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Quantity Surveying and Construction

Entry requirements


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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- From at least 2 A Levels - Art and Design Foundation accepted - Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature and Maths or Science

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Construction

Quantity surveying

Quantity Surveying and Construction focuses on controlling and managing the costs of construction projects; you could be involved with any stage of a project, from feasibility, design and construction, through to extension, refurbishment, maintenance and even demolition.

Our course will help you gain an understanding of the technical aspects of construction over the whole life of a building or facility. You will learn to understand contracts, budgets, quantities, measurements and sustainability to achieve the best quality and value within the project’s specifications. You are likely to be involved in a range of services, from cost consultancy to contract management.

You will be able to advance your professional skills through an optional industry placement between years two and three. This placement year can count as part of the required experience for Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors professional status.

**Key features**
* Benefit from our 125-year history, which makes Leicester School of Architecture (LSA) one of the most established schools of its kind in the UK; it has a strong technical and design ethos that recognises the interdependence of academia and the profession.

* On this course you will study a range of topics including Methods of Measurement, Sustainable Building Principles, Building Technology, Practice and Management in the Construction Industry and Contracts, Law and Procurement.

* Enhance your studies with DMU Global, our international experience programme. Students in the LSA have previously visited Berlin, Malaysia, Switzerland, Paris, and Amsterdam, as well as built homes in India and rammed-earth shelters in Morocco.

* The award-winning? Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking. You will also benefit from a range of industry-standard tools and simulation software, including CostX and Building Information Modelling.

* We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*.

* This new course is currently pending accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, which will mean your learning is kept relevant to industry and recognised by employers as a benchmark of quality.

Modules

First year
Professional Quantity Surveying Skills
Practice and Management in the Construction Industry
The Economics of Construction
Building Technology 1
Sustainable Building Principles

Second year
Contracts, Law and Procurement
Building Technology 2
Building Economics and Project Management
Professional Practice for Sustainable Development
Methods of Measurement
Optional Placement Year

Third year
Contract and Law
Technological and Environmental Innovation
Quantity Surveying Practice
Dissertation
Integrated Design Project

Assessment methods

This course sits within the suite of Built Environment programmes at DMU. It aims to prepare students for employability and for Chartered membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, following two years of practical training and also for those wishing to progress to Masters courses. The programme culminates in both the Integrated Design project with Building Surveying and Architectural Technology students and a dissertation project in which students design and carry out their own research into a specialist area.

Module assessment strategies have a wide range of methods including portfolio presentations, essays, reports, oral and graphical presentations and continuous assessment regimes, particularly in the studio-based aspects of modules.

Our integrated team of built environment professionals teach and research architecture, practice and measurement. The academic team is committed to a rich range of teaching, learning and student support, and assessment methods to reflect the vocational nature of the course. The course draws on the wide range of research expertise in the Leicester School of Architecture, ranging from technology and sustainability to the practice of quantity surveying. You will also benefit from the input of practitioners and specialists and visiting guest lecturers.

Contact hours
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports). Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however, in your first year you will normally attend around 16 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and we expect you to undertake at least 23 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research

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
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Arts, Design and Humanities

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Architecture, building and planning

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
25%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
B

After graduation


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Architecture, building and planning

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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
72%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
24%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
10%
Design occupations

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.

Architecture, building and planning

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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