The BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying has been designed to produce graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful quantity surveyor. The need for quantity surveyors is vital for the efficient cost management of construction projects. The evolving international economic climate means the role of the quantity surveyor is in high demand as both public and private clients are pursuing the agenda of obtaining value for money and greater cost certainty in all construction activities.
On completion of this programme graduates will be prepared for the current and future role of the quantity surveying profession. The programme utilises the latest information technology and software used in the construction industry and we work very closely with QS practices, contractors, sub-contractors and professional bodies to ensure that the curriculum reflects the current and future needs of the work place.
This add-on programme is offered via online distance learning over a period of 2 years on a part-time basis. The programme consists of ten subject modules – three per semester and learners may take as few modules as they wish and complete the programme over a number of years to suit their own circumstances. Online lectures, programme materials, innovative learning, web-links and assessments will be uploaded to a Moodle course management system. Subject areas include:
- Measurement of complex structures and civil engineering works
- Building Information Modelling
- Property Development and Economics
- Commercial Management
- Overview of the Public Works Contracts
- Practical Capstone project, whereby a cost planning and value engineering exercise will be carried out on a commercial building
- Research dissertation on a relevant topic of their choice.
This degree course is fully accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). These qualifications are recognised internationally, providing graduates with an opportunity to achieve full chartered status, following successful completion of the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).
Key Course Information
Award: Honours Degree Level: 8 (add-on) – add-on for a graduate with a 50% average Level 7 cognate degree or a Level 7 cognate degree plus appropriate relevant work experience
Study hours: It is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. It is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. For part-time online programmes, required hours will be reflective of your experience and will require additional focus around exam time.
Live Lectures: Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, two evenings per week but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle.
Course places: Subject to availability
Application Closing Date : 18th August 2023
The BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying add-on programme is directed at graduates who have obtained a minimum final result of 50% in a cognate Level 7 degree.
Graduates who have not obtained this minimum may incorporate other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience and apply for assessment via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work or career. Further information is available through www.atu.ie/recognition-of-prior-learning which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at email@example.com
Graduates will be qualified to obtain employment in a wide variety of areas such as consultant quantity surveying firms, contracting organisations, specialist sub-contracting firms and elsewhere within the industry. Graduates may operate specifically as quantity surveyors or may become involved in related areas of work such as project management, property management and dispute resolution.
Graduates can progress directly to the Level 9 Certificate in Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying or the Level 9 Masters in Project Management offered by ATU Sligo or to other related Level 9 courses at other third-level Institutions.
Did you know?
The programme is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors / Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (RICS / SCSI) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). These qualifications are recognised internationally, providing graduates with an opportunity to achieve full chartered status, following successful completion of the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).
Academic Year 2023/24 Fees
Total Fees €8,400
Per year €4,200
To help make the payment of fees more manageable for students who are self-funding their studies, tuition fees can be paid through payment instalment plans at ATU Sligo. For further information on instalment plans, please visit our Fees and Funding webpage.
If you apply and are approved for an online course at ATU Sligo, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 to secure your place. Your deposit will then be credited against the course fees once you are registered as a student. Students at ATU Sligo are also eligible to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.
For further information and guidance about Fees and Funding for online and part-time courses at ATU Sligo, click here.
If you are seeking to take your exams online, and you meet the eligibility criteria (overseas students and those with extenuating circumstances), an additional examinations fee will apply. For further information, please visit our Examinations webpage.
|Measurement of Complex Structures, Ground Services||05|
|Complex Structures & Civil Engineering Construction Technology||05|
|Property Development and Economics||05|
|Capital Works Framework||05|
|Building Information Modelling for Quantity Surveyors||05|
|Public Works Contract||05|
|Commercial Management for the Quantity Surveyor||05|
|Measurement of Civil Engineering Works||05|
|Research Methods & Dissertation||10|