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.
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.
Option to study at our Malaysia campus through Heriot-Watt's Go Global programme.
Our Quantity Surveying degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the purpose of graduate membership.
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.
- 100% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.
- 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
These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:
- Architects, town planners and surveyors
- Business and public service associate professionals