BSc Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management 2020/21 entry

Course code:

EECU098

Study options:

6 years part-time

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

EECU098

Study options:

6 years part-time

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

EECU098

Study options:

6 years part-time

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

If you seek career progression in the construction industry, the specialist practice of cost management could carry you from building site to the boardroom.

Upon successful completion of this course, the BSc Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management equips industry professionals, and those looking to enter the sector anew, with proficiency in financial management relating to building and civil engineering projects.

You will have the opportunity to gain the skills and confidence required to become a quantity surveyor or commercial manager upon successful completion. This course has been developed for online study from the on-campus version, currently certified by both the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)* and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)*, the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction.

Ranked as the fourth-best university in the country for ‘Building and town and country management’ in the Guardian University Guide 2020, Coventry has been educating building professionals for more than half a century, keeping in step with changing technologies and social and environmental responsibilities. This largely vocational course offers practical learning through a variety of methods relating to technical aspects, including manual and electronic take-offs (Causeway’s CATO and CostX software), Bill of Quantity production, cost plan development, financial analysis and evaluation, and contract administration. The course will also focus on the development of construction industry knowledge, sustainability and innovation, with training in vital people-based skills such as negotiation techniques, evaluation, critical appraisal, and report writing.

Modules have been specifically developed for progression into both professional quantity surveying (working for the client) and contractor quantity surveying (sometimes referred to as commercial managers) enabling you to contribute effectively in shaping the built environment. Quantity surveying is internationally-recognised and skills learned on this degree can be readily applied in the international arena. 

*The University’s accreditation with CIOB shall be up for renewal in 2023 and RICS is up for renewal on an annual basis. Whilst the University hopes and anticipates that any renewal would be successful, if the renewal were to be unsuccessful, this course would no longer be accredited and we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible. 

Our Learning Platform

We have partnered with FutureLearn, a leading social learning platform, to deliver online degrees to learners across the globe.

From short taster courses to postgraduate diplomas and certificates, and fully online degrees, the platform provides you with a seamless high-quality learning experience, on mobile, desktop and tablet. You can pay for each program in the degree as you go, making it possible to gain a qualification in a flexible and affordable way, to fit in with your lifestyle.

Flexibility

Short 2-week learning blocks combined with a pay-as-you-go payment model

Value

Spread the cost with our flexible pay-as-you-go payment options

Employability

Earn a full Coventry University degree upon successful completion

Community

Truly international in scale, learn with over 8 million other users across the world

Register your interest

Course information

If you aspire to have a career in the fast-moving global construction industry or are currently employed within the sector, the specialist, in-demand professions of quantity surveying and commercial management can lead to a rewarding profession almost anywhere in the world. Successful completion of the BSc Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management degree will equip you with the specialist knowledge required for the total cost management responsibility of any building project.

Strong numerical and organisational skills are key, as aspects of the course will involve the ability to work with figures and detailed reports, navigating the processes of project management for client or contractor, and leading on delivering value for money without compromising quality and standards.

Throughout the course, the emphasis will be on have the opportunity to learn through practical experience, through pedagogy including group projects, practical laboratory work, simulation and field trips. Please note that field trips are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting via requirements and additional costs may apply.

Alongside practical elements, you will explore:

  • UK-based law
  • Costs and contracts
  • Explore the use of new technologies to survey buildings remotely
  • Work out the elements of a building
  • Conduct regular variations
  • Conduct negotiations between client and contractor surveyors

Course specification
Download PDF

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Year one

    • 4030EXQ – Group Project 1 
    • 4041EXQ – Project Design Skills  
    • 4042EXQ – Domestic Building Science and Services 
    • 4043EXQ – Domestic Construction Technology 
    • 4044EXQ – Construction Materials 
    • 4045EXQ – Construction Industry Practice 1 
    • 4046EXQ – Land and Building Surveying 
    • 4047EXQ – Building Project 1 

Overview

Modules

  • Year 2

    • 5030EXQ – Group Project 2 
    • 5043EXQ – Law for Construction Professionals 
    • 5044EXQ – Commercial Construction Technology 
    • 5045EXQ – Construction Industry Practice 2
    • 5046EXQ – Commercial Building Science and Service
    • 5048EXQ – Project Administration
    • 5049EXQ – Building Project 2
    • 5053EXQ – Quantity Suveying Management

Overview

Modules

  • Final Year

    • 6030EXQ – Group Project 3 
    • 6043EXQ – Contract Management 
    • 6045EXQ – Construction Finance and Value Management 
    • 6049EXQ – Commercial Management 
    • 6057EXQ – Research Dissertation 

In more detail...

