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Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:24,P:6

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104-112

We encourage you to outline all your qualifications and achievements in your application to provide us a full picture. Your offer will typically be based on your predicted and/or achieved grades from full level 3 qualifications or above e.g. A levels, BTEC Ext Diploma, Access to HE, etc. Any subject specifics are outlined below in the Further Information section, and these specifics are applicable across all equivalent qualifications. A strong application/performance and appropriate experience will be taken into account where typical criteria is not met.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Quantity surveying

**This course has been designed to prepare you for a career as a chartered quantity surveyor. You'll gain a broad and sound understanding of the scientific, technological, professional, and legal and management skills related to key areas of quantity surveying.**

- **ACCREDITATION:** This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

- **WORK EXPERIENCE:** We offer a year industrial placement which will take place between the second and final year of your degree. You will gain valuable experience together with an additional qualification, the Diploma in Professional Practice. There is a range of support available for students who are looking to enhance their employability whilst studying including internships, placements and graduate roles.

- **IMPORTANT INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS:** This course is developed in close collaboration with employers, and is aligned to professional practice in the construction industry. Our strong industrial links will ensure that your studies are technologically relevant and that you acquire all the knowledge and abilities you need to practise as a quantity surveyor.

- **LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:** You will learn through group work, individual assignments, lectures, seminars, site visits, field studies and site/building surveys. All of these methods and experiences will ensure you graduate with the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in the future.

- **EXPERT TEACHING:** You'll be taught by an experienced teaching team who are highly knowledgable in this field, ensuring you are taught to a high professional standard.

**WHAT YOU'LL COVER:**

- Develop a broad and sound understanding of the scientific, technological, professional, legal and management skills related to key areas of quantity surveying. You'll study a range of modules such as Construction Materials Technology, Environmental Design and Services, CAD and Mathematic for Construction, Law and Construction Contracts, Advanced Quantity Surveying, and Construction Risk Management.

**HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED:**

- You'll be assessed through computer workshops, surveying field work, group work and individual assignments and examinations. Assessment of your project work will be undertaken on a continuous basis, involving either individual or group assessments. Assessment of group work may entail an element of peer group review which will contribute to your overall performance.

**YOUR CAREER.**

- This degree will put you on the path to senior positions in the construction industry. You'll gain the ideal preparation for a demanding, responsible and rewarding career as a chartered quantity surveyor. Highly sought after due to their financial and business acumen, quantity surveyors often hold very senior positions in industry, local government and central government. You will find that career opportunities also exist in a number of related fields, including the built environment, civil and heavy engineering and the offshore and petrochemical industries.

**STUDY OPTIONS:**

- This course is available with a Foundation Year option.

- This course is available with an Industrial Placement Year.

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
£14,045
per year
International
£14,045
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Derby

Department:

Department of Engineering

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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.

83%
high
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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

88%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
25%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
E

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.

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.

£19,000
low
Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
75%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
22%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
13%
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.

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

£30k

£30k

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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Lower entry requirements
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Nearby University
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Same University
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