Accredited Courses > B.Sc. in Quantity Surveying
MQF Lvl 6
Prerequisites in detail
Candidates who apply must have a:
- a qualification at MQF level 4 (one ‘A’ level or equivalent in any subject); and
- a pass in English language and Mathematics at MQF level 3 (‘O’ level or equivalent).
Preference will be given to prospective students having 1 year work experience related to the study programme.
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BSQS5_20.1_1_6 An introduction to Quantity Surveying
BSQS5_20.1_2_6 Construction Technology
Different construction projects have different technological, structural and engineering requirements. A simple house differs significantly from a high-rise building, or an infrastructural building or a highway. The same applies to the electrical and mechanical services requirements of different types of projects, as indeed to the architectural features.
Quantity surveyors, being an integral part of a construction organisation, whether on the owners’ organisation, or part of the design team or the contractors’ set-up, must be aware of the different requirements and appreciate the need for such requirements and how the different disciplines must come together to ensure that the project outcome will be achieved.
This module will introduce students to the construction process of low rise buildings, including foundations, structural elements, architectural features and requirements for safe and comfortable use of such buildings.
BSQS5_20.1_3_6 Construction Engineering Drawings and Information
Any quantity surveyor has to master the use of architectural and engineering drawings as these are central to the role of quantity surveyor. This module will provide the learner with a high-level understanding of the nature of engineering and architectural drawings, their use, applicable software, and how these relate to contract documents. The module will also provide an overview of how design calculations are performed and provide an introduction to variation control and to all related documentation.
BSQS5_20.1_4_6 Fundamental Measurement and Costing
BSQS5_20.1_5_6 Building Services Technology
BSQS5_20.1_6_6 An Introduction to Building Materials
The construction industry involves the specifying, designing, manufacturing, and applying of a vast array of materials ranging from concrete and aggregate to steel, wood, gypsum, wood, aluminium, stainless steel, to granite and polymers. These are used in all facets of a construction project starting from foundations to the building fabric up to the finishes. Each material has its own characteristics, strength, costs and suitability for particular applications.
This module will introduce students to the various commonly used materials, their physical characteristics and areas of use.
BSQS5_20.1_7_6 An Introduction to Contracts Law
BSQS5_20.1_8_6 Procurement and Contract Administration
BSQS5_20.1_9_6 Introduction to Health and Safety Management
Health and safety management on construction sites is of utmost importance and priority, due to the hazards encountered on construction sites.
This module will provide an introduction to the various site set-up requirements for construction projects including temporary works.
It also highlights the types of hazards most commonly found on construction sites and underlines the importance of professional management of health and safety.
BSQS5_20.1_10_6 Capstone Project 1
This module is a summative review of the theoretical concepts learnt during modules 1-9. The first part of the module will focus on recapping and refreshing the theoretical concepts. The second part of the module will focus on introduction to case studies. Additionally, this part will focus on discussion on progress and challenges related to interpretation of those case studies and ways of working forward.
An application of knowledge related to module 1-9 will be assessed though a Capstone Project.
The aim of the capstone project is to integrate the coursework concepts and knowledge via analysis of case studies pertaining to Modules 1-9. Students are to adapt their theoretical knowledge to implement and tune working solutions to a real-life challenge/scenario.
Student are asked to apply basic technical, analytical, problem solving and presentation skills to complete the capstone project.
BSQS5_20.1_11_6 Economics of Property and Construction
The construction industry and the commercial and residential property markets, perhaps more than many other markets, are highly susceptible to changes in the economic environment at the local, national and even at the global level.
Ongoing policy changes at the national and international levels related to safety, the green environment, and sustainability amongst others serve to render these markets all the more complex and susceptible to changing economic realities.
A quantity surveyor must therefore have the necessary understanding of the science of economics to enable him or her to understand the economic context within which any project is being undertaken.
This module provides the necessary tools to enable quantity surveyors to better understand the construction and ancillary markets and the forces at play within these markets at a particular point in time, enabling improved decision making.
BSQS5_20.1_12_6 Tendering and Procurement Process
This module builds on the skills acquired in Module 8 by exposing learners to tendering and procurement in relation to complex projects and also to the strategic use of tendering and procurement methodologies.
Tendering and Procurement in the construction industry is complex and multi-faceted. Quantity Surveyors working in the industry require a sound knowledge of tendering processes and procurement methodologies and techniques and how and when to strategically apply these.