You will have the opportunity learn from staff with broad academic and professional experience in quantity surveying, commercial management, architectural practice, civil engineering and the construction industry. There is a strong portfolio of industry-related research, particularly in the areas of low carbon building technology, sustainable construction materials and engineering education, which ensures you stay abreast of modern technologies and emerging issues.  

The course is designed to be studied part-time by students currently in employment and comprises 24 modules, requiring an estimated 8 to 12-hours of study time per week made up of directed and self-directed learning. 

You will learn through a mix of engaging videos, live seminars and a variety of interactive content and activities. The practical laboratory sessions in technical subjects, surveying fieldwork, or drawing/modelling that are currently available to campus students will be replicated online via the FutureLearn* platform, and online workshops will focus on the development of academic and teamwork skills. Please note that the platform provider may be subject to change.  

The online contact between associate lecturers, progression coaches and fellow learners, aims to help you stay motivated and committed to your learning. 

*Please note that the platform provider may be subject to change.  

There are three main ways that you may be assessed during your modules: 

   

1.    Formative assessment: This is NOT credit-bearing, however, we strongly recommend completing formative tasks, to ensure you receive accurate and useful formative feedback to practice skills needed for credit-bearing assessments. Formative assessment can include activities such as peer reviews, quizzes, self-assessment. 

2.    CORE assessment: This CAN be credit-bearing (though it is not always, please check your module guide carefully). CORE assessments are a pass / fail only. They can include activities such as short tests, exams, reports. You are usually given four attempts at any CORE assessment – please check your module guide carefully. 

3.    Applied CORE assessment: This will ALWAYS be credit-bearing and therefore essential to passing your module. Applied CORE assessments are scored out of 100. They may include tasks such as essays, reports, video presentations, group work, reflective pieces, exams, scientific posters, etc. 

On successful completion of the course, you should have: 

 

  • Knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, theories and principles used in quantity surveying, construction and commercial management. These will include contract management principles; design, construction technology, quantification/estimating/costing; life cycle costing, cash flow analysis; finance/value management; and application of project management techniques. 

 

  • The ability to work effectively with others within the context of a multidisciplinary team respecting the respective inputs from fellow professionals, client(s), and other stakeholders and reflecting on one's own performance and role within the team. 

 

  • Knowledge and application of contemporary global issues facing the Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management profession and driving change within it, such as the sustainability/environmental agenda. 

 

  • Knowledge and application of professional ethics, their impact on the operation of the Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management profession and their influence on the society; conflict avoidance/dispute resolution; communities and the stakeholders with whom they have contact. 

 

  • The ability to present quantitative and qualitative information, together with analysis, argument and commentary, in a form appropriate to the intended audience, including appropriate acknowledgment and referencing of sources. 

 

  • The ability to produce professional reports in accordance with published conventions and/or client expectations. 

 

  • Skills that promote safe working environments and safe buildings for habitation and use. 

 

  • Select and effectively use a range of appropriate means of communication including information technology. 

 

By the end of the full course and upon successful completion, you will have gained these skills through modules that have been specifically developed with progression into and through the profession of both professional quantity surveyors (those who work for the client) and contractor quantity surveyors (sometimes referred to as commercial managers) so that you are able to contribute effectively in a popular sector shaping the built environment world, working on far-ranging projects to commercial, leisure, education and civil projects such as bridges, roads and airports.  

 

As the quantity surveying profession is recognised worldwide, skills learned in this course can readily be applied in many different countries and cultures around the world.  

Qualified students will have the potential to forge a career in construction or project management almost anywhere in the world. It can pave the way to a greater range of employment opportunities in the UK and abroad. 

Global ready

Did you know that we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

Entry Requirements

Prior industrial construction experience is an asset but not a pre-requisite of acceptance onto this course.

Candidates will normally be 18 on the 31 December of the year of entry and should normally meet the entry requirements of their select course as detailed on the university website

To gain entry to the course, all trainees must hold:

• A Level: BBB-BBC (Excludes General Studies) or

• BTEC: DDM-DMM or

• IB Diploma: 30 points

• Plus GCSE: Grade A*-C including English, Mathematics, or specified equivalents

Prior industrial construction experience is an asset but not a pre-requisite of acceptance onto this course.

