• » Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Quantity Surveying
    CAO Code  LY518
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Course for You?  
    This programme is designed for those who wish to work as professional quantity surveyors and economic managers in the construction industry. The academic qualification from this Honours degree programme will enable graduates to commence the process of becoming a Chartered Surveyor.
    The quantity surveying profession is at the forefront of ensuring that property owners receive value for money for the life cycle of construction projects.  This honours degree programme has been developed in collaboration with industry and includes a 12 month work placement for students in Year 3 of the programme.  The placement programme is called ‘Active Learning Year’ and has been developed in partnership with Limerick Institute of Technology and industry. The work placement allows students to use the skills learned in Years 1 & 2 and to apply them to real situations.
    Quantity surveyors are often acknowledged as the business managers of the construction industry. The profession blends accountancy, law and building management with expertise in measurement, estimating and procurement. This up-to-the-minute honours degree programme encompasses all of these specific areas and more.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    • 6 subjects at O6/H7
    • 2 subjects at H5
    • ENG/IRS at O6/H7
    • Math at 06/H7
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of credits
     1/1  Quantity Surveying Skills 1 Mandatory  10
     Construction Technology 1 Mandatory  5
     Mathematics 1 Mandatory  5
     Construction Science 1 Mandatory  5
     Technical Writing & Communication Skills Mandatory  5
     1/2  Measurement & Pre-Contract Cost Planning Mandatory  10
     Construction Technology 2 Mandatory  5
     Land Surveying Mandatory  5
     Building Services 1 Mandatory  5
     Graphic Communications 2 Mandatory  5
     2/3  Measurement & Estimating 1 Mandatory  10
     Tendering & Procurement Mandatory  5
     Construction Technology 3 Mandatory  5
     Building Contract Law Mandatory  5
     Engineering Methods Mandatory  5
     2/4  Measurement & Estimating 2 Mandatory  5
     Economics Mandatory  10
     Building Services 2 Mandatory  5
     Site Organisation Mandatory  5
     Measurement Project Mandatory  5
     3/5&6 Active Learning (Work Placement): Semester 5 & 6
     Active Learning Diary & Professional Competencies Mandatory  25
     Dissertation Research (Dissertation Proposal and Data Collection Report) Mandatory  10
     Management Practice in the Built Environment Mandatory  10
     Quantity Surveying Capstone Project Mandatory  15
     4/7  Measurement & Development Project 1 Mandatory  10
     Financial Management Mandatory  10
    Financial Information & Decision Making in Construction Mandatory  5
     Dissertation Proposal Mandatory  5
     4/8  Measurement & Development Project 2 Mandatory  10
     Applied Contract Administration Mandatory  5
     Construction Law & Professional Ethics Mandatory  5
     Dissertation Mandatory  10
    Follow-on Courses and Professional Accreditation
    • In order to become a Chartered Surveyor, you must have an accredited qualification and then undertake the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) a structured period of on the job training and assessment.
    • The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has accredited this course for the purpose of enrolling on to the APC -  graduates may apply to become Chartered after one further year of structured training — it is also recognised by the worldwide professional body, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
    • Graduates may progress to a Masters degree at another Institute or University.
    Career Opportunities
    Employers value graduates from this type of honours degree programme who can operate as professional quantity surveyors and managers for the future Irish and global market industry. Typical employers include:-
    • Professional quantity surveying (PQS) practices
    • Building contractors
    • Property developers
    • Housing associations
    • Industrialists
    • Local Government
    • Central Government
    Visit www.scsi.ie and www.rics.org for more career ideas.
    • Contact: Head of Department of Civil Engineering & Construction 
    • E- Mail: anne.boner@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186403