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Want a career in the construction industry? Study our BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree course at Birmingham City University. We are an RICS approved Partnership Centre. so you can be confident that we’ll prepare you for a flourishing career.
With our quantity surveyor training, you will work collaboratively with tutors, practitioners, theorists and designers who will equip you with everything you need to help shape the future of the built environment.
What's covered in the course?
Today’s construction industry is facing the challenges of globalisation, climate change, demanding clients and a complex regulatory framework. The growing importance of technology and integrated delivery plays an increasingly important role in the industry.
This surveying degree will give you the skills to deal with these challenges and more. With innovation at the core of the programme, you will learn through creative problem solving and working with our industrial partners. You’ll also develop the intellectual and practical competencies required by professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
You’ll leave with a broad knowledge of the legal, technical, managerial, economic, social and environmental aspects of construction projects, and able to confidently manage both commercial and civil engineering projects.
This course is taught by experienced staff with a wealth of industry experience. A flexible approach to delivery allows construction professionals to study alongside their professional role.
You'll gain expertise in cost management, procurement and quantification skills. You’ll also develop expertise in risk management, costing techniques, design economics, build-ability, procurement and the ability to add value. You’ll also learn how to work effectively with a range of people from different construction disciplines.
Our partnership with our professional bodies ensures our course has the best industry links, as well as relevant, up-to-date content to ensure you can pursue a successful career as a construction manager.
Why Choose Us?
We are an RICS approved Partnership Centre.
Strong links with employers such as Willmott Dixon allow you to apply what you learn in a practical context through work placement opportunities. You’ll also have the chance to work on live projects for clients.
It’s an exciting time to study the built environment in Birmingham – the city is undergoing huge regeneration. The Big City Plan, a 20 year vision covering every aspect of the built environment, is creating innovative redevelopments and opportunities.
You’ll use industry-standard equipment and benefit from regular site visits which give you a close-up view of professional practice and an industry perspective on your studies.
- You will have the opportunity to take part in international competitions such as the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Design and Build competition, giving you an opportunity to apply your skills to real-life projects. Our students have an impressive track record in these competitions and have had the opportunity to travel to competitions in locations across the world including Dallas, Texas.
Level 4 • Professions in Context • Quantification 1 • Construction Technology 1 • Design Data Appreciation • Quantification 2 • Cost Estimation and Economics • Construction Technology 2 • Professional Practice Project 1 Level 5 • Professional Practice Project 2 • Contract Law • Tender Estimating • Commercial Technology • Production Information and Tender Evaluation • Commercial Measurement & Cost • Procurement • Professional Practice Project 3 Level 6 • Inter Professional Project • Construction Economics • Contract Practice • Civils Measurement and Costing • Project Management • Cost Management • Honours Research Project (double module)
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Millennium Point Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass with 60 credits, 45 of which should be at Level 3, remaining 15 from level 2 or 3. With a minimum of 12 credits achieved from any units awarded at merit or distinction.|
|Scottish Higher||Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (BBCCC) are required. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).|
|AS||AA - EE||Must be offered along with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma combination with a total of 112 UCAS tariff points|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Must be offered along with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma combination with a total of 112 UCAS tariff points|
|Extended Project||Must be offered along with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma combination with a total of 112 UCAS tariff points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
GCSE grade 4 English Language and Mathematics.
Must have been achieved or working towards the qualification at the point of application
Considered in lieu of GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade 4. Must have been achieved or working towards the qualification at the point of application
City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy
Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2
Key Skills level 2 - Application of Numbers and Communication
Pass and complete with an average 50% pass.
May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.
For Year 1 entry pass the HND with 2 merits. Overall grade is a PASS. For Year 2 pass the HND with an overall grade of at least a MERIT.
May be considered for advanced entry onto the third year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at levels 4 and 5. A transcript will be required.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||
28 points overall. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 112 UCAS Tariff Points. Students aking the IB Certificate you will need to
obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects.
Students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above Students must have grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted. For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A English Group A - Grade 4 or above,
or English Group B Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||O3, O3||See Level 3 Entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D*|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||
Only in combination with other qualifications
Can be combined with two A levels, a BTEC Diploma, or OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a total of 112 UCAS points.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Not including Early Years|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*||Can be combined with one A level, AS level, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, or OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma to achieve a total of 112 UCAS tariff points.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBC||Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||with no less than 5.5 in any level|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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