BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

96% of our Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduating Graduate Destination Survey 2016

Quantity surveyors are in high demand and earn attractive salaries. 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.

Studying this RICS-accredited Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management degree, you will learn skills and competencies that are directly relevant to industry practice and standards. 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 associated with building costs. 

By the time you graduate from the Quantity Surveying degree, you will have the skills and qualifications for a rewarding and well-paid career. 

 

 

UCAS Code Study Mode
2019
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
K242 Full-time 3 Years September Treforest A
N/A Part-time 5 Years September Treforest A
K243 Sandwich 4 Years September Treforest A
UCAS Code Study Mode
2020
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
K242 Full-time 3 Years September Treforest A
N/A Part-time 5 Years September Treforest A
K243 Sandwich 4 Years September Treforest A

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. Our Quantity Surveying  course also includes projects delivered in partnership with employers and involves real-life case studies, which will help you develop key skills for the workplace.


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 (optional)


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

  • Dissertation - 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)

Mae modiwlau cyfrwng Cymraeg yn cynnwys | Welsh Module options are:

Blwyddyn Un

  • Economeg Amgylchedd Adeiledig
  • Cyfraith Amgylchedd Adeiledig

Blwyddyn Dau

  • Rheoli Cytundebau
  • Integreiddio Prosiect 2
  • Mesuraeth Peirianneg Sifil a Thechnoleg
  • Technoleg Adeiladu 2

Blwyddyn Tri

  • Technoleg Cynaliadwy
  • Cyfraith Adeiladu a Datrys Anghydfod Amgen [DAA]

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 programme 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

Our Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management 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. The Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management 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

  • Paul Ryall, course leader
  • Darryl Isles
  • Richard Milligan
  • Shane Galvin
  • Darren Evans
  • Trevor Price
  • Owain Llywelyn
  • Stephen Williams
  • John Ryan
  • Annie McCartney
  • Emma Mantle
  • David Harper
  • David Quarmby
  • Ros Welch

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.

Additional Requirements

GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances. 

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

Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points from Higher Levels

Typical Access to HE Offer

Pass the Access to HE Diploma and obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points

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.

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.

Find out how to pay your tuition fees in full or by payment plan.

This course is eligible under the Enhanced Learning Credits scheme for Ex-Armed Forces personnel.

International Scholarships are available for self-funding international students.

August 2019 - July 2020 Fees


  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC

  • Full-time International: TBC

  • Part-time UK and EU: 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

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 Quantity Surveying 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.