Key Facts This course aims to educate practitioner professionals and cognate graduates to focus on adding value through detailed analysis and appreciation of professional relationships, costing techniques, buildability, design economics and procurement set within current IT technology. The course helps to create innovative quantity surveying management practices from highly skilled, innovative and far-sighted professionals who can provide excellent cost management and procurement advice supported by an expertise in quantification. Designed as a route into the quantity surveying profession for graduates with degrees in surveying, construction, architecture, civil engineering, real estate and other cognate degree courses.
Course Overview This course seeks to respond to a changing employment market and to the changing requirements of the construction industry both in the UK and global markets.
We provide students with the knowledge and skills that will meet the challenges presented by change and innovation, and provide opportunities for cognate graduates from diverse backgrounds including international students, students with limited professional experience, as well as students looking for mid-career development in a quantity surveying specialist area.
This course will challenge you to question your current thinking and the practices adopted in the face of a rapidly changing global construction industry, and develop your abilities to be innovative and creative in solving unique problems. It is designed to promote critical thinking and problem solving, and to encourage you to engage in lifelong learning and become an independent professional learner through a range of modern interactive teaching.
Course Structure The course structure enables you to develop subject knowledge and transferable skills in quantity surveying at the local level, and to link theory with practice through critical reflection in particular for advanced measurement and cost management. The course provides you with the knowledge, competences and values needed to become part of this profession.
All teaching is delivered using a mixture of learning and teaching styles that include lectures and small group seminars; workshops based on case studies; action learning sets based on student-centred research; and directed learning using internet based forums. Much emphasis is placed on current developments and is supported by guest lecturers and seminars as appropriate.
Further Studies The University has a range of research (MPhil and PhD) postgraduate programmes.
Employability There are a wide range of employment opportunities available within industrial, commercial, charitable and governmental operations. Many of these employ quantity surveyors to work as part of a large project team or in lead roles with established clients.
We would normally expect you to hold at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. We will also consider other qualifications and suitable work based experience on an individual basis. You may be asked to attend a selection interview.
Recipient: Birmingham City University
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