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BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

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 ).