Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Points Required 261*
  • Course Code SG343
  • Award Honours Degree Abinitio
  • Duration 4

Course Summary


Quantity Surveying Careers

Why Become a Quantity Surveyor

          

What is Quantity Surveying:

Quantity surveyors are construction professionals who manage the financial aspects of construction projects from the initial estimates to the final figures. A quantity surveyor is involved in all stages of the design and construction process and may work for either the client or the contractor, working in an office or on-site. They are involved in advising on typical development costs, the affordability of projects, tendering procedures and procurement routes, dispute avoidance and resolution, contractual management and the measurement and payment of completed construction work. The evolving national and 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. We work very closely with QS practices, contractors, sub-contractors and professional bodies to ensure that the curriculum of our programme reflects the current and future needs of the work place.

 

Course Structure
Year 1

The course commences with the key subjects, among other, of building technology, measurement of building works and site/materials management, which provides the student with a solid grounding in the core knowledge and skills of the construction professional. There is also an ongoing focus on verbal and written communication using word processing, spreadsheets and presentation graphics.

Year 2

Core subjects are covered at a more advanced level, together with quantity surveying software, construction economics, construction law, contracts, procurement, estimating/pricing and the specialist area of mechanical and electrical measurement. Students will learn how to estimate the cost of construction projects using up-to-date appropriate software.

Year 3

Year 3 includes measurement of industrial and commercial buildings, cost control and planning, dispute management & resolution and programming of a construction project. Students also undertake a period of work placement of a minimum of three months in the second semester.

Year 4:

The course culminates in forth year with measurement of complex structures and civil engineering works, the application of Building Information Modelling, property development, commercial management, overview of the Public Works Contracts, research methods and the students will undertake a practical Capstone project, whereby a cost planning and value engineering exercise will be carried out on a commercial building. Students will also be required to complete a dissertation on a relevant topic of their choice.

 

Special Features:

Students will undertake a period of relevant work placement to enhance the whole learning experience. The course employs the latest technology including 3D modelling, on-screen measurement and BIM readers. In addition to construction related technical subjects and IT applications, the syllabus covers a range of professional skills including communication, ethics, construction law, property development and commercial management. 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).

What are my Further Study Opportunities

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 IT Sligo or to other related Level 9 courses at other third-level Institutions.

Career Opportunities

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 facilities management, project management, property management and dispute resolution.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

Applicants must hold a National Framework of Qualifications Level 5 or equivalent and Recognition of Prior Learning.

Career Opportunities

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 facilities management, project management, property management and dispute resolution.

Further Study

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 IT Sligo or to other related Level 9 courses at other third-level Institutions.

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Course Format

Semester 1

TitleCredits
Principles of Construction05
Principles of Quantity Surveying Measurement05
QS Practice - The role of the QS in the construction industry05
Information Communication Technology in Quantity Surveying05
Interpersonal Transferable Skills 05
Learning Theory05

Semester 2

TitleCredits
Domestic Construction Technology05
QS Measurement of Small Domestic Buildings05
Site Management and Health & Safety05
QS Organisation and Management05
Introduction to Quantity Surveying Software05
Report Writing and Academic Writing05

Semester 3

TitleCredits
COMPLEX DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY05
QS Measurement of Domestic Buildings05
Estimating05
Construction Contracts & Procurement05
Principles Of Law05
Economics05

Semester 4

TitleCredits
M&E Construction Technology05
Measurement of Mechanical and Electrical Installations05
Short Form of Construction Contract and Tendering05
Professional Practice within the Built Environment05
Construction Economics 05
Construction Law05

Semester 5

TitleCredits
Industrial Buildings - Construction Technology05
Measurement of Industrial Buildings05
Cost Planning05
Private Sector Standard Form of Construction Contracts05
Programming & Planning Theory05
Cost Control05

Semester 6

TitleCredits
Commercial Buildings - Construction Technology05
Measurement of Commercial Buildings05
Construction Programme Software05
QS Dispute Management05
Work Placement [E]10
Project [E]10

Semester 7

TitleCredits
Complex Structures & Civil Engineering Construction Technology05
Measurement of Complex Structures, Ground Services05
Property Development and Economics05
Capital Works Framework 05

Semester 8

TitleCredits
Building Information Modelling for Quantity Surveyors05
Measurement of Civil Engineering Works05
Commercial Management for the Quantity Surveyor05
Public Works Contract05
Research Methods & Dissertation10
Capstone Project10

[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.