Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Quantity Surveying

Course Overview

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    CAO Course Code

Why take this course?

This course is suitable for those interested in the professional side of the Construction Industry.

The Quantity Surveyor acts within both accountancy and legal frameworks. This 4 year programme offers specialisms in Building Information Management (BIM) and in the area of Mechanical and Electrical Services Cost Management. These are areas of significant growth in the Irish construction industry, particularly in sectors such as Data Centre Development, Pharmaceutical, Agri-food and large scale commercial projects.

In Ireland, as well as internationally, there is a shortage of Quantity Surveyors with Mechanical and Electrical qualifications. This means that the successful student will
be much sought after when it comes to employment.

What will I experience?

The programme will cover core areas of Quanititying Surveying and explore Building Information Modelling and the cost management of Mechanical and Electrical Services Technology. The programme includes a nine month work experience placement.

In Mechanical and Electrical Services Technology the student will learn about Energy Management, Life Cycle Costing and Measurement, Estimating and Cost Control.

The student will also cover Construction Technology, Construction Law and Contract Administration, as used both in Ireland and internationally.

What opportunities might it lead to?

It is envisaged that this course will used as a stepping stone to Chartered status, an internationally recognised qualification.

Work opportunities include working in a dedicated Mechanical and Electrical departments of various industries such as Data, Pharmaceutical, Agri-food and large scale commercial projects. The graduate will be qualified to work with Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Local Authorities, Government Departments or as a Consultant in a Private Practice.

If travel is in your future, this course is ideally suited as it covers different aspects of Irish and International Mechanical and Electrical Services Technology.

Additional Information

Accreditation The institute would expect that graduates will pursue chartered status through the assessment of professional competence process and achieve chartered status with the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), and in parallel achieve chartered status with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The process of obtaining professional accreditation for the programme will take a number of years to complete.

Course Details

Course Duration:
4 Year
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Course Award:
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Dept of Civil, Construction & Mineral Engineering
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects, plus Grade 06 at ordinary level in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish)

QQI: QQI applicants to this programme must hold the following award: construction technology (5M5010). They are also required to have the module mathematics (5N1833) or Maths for STEM (5N0556) included in their award or alternatively have Leaving Certificate mathematics. They must also possess distinctions in three modules.

Course Structure

Year 1

Measurement and Costing, Project Management, Mathematics for Surveying, Domestic Construction Technology, Introduction to AutoCAD & BIM, Learning and Development for Higher Education, Building Information Modelling, Computer Applications, Land Surveying.

Year 2

Construction Management, Commercial Construction Technology, Mechanical and Electrical Services Technology, Information Communications Technology, Cost Management, Law, Cost Management for Building Services, Cost Planning & Estimating.

Year 3

Development Economics, Economics and Finance, Building Information Modelling, Energy Management, Cost Management, Law, Construction Health and Safety, Industry Placement.

Year 4

Construction Law, Introduction to Building Information Management for Construction, Applied Project Management, Research Methods in Quantity Surveying, Cost Management, Contract Administration, Business Management, Professional Practice, Dissertation.

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

As a graduate of this programme, you can expect to find employment as a QS in a wide range of sectors including the data, pharmaceutical, agri-food, large scale commercial construction sectors; in chartered surveying consultancies, working in dedicated M&E specialist departments; and working as a QS for contractors and quantity surveying practices.

As a graduate of this programme, you will be equipped to progress to a postgraduate programme, study or research at AIT or another institute. You will also be eligible to pursue chartered status.

Further Study

As a graduate of this programme, you will be equipped to progress to a postgraduate programme, study or research at AIT or another institute. You will also be eligible to pursue chartered status.

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