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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 or equivalent qualifications.

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 (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112
93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Quantity surveying

Our accredited course is designed for those who want to be the centre of the management of construction procurement process. 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.

**Key features**

- **Professional accreditation** | Our course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). These enable you to progress to Chartered Surveyor status with the RICS, or Chartered Membership with the CIOB once you've graduated.

- **NTU is renowned** | We're ranked 2nd in the UK for Building and Town and Country Planning (Guardian University Guide 2019) and we have over 30 years’ experience in developing successful construction management and quantity surveying graduates.

- **Trips and projects** | Apply your learning to the real world through opportunities to take part in site visits and live projects with companies such as VolkerFitzpatrick as part of the course. Mandatory trips are included in course fees.

- **Guest lectures** | Our strong ties with industry mean you'll hear a range of industry experts, from companies such as Morgan Sindall and Acasta Consulting, providing an insight into live projects and the current climate of the industry.

- **Placement year** | Gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement on our sandwich route. Previously, students have spent their placements at companies such as AECOM, JN Bentley and Laing O'Rourke.

- **Outstanding employability** | 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).

Modules

Year One
- Fundamentals of Construction (40 credit points)
- Introduction to Measurement and Cost (20 credit points)
- Architectural Science and Building Engineering Services (20 credit points)
- Numerical and Professional Skills for the Construction Industry (20 credit points)
- Construction Industry Practice (20 credit points)

Year Two
- Construction Technology (20 credit points)
- Sustainable Technology (20 credit points)
- Measurement (20 credit points)
- Contract Administration: Control and Finance (20 credit points)
- Law (20 credit points)
- Cost Planning and Estimating (20 credit points)

Year Three
- Placement Year

Final Year
- Quantity Surveying Project (40 credit points)
- Contract Practice (20 credit points)
- Project and Financial Management (20 credit points)
- Dissertation (40 credit points)

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.

78%
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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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
92%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
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
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Average annual salary
97%
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Employed or in further education
75%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
19%
Production managers and directors
5%
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.

£27k

£27k

£33k

£33k

£37k

£37k

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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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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