MSc. in Quantity Surveying

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Overview of the Masters Programme

On our MSc Quantity Surveying degree, you will learn how to add value to projects through demonstrating excellent knowledge and skills in managing cost and information, advancing practices and procedures, and managing risk effectively.

WHAT'S COVERED IN THIS COURSE?

The Quantity Surveying course will develop your skills of critical thinking, problem-solving, business development, team collaboration, cost management and awareness of sustainability in the built environment. You will learn how to ensure construction projects are delivered to the satisfaction of the client and other construction professionals and influence a better future in the built environment.

You will develop knowledge and skills to meet the challenges presented by change and innovation in the sector.

The course is designed to challenge you to question your current thinking and practices in the face of a rapidly changing global construction industry, and develop your ability to be innovative and creative in solving unique problems.

It will encourage you to engage in life-long learning and become an independent professional learner through a range of modern interactive teaching.

WHY CHOOSE US?

  • Accredited Course - Fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). Seeking accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

  • Preparation for industry - Successful completion of the course enables you to pursue professional membership of RICS.

  • Strong industry Links - Our links help you make vital contacts and gain practical experience to back up theory.

  • Specialised modules - We deliver the latest knowledge and skills in cost management and quantification including advanced whole life costing approaches, probabilistic risk modelling and BIM cost management.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A good UK honours degree at 2:2 or above/equivalent in surveying, construction, civil engineering, real estate or any other construction subject.

We will also consider other qualifications and suitable work based experience on an individual basis. You may be asked to attend a selection interview.

COURSE STRUCTURE

  • Construction Law and Contract - 20 credits
    This module seeks to help the students understand and evaluate construction contracts, their application and execution, as well as the legal aspect of construction. The module is designed to make the students develop a systematic understanding of the knowledge and critical awareness of the issues and opportunities for the management of construction projects. It also seeks to make the student aware of and appreciate the conflicting interests within construction projects and the need to manage such interests effectively. To be able to manage such interests, the module prepares the students to be aware of the legal and organisational factors at play in the construction industry and the methods available for managing/resolving disputes that may occur during the execution of projects.

  • Cost Management - 20 credits
    The programme seeks to develop the students with the knowledge and skills that will meet the challenges presented by change and innovation and provides opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds including international students, students with limited professional experience, as well as students looking for mid-career development in specialist areas related to quantity surveying. This programme will challenge the students to question their current thinking and the practices adopted in the face of a rapidly changing global construction industry, and develop their abilities to be innovative and creative in solving unique problems. This module is designed to provide students with the capability to take a 'whole life' approach to construction economics, including client, contracting and consulting roles in the industry through strong financial, analytical, interpretative and teamwork skills and to develop their risk awareness and the skills to analyse risks in the dynamic built environment.

  • Project Management Methods - 20 credits
    This module explores various methods of project management within the context of construction. It explores the practical aspects of the development and construction process and in particular, those areas over which a Project Manager would expect to have some control. Themes such as specifications, programming, costing, stakeholder, risk and project control are addressed towards providing practical solutions. This module focuses on the practical skills needed for a project manager to effectively manage a construction project.

  • Sustainable Construction - 20 credits
    The programme philosophy seeks to respond to a changing employment market and to the changing requirements of the construction industry. Its aim is to give you a broad yet rigorous grounding in the fundamentals of organising and managing construction projects. This module is consistent with this philosophy as it discusses the reality of construction activities which have a long-lasting effect on the environment therefore sustainable and environmentally sound construction methods and innovative management practices are needed.

  • Advanced Quantification - 20 credits
    The programme seeks to develop the students with the knowledge and skills that will meet the challenges presented by change and innovation and provides opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds including international students, students with limited professional experience, as well as students looking for mid-career development in specialist areas related to quantity surveying. This programme will challenge the students to question their current thinking and the practices adopted in the face of a rapidly changing global construction industry, and develop their abilities to be innovative and creative in solving unique problems. The module focuses on educating practitioner professionals and cognate graduates to focus on adding value through detailed analysis and appreciation of professional relationships, costing techniques, buildability, design economics and procurement set within the current IT technology.

  • Integrated Project Delivery - 20 credits
    This module takes a production process view of design, construction and operation enabling students to appreciate developments in effectiveness and efficiency and how these can be managed. This will consider concepts such as transformation, flow and value creation to understand the notion of integrated project delivery. The module will focus on integrating people, process and technology, design and construction management, integrated procurement strategies, continuous improvement, BIM process for information delivery, UK BIM standards and their implication on construction processes, digital plan of works, project protocols, execution plans, workflows and responsibility matrices, and BIM standards around the world. The module will continually compare current practice with new practice reviewing how change can take place and how it can be assessed. Teaching will be based on weekly lectures, supplemented with seminar sessions / workshops during which the students will work in groups and present their findings in respect of scenarios / case studies. These will be delivered in class or web based. Moodle will be used for discussion and feedback. This develops intellectual and technical skills fundamental to the course.

  • Individual Master’s Project (Dissertation) 60 credits

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