Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship (BSc (Hons))

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
5 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 13450 per year

All study options

About Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship at Nottingham Trent University

What is a degree apprenticeship?

Funded by the government and an employer, this apprenticeship combines work-based learning and higher education, which leads to both a degree and professional recognition through the award.

Higher and degree apprenticeships at NTU help employers to grow their own talent and nurture the employees who will go on to play a key role in their business. Suitable for both small and large businesses, the degree apprenticeship can be a useful way to help employees develop into management roles.

Course details

You will be completing a BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management degree, which is outlined below.

Quantity surveyors manage all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. They are specialised accountants for the construction industry, aiming to minimise costs and enhance value for money, delivering projects to the required quality and on time. A construction manager is responsible for minimising expenses without compromising quality. You will need strong financial skills, and the ability to negotiate and develop relationships with suppliers.

Our accredited course is designed for those who want to be the centre of the management of construction procurement process. If you think logically, enjoy using your own initiative, are interested in financial matters, enjoy dealing with people and want to work in and out of the office, then this is the course for you.

Why study this course?

  • Benefit from excellent employability prospects:100% of our BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management sandwich students are in professional or managerial jobs, just six months after graduating, earning an average salary of £26,600 (DLHE survey 2015/16).
  • NTU is one of the leading providers of property education in the UK. We're ranked as the 5th university in the UK for Building, Town and Country Planning (Guardian University Guide 2018).
  • Our course is accredited by two professional bodies, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), recognising the quality and relevance of our course content.
  • Apply your learning to the real world, with opportunities to take part in site visits and live projects as part of the course.
  • Learn from our experienced academic team, staff who have recently joined from industry, and visiting experts. Benefit from our established partnerships with employing organisations.
  • Study a course with outstanding student satisfaction; 95% of our BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management sandwich students are satisfied with the quality of their course (National Student Survey, 2017).

Taught for one day a week, our part-time BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Managment study route enables those already working in the industry, or with work experience, to acquire further professional qualifications and apply their learning.

How you're taught

How will I learn?

  • The part-time study route is taught one day a week, and, where possible, part-time students are taught alongside full-time students on the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management course.
  • Your typical day will run from 9 am through to about 7.30 pm, and normally three different subject areas are taught on each day.
  • The course is organised into structured modules and is delivered through lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminar groups, site visits, laboratory sessions, and individual and group projects. As this course is taught on a part-time day release basis, no formal placement is provided by the University.
  • The delivery of the course is enhanced by the incorporation of guest lectures delivered by external practitioner experts, extensive use of case studies and projects (some set by real companies), and field trips.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a mix of coursework and exams. The coursework will make up the majority of your assessment and will consist of group and individual projects, reports, presentations, and essays. You will receive feedback throughout each module.

Careers and employability

Your future professional career

Completing this degree will start you on the path to a professional career as a quantity surveyor or commercial manager in the dynamic and varied construction industry.

Where do Quantity Surveying graduates from NTU work?

NTU has a strong construction and quantity surveying alumni community, with many graduates working in senior positions in leading national and international companies. Recent graduate destinations have included:

  • Arcadis
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Davis Langdon
  • Faithful+Gould
  • Gleeds
  • John Fisk
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Paul John Construction
  • Ringway
  • Transport For London (TfL)
  • Wates Construction.

Graduate roles have included: quantity surveyor, assistant quantity surveyor, assistant contract manager, graduate quantity surveyor, and commercial management trainee.

Getting your full RICS membership

If you aspire to become a RICS Chartered Surveyor, you will need to complete two years of relevant professional work experience – the   Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).

This course is designed to prepare you for future employment in a number of the RICS APC pathways.

Employability team

Our expert Employability team will work closely with you at every stage of your career planning, providing personal support and advice. You can benefit from this service at any time during your studies, and for up to three years after completing your course. Find out more about the service. Our Employability team runs a series of events throughout the year specifically for Construction students, including our Property, Design and Construction fair, bringing together our students with prospective employers.

Find out more about career options in the construction industry on the Chartered Institute of Building website.

Facilities

Facilities for Construction students

The majority of your lectures and seminars will take place in the Newton building. You will also benefit from dedicated lab spaces in the Maudslay building, including a hydraulics lab and concrete testing lab. See a full gallery of facilities used by our students studying a construction-related course.

Dedicated resource centre

Students in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment have access to a dedicated resource centre. This centre, based in the Maudslay building, enables students to undertake private study in a facility equipped with computers, large format plotters and desk space, together with the latest, and archived, journals and publications.

This resource centre is open from 8 am to 8 pmMonday to Friday.

IT resources

Our IT resource rooms and PC clusters are distributed across the City site, with PCs providing access to Microsoft Office, email, web browsing, networked file storage, and high-speed online printing services (with a free printing allowance for each student). Resource rooms are available 24 hours a day.

Books and library resources

In the library, you will have access to an extensive and diverse range of books and periodicals that focus on specialist areas within the Built Environment. The library's OneSearch system provides access to all our electronic resources, journals and books.

Within the library there is a liaison librarian who has specialist subject knowledge. They can offer detailed help in finding and using print and electronic resources and also support on things such as Harvard referencing and research skills.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study5 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 13450 per year

Notes about fees for this course

The tuition fee for UK home students joining NTU in 2018/19 on a full-time undergraduate/foundation degree programme, will be £9,250.

The fee for those who have a year-long placement as part of a sandwich course, or spend a year studying or working abroad will be published here once confirmed.

The University reviews its tuition fees each year. The fees for Home (UK / EU) undergraduate students for 2018-19 are £9250. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances the current expectation is that the University’s current fee of £9250 per annum may increase for subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.

Entry requirements

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