BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

Quantity surveyors are in high demand and earn attractive salaries. Studying BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management, 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 in 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.

Our Surveying course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). When you graduate, you’ll have the skills and qualifications for a successful career in quantity surveying and commercial management, and be able to work towards corporate membership of the RICS.

Study Mode 2017 Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 3 Years September Pontypridd
Part-time 5 Years September Pontypridd
Sandwich 4 Years September Pontypridd
Study Mode 2018 Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 3 Years September Pontypridd
Part-time 5 Years September Pontypridd
Sandwich 4 Years September Pontypridd

You will gain the skills to manage the range of tasks involved in a construction project, learn how to take responsibility for financial planning and management, and be able to overcome challenges.

Your studies will cover industrial initiatives such as lifecycle costing, strategic partnering and collaboration, target cost contracts, dispute resolution and open-book accounting. To help you work towards continuous professional development, you will also learn how to
apply critical thinking to your experiences.

The course includes a project in each year of study. These are delivered in partnership with employers and involve real-life case studies, which will help you develop key skills for the workplace.

Year One

  • Quantity Surveying Practice and Procedure
  • Integrating Project 1
  • Project Management Practice and Procedure
  • Built Environment Economics
  • Construction Technology 1
  • Built Environment Law

Year Two

  • Research Elective*
  • Integrating Project 2*
  • Design Economics
  • Construction Technology 2
  • Contract Management
  • Measurement
  • Civil Engineering Measurement and Technology

Year Three

  • Integrating Project 3
  • Sustainability Technology
  • Construction Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Construction Cost Management
  • Project Management
  • Dissertation

*10 credits

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. 

Key staff include:

Shane Galvin

Darren Evans

Trevor Price

Owain Llywelyn

Stephen Williams

John Ryan

Annie McCartney

Emma Mantle

David M Harper

David Quarmby

Ros Welch

Assessment

Assessment is through a mixture of coursework and examinations.

UCAS Code
K243
K242
Institution Code
W01

Accreditations

This degree is accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) which provides the world’s leading professional qualification in land, property, construction and the associated environmental issues.

Entry criteria detail typical offers but USW considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

Typical A-Level Offer

BCC

Typical Welsh BACC Offer

Grade C and BC at A Level

Typical BTEC Offer

BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit

Typical IB Offer

29 points to include 16 points at Higher Level.

Typical Access to HE Offer

60 credits overall to include 45 Level 3 credits equating to 12 Distinctions, 18 Merits and 15 Passes

Additional Requirements

GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances

International Entry Requirements

We also welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Please visit the country specific pages on our international website for exact details.

English Requirements

In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

However, if you have previously studied through the medium of English IELTS might not be required, but please visit the country specific page on our international website for exact details. If your country is not featured please contact us.

All fees are per year. Once you have started your course, your fee will remain the same for each year of study.

August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: £9000
  • Full-time International: £11900
  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Part-time International: TBC

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International: TBC
  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Part-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 significant 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 1 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

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Admissions statement

By the time you graduate, 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.