Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Points Required 188*
  • Course Code SG339
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Abinitio
  • Duration 3

Course Summary


Quantity Surveying Careers

Why Become a Quantity Surveyor

What is Quantity Surveying

Quantity Surveying is all about the cost control and management of construction projects. This course will give students the necessary knowledge and skills to plan and control costs, and to competently administer construction projects. We use the latest construction industry IT, including Bill of Quantities production software, 3D modelling and review software, computer aided design (CAD), building information modelling (BIM). We also liaise with contractors, subcontractors and professional organisations to make sure that the curriculum delivered reflects the needs of a professional workplace and contracting organisation. The course is designed to satisfy the minimum student requirements to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). There is also a period of work placement, where the student will gain practical quantity surveying experience within a professional organisation.

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

The course culminates in third year with 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.

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. This Level 7 Quantity Surveying degree has become a stepping-stone for many students into a Level 8 Honors Degree in Quantity Surveying and Construction Project Management, both offered in IT Sligo.

What are my Further Study Opportunities

Graduates can progress directly to the final year of the BSc Honours in Quantity Surveying, the final year of the BSc in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology or to related Level 8 courses at other third-level Institutions.


Career Opportunities

Graduates work as site quantity surveyors, estimators, site managers, material procurement managers with Quantity Surveying consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and construction specialists.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO courses at IT Sligo 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 work as site quantity surveyors, estimators, site managers, material procurement managers with Quantity Surveying consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and construction specialists.

Further Study

Graduates can progress directly to the final year of the BSc Honours in Quantity Surveying, the final year of the BSc in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology or to related Level 8 courses at other third-level Institutions.

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