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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

•English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 •Mathematics at grade C or 4 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. • foundation degree - for direct entry to year two you must have a foundation degree in a related subject, with an average score of 60 % across the highest level modules.

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: •BBC at A Level. •DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. •A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Quantity surveying

Course summary
•Learn on a course accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Institute of Building.
•Develop the knowledge to plan, develop and manage construction projects.
•Participate in fields trips in the UK and Europe.

Learn the key skills for a range of quantity surveying roles. You cover practical topics including financial management, contract administration and practice, conflict avoidance, cost planning, procurement and tendering. You will apply these concepts in real-life scenarios and collaborative assessment techniques. This course satisfies the academic stage of the journey towards attaining Chartered Surveyor status.
The course features a variety of activities that see classroom learning being applied in order to develop solutions to real world challenges. It's broad in its coverage of the construction sector to ensure you gain a firm grounding across all the key areas with a focus on employability.

You learn through
•lectures, seminars and tutorials
•practical laboratory classes
•IT workshops
•fieldwork
•site visits
•self-directed project work

Applied learning

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 including BAM Construct UK, Bramall Construction Ltd, Balfour Beatty Construction, Frank Haslam Milan Building Consultants, E C Harris Built Asset Consultancy, Transport for London and Faithful+Gould.

The placement year usually contributes 200 days towards a graduate's professional experience requirement for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Assessment of Professional Competence.

Field trips

You are invited to go on field trips in your first and second year. During your first year 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 also be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme.

Networking opportunities

Our teaching team includes experienced academics and quantity surveying lecturers who have worked 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.

Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
You can take an optional placement in year three.

**Year 1 compulsory modules**
Development Project - 20 credits
Introduction To Measurement - 20 credits
Introduction To Quantity Surveying Practice - 20 credits
Law And Economics For The Built Environment - 20 credits
Material Science - 20 credits
Understanding Building Technology - 20 credits

**Year 2 compulsory modules**
Collaborative Project - 20 credits
Contractual Procedures - 20 credits
Cost Management - 20 credits
Evaluating Construction Technology - 20 credits
Health And Safety At Work - 20 credits
Measurement Of Building Works - 20 credits

**Final year compulsory modules**
Advanced Measurement - 20 credits
Dissertation - 40 credits
Quantity Surveying Practice And Contract Management - 20 credits
Quantity Surveying Professional Studies - 20 credits
Strategic Facilities Management - 20 credits

Assessment methods

• Coursework
• Examinations
• Practical assessments

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
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:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

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.

85%
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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
86%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

£24,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

64%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
19%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
Production managers and directors
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.

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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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