Quantity Surveying BSC (Hons)

Edinburgh Napier University
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  • 4 Years
  • Degree
  • Scotland

On the BSc Honours Quantity Surveying programme, our students are taught by Chartered Surveyors who have extensive professional practice experience.

The course will allow you to learn the skills involved in design economics, procurement methods, cost planning and estimating, life cycle costing, measurement and quantification of construction work and contract management.

We have regular guest lectures from industry experts who talk about working examples of their projects, which will give you a real feel of how the construction industry works. These strong links mean our students are in high demand from potential employers before they graduate.
The work placement module in third year allows you to apply the knowledge you have learned in the classroom to live projects under professional supervision. The year-out is fully credit-bearing.

Furthermore, our BSc Quantity Surveying course offers part-time and full-time options of learning making the course flexible to suit your requirements.

After graduating, you can find yourself managing the finances and contracts of high-profile construction projects worldwide.

Quantity surveyors are widely employed throughout the construction and property industries including Quantity Surveying consultancies, construction companies, specialist sub-contractors, local authorities, specialist tax consultants and housebuilding companies.
Our course is fully accredited by the RICS and is based on construction economics. In year one you will learn from a broad range of topics to give you a feel for Surveying as a profession including introductions to Construction Costs and Measurement, Building Design and Technology, Property Value Studies and Property and Construction Law.

You will then progress on to more specialist subjects including Construction Financial Management, Construction Project Management and Construction Contracts and further develop your skills in Cost Planning and Estimating, Measurement and Quantification of Construction and Engineering Works, Contractor’s Estimating and Building Design and Technology.
The third year is spent in the workplace, which is fully credit-bearing towards your final Honours degree.

In your final year you will work on your Honours project as well as gaining enhanced skills in areas of presenting, negotiating, soft skills, Commercial Management and Conservation Surveying, to prepare you for your role in the construction industry.
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How you’ll be taught
Classes are presented using a blend of face-to-face teaching and online resources through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment. The practical application of knowledge is the foundation for the QS course where we recreate real-life scenarios and learn how to deal with them in a classroom environment.
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No exams in year 1. Assignments comprise mainly scenario-based activities emphasising the applied knowledge approach and employing an active learning ethos.

Work placement
Students are encouraged to seek part-time relevant employment as the flexible timetable allows students the time to do this.

Edinburgh Napier University

Sighthill Campus,

Sighthill Court,


EH11 4BN,

Tel: 0333 900 6040

Web: https://www.napier.ac.uk/