment of group work may entail an element of peer group review which will contribute to your overall performance.
  • This degree will put you on the path to senior positions in the construction industry. You'll gain the ideal preparation for a demanding, responsible and rewarding career as a chartered quantity surveyor. Highly sought after due to their financial and business acumen, quantity surveyors often hold very senior positions in industry, local government and central government. You will find that career opportunities also exist in a number of related fields, including the built environment, civil and heavy engineering and the offshore and petrochemical industries.
STUDY OPTIONS: This course is available with a Foundation Year option. This course is available with an Industrial Placement Year.

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

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

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

EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

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Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management at University of Derby - UCAS