Cardiff University Quantity Surveying
Quantity surveyors are in high demand and earn attractive salaries. On this Quantity Surveying degree, you will learn skills and competencies that are directly relevant to industry practice and standards. Quantity surveyors understand all aspects of construction. They are the financial managers of the construction industry and need to manage costs effectively, while considering quality, sustainability and client needs. They are involved throughout projects, including all stages of the design, construction and operation of property developments, including residential, commercial, industrial and retail, as well as infrastructure projects such as roads, railways and airports.
The BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). When you graduate, you’ll have the skills and qualifications for a successful career in quantity surveying and commercial management, and be able to work towards corporate membership of the RICS. Our Quantity Surveying degree is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, giving you further recognition for the skills you will develop during your studies.
What you will study
You will gain the skills to manage the range of tasks involved in a construction project, learn how to take responsibility for financial planning and management, and be able to overcome challenges. Your studies will cover industrial initiatives such as lifecycle costing, strategic partnering and collaboration, target cost contracts, dispute resolution and open-book accounting. To help you work towards continuous professional development, you will also learn how to apply critical thinking to your experiences. The BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management course includes a project in each year of study. These are delivered in partnership with employers and involve real-life case studies, which will help you develop key skills for the workplace.
Year One: Quantity Surveying Degree
- Quantity Surveying Practice and Procedure
- Integrating Project 1
- Project Management Practice and Procedure
- Built Environment Economics
- Construction Technology 1
- Built Environment Law
Year Two: Quantity Surveying Degree
- Research Elective
- Integrating Project 2
- Design Economics
- Construction Technology 2
- Contract Management
- Civil Engineering Measurement and Technology
Year Three: Quantity Surveying degree
- Integrating Project 3
- Sustainability Technology
- Construction Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
- Construction Cost Management
- Project Management
Mae modiwlau cyfrwng Cymraeg yn cynnwys | Welsh Module options are:
- Cyfraith Amgylchedd Adeiledig
- Economeg Amgylchedd Adeiledig
- Technoleg Adeiladu
- Ymchwil Dewisol*
* Mae’r modiwl hwn ar gael yn Gymraeg os yw digon o siaradwyr Cymraeg yn dewis ei astudio – This module is available dependent on student demand.
Full-time students spend 12-15 hours each week in lectures, seminars and tutorials, usually over two to three full days. You will spend time working on presentations, assignments, reading and problem-solving exercises.
Your Quantity Surveying programme here won’t confine you to a classroom. We don’t believe you can learn vital skills like analytical decision making and problem solving by just reading about them. That’s why we offer practical activities that help you understand and apply the theory you learn in lectures. Plus you’ll have the chance to go on site visits to local companies.
Entry criteria detail typical offers but USW considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.
Typical A-Level Offer
Typical Welsh BACC Offer
Grade C and BC at A Level
Typical BTEC Offer
BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit
Typical IB Offer
29 points to include 16 points at Higher Level.
Typical Access to HE Offer
60 credits overall to include 45 Level 3 credits equating to 12 Distinctions, 18 Merits and 15 Passes
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances
International Entry Requirements
We also welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Please visit the country specific pages on our international website for exact details.
In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.
However, if you have previously studied through the medium of English IELTS might not be required, but please visit the country specific page on our international website for exact details. If your country is not featured please contact us.