• » 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
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    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
    • At least 2 subjects at H5
    • ENG/IRS at O6/H7
    • Math at 06/H7
    What will I study?
    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
     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