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UCAS CODE: QSUH

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  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Location

    SA1 Waterfront Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

The overall aim of this programme is to provide a full and satisfying vocational experience appropriate to Honours degree level, which will develop student's ability to understand concepts, apply academic rigour and appraise critically the issues involved in the study of quantity surveying from a client’s and contractor’s perspective, in the built environment.

Course Overview

Given the sharp decline the industry has suffered in the recession it is somewhat surprising that recruitment has held up so well, this may indicate that many young people consider the industry will continue to offer rewarding employment within the UK and overseas. However, the construction industry has the advantage that it is one of the few UK industries which cannot be shipped abroad, and there is much work needed for both the UK infrastructure and housing stock.

Career Opportunities

The need to stimulate demand within the economy using the construction industry appears to be one thing on which both political parties agree. Recently the Business Secretary Dr Vince Cable described construction as “a very big chunk of the economy” and went on to state “if we are going to get out of this period of economic crisis, the construction industry is a key driver “ Dr Cable identified housing and infrastructure as two key areas that needed to be addressed. Similarly, the shadow Chancellor has identified the need to increase the amount of housing provision.

This programme is designed with the above issues in mind. For example, module outcomes address concerns such as sustainability, energy efficiency, facilities management along with the more familiar outcomes such as management theories, literacy, problem solving and client needs. Supplementing these is a range of higher level skills which have been designed to integrate with module outcomes.

This programme will meet industry demands and in doing so provide a sound intellectually demanding vocational learning experience linked to industry and professional body a requirement that satisfies the needs of both students and employers. Furthermore, the programme team has developed the aims of the programme to enhance the development of technical competence and training at a level, which is capable of meeting industry’s current requirements for middle management.

Graduates of the Quantity Surveying Programme will find employment in either the consultant side of the industry as Quantity Surveyors, advising clients on the economics of their development projects or in roles such as Commercial Managers within the contracting side of the industry.

At the end of the course it is anticipated that graduates will have acquired sufficient skills to be able to fulfil the role of a graduate quantity surveyor in either of these sectors. Subject to the restrictions the qualification will provide them with a route to membership of a professional institution. There has only been one cohort of graduates from the Quantity Surveying and they have found employment within contracting organisations.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 32

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University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 36

  • Entry standards

    / Max 157
    100 60%

    31st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    33rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.42 68%

    34th

    27

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