This degree will give you the ideal basis for a career in the construction industry. As a quantity surveyor, you will provide a range of services, including cost and contract advice, cost forecasting, measurement and cost control. You will also be responsible for financial management of construction projects from inception to completion. This will give you an excellent basis for progression to management positions throughout the industry.
Quantity surveying requires technical, economic, legal and managerial skills. The programme reflects this diversity. In Years 1 and 2, you will work closely on projects with fellow students from building surveying, design and construction management, and estate management programmes.
The university is investing £76 million in a new building to house the campus library, TV studios and academic facilities for disciplines including architecture, design, and construction. Stockwell Street is a short walk from the Greenwich Campus and this programme will be delivered there from 2014.
The aims of the programme are:
- To develop your knowledge of management, law, and economics in the construction and property industries
- To equip you with the skills, techniques, and abilities needed to be a quantity surveyor
- To develop your ability to solve construction problems.
- 3 years full-time
- 4 years sandwich
- 5 years part-time
Applicants should have:
260 UCAS points
PLUS at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and mathematics) or equivalent qualifications.
Students are assessed through examinations and coursework.
This programme is a route to membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). In order to achieve MRICS status, it is necessary to undertake an accredited MSc after completing the above programme.
Graduates may pursue opportunities in private practice, with contractors, developers, housing associations and local and central government.
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