University of East London

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

This extended course is perfect if you want a degree in quantity surveying but don’t have the standard entry requirements.

With the ever so demanding and growing need for the surveying and its importance for construction it has become more than a necessity these days. Surveying involves the precise measurement of spatial data - information that’s crucial to a huge range of construction projects, on land and offshore.

This programme will provide an internationally competitive education, and to prepare you for a professional career, by providing in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in quantity surveying and commercial management.

The programme will enable you to use engineering skills to improve many aspects of surveying and all related construction areas. Even the core focus is on quantity surveying and commercial  management, you will also be acquiring a good platform for working in all construction industry.

Entry Requirements


96 UCAS Points from

  • A LEVEL- Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
  • BTEC- Extended Diploma or Diploma
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE- Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level

Other entry routes

Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

English Language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course.

Alternative GCSE Qualifications

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

Mature applicants and those without formal qualifications

As an inclusive University, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Career Prospects

Our course is designed in a way that will ready you for your future careers. Digital proficiency, industry connections, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, physical Intelligence, cognitive intelligence, cultural intelligence, and community connections are some activities which have been embedded into our course and this makes our students very prepared for their future life. 

Course Details

You'll develop management skills and critically reflect on the practices in the area of quantity surveying and commercial management.

You will learn to apply theory and new skills to a working environment in construction.

The course teaches student to develop techniques for analysing and solving real world problems. You'll learn how to find industry-relevant solutions to logistical issues within the industry.

Other fields of study will involve lifecycle costing, strategic planning and collaboration, target cost contracts and dispute resolution

We'll also introduce you to real life case studies which include projects delivered in partnership with employers so you can get industry experience before you graduate.

This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. 
The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

Year 1

Mental Wealth; Professional Life 1
Construction Technology
Land and Construction Surveying
Analytical Skills in Built Environment
The Built Environment
Building Science and Materials

Year 2

Mental Wealth: Professional Life
Contract Procedures
Introduction to Building Measurement
Construction Planning and Production
Tendering, Estimating and Cost Control
Economics of property and construction

Year 3

Mental Wealth: Professional Life
Capstone Project
Project Management
Land Law and Registration
Quantity Surveying Practice

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