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MSc, PGDip

Quantity Surveying

 

This is a fast-track conversion course for graduates from disciplines unrelated to construction and real estate, which leads to Chartered Surveyor status.

Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: September
Course length: One year full-time or two years part-time
Study location: City site

Fees and funding:

Please see our fees page for details.

Course focus

The course  has a cost, contract management, and procurement focus, making it particularly appropriate to applicants wishing to gain a stronger insight into these aspects of the cost management and construction business.

Graduates will be equipped with a blend of knowledge, understanding, skills, qualities and attributes that will enable them to pursue and develop careers in Quantity Surveying on an international level.

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), enabling successful graduates entry to the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) of the RICS; a prerequisite for full Chartered Surveyor status.

Course content

Please find below module details for full-time and part-time study:

Full-time, One Year

  • Law and Ethics (15 credit points)
  • Property and Construction Economics (15 credit points)
  • Research Methods and Study Skills (15 credit points)
  • Building Technology (15 credit points)
  • Professional Practice (15 credit points)
  • Contract Administration (15 credit points)
  • Measurement (15 credit points)
  • Procurement and Cost Studies (15 credit points)
  • Postgraduate Dissertation / Consultancy Project or Internship (60 credit points)

Part time, Year One

  • Research Methods and Study Skills (15 credit points)
  • Building Technology (15 credit points)
  • Contract Administration (15 credit points)
  • Measurement (15 credit points)
  • Postgraduate Dissertation / Consultancy Project or Internship (60 credit points) (continued in Year Two)

Part time, Year Two

  • Law and Ethics (15 credit points)
  • Property and Construction Economics (15 credit points)
  • Professional Practice (15 credit points)
  • Procurement and Cost Studies (15 credit points)
  • Postgraduate Dissertation / Consultancy Project or Internship (60 credit points) (continued from Year One)

Work placement opportunities

Postgraduate Dissertation / Consultancy Project or Internship?
You have the option to choose a dissertation, a consultancy project or professional internship.
The internship option will consist of approximately two months working within a company on a specific project. Internships are subject to availability and can be undertaken in the UK or abroad. Students will be required to complete a project/task during their internship and produce a report.

Professional Practice module
For this module students have the option to either go on an international field trip or complete a short work experience placement. These are subject to availability.

Mentors from industry

Our mentoring scheme for Property students was launched in September 2011. The scheme introduces students to a mentor currently working in the Property industry; many of the mentors are NTU alumni. The mentors share their professional experience and expertise. Some also provide an opportunity for a visit to their office and work experience.

How do you study?

A range of methods for teaching and learning are used within the courses. These include a balanced mix of contact and non contact study activities ranging from:

  • lectures
  • interactive seminars
  • student presentations
  • group-based projects and exercises to directed and self-directed research.

Field trip

Students will also have the opportunity to take part in an international residential field trip. The week-long trip, part of the innovative Professional Practice Module, provides a crucial international dimension to postgraduate study and is a key aspect to the development of students’ employability.

Read about the 2011 trip to Budapest, 2010 trip to Prague and take a look at pictures of the trip.

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are utilised including:

  • project work (individual and group based)
  • independent written assignments and reports
  • research proposal and dissertation
  • seen and unseen written tests and examinations
  • oral presentations
  • poster presentations.

Who teaches on this course?

Course leader: Graham Dickens
Chris Keast
Ruby Galloway
Mohd Sani Mohd Emran
Dr Timothy Eccles

Any questions?

Email us
Telephone:
Course enquiries: +44 (0)115 848 2572
Admissions enquiries: +44 (0)115 9418 418

 

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