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Anglia Ruskin University

Quantity Surveying

UCAS Code: K240

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

UCAS Tariff

112

from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Quantity surveying

Quantity surveyors are in demand around the world, and can often move into top managerial posts. Through our Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited course you’ll learn to provide strategic advice and services as construction projects are designed and developed.

Quantity surveyors look after the financial management of construction projects, from concept through to design, build, maintenance and disposal. They play a vital role in deciding whether projects are financially viable. They also provide consultancy services to clients: evaluating the economic feasibility of a project, development costs, procurement options, contractual arrangements and legal constraints.

Construction forms part of our wider environment, economy and society. You’ll explore the scientific, social, legal, technical, ethical, economic and political aspects of the built environment. We’ll help you understand issues such as value for money, health and safety and the environment.

Using industry-standard software you’ll learn to measure and cost a range of construction projects. Guest lecturers will share their experiences and expertise with you, highlighting the latest ideas and issues in quantity surveying.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have a sound understanding of the demands of professional practice, including how to identify and meet clients’ needs. You’ll also be able to register with RICS and work as a chartered quantity surveyor.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Elementary Surveying Skills
Elements of Construction Design
Building Technology
IT and Communications
Introduction to Civil Law and Legislation
The Built Environment Work Sector
Construction Economics
Professional Surveying Practice

Year two, core modules

Advanced Construction Technology
Environmental Building Performance
Construction Contract Law
Quantification and Measurement
Management Practice
Construction Procurement
Quantification and Costing
Quantity Surveying Practice I

Year three, core modules

Quantity Surveying Practice II
Commercial Management
Major Project (Surveying)
Design Economics
Project Management
Quantity Surveying Practice III
Risk and Value Management

Assessment methods

Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help you measure your progress. Besides exams, this includes assignments, presentations, practical work and group work.

Tuition fees

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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:

Chelmsford Campus

Department:

Engineering and the 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.

80%
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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

91%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
B
B

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

66%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
11%
Production managers and directors
5%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

£34k

£34k

£45k

£45k

£45k

£45k

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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