Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying

The primary objectives of this programme are to equip the learner with a broad base of skills so that upon completion the graduate will be able to identify and solve measurement and contract administration problems in the specialised area of quantity surveying; the graduate will be able to participate in a project management team and make the contribution required of an academically qualified quantity surveyor. Having successfully completed this learning programme the graduate will have an understanding of the need for high ethical standards in the practice of Quantity Surveying, including the responsibilities of the profession towards people and the environment, and will be able to work effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary teams. The Quantity Surveyor who has completed the programme will have the capacity to communicate effectively with other professionals and society at large.

The programme is designed to bring the learner from a presumed ‘knowledge-less’ base (with respect to the discipline of Quantity Surveying) to a position where he/she is at a level whereby participation in a professional quantity surveying environment is the logical next step. This is designed to happen in a steady progression over four years, the first year dealing with introductory subjects at a basic level in each case, with more detailed work being undertaken progressively over the succeeding years. Specialist modules are introduced as the programme progresses, so from an introduction to Quantity Surveying skills and topics of a construction nature in Year One the student will be study, over the succeeding years, Contract Administration, Measurement, Construction Economics, Property and Facilities Management, Construction Law, BIM (Building Information Modelling for Quantity Surveyors), culminating in the preparation and submission of a Dissertation at the end of the Final Year. The graduate will now have the opportunity to progress to full membership of a professional body such as The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland/Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and The Chartered Institute of Building.

Key Skills:

  • Measurement and costing construction skills
  • Preparation of building estimates, cost plans and bills of quantities
  • Construction technology skills giving the ability to examine architectural and engineering drawings from the point-of-view of measurement and being able to identify all work to be considered
  • Facilities and Project Management providing skills which will give the graduate opportunities after college to participate in a varied number of construction-related areas
  • Ethical and ‘Health and Safety’ requirements
  • Environmental sustainability appreciating modern and innovative construction methods
  • Contract law and Construction Law
  • Negotiation skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Practical application of BIM by estimators / Quantity Surveyors
  • Ability to interpret the Capital Works Management Framework required on all public works projects
  • Research skills required to complete the dissertation
  • Management and maintenance of modern buildings
Civil Eng. and Construction SG343 Honours Degree Abinitio

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Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

Entry Requirements

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Career Opportunities

Typically, having attained all the skills developed through this programme, the graduate will have the capacity to work in the areas of Consultant Quantity Surveying, Estimating with a contracting firm, post-contract cost control with a contracting firm, construction cost advice in the building industry generally (sub-contracting, manufacturing, marketing, etc.). In addition opportunities will exist in the areas of Banking and Finance, Building Law, Insurance, Government Departments and Local Authorities.

Graduates may operate specifically as Quantity Surveyors, or may become involved in related areas of work such as Facilities Management, Project Management, Property Management and Dispute Resolution.

The accredited status of the programme provides the graduate with the opportunity to become a chartered member of several professional bodies (The Society of Chartered Surveyors, The Chartered Institute of Building) – these qualifications are recognised world-wide, giving the graduate scope to work not only in Ireland but in foreign countries should such vacancy arise.

What subjects will I study?

Semester 1

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Semester 7

Semester 8

Who do I contact?

Admissions Office
T: 353 (0) 71 931 8510