Effective tendering and procurement requires an in-depth knowledge of the various tendering and procurement models as well as industry wide practices.
Negotiation is also an integral part of both these processes in this industry and this module addresses the various approaches and methodologies of negotiation. Procurement management is furthermore often used as a risk mitigation strategy and this module looks into the ways in which this can be achieved and the related pitfalls.
BSQS5_20.1_13_6 Value Engineering
BSQS5_20.1_14_6 Construction Project Management
This module provides theoretical and practical grounding and structured process to managing projects in construction industry.
It provides students with the skills to ensure that the projects are completed on time and on budget while delivering project/service as per pre-set specifications.
Students will gain a strong working knowledge of the basics of project management and be able to immediately use that knowledge to effectively manage construction related projects.
They will be able to identify and manage the product scope, build a work breakdown structure, create a project plan, create the project budget, define and allocate resources, identify and manage risks, and understand the future trends in project management.
BSQS5_20.1_15_6 Advanced Construction Technology
BSQS5_20.1_16_6 Budgets and Financial Control
Determining the cost of a project is one of the most important initial steps for a cost manager/quantity surveyor. If they cannot stay within a controlled budget, they may not have the funds to complete the project.
This module focusses on the cost manager/quantity surveyor engaged by the project client, and examines key elements that help drive project success including measurement (based on the New Rules of Measurement published by RICS), procurement, cost planning, contract administration and project cost management.
BSQS5_20.1_17_6 Facilities Management
BSQS5_20.1_18_6 Supervisory Skills for QS Professionals
This module covers the tools to affect change and motivate employees in the construction settings from the perspective of quantity surveying (QS). This module provides participants with strategies for effective supervision, and the skills and knowledge required to lead a team or work group in a QS environment.
The participants will explore critical topics such as problem solving, decision making, resolving conflict, ensuring productivity and team cohesion through effective communication, coaching and motivating others.
BSQS5_20.1_19_6 Managing Sustainable Construction
This module aims to develop students’ understanding of the meaning of sustainability and sustainability management in the context of the built environment and the needs of sustainable environment and infrastructure. Managing Sustainable Construction module prepares students to deal the day-to-day challenges of implementing innovative and sustainable building solutions, technologies and mitigation by covering the theoretical and methodological basis of approaches designed to quantify the impacts associated with choices made at different stages of the construction life cycle, as well as tools designed to evaluate relative environmental and sustainability performance.
BSQS5_20.1_20_6 Capstone Project 2
This module is a summative review of the theoretical concepts learnt during modules 11-19. The first part of the module will focus on recapping and refreshing the theoretical concepts covered in those modules. The second part of the course will focus on introduction to case studies. Additionally, this part will focus on discussion on progress and challenges related to interpretation of those case studies and ways of working forward.
An application of knowledge related to module 11-19 will be assessed through a Capstone Project.
The aim of the capstone project is to integrate the coursework concepts and knowledge via analysis of case studies pertaining to Modules 11-19. Students are to adapt their theoretical knowledge to implement and tune solutions to a real-life challenge/scenario.
Additionally, the capstone project aims to outline and cover the construction process and each student will be asked to designing, developing, estimating, scheduling, contracting and administering the work for the completion of a small commercial, residential or light industrial project (case studies).
BSQS6_20.1_21_12 Research Methods
BSQS6_20.1_22_6 Construction Project Information Systems
This module provides students with a sound understanding of the effectiveness and importance of project information systems and the ability to manage such systems with the aim of a keeping a coherent organisation of the information and bridging the information gap between the project owners, design team, contractors and facilities managers.
BSQS6_20.1_23_6 Advanced Project Financial Management
BSQS6_20.1_24_6 Principles of Management for QS Professionals
BSQS6_20.1_25_12 Contract Management in Construction
This module aims to provide contract and project professionals with the comprehensive knowledge and skills related to Contracts, the Contracting Process, and how to effectively and efficiently Plan, Prepare, Manage, Control, Administer, and Evaluate Contracts and Manage the Contracting Process and Contractors.
The module covers the delivery and execution stage of a construction projects and the various issues which the contract administrator needs to proactively manage. Students will learn what needs to be done, and why to keep a construction project on track from a commercial and contractual perspective.
The dissertation is a compulsory element of the BSc in Management.
The aim of it is to produce an original piece of research work on a clearly defined topic. Additionally, it is to enable the student to develop deeper knowledge, understanding, capabilities and attitudes in the context of the programme of study.