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Diploma in Quantity Surveying

Start Date


8 Months

Excluding Holidays



MQF Lvl 5


Course Modules

10 Modules


€ 6,000

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.

Do you meet these required prerequisites?

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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.