Quantity surveyors manage the commercial aspects of building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. Their aim is to minimise costs and enhance value for money, delivering projects to the required quality and on time. You'll need strong financial skills, and the ability to negotiate and develop relationships with suppliers.
Our accredited course is designed for those who want to be the centre of the management of construction procurement process. If you think logically, enjoy using your own initiative, are interested in financial matters, enjoy dealing with people and want to work in and out of the office, then this is the course for you.
- Benefit from excellent employability prospects: 95% of our BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management sandwich students are in graduate level employment within six months of finishing their studies, earning an average salary of £28,200 (DLHE survey 2016/17).
- NTU is one of the leading providers of property education in the UK. We're ranked 2nd in the UK for Building, Town and Country Planning (Guardian University Guide 2019) and we have over 30 years' experience in developing successful construction graduates.
- Benefit from our Building Blocks financial package, supporting you throughout your time at NTU and enabling you to make the most of your studies. As well as money towards the cost of your course materials, you'll also benefit from study trips and live projects, included in the cost of your course fees, free personal protective equipment (PPE) and a pre-paid printing allowance.
- Our course is accredited by two professional bodies, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), recognising the quality and relevance of our course content.
- Gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement.
- Apply your learning to the real world, with opportunities to take part in site visits and live projects as part of the course.
- Study a course with outstanding student satisfaction; 95% of our BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management sandwich students are satisfied with the quality of their course (National Student Survey, 2017)
- Tailor your studies to your circumstances, with the flexibility to switch between full-time, part-time and sandwich options, to suit your own requirements.
You will study a selection of modules throughout your studies. Year One: Fundamentals of Construction - The key aim of the module is for you to understand the technologies and construction processes applied to domestic building work for new build or existing structures • Introduction to Measurement and Cost - This module develops your understanding of measurement principles and your ability to apply measurement skills •Architectural Science and Building Engineering Services - This module introduces you to the principles underlying the operation and functioning of building engineering services associated with domestic buildings • Numerical and Professional Skills for the Construction Industry - This module encompasses a range of topics to support your professional development professional career in the construction industry • Law and Health & Safety - You will study the English Legal System and its relationship to European Union law to help you understand how law is made, administered and enforced. Year Two: Construction Technology - The key aim of this course is for you to understand modern and traditional building technologies • Sustainable Technology with Environmental Control - In this module you will explore the techniques of sustainability used in building technology and environmental engineering • Measurement - The ability to measure quantities is very important and much sought after skill for a quantity surveyor • Project Development and Cost - The ability to produce valuation, life cycle costing and cost plan is very important as a quantity surveyor • Contract Administration: Control and Finance - This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of this area by studying key topics related to the administration of construction related contracts, and applying the practices and procedures to industry related scenarios • Law and Contemporary Economics - The module also aims to allow you to apply general contemporary economic concepts and theories at both microeconomic and macroeconomic levels applied to the construction markets. Final Year: Professional Practice and Commercial Management - This module will develop your existing knowledge so that you are able to interpret the particular needs of different client groups, develop and implement suitable approaches to procurement •International Project Appraisal - This module will develop your appreciation and awareness of the technological, design and philosophical aspects of construction techniques and process across the world • Industrial Practice for Quantity Surveyors - This module provides a holistic overview of the fundamental principles of the strategic and operational management of a construction project • Dissertation - This module offers an opportunity to develop and utilise a range of research skills to produce a thesis based on a topic you have selected.
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