Quantity Surveying and Value Engineering BSc (Hons)





About the course

Industry needs astute quantity surveyors, they are often the ones responsible for the success or failure of construction projects, and ultimately the profitability of the companies that they are working for.

In this part-time evening course delivered by practicing quantity surveyors, you will study modern quantity surveying practices - both the theory and how that theory is applied in practice.

You will gain the skills that the current industry expects from quantity surveying graduates as well as the required work ethic and transferable skills necessary to function effectively in the construction industry.



Quantity Surveying and Value Engineering - BSc (Hons) - University Square Campus, Luton

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code -
  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 6 Years
  • Attendance - | Part-time evening
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Why choose this course?

  • Study key areas such as building technology, construction management, contract documentation and management, contract procurement and supply chain, materials take-off and estimating valuations and financial control, project management and property development.
  • Explore the concept of value engineering, a key element to any construction project, which looks at how much the work could be completed to the satisfaction of all parties, whilst being as cost-efficient as possible.
  • Learn from experienced staff who help students to develop the skills and work ethic required by employers as you enter the construction industry.
  • Gain a complete understanding of development and application of Building Information Modelling (BMI) and the ability to analyse, assess and recommend high-level strategies for materials, structures and financial integrity.
  • Benefit from a course that will prepare you for a career as a qualified Quantity Surveyor, as well as Property Developer, Contracts Manager and Project Manager as well as the potential to progress to Financial Director.



Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

Units

  • Academic And Computer Skills, Health And Safety For Quantity Surveying (BQS002-1) Compulsory
  • Measurement, Surveying And Management (BQS003-1) Compulsory
  • Project Development Regulations, Cost, Quality And Inspection (BQS004-1) Compulsory
  • Property Economics (BQS005-1) Compulsory
  • Sustainable Technologies And Environment (BQS001-1) Compulsory
  • Building Technology For Quantity Surveyors (BQS001-2) Compulsory
  • Contract Administration And Control (BQS002-2) Compulsory
  • Managing And Cost Of Building Services (BQS005-2) Compulsory
  • Materials, Parallel Processes And Supply Chains (Bim3) (BQS003-2) Compulsory
  • Measurement And Processes (BQS004-2) Compulsory
  • Business Case, Development And Profitability (BQS003-3) Compulsory
  • Emerging Technologies In Construction Industry (BQS002-3) Compulsory
  • Final Accounts, Conflict Resolution And Arbitration (BQS001-3) Compulsory
  • Honours Project For Quantity Surveyors (BQS004-3) Compulsory
  • Project Management (BQS005-3) Compulsory



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How will I be assessed?

A range of assessment methods are used throughout the course. The types of assessment used range from practical work that assesses the practical application of knowledge and concepts gained in lectures and seminars and also from learning acquired during self-study to presentation and report based assessments. A lot of work is expected to be produced through various case studies, this is all encompassed in progressive development of skills. Time controlled activities are also utilised to allow the students to experience and adjust to the industry requirements. Some assessments such as land surveying are weather dependant and allowances for this have been built into the assessment schedule.

At level 4 you are assessed on your understanding of the fundamental concepts of construction industry operation, measurement of materials and production technologies. You are required to comprehend the basic range of regulations which form the foundations of the industry operation and will be assessed on your ability to articulate such concepts in a coherent manner and apply these to the development, in a variety of case study based briefs. For example, you will learn about materials properties/use for modular construction.

At level 5 you are assessed on your ability to apply the your knowledge and skills introduced in level 4 through further study and development on industry-standard approach to cost effective production, means of tracking materials and rate of production. You should also be able to demonstrate the inter-relationships between technical skills of teams involved in project development. For example, you will be asked to produce materials quantities and costs related to case studies and suggest efficiency improvements.

At level 6 you will be required to demonstrate independent thinking and initiative. This may be in the form of analysing and criticising current practice and theory in the field of construction production. In all cases, you will be expected to demonstrate your awareness of the major theories, practices, environmental, sustainability and cost/value engineering of the discipline. You will progress from well-defined briefs to more open-ended and challenging assessments, which culminate in your major project the honours project where you will be given freedom to develop a topic of your own choice.

Entry requirements

  • We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

    UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

  • At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above
  • At least 80 points with 64 from Merit Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma
  • At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.


  • For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

    Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

    T: +44 (0)1582 743500
    E: admission@beds.ac.uk

  • As a general guide, to apply for a place on an undergraduate course (BA/BSc) at the University you need to have completed your high school education and have the required English qualification.

    We have students from all the European Union member countries so we are quick to make decisions on most qualifications. See your country page for more details

  • Check Your Country page to confirm that your local qualifications are suitable or contact your International Admissions Team

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Employability is understood widely as encompassing knowledge, skills and a professional attitude which your tutors expect you to display in all your units. All University of Bedfordshire courses aim to help you to be prepared for the world of work, specifically as Quantity Surveyors you need to communicate financial probity to others, present the cost efficiency of your proposals in a professional manner, this is what the course will assist you in.

The Careers Service is there to support you throughout the three years of your study. Our curriculum gives you skills that are valuable for a career within various industries in particular but is also relevant for a much wider range of applications such as project management, property development and estimating.

This course is taught by experienced professionals with focus on pragmatism and the industry requirements. Guest lecturers are also invited to share their current experience with students. The course specifically encourages the students to attend specialist seminars and trade shows to further their exposure to the current developments in the industry. By presenting your research and analysis you will also develop your presentation and communication skills, deemed to be essential by the industry. Furthermore, the course has a strong vocational and employment related focus; this is exemplified in collaborations with institutions and professionals from the construction industry.

Professional placements

We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university, which is why we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain that all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.

From volunteering, internships and placements, through to a fee free year in industry, we offer a whole host of opportunities to enhance your employability. Discover more



Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.



Fees and Funding

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time tuition fee is £11,500 per year A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Facilities

Our flagship £34m Campus Centre is funky and functional. It brings together all our student services, social and learning spaces, and a 240-seat lecture theatre under one roof.

The Campus Centre building is connected to the rest of the University and the first floor acts as a one-stop shop for all students services.

Designed for work as well as play, the Campus Centre incorporates relaxed learning zones with Wi-Fi access.

It also features the Students' Union support services and executive offices alongside places to eat

Accommodation at Luton

Our contemporary en-suite accommodation features 852 fully-furnished flats, just part of our accommodation offering of more than 1,500 study rooms.

This exciting new facility includes:

  • state-of-the-art IT and AV equipment
  • informal and quiet learning spaces
  • two Harvard-style lecture theatres
  • a student lounge and cafe

Luton campus is home to the following departments:

  • Business
  • Media, Art and Design
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

Whatever degree you choose the facilities will be first class:

  • New facilities in the Computing and Media departments
  • Business facilities including pioneering Business Pods and a Law Moot Court
  • Dedicated laboratories for psychology, sport and exercise science, biomedical science and forensics
  • Multi-camera HDTV and radio studios
  • Art and design studios

Town centre location

The Luton campus is right in the centre of town next to a large shopping mall and within easy walking distance of the student halls, train and bus stations.

Directions to Luton campus

Luton is the largest town in Bedfordshire and is approximately 50km north of London.

It has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe, and central London is only a 30-minute train journey away.

Luton is has excellent transport links to other cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Milton Keynes. London Luton Airport is located just 2.5km from the Luton campus.

How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

    You can also apply online

    Find out more about how to apply

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Quantity Surveying and Value Engineering - Bachelor of Sciences with Honours

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