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Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc (Hons)

Coventry University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management (QSCM) is a multidisciplinary subject involved in all aspects of construction, civil engineering works, the real estate and property business. Activities include procurement advice, commercial guidance, measurement of construction items, resource assessments, valuations, costing/estimating, value management, value engineering, contract administration/management, project management and other post construction management decisions.This professionally accredited course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to give expert advice on the effective management of finance and costs throughout the building lifecycle. You will have the opportunity to gain a solid understanding of quantification and costing of construction works, financial control and reporting, risk management, design economics and cost planning.You will be taught by staff with academic and professional experience in quantity surveying, architectural practice, civil engineering and the construction industry, having worked in a variety of professional roles such as building surveying, quantity surveying, construction management, architectural technology and a wide range of professional organisations. We also have a strong portfolio of industry-related research, particularly in the areas of low carbon building technology, sustainable construction materials and engineering education, which ensures you stay abreast of new technologies and emerging issues. Many of our teaching team are active researchers and consultants to RICS.Teaching is highly practical; throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to draw on real-life case studies and participate in integrated project work, where theory is put into practice as soon as it is learned. For example, performing a real quantity survey in a commercial role for a client and presenting your findings to their asset management team.You will also have opportunities to apply for industrial placements with a range of local and regional companies where you can exercise your technical skills in a professional environment. In the past, students have found roles as training and graduate quantity surveyors for major construction companies such as Barratt Home Limited, Balfour Beatty Plc, Laing O'Rourke and National Grid, for instance. **Key Course Benefits*** Apply for a full year work placement which can count towards your professional Chartered status.* A common first year makes it possible to transfer to our degrees in Architectural Technology, Construction Management or Building Surveying in the second year if you wish.* Collaborative links with universities in 20 countries around the world, giving you the chance for you to spend part of your studies abroad (subject to availability and additional costs).* Full accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which is a requirement on the path towards membership of the RICS.* Opportunity to gain additional professional qualifications as well as your degree – an Autodesk certificate in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and undergo a Building Research Establishment Energy Assessment Method (BREEAM) to become an Accredited Graduate (BREEAM AG).* Study on shared modules alongside students on a wide range of other professional disciplines, such as, construction management, architectural technology, building surveying, building services engineering and civil engineering, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of today’s construction industry.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

Coventry University

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  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Typically more than 13,000 non-UK students study at the university's UK campuses each year, with over 18,000 more studying in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement via the international experience scheme (subject to availability).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 36

  • Entry standards

    / Max 157
    122 74%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%



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