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Nottingham Trent University

Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

UCAS Code: K240

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-Levels or equivalent qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

UCAS Tariff

112
92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Quantity surveying

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.**Key features**- 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, youll 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.

Modules

All modules are core. 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. Year Three: You will get the opportunity to spend a year working in industry. This year in industry will give you real, hands-on experience and open exciting opportunities for your future employment. Many students to their placement company after graduation. 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.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Architecture, Design and the Built 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.

88%
high
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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

87%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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
100%
med
Employed or in further education
74%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
15%
Production managers and directors
3%
Business, research and administrative 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.

£25k

£25k

£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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