Humanities & Social Science,
CourseQuantity Surveying and Construction BSc (Hons)
Full-time | Four years with a placement option
Quantity Surveying and Construction focuses on controlling and managing the costs of construction projects; you could be involved with any stage of a project, from feasibility, design and construction, through to extension, refurbishment, maintenance and even demolition.
Our course will help you gain an understanding of the technical aspects of construction over the whole life of a building or facility. You will learn to understand contracts, budgets, quantities, measurements and sustainability to achieve the best quality and value within the project’s specifications. You are likely to be involved in a range of services, from cost consultancy to contract management.
You will be able to advance your professional skills through an optional industry placement between years two and three. This placement year can count as part of the required experience for Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors professional status.
Benefit from our 125-year history, which makes Leicester School of Architecture (LSA) one of the most established schools of its kind in the UK; it has a strong technical and design ethos that recognises the interdependence of academia and the profession.
On this course you will study a range of topics including Methods of Measurement, Sustainable Building Principles, Building Technology, Practice and Management in the Construction Industry and Contracts, Law and Procurement.
Enhance your studies with DMU Global, our international experience programme. Students in the LSA have previously visited Berlin, Malaysia, Switzerland, Paris, and Amsterdam, as well as built homes in India and rammed-earth shelters in Morocco.
The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking. You will also benefit from a range of industry-standard tools and simulation software, including CostX and Building Information Modelling.
We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*.
This new course is currently pending accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, which will mean your learning is kept relevant to industry and recognised by employers as a benchmark of quality.