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    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying
    CAO Code  LY507
    LYIT internal code  LY_CSURV_D
    Duration  3 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  30
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    Quantity Surveyors are the accountants of the construction industry and are employed by building developers, designers and contractors to:-
    • Examine building design drawings and estimate the construction cost
    • Cost plan construction projects
    • Advise the design team of the cost implications of design changes
    • Advise on legal matters in relation to construction contracts
    • Ensure that the construction project represents value for money and that the project remains within the agreed budget
    The aim of the programme is to produce graduates capable of demonstrating the knowledge and range of high level skills and competencies necessary for the cost management of construction projects
    This programme has been developed in collaboration with industry and includes a 12 month work placement for students in Year 3
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Leaving Cert Entry Requirements
      • 5 subjects at O6/H7
      • ENG/IRS at O6/H7
      • Math at O6/H7
    • FETAC applicants click FETAC
    • Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click Part-time Study
    What will I study?
    The Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying involves the detailed study and measurement of construction technology and building services. It also includes elements of business, law and Civil Engineering. Students participate in computer methods & applications, practical laboratory work, research and design projects.
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Quantity Surveying Skills 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Elementary CAD  Mandatory  5  4
     Construction Technology 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Physics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Land Surveying Elective  5  4
     Technical Writing & Communication Elective  5  3
     1/2  Measurement & Pre-contract Cost  Planning Mandatory  10  8
     BIM Graphics Communications  Mandatory  5  4
     Construction Technology 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Building Services 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Land Surveying Elective  5  4
     Technical Writing & Communication Elective  5  3
     2/3  Measurement & Estimating 1 Mandatory  10  6
     Tendering and Procurement Mandatory  5  5
     Advanced Construction Technology   Mandatory  5  4
     Building Contract Law Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Methods & Electro-Mechanical Draughting  Mandatory  5  4
     2/4  Measurement & Estimating 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Economics Mandatory  10  5
     Building Services 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Site Organisation Mandatory  5  4
     Measurement Project Mandatory  5  4
     3/5&6  Work Placement  (Active Learning Diary & Professional Competencies) Mandatory  25  n/a
     Dissertation Research  (Dissertation)  Mandatory  10  n/a
     Management Practice in the Built Environment Mandatory  10  n/a
     Quantity Surveying Capstone Project Mandatory  15  n/a
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of the programme, graduates will have the necessary skills to enable them to develop and provide Quantity Surveying services, which will typically include:-
    • Measurement and cost planning of building projects
    • Preparation of tender pricing documentation
    • Advice on the selection of building contractors
    • Construction contract advice
    • Cash flow projections
    • Calculation of payments due to contractors
    • Agreeing final accounts
    • The effects of taxation and grant advice in relation to buildings
    • Cost analysis and design economics of buildings
    • Procurement advice
    • Project Management
    Follow on Courses and Professional Accreditation
    • BSc (Hons) in Sustainable Construction Management at LYIT
    • BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying at LYIT
    • Graduates from this programme may pursue further studies to gain full membership of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) or the professional body for chartered surveyors worldwide, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), with Honours and Masters Degrees at LYIT, other institutes or universities in Ireland or abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    Quantity Surveying Graduates may be employed by:
    • Professional practices
    • Building contractors
    • Property developers
    • Housing associations
    • Local and central government
    • Industrialists
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    • Contact: Head of Department of Civil Engineering & Construction 
    • E- Mail: anne.boner@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186403

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