BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying


1Introduction

Introduction

1London South Bank University

London South Bank University

1Assessment/ Academic Standards and Quality

Assessment/ Academic Standards and Quality

1Career Prospects

Career Prospects

1Duration and Course fee

Duration and Course fee


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Entry Requirements

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Programme Structure

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Programs and Awards

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Extra-Curricular Activities

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Application and Further Details

 

Introduction



Quantity Surveying is a superb career for men and women who have the desire to involve themselves in the exciting world of construction and development. In a highly pressurized world of spiraling costs and large scale development, the role of the quantity surveyor is currently more vital than when the profession was originally established in England in 1785. Quantity Surveyors work on projects ranging from office blocks, schools, hospitals, factories to bridges, railways, oil and mining development, shipbuilding and large process engineering works such as refineries. Anywhere that major construction work is carried out. The Quantity Surveyor, also known as a Construction Economist, or Cost Manger, is one of a team of professional advisors to the construction industry.

 

As advisers they estimate and monitor construction costs, from the feasibility stage of a project through to the completion of the construction period. After construction they may be involved with tax depreciation schedules, replacement cost estimation for insurance purposes and, if necessary, mediation and arbitration.

 

London South Bank University will provide students an intellectually demanding and vocationally relevant learning experience accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building; produce graduates who are equipped to take up responsible professional employment as construction managers while prepare students for work in a business and project based, multi-disciplinary industry.

 

 

Entry Requirements



 

GCE O/L

6 Pass including Science and Math

GCE A/L Stream

Mathathematics

GCE A/L Results

3 Passes 

GCE O/L English

Minimum Pass

GCE A/L English

Minimum Pass

Other

For direct entry for final year : HND in QS or eqvalent

Age

18+


 

London South Bank University



As part of developing a professional career, you are encouraged to join the professional institution, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). You may also wish to join the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES), which is free to join and holds various events and a free newsletter. During your study on the degree, you can benefit from participating events as a student member, as well as receiving newsletters and useful information from the Institutions.

 

As a student at London South Bank University, you are welcomed to contribute actively towards the successful running of the Commercial Management (Quantity Surveying) course. 

 

Programme Structure



  

Year

Semester

Modules

GL Hours

Credits

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

Building Construction Technology

   

Fundamentals of Drawing & Surveying

   

Measurements

   

Mathematical Application & Statistics

   
       

2

Advanced Construction Technology

   

Construction Materials & Structural Design

   

Management

   

Advance Building Measurements

   
         

2

3

Pre Contract Management

   

Economics

   

Tender Estimation

   

Civil Engineering Measurements

   
       

4

Financial Management

   

Post Contract Management

   

Building Economics

   

Law and Contractual Procedures

   
         

3

1

Construction Contract Law

45

20

Management of Organization

45

20

Project Appraisal and Cost Control

45

20

 

2

Contract Practice & Administration (QS)

45

20

Project Management

45

20

Corporate Management & Finance

45

20

       

3

Research Project

45

20

Quantity Surveying Project

60

20

Sustainable Construction the Environment

45

20

 

 

Assessment/ Academic Standards and Quality



The focus of the degree is on practical knowledge; all units are evaluated through continuous assignments and assessments, projects built into the programme and tests for authentication of knowledge gained.

Tests and assignments are set up and evaluated by BCAS and the university within the framework. It is done not only to evaluate the Academic skills of the candidates but also incorporate the necessary arrangements to evaluate the ability and achievement of the common skills areas of the students. Common skills are an integral part of the LSBU philosophy.

Assignments, tests and their assessments are audited by the university External Standard Verifiers continuously to maintain standards.

LSBU has a strong quality assurance system which includes Quality Audit, External Standard Verification and regular visits to the centers by UK and regional staff.
 

Programs and Awards



-  BSc. (Hons) Commercial Management ( Quantity Surveying) 

Career Prospects



Quantity surveyors are employed predominantly on major building and construction projects as consultants to the owner, in both the public and private sectors. They may also work as academics in the building and construction disciplines and in financial institutions, with developers and as project managers. Quantity Surveyors work closely with architects, financiers, engineers, contractors, suppliers, project owners, accountants, insurance underwriters, solicitors and Courts and with all levels of government authorities.
 

Quantity Surveyors get their name from the Bill of Quantities, a document which itemizes the quantities of materials and labour in a construction project. This is measured from design drawings, to be used by the contractors for tendering and for progress payments, for variations, changes and ultimately for statistics, taxation and valuation.

 

Extra-Curricular Activities



- Representing Quantity Surveying department in Educational/Industry exhibition.

- Being a part of Quantity Surveying students’ society and participation in academic non-academic activities.

- Industrial Training and survey visit.

Duration and Course fee



Duration

Degree

Saturday & Sunday (9:00 am to 5:00 pm ) – 12 Months 

 

 

 

Course Fee:

Rs.475 000

 

Registration Fee:

Rs. 5 000.00

 

Installments:

Initial Payment 70 000  

 

 

Rs.57 000  x 2 Months Rs.46 000  x 5 Months Rs.56 000  x 1 Months

 

Application and Further Details



All applications should be submitted to the Administrative Officer of the respective centre directly or through post/email ( admissions@bcas.lk ) . You can collect the application form at the respective centre or one can be download here ( www.bcas.lk ).