Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management, BSc (Hons)

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Description

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Through a combination of theory, practical work and a work placement you will develop skills relating to costs and contract management of construction projects including construction techniques, procurement options and use of sustainable materials.

This course is for you if you are interested in:

  • finance
  • business
  • the built environment
  • sustainability.

It is also ideal if you enjoy working with people, negotiating and problem-solving.

You will develop the skills to start you on a professional career as a Quantity Surveyor or Commercial Manager.

Why choose this course?
  • It's accredited by the Royal Institutio…

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This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Through a combination of theory, practical work and a work placement you will develop skills relating to costs and contract management of construction projects including construction techniques, procurement options and use of sustainable materials.

This course is for you if you are interested in:

  • finance
  • business
  • the built environment
  • sustainability.

It is also ideal if you enjoy working with people, negotiating and problem-solving.

You will develop the skills to start you on a professional career as a Quantity Surveyor or Commercial Manager.

Why choose this course?
  • It's accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia.
  • You will have the opportunity to apply for a one-year work placement, with support from our dedicated placement team.
  • You will be involved in practical, project work and go on site visits.
  • Students on this course benefit from our long-standing and continuing partnerships with employing organisations.
  • You'll learn from a team of experienced academics, staff who have recently joined from industry and visiting experts.
  • If your circumstances change you can switch between full-time, part-time and sandwich options to suit your own requirements.
Did you know?

NTU is second in the UK for the number of students on Building related courses on year-long placements (HESA data 2010 / 11)

What our students say

"My time at NTU has been amazing, most of our tutors have been in the industry themselves and this is such a vocational course that I really feel I'm learning about real life."

Emma-Louise Wiggins, BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management

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Part-time option

The course can also be studied part-time in up to five years. Please see the part-time entry for further details.

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How many places are available on this course?

There are 45 places available across the sandwich and full-time routes.

When does the course start?

The course starts in September. Take a look at our academic calendar for details of term start and end dates.

What will I study?

This course is designed for those who want to be at the centre of the management of construction procurement processes.

You will develop your knowledge and skills to successfully undertake the role of quantity surveyors and commercial managers in a construction team to secure the right quality scheme, on time and at the right price.

Quantity surveyors manage all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. They are specialised accountants for the construction industry, aiming to minimise costs and enhance value for money, delivering projects to the required quality and on time.

A construction commercial manager is responsible for minimizing expenses without compromising quality. You will need strong financial skills, and the ability to negotiate and develop relationships with suppliers.

Below is a list of the modules you'll study and the attached document explains each module in more detail.

Year One

  • Introduction to Measurement and Cost (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Construction and Practice (40 credits)
  • Numerical and Professional Skills (20 credits)
  • Law and Health & Safety (20 credits)
  • Architectural Science and Building Engineering Services (20 credits)

Year Two

  • Construction Technology (20 credits)
  • Measurement (20 credits)
  • Sustainable Technology with Environmental Control (20 credits)
  • Contract Administration: Control and Finance (20 credits)
  • Project Development and Cost (20 credits)
  • Law and Contemporary Economics (20 credits)

Year Three
This is your optional work placement year. The third year work placement is spent working in industry gaining valuable experience.

Final year

  • Professional Practice and Management (40 credits)
  • Industrial Practice for Quantity Surveyors (20 credits)
  • International Project Appraisal (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)
Course content and module descriptions

See a full description of each module and further detail about what is covered in each year.

How will I learn?

You will spend approximately 10 hours per week in scheduled learning. This includes lectures, supported by smaller group sessions including:

  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • laboratory sessions
  • workshops.

You will also be involved in self-directed project work with the support of NOW, our virtual learning environment.

Outside of timetabled sessions you will need to undertake self-directed independent study. This will include preparing for:

  • lectures
  • researching
  • completing coursework
  • developing a portfolio
  • directed reading to expand your knowledge.
Trips and study visits

Site visits and field trips form an integral part of the learning process, allowing you to put theory into practice. Recent trips have included visits to the:

  • new Wembley stadium
  • Eco build exhibition
  • JCB headquarters.

These are all designed to help you understand and apply what you're learning in a real world context.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a mix of coursework and exams. The coursework will make up the majority of your assessment and will consist of:

  • group and individual projects
  • reports
  • presentations
  • essays.
Is the course professionally accredited?

The course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and by the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia.

Gaining an RICS-accredited degree is the most accepted way of becoming a chartered surveyor. After completing an RICS-accredited degree or diploma you'll then need two or three years' work experience before taking your RICS professional assessment interview – known as the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).

The Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia accreditation gives this degree increased international recognition.

Our links with industry

You will benefit from our great links with industry which help ensure that everything you learn can be applied to the real world. This will be through: live projects supplied by real companies, guest lecturers from industry, visits to working sites, industry sponsored awards and work placements.

Learn from expert staff

Our Construction subject team is made up of experienced academics and staff who have recently joined from industry. These, together with regular visiting experts, provide a rounded, up-to-date education, informed by current practice and industry developments.

Find out more about the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management .

What do the course fees cover?

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It's a flexible course

The modules in Year One are shared with BSc (Hons) Construction Management and BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying.

This enables you to develop a multi-disciplinary perspective and also have the flexibility to switch to either of the other courses at the start of your second year (subject to your original entry qualifications) if you feel they are more aligned to your career aspirations.

You can also switch between study modes:

  • full-time
  • sandwich
  • part-time.
Where will I study?

You will study on the City site. Most of your lectures will be taught in the recently renovated Newton building. You will also work in the Maudslay building for some of the practical session, such as concrete testing and soil labs.

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The majority of your lectures and seminars will take place in the Newton building. This building has recently undergone a major renovation making it a great environment to study in.

Laboratory spaces

You will also benefit from dedicated lab spaces in the Maudslay building. These include a hydraulics lab and concrete testing lab.

Dedicated resource centre

Students in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment have access to a dedicated resource centre. This centre, based in the Maudslay building, enables students to undertake private study in a facility equipped with:

  • computers
  • large format plotters
  • desk space together with the latest, and archived, journals and publications.

This resource centre is open from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday.

IT resources

Our IT resource rooms and PC clusters are distributed across the City site, with PCs providing access to:

  • Microsoft Office
  • email
  • web browsing
  • networked file storage
  • high-speed online printing services (with a free printing allowance for each student).

Resource rooms are available 24 hours a day.

Books and library resources

In the library you will have access to an extensive and diverse range of books and periodicals that focus on specialist areas within the Built Environment. The library's OneSearch system provides access to all our electronic resources, journals and books.

Within the library there is a liaison librarian who has specialist Construction Management subject knowledge and can offer detailed help in finding and using print and electronic resources and also support on things such as Harvard referencing and research skills.

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