BSc in Quantity Surveying

WHAT IS QUANTITY SURVEYING

Quantity Surveying offers graduates a broad skills base for the site management of construction projects with an emphasis on cost. The need for managing costs is vital in setting up sites and the efficient control of labour, plant and materials throughout the construction project in order for the successful completion within the agreed budget. On completion of this course graduates will be prepared for the current and future role of managers within the construction industry. The course utilises the latest technology and software used in the construction industry and we work very closely with contractors, sub-contractors and professional organisations to ensure that our course reflects the current needs of the work place.

QUANTITY SURVEYING

This new course is responding to demand for the provision of cost managers in the construction industry. Building contractors, sub-contractors, developers and clients are placing more of a focus on the management and control of costs on construction projects due to the current economic climate.

Delivered through a blend of formal lectures and practical classes, the course is designed to provide students with a wide range of knowledge and skills required to work in the exciting and dynamic construction industry. Upon successful completion graduates will be able to undertake the measurement, costing, tendering and management of construction projects in Ireland and abroad.

The course also responds to the growing demand in the innovative costing areas of sustainability, conservation and renovation. Computer packages used in the course include computer aided design (CAD) and estimating software. Health and safety requirements and modern construction methods and services in domestic and commercial buildings are also a feature of this course. Structured workplace engagement will provide students with an opportunity to experience construction activity first hand.

KEY SKILLS

  • Estimating the cost of construction jobs using software
  • Measurement, pricing and tendering
  • Construction and Environmental Technology
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Materials and Site Management
  • Purchasing materials
  • Employing sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety

MANAGEMENT SKILLS

  • Verbal & Written communication
  • Meetings
  • Report Writing
  • Presentation
  • Negotiation
DepartmentCodeAward
Civil Eng. and Construction SG339 Ordinary Bachelor Degree Abinitio
2016 POINTS
165*
NFQ LEVEL
7
DURATION (YRS)
3

*New Common Points Scale

The new Leaving Certificate Common Points Scale from 2017 is not directly comparable with the scale that was in existence from 1992 to 2016.

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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.

Career Opportunities

The programme offers flexibility to graduates with respect to careers onsite and in the office both nationally and internationally. Graduates of the programme will typically obtain employment as Site Surveyors, Estimators, Site Clerks, Loss Adjusters, Materials Managers, Sales Representatives and Quantity Surveying Technicians with Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Consultants, Local Authorities, Insurance Firms and Materials Suppliers.

What are my further study opportunities?

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the Level 8 honours degree in Quantity Surveying at IT Sligo which is accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (SCSI/RICS). Graduates also have the opportunity to progress to a one-year add-on degree in Construction Project Management.

What subjects will I study?

Who do I contact?

Admissions Office
T: 353 (0) 71 931 8510

E: admissions@itsligo.ie