Programme Code: SG_JQUAN_J07
This add-on programme offers graduates a broad skills base for the specialised profession of quantity surveying. 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 add-on programme graduates will be prepared for the current and future role of the quantity surveying profession. The course utilises the latest technology and software used in the construction industry and we work very closely with employers, practitioners and professional organisations to ensure that our course reflects the current needs of the work place.
The BSc in Quantity Surveying is a degree programme offered via online distance learning over a period of 2 years on a part-time basis. This add-on programme consists of twelve 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. The programme will provide students with the following key skills:
- Measurement in accordance with the agreed method of measurement.
- Preparation of building estimates, cost plans and bills of quantities using current software.
- Construction technology skills, including the growing environmental, sustainability, conservation and service areas.
- Ability to Interpret the standard forms of building contracts and construction law.
- Research methods and skills.
The programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) which provides graduates with an opportunity to achieve full chartered status.
Key Course Information
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: Most online courses typically involve 3 x 5 credit modules per semester. Our online courses have about 3 hours of live lectures per week (but this can vary per programme) which normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday 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.The rest of your study time consists of independent learning, communicating with your lecturers and classmates and carrying out assignments.
Exams - For Examinations, students may have to attend at the ATU campus through which they completed their studies. For some programmes it may be possible for the Exam to be taken remotely via online proctoring. ATU Students resident in the Republic of Ireland will be invited to attend exams at an exam centre located in Ireland. Students’ resident outside of Ireland or with exceptional circumstances may be eligible to attend remotely via online proctoring, where examinations are taken online and supervised virtually, subject to availability.For further information, please visit our examinations hub.
Please note, you may be required to take some time off work for the below:
Exams Christmas Exams: 2 – 4 days in January each year. Summer Exams: 2 – 4 days in May each year.
For this course, Software is available for the duration of the course via remote access to our on-campus PCs or students may choose to download free student licences directly to their home PC/laptop.
Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024
The BSc Quantity Surveying has a minimum entry requirement of a Level 6 qualification or international equivalent in Quantity Surveying or a related discipline. This programme is an online add-on programme i.e. it is the final year of our Level 7 full time programme split over two years on a part time basis.
Applicants with other Level 6 qualifications and a number of years relevant work experience in construction estimating / cost management may also be considered through ATU Sligo's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduates of this programme will be able to use the experience and knowledge gained to obtain employment in a wide variety of areas such 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.
You may wish to continue your studies by enrolling on the following on-line programmes:
BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying - This two-year, part-time, Level 8 add-on programme is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) / Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI). Graduates also have the opportunity to progress to a one-year add-on degree in Construction Project Management.
Academic Year 2023/24 Fees
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Next Level Skillnet funding may be available to successful applicants who fulfil eligibility criteria. Please email Sue Davies in Next Level Skillnet to find out more information: email@example.com
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 Commercial Buildings||05|
|Construction Programme Software||05|
|QS Dispute Management||05|
|Work Placement [E]||10|
[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.