Programme Code: SG_JQUAN_J07
This 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 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. The 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.
Classes - students remotely attend live online classes, including software tutorials. Should a student miss a live class they can view the recording whenever it suits them. 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.
Exams - students who are outside the island of Ireland at the time of their exams have the choice to sit an exam remotely using IT Sligo’s online invigilator service (proctoring). Therefore, there is no requirement to travel to Ireland for examinations. Students who are in Ireland at the time of examinations may choose to travel to exam centres in Sligo, Dublin or Cork.
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
Application Closing Date : 31st August 2020
Candidates will be expected to hold a Level 6 qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent.
Applicants with other qualifications and with relevant work experience may also be considered through IT Sligo’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process.
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 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.
Per Year €3,400
Per 5 credit module €600
|Measurement of Commercial Buildings||05|
|Construction Programme Software||05|
|QS Dispute Management||05|
|Work Placement [E]||10|
[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.