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Quantity Surveying
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Quantity Surveying

Overview

You will learn about the issues affecting how quantity surveyors organise, control and manage the costing of projects, including building economics, contracts and construction law, construction technology and project management. You will undertake individual and group assessments and develop core skills. With your excellent analytical, arithmetic and IT abilities, we will help you develop as an innovative team player with the problem solving and transferable skills needed to succeed in this ever-evolving field.

This course is regulated and approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Graduates are eligible for full membership of the RICS following an acceptable period of approved professional practice and a successful final assessment of professional competence by the RICS.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University's results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit, which it entered for the first time, were impressive with 37% of its research being rated world leading or internationally excellent.
Our sandwich route includes a one year industry placement, enabling you to take advantage of the strong links we have with local authorities, commercial organisations and private quantity surveying practices - all of whom provide placement opportunities for our students.

Recent students have completed their placements in Boston and San Francisco. Our tutors have substantial and diverse experience having worked in the built environment as professional contractors and quantity surveyors.

We have industry standard facilities and software applications including QS Pro and we are constantly developing our Building Modelling Information capabilities to keep pace with the latest requirements from Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), government and industry. We also encourage you to become a member of RICS.

We arrange a number of site visits for our students. Recently, this has included visits to view the construction of the new Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds.

Course Features

  • Professional accreditations
  • Placements
  • Part-time study available
  • Sandwich year
  • Real-life projects
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award
  • 95% of students said their course provided them with opportunities to apply their learning and felt they had the right opportunities to work with other students (National Student Survey 2017).

Entry Requirements

120
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Level 5 or 6 entry
Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subject of Quantity Surveying, the point of entry will be determined by the course team in line with the professional body requirements.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Level 5 or 6 entry
Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subject of Quantity Surveying, the point of entry will be determined by the course team in line with the professional body requirements.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


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Careers

Chris Quaile

Careers

Chris Quaile
Graduate Building Surveyor Jones Lang LaSalle

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

“From building surveying and quantity surveying to project management, planning and law, my course gave me the diverse knowledge I require in my current role. My tutors inspired me to learn more about this industry and introduced me to AutoCAD software, which has been invaluable for my job. The hands-on experience I gained gave me that extra step up the career ladder to help me succeed.

Modules & learning

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Gain an understanding og the technology and software applications used in the construction and allied industries. You will engage with emerging trends in in technological development, particularly in the area of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Develop your knowledge and understanding of the economic and financial influences on commercial management, control and decision making.

Using real-life situations to develop practical skills and achieve a sense of success - you learn how to do levelling, measure and draw up buildings and land, pricing quantities of material and labour.

This module introduces you to the essential legal aspects used by professionals in the built environment and is used as a foundation for modules in the following years.

You will learn how buildings are put together, and what the basic principles of construction, function and performance really are.

Examine the process of deisgn cost management and learn the principles of design economics, developing your ability to forecast, plan and control the cost of a design proposal.

Look at the legal frameworks which are created by different procurement approaches and consider the concept of risk and the relationship between risk, the method of procurement and the contract terms.

Gain an understanding of the project management process and learn how to apply the tools, techniques and people management skills necessary for the successful development and delivery a project.

As a quantity surveyor you will have to work with many other construction professionals - this module introduces you to them and will help influence the way in which you form professional relationships.

Examine the processes involved in the production of a take-off and bill of quantities. You will also look at alternative procurement methods for domestic housing.

Build your understanding of the principles, techniques and processes involved in the design and construction of non-domestic buildings.

Develop your skills in both the measurement and pricing (estimating) for a variety of construction work.

Designed for part-time students who are employed in a related field, you will work individually collating and reflecting on evidence from your workplace. You will reflect on your experience and performance, identifying areas for improvement.

Examine the key legal issues that impact on construction contracts and procurement arrangements, including the legal difficulties that can arise in construction contracts, how they can be avoided, and how they might be resolved once they have materialised.

Enhance your abilities in the areas of cost modelling, understanding cost modelling, value, whole life costs and sustainability.

You will not be working alone, but are likely to be an important member of a team, possibly of different professions. This problem-based module enables you to play to your own strengths and interests as your team find conceptual and detailed solutions.

This is your opportunity to research in detail a problem close to your heart and produce a piece of written work that may be worthy of publication.

Evaluate various issues that shape the built environment, including the implication of BIM technologies, ethical professional practice, sustainability, emerging procurement methods and management business failure.

Part-time students will study this module in lieu of Inter-Professional Studies. You will reflect on your performance in the workplace and prepare and present a case study as an oral presentation and written submission.

Professor Akintola Akintoye
Dean of School
Professor Akintola Akintoye is Dean of the School of Built Environment & Engineering. He has an international reputation for his research in risk management and procurement, construction estimating and modelling, and construction economics. Akintola brings an international perspective to his role having previously worked at higher education institutions in Thailand, Hong Kong and South Africa.
I'm thrilled to be able to use my experience of working in large and complex organisations to provide leadership to the School. We are committed to delivering high-quality teaching and research, working together with staff, students and our stakeholder community to make a real difference.
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Fees & funding

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.

Facilities

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Northern Terrace
    Northern Terrace

    Based at our City Campus, only a short walk from Leeds city centre, Northern Terrace is home to our School of Built Environment & Engineering.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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Northern Terrace, City Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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