Private Courses

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/L6 Pass including Science and Math
GCE A/L StreamMathathematics
GCE A/L Results3 Passes
GCE O/L EnglishMinimum Pass
GCE A/L EnglishMinimum Pass
OtherFor direct entry for final year : HND in QS or eqvalent
Age18+

 

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

 

YearSemesterModulesGL HoursCredits
    
11Building Construction Technology
Fundamentals of Drawing & Surveying
Measurements
Mathematical Application & Statistics
2Advanced Construction Technology
Construction Materials & Structural Design
Management
Advance Building Measurements
23Pre Contract Management
Economics
Tender Estimation
Civil Engineering Measurements
4Financial Management
Post Contract Management
Building Economics
Law and Contractual Procedures
31Construction Contract Law4520
Management of Organization4520
Project Appraisal and Cost Control4520
2Contract Practice & Administration (QS)4520
Project Management4520
Corporate Management & Finance4520
3Research Project4520
Quantity Surveying Project6020
Sustainable Construction the Environment4520

 

 

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

DurationDegreeSaturday & 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 ).

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