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University of Greenwich

Quantity Surveying

UCAS Code: K242

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

UCAS Tariff

104

From A-levels or BTEC National Diploma, DVCE or Advanced GNVQ grades, or equivalent qualifications. You will also require GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above (for pre-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade). Equivalents will be considered.

75%
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

5 years | Part-time | 2019

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Quantity surveying

**This quantity surveying degree provides comprehensive knowledge of management, law and economics in the construction and property industries.**

Quantity surveyors are mainly involved with cost advice and forecasting at the pre-contract stage of construction projects, together with the preparation of tender documents and contractual advice. It's a field suited to those who wish to pursue a technical and managerial career.

**What will I learn?**
You will learn to carry out financial management of construction projects within the industry, as well as the legal, economic and managerial services that the construction industry demands.

You will also be responsible for financial management of construction projects from inception to completion, dealing with: cost and contract advice, cost forecasting, measurement and cost control - which will give you an excellent basis for progression to management positions throughout the industry.

You will develop practical skills relating to:
* Construction technology and sustainability

* Health and safety

* Quantity surveying

* Measurement

* Project and risk management

* Contract administration and construction legislation

* Construction economics.

**Why Greenwich?**
In addition to the highly skilled lecturing staff that teach on this programme, students also benefit from guest lecturers from industry. The department is based in Maritime Greenwich a world heritage site and masterpiece. Not only is Greenwich a serene and magnificent place to study, it's also close to Canary Wharf and the city – making this an ideal location for work experience. The construction industry requires highly trained quantity surveyors to work in the industry in a role that is continually developing. The aim of this programme is to provide students with the comprehensive knowledge of the quantity surveyor's key role with the construction industry, providing students with the necessary skills to be able to enter a quantity surveying career and further their career through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). For this reason, all aspects of the programme have been mapped against the RICS core competencies of the assessment of professional competency (APC).

**Work placement**
* A placement of 36 weeks is required for a University sandwich award, but 48 weeks is the norm for accredited training by a professional body

* Department staff will assist you in securing a placement

* A training programme will be agreed with the employer to ensure that academic knowledge is integrated with practical experience

* Progress during placement is supervised by the employer and by a university tutor.

**What opportunities are there to study abroad?**

The Erasmus Programme is a European Union (EU) student exchange programme available for students and provides a grant towards the cost of studying aboard. We have a dedicated placement team who will support students in finding work placements and internships as well as giving students practical advice on writing CVs and preparing for interviews and assessment centres.

**Professional recognition**
This programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through examinations and coursework.

All courses on the programme are delivered using a combination of:

* Lectures
* Tutorial workshops
* Seminars
* Projects
* Computer-based assignments
* Site visits
* Case studies

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

The Uni


Course location:

Greenwich Maritime (University Campus)

Department:

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.

60%
low
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

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
59%
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

74%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
81%
Male students
19%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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
93%
low
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

57%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
11%
Production managers and directors
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

£30k

£30k

£32k

£32k

£35k

£35k

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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