Candidates will normally be 18 on the 31 December of the year of entry and should normally meet the entry requirements of their select course as detailed on the university website

 

To gain entry to the course, all trainees must hold:

• A Level: BBB-BBC (Excludes General Studies) or

• BTEC: DDM-DMM or

• IB Diploma: 30 points

• Plus GCSE: Grade A*-C including English, Mathematics, or specified equivalents

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.0. Alternatively, students may be admitted with IELTS 5.5 if they attend and pass a compulsory five-week pre-sessional English course.

Prior industrial construction experience is an asset but not a pre-requisite of acceptance onto this course.

Candidates will normally be 18 on the 31 December of the year of entry and should normally meet the entry requirements of their select course as detailed on the university website

 

To gain entry to the course, all trainees must hold:

• A Level: BBB-BBC (Excludes General Studies) or

• BTEC: DDM-DMM or

• IB Diploma: 30 points

• Plus GCSE: Grade A*-C including English, Mathematics, or specified equivalents

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.0. Alternatively, students may be admitted with IELTS 5.5 if they attend and pass a compulsory five-week pre-sessional English course.

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2020

£16,400 (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments. 

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management: EECU098 Degree Fee (UK/EU): £9,250 Degree Fee (International): £16,400
Module Code Module Name Credits Fee per module Fee per module
Year 1
4041EXQ Project Design Skills 20  £ 1,541.66  £ 2,733.33
4042EXQ Domestic Building Science and Services 10  £ 770.83  £ 1,366.66
4043EXQ Domestic Construction Technology 10  £ 770.83  £ 1,366.66
4044EXQ Construction Materials 10  £ 770.83  £ 1,366.66
4045EXQ Construction Industry Practice 1 10  £ 770.83  £ 1,366.66
4046EXQ Land and Building Surveying 10  £ 770.83  £ 1,366.66
4047EXQ Building Project 1 30  £ 2,312.50  £ 4,100.00
4030EXQ Group Project (Activity Week) 10  £ 770.83  £ 1,366.66
Add+Vantage (Student choice) 10  £ 770.83  £ 1,366.66
Year 2
5043EXQ Law for Construction Professionals 10  £ 770.83  £ 1,366.66
5044EXQ Commercial Construction Technology 10  £ 770.83  £ 1,366.66
5045EXQ Construction Industry Practice 2 10  £ 770.83  £ 1,366.66
5046EXQ Commercial Building Science and Services 10  £ 770.83  £ 1,366.66
5048EXQ Project Administration 10  £ 770.83  £ 1,366.66
5053EXQ Quantity Surveying Measurement 20  £ 1,541.66  £ 2,733.33
5049EXQ Building Project 2 30  £ 2,312.50  £ 4,100.00
5030EXQ Group Project (Activity Week) 10  £ 770.83  £ 1,366.66
Add+Vantage (Student choice ) 10  £ 770.83  £ 1,366.66
Year 3
6043EXQ Contract Management 20  £ 1,541.66  £ 2,733.33
6030EXQ Group Project 3 (FT students only) 20  £ 1,541.66  £ 2,733.33
6057EXQ Research Dissertation - Building 30  £ 2,312.50  £ 4,100.00
6045EXQ Construction Finance and Value Management 20  £ 1,541.66  £ 2,733.33
6049EXQ Commercial Management 20  £ 1,541.66  £ 2,733.33
Add+Vantage (Student choice ) 10  £ 770.83  £ 1,366.66

Career prospects

Successful students will potentially go on to become professional quantity surveyors (client-facing) or contractors’ quantity surveyors and will also be qualified to work in commercial management and project management roles. 

Employment prospects are currently high for quantity surveyors, particularly in the UK, owing to a skills shortage, as reported by RICS (2016).

Where our graduates work

The university enjoys excellent links with Balfour Beatty, Laing O'Rourke, and National Grid to name a few major employers. 

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. You can read and download a copy of the 19/20 Contract. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

UK/EU UG Students: The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s planned exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit from the European Union, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. Coventry University will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance at that time.

International Students: The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For international students, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

Coventry University ranked 15 in the UK
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year for student experience
QS Five Star Rating 2019
Coventry City of Culture 2021