UWE Bristol - BSc Hons Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management with Foundation Year

UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management with Foundation Year

Gain a strong start to your professional career with accreditation from both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES).

Why study quantity surveying and commercial management?

Managing finance and costs effectively is important throughout the building lifecycle, from inception to completion.

As we build new developments and manage existing ones, demand increases for professionals with the knowledge and skills to manage this process.

The building industry needs people with a good understanding of the commercial aspects of development and construction.

Why UWE Bristol?

BSc(Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management is a degree that reflects the needs of modern industry.

It's accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), putting you on course for full membership.

This course is also available on a part-time basis so you can boost your career prospects if you're already working in the industry.

Develop your knowledge and a range of skills needed for quantity surveying and commercial management. Learn how to place these in a wider business context.

Access industry knowledge, placements and recruitment advice from our construction partner employers.Work in teams with students from other professional disciplines in a way that reflects industry.

Get free access to RICS events and workshops promoting best practice. Attend regular presentations from visiting professionals, academics and past students so you stay up-to-date with industry challenges.

Learn about different careers and approaches on day and field trips. Gain valuable skills on your placement, which may count as part of the professional development you need to achieve Chartered status.

Graduate ready to take advantage of new opportunities in the construction, civil engineering and property industries.

Where can it take me?

On graduation, you can go into a choice of careers.

These include professional quantity surveying, commercial management, project and facilities management, value and risk management and procurement management.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 72
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

A shortage of professionals with this combination of knowledge and skills means you'll be in high demand with employers.

You'll have a wide choice of careers to go into. These include professional quantity surveying, commercial management, project and facilities management, value and risk management, procurement management, arbitration and dispute resolution, capital allowances and tax consultancy, property development, construction manufacturing, and supply.

Our graduates have gone on to work for construction partners including Aecom, Interserve, Wilmott-Dixon and Balfour Beatty. Others work in the public sector, specifically with local authorities.

Course Details

If you study on the five year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after year two

Year 0 Foundation Year

Building a Professional
Built Environment Futures
Context of Design and development
Foundation Engineering
Foundation Year project.

Year 1

Quantity Surveying Practice and Procedures
Law, Economics and Management
Environmental Physics and Materials
Construction Technology and Services.

Year 2

Quantity Surveying Project
Procurement and Contract Practice
Construction Technology and Building Services
Development and Design Economics
Professional Practice for the Built Environment.

Placement year

Final Year

International Cost Management
Commercial Management
Innovation and Professionalism

One optional module
Collaborative Practice.

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