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Sheffield Hallam University

Quantity Surveying

UCAS Code: K240

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

Entry requirements


At least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE mathematics and English language at grade C or grade 4 or above. We may accept GCSE equivalents.

Advanced entry – for direct entry to year two you must have a minimum of all merits on all H2 level units in a construction related HND/HNC, not including key or common skills. Compensation for a pass in one H2 unit with a distinction in another H2 unit is permitted

UCAS Tariff

120-104

• 120 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept AS levels. We accept general studies. Or • 104 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept general studies.

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Quantity surveying

Study the key areas of quantity surveying such as • financial management • contract administration and practice • conflict avoidance • cost planning • procurement and tendering • quantification of construction works • building information modelling.

As well as introducing key topics we give you the chance to apply these concepts in real life scenarios and collaborative assessment techniques.

**How you learn**
The course introduces key themes through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You are also taught using a variety of other techniques including • practical laboratory classes • IT workshops • fieldwork • site visits • self-directed project work.

**Field trips**
You are invited to go on field trips in your first and second year. During year one you go on a residential field trip, usually staying in a city centre hotel. In year two you have the option of visiting a European city to carry out activities linked to your studies. You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme.

**Work placements**
In the third year you have the opportunity to apply your learning on a paid work placement at a building organisation or professional practice. We have long standing relationships with leading companies, which will help you to gain a good placement. These include • BAM Construct UK • Bramall Construction Ltd • Balfour Beatty Construction • Frank Haslam Milan Building Consultants • E C Harris Built Asset Consultancy • Transport for London • Faithful+Gould.

This is a great opportunity to improve your career prospects and starting salary, and many students are offered jobs at the end of the placement. You normally return in year four to complete your studies and build on the knowledge and skills you have gained through your placement. However some students take up full-time employment and complete their studies part-time after the placement year.

**Facilities**
A core part of your learning is IT based, and some of your studies take place at our computer suites and learning centre. Here, you use specialist software for managing human and physical resources, assessing critical paths and monitoring project costs.

**Teaching**
Our teaching team includes experienced academics and quantity surveying lecturers who have practised within local government, private practice and in construction companies. To ensure you get the latest industry perspectives, we have visiting lecturers from consultancy companies and large contractors to speak on key aspects of current professional practice.

**Professional recognition**
This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Building and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.

Modules

**Year one modules** • Introduction to the built environment • Introduction to measurement • Material science • Law and economics for the built environment • Understanding construction technology • Development project

**Year two modules** • Evaluating construction technology • Health and safety at work • Collaborative project • Contractual procedures • Measurement of building works • Cost management

**Year three** • optional work placement

**Final year modules** • Advanced measurement • Dissertation • Quantity surveying professional studies • Quantity surveying practice and contract management • Strategic facilities management

Assessment methods

• Continuous assessment
• Written assignments
• Examinations
• Project work
• Presentations

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Single tier structure

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.

82%
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
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

90%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
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
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C
290

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.

£18,699
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Average annual salary
95%
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Employed or in further education
90%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Business, research and administrative professionals
10%
Production managers and directors
10%
Science, engineering and production technicians
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.

Architecture, building and planning

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

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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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