BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management (Including Foundation Year)

If you don’t quite have the right qualifications to start our three year BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management degree or if you want to gain more confidence in higher level work, you could opt to start your studies with a foundation year. The extra year is intended to give you the best possible preparation for success on the degree pathway. You’ll study introductory modules relevant to the degree course whilst developing key skills for academic study. Successful completion of the introductory foundation year will allow you to progress onto the degree course.

Quantity surveyors are in high demand and earn attractive salaries. Studying this Quantity Surveying course, you will learn skills and competencies that are directly relevant to industry practice and standards. Quantity surveyors understand all aspects of construction. They are the financial managers of the construction industry and need to manage costs effectively, while considering quality, sustainability and client needs. They are involved throughout projects, including all stages of the design, construction and operation of property developments, including residential, commercial, industrial and retail, as well as infrastructure projects such as roads, railways and airports.

 

UCAS Code Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
KK24 Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A
UCAS Code Study Mode
2019
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
KK24 Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A

Foundation Year: Quantity Surveying Degree

  • Foundation Calculus - 10 credits
  • Foundations of Mathematics - 20 credits
  • Key Skills Development - 20 credits
  • Conceptual Modelling and Sustainable Design  -20 credits
  • Integrative Project - 20 credits
  • Introduction to the Construction Industry - 20 credits
  • Experimental Methods -10 credits

Year One: Quantity Surveying Degree

  • Built Environment Law - 20 credits
  • Construction Technology 1 - 20 credits
  • QS Practice and Procedure - 20 credits
  • Project Management Practice and Procedure - 20 credits
  • Built Environment Economics - 20 credits
  • Integrating Project 1 - 20 credits 

Year Two: Quantity Surveying Degree

  • Contract Management - 20 credits
  • Measurement - 20 credits
  • Civil Engineering Measurement and Technology - 20 credits
  • Construction Technology 2 - 20 credits
  • Integrating Project 2 - 20 credits
  • Design Economics - 20 credits

Year Three: Quantity Surveying Degree

  • Individual Project - 20 credits
  • Construction Cost Management - 20 credits
  • Multi-Dimensional Project Management - 20 credits
  • Construction Law and ADR  - 20 credits
  • Sustainable Technology  - 20 credits
  • Integrating Project 3  - 20 credits
  • Supervised Work Experience (SWE) - 120 credits (optional for Sandwich year only)

Teaching

Full-time students spend 12-15 hours each week in lectures, seminars and tutorials, usually over two to three full days. You will spend time working on presentations, assignments, reading and problem-solving exercises. 

Your Quantity Surveying degree here won’t confine you to a classroom. We don’t believe you can learn vital skills like analytical decision making and problem solving by just reading about them. That’s why we offer practical activities that help you understand and apply the theory you learn in lectures. Plus you’ll have the chance to go on site visits to local companies.

Assessment

Assessment is through a mixture of coursework and examinations.

Accreditations

The University of South Wales is the largest provider of industry-accredited surveying courses in Wales. Our BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This is the world’s leading professional body in land, property, construction and associated environmental issues. Successful completion of this degree is the first step to gaining RICS professional membership and a boost to your career prospects. This Quantity Surveying course is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, giving you further recognition for the skills you will develop during your studies.

Placements

We recommend you spend a year working in the construction industry as part of your Quantity Surveying degree. During this ‘sandwich’ year, you’ll get hands-on experience that will make you a more attractive candidate to employers and will inform your studies in your final year.

Facilities

For added experience, you’ll use industry-standard facilities on campus. These include computing laboratories with engineering software such as Revit, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Autodesk QTO, CostX, Synchro, and Navisworks.

Lecturers

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU:  £9000 
  • Full-time International:  £12300 

August 2019 - July 2020 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

UK and EU students

Apply via UCAS if you are a UK/EU residing applicant, applying for year one of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly

International students

Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK/EU. 

Admissions statement

Construction is one of the largest industries in the world, and none of it would be possible without surveyors and project managers. Our strong industrial and commercial links mean we know what employers want from you when you graduate. We tailor our surveying courses so what you learn meets employers’ needs and develops key skills. We have a proud history of developing industry-ready Quantity Surveying graduates for over four decades.

By the time you graduate from the Quantity Surveying degree, you will have the skills and qualifications for a successful and rewarding career. There are various employment opportunities in this field, nationally and internationally. You could work in private practice, property departments, construction and development companies, or with government organisations. You will also have the technical, legal, economic and management skills for a career managing finance in construction projects.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.