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BSc(Hons)
Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management
Please note there are no vacancies on this course for September 2015

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About this course

Accreditations and partnerships:

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia
Chartered Institutes of Civil Engineering Surveyors
  • Entry year: 2015/16
  • Course code: KN21
  • Applications: Full-time: UCAS
    Part-time: University
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Tariff points: 280
  • Department: Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Campus: Frenchay
  • Duration: Three years full-time, four years sandwich, five years part-time by day release
  • Delivery: Full-time, part-time day release, sandwich
  • Programme leader: Jason Southan
  • Key fact: Study full or part-time on this dual-accredited course and develop valuable industry collaboration skills on projects with students from related disciplines.

Introduction

Why BSc(Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management?

The effective management of finance and costs is vital throughout the building lifecycle from inception to completion. This requires a good understanding of the commercial aspects of development and construction, and the environment in which these operate. With new developments being built and existing ones requiring management, demand has increased for professionals with the knowledge and skills to manage this process.

Why study our course?

Recognising the needs of modern industry, this course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES). It is also available on a part-time basis so you can boost your career prospects if you are already working in the industry.

You will develop the wide range of skills and knowledge required for quantity surveying and commercial management. Through placing these in a wider business context you will be equipped to take advantage of new opportunities in the construction, civil engineering and property industries upon graduation.

Real world experience

Our construction partner employers are involved throughout the course providing industry knowledge, placements and recruitment advice. You will get to work in teams across professional disciplines in a way that reflects industry. You will learn about different careers and approaches on day trips and field trips. You can also apply your skills on a placement, which may qualify as part of the professional development required to achieve Chartered status.

Where it can take you

On graduation, you can go into a choice of careers. These include: professional quantity surveying, commercial management; project and facilities management; value and risk management; procurement management; arbitration and dispute resolution; capital allowances and tax consultancy; property development; construction manufacturing; and supply.

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