Birmingham City University - QUANTITY SURVEYING - BSC (HONS)

Birmingham City University


Want a career in the construction industry? Study our BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree course at Birmingham City University. We are an RICS-approved Partnership Centre, so you can be confident that we’ll prepare you for a flourishing career.

With our quantity surveyor training, you will work collaboratively with tutors, practitioners, theorists, and designers who will equip you with everything you need to help shape the future of the built environment.


Today’s construction industry is facing the challenges of glglobalizationdemanding clients, and complex regulatory frameworks. Also the growing importance of technology and integrated delivery plays an increasingly important role in the industry.

This surveying degree will give you the skills to deal with these challenges and more. With innovation at the core of the program, you will learn through creative problem-solving and working with our industrial partners. You’ll also develop the intellectual and practical competencies required by professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

You’ll leave with a broad knowledge of the legal, technical, managerial, economic, social, and environmental aspects of construction projects, and able to confidently manage both commercial and civil engineering projects.

This course is taught by experienced staff with a wealth of industry experience


as well as staff with extensive research backgrounds who are aware of the state-of-the-art developments in the construction industry. 

A flexible approach to delivery allows construction professionals to study alongside their professional role.

You'll gain expertise in cost management, procurement, and quantification skills. You’ll also develop expertise in risk management, costing techniques, design economics, buildability, procurement, and the ability to add value. You’ll also learn how to work effectively with a range of people from different construction disciplines.

Entry Requirements

Essential Requirement: 

  • 112 UCAS tariff points from A/AS Level


  • GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C/4 or above
  • Equivalent level 2 qualifications can be accepted
  • Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment


  • 6.0 overall with a 5.5 minimum in all bands

Career Prospects

The course provides a comprehensive understanding of construction technology for various building and civil engineering projects, including time, cost, and quality implications, as well as industry legislation. Students gain access to the latest GIS, BIM, and CAD software and surveying equipment, enhancing their professional skills. They become strong project managers and confident with business management systems, which are highly valued by employers. Opportunities with companies like Birmingham-based Willmott Dixon have increased confidence, ability, and skills. Transferable skills, such as communication, problem-solving, negotiation, planning, and meeting deadlines, are also developed.
The course's unique nature allows students to work effectively and efficiently either independently or as part of a team. The course is complemented by visits to construction sites, allowing students to appreciate theory in context. Students have gone on to work with companies like Gleeds, Interserve, John Murray and Sons Ltd, BAMWillmott Dixon, Network Rail, and Highways England, showcasing their skills in various roles.

Course Details

This program uses various assessment methods to address individual module needs, including exams, essays, portfolios, presentations, and dissertations. Students will receive feedback and support through Moodle, email, and group/1-2-1 tutorials. A personal tutor and dissertation supervisor will be assigned to each student, and support at university, faculty, school, and program levels is available. Trips and visits to construction sites and Birmingham's diverse architecture are also offered. International opportunities include studying in the USA through an exchange program with Auburn University, gaining access to industry advances, and Building Information Modelling skills, which UK employers are seeking.

Year One

Introduction to the Built Environment 20 credits
Built Environment Technology 1 20 credits
Law 20 credits
Integrated Digital Design: Residential 20 credits
Innovation in the Built Environment 20 credits
Residential Quantification and Cost 20 credits

Year Two

Procurement 20 credits
Cost Management 20 credits
Built Environment Commercial Technology 20 credits
Integrated Digital Design for Complex Structures 20 credits
Commercial Management 20 credits
Commercial Quantification and Cost 20 credits

Final Year

Contract Practice 20 credits
Civils Quantification and Cost 20 credits
Individual Honours Project 40 credits
Project Management 20 credits
Bid Strategy and Professional Practice 20 credits

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