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Coventry University

Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

UCAS Code: K240

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

Excludes General Studies

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits in Mathematics or Physical Science units. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-DMM

UCAS Tariff

112-120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

84%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Quantity surveying

Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management (QSCM) is a multidisciplinary subject involved in all aspects of construction, civil engineering works, the real estate and property business. Activities include procurement advice, commercial guidance, measurement of construction items, resource assessments, valuations, costing/estimating, value management, value engineering, contract administration/management, project management and other post construction management decisions.

This professionally accredited course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to give expert advice on the effective management of finance and costs throughout the building lifecycle. You will have the opportunity to gain a solid understanding of quantification and costing of construction works, financial control and reporting, risk management, design economics and cost planning.

You will be taught by staff with academic and professional experience in quantity surveying, architectural practice, civil engineering and the construction industry, having worked in a variety of professional roles such as building surveying, quantity surveying, construction management, architectural technology and a wide range of professional organisations. We also have a strong portfolio of industry-related research, particularly in the areas of low carbon building technology, sustainable construction materials and engineering education, which ensures you stay abreast of new technologies and emerging issues. Many of our teaching team are active researchers and consultants to RICS.

Teaching is highly practical; throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to draw on real-life case studies and participate in integrated project work, where theory is put into practice as soon as it is learned. For example, performing a real quantity survey in a commercial role for a client and presenting your findings to their asset management team.

You will also have opportunities to apply for industrial placements with a range of local and regional companies where you can exercise your technical skills in a professional environment. In the past, students have found roles as training and graduate quantity surveyors for major construction companies such as Barratt Home Limited, Balfour Beatty Plc, Laing O'Rourke and National Grid, for instance.

Key Course Benefits:
* Apply for a full year work placement which can count towards your professional Chartered status.

* A common first year makes it possible to transfer to our degrees in Architectural Technology, Construction Management or Building Surveying in the second year if you wish.

* Collaborative links with universities in 20 countries around the world, giving you the chance for you to spend part of your studies abroad (subject to availability and additional costs).

* Full accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which is a requirement on the path towards membership of the RICS.

* Opportunity to gain additional professional qualifications as well as your degree – an Autodesk certificate in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 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.

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

* The Chartered Institute of Building

* BREEAM

* Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Energy, Construction and Environment

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Quantity surveying

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Building

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Building

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
10%
Production managers and directors
3%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Quantity surveying

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

£34k

£34k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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