Sheffield Hallam University: Quantity Surveying

InstitutionSheffield Hallam University
Department Sheffield Hallam University
Web http://www.shu.ac.uk
Email admissions@shu.ac.uk
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught

Summary

**Course summary**
• Develop the knowledge and skills to measure, cost, plan, procure, develop and manage construction projects.
• Strengthen your knowledge of theory, contracts and practice through study of case studies and simulations.
Develop the skills required to be a quantity surveyor for private or public clients or construction organisations. The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB and we aim to produce graduates who meet the academic, professional and ethical standards required by the professional bodies.

**How you learn**
Areas studied on the course include economics in relation to the construction industry, construction law and dispute resolution methods, measurement of construction works, and building technology and sustainability. You study and appraise the financial management and cost planning of projects, the procurement methods used in the industry and gain knowledge to be able to advise and evaluate on the contract administration requirements and choices for a wide range of different projects.
You learn through
• lectