This is a fast-track conversion course for graduates from unrelated disciplines who want to become a chartered quantity surveyor.
The course is also suitable if you are a professional working in a property or surveying role and want to improve your skills and career prospects in quantity surveying.
Quantity surveying is a global, professional, cost-related discipline that has been in existence for more than 100 years. There is a strong demand worldwide and especially currently in the Far/Middle east and Australasia. Quantity surveyors have had to adapt to an ever-changing construction industry, from providing a service of converting architectural drawings to quantities and work descriptions. They have also become professional construction cost consultants, providing a broad range of cost services. In addition they provide legal and management consultancy services to the organisations they represent.
You benefit from a range of teaching, learning and assessment techniques. One of the modules incorporates an international trip which allows you to work on complex, professional briefs with other students. These have previously taken place in Shanghai and Toronto with assistance from international surveying firms.
The international project provides you with an opportunity to gain experience developing of a real site and reflects the challenges associated with working on a real live project for a client. You work with local practitioners and other experts benefiting from insights from professionals working in that location.
You work alongside students studying related subjects by taking part in an interdisciplinary development project. This increases your understanding of their roles and responsibilities, how your role as a quantity surveyor interacts with those roles, and develops the skills and knowledge essential to be an effective professional practitioner.
The course includes practical, client-focused property projects. These involve you completing technical and professional tasks and applying creative solutions that draw on your developing knowledge. You study:
-Procurement and contract administration.
Teaching takes place in a newly refurbished, dedicated building at our City Campus. We also support you with online resources that enable you to learn off campus. Based on our City Campus there are opportunities to use many of the city's new and existing building stock for case studies, project work and practical teaching sessions.
For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/mscpgdippgcert-quantity-surveying
This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
Full time – 1 year.
Part time – 2 years.
-Economics and market context
-Law and professional context
-Sustainable building technology
-Measurement of construction works.
-Financial management and cost planning
-Project procurement and contract administration
-Applied research methods and dissertation
Assessment: coursework, projects, examinations.