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Quantity Surveying, BSc (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University, the United Kingdom

Heriot-Watt University

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BSc (Hons)Full-time4 yearsSeptemberGBP 9250GBP 14200

About Quantity Surveying, BSc (Hons) - at Heriot-Watt University

Our Quantity Surveying course will give you all the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful quantity surveyor. Quantity Surveying provides clients of the construction industry with financial, contractual and technical advice ensuring they get value for money from the buildings they construct. The modern quantity surveyor is a construction professional who may be involved at all stages of the design and construction process, from providing business strategy and advice, working with architects and design team consultants, through to overseeing the onsite construction phase.

While studying Quantity Surveying at Heriot-Watt you will learn the fundamental elements of building before focusing on QS practice and learning how to manage the cost, legal and economic elements.

To find out where our Quantity Surveying course could take you, watch this RICS video which explains the role in more detail.

We are still accepting applications for September 2018.

Facilities

The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS) has a suite of unique state-of-the-art built environment facilities and software systems that are used by all of our undergraduate students throughout their studies as well as postgraduate and research students. For Construction and Surveying purposes students have access to:

  • Light Structures Lab using the Denison Machine to test steel rods to destruction.
  • Immersive Virtual Reality System A unique system showing the value of immersive technology within industry.
  • Autodesk Revit a modelling software to design buildings and structures in 3D.
  • Synchro a 4D virtual construction software to create simulations.

Go Global

Option to study at our Malaysia campus through Heriot-Watt's Go Global programme.

Accreditation

Our Quantity Surveying degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the purpose of graduate membership.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 80% are working
  • 0% are studying
  • 20% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 100% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £25000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £24000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Architects, town planners and surveyors
  • Business and public service associate professionals

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternationalFeePaid by SAAS£9,250£14,200

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

  • Heriot-Watt University Bursary (up to £3,100 per year)
  • Heriot-Watt Academic Scholarship (£1,000 per year)

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB or BBBBC
  • A-Levels ABC or BBB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB plus BBC at Higher
  • A-Levels ABB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction
  • Int. Baccalaureate 34 points
  • HNC A in graded unit
  • HND BB in graded unit

Year 3

  • HND AB in graded units with A in final graded unit

Additional information

  • For all Levels, applications are welcomed from holders of non-school qualifications and mature candidates.
  • All EU and overseas candidates will require an IELTS overall grade 6.0 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 5.5 or equivalent.

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