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.
|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|
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.
|1||1||Building Construction Technology|
|Fundamentals of Drawing & Surveying|
|Mathematical Application & Statistics|
|2||Advanced Construction Technology|
|Construction Materials & Structural Design|
|Advance Building Measurements|
|2||3||Pre Contract Management|
|Civil Engineering Measurements|
|Post Contract Management|
|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|
|Corporate Management & Finance||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)
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.
– 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 ( [email protected] ) . You can collect the application form at the respective centre or one can be download here ( www.bcas.lk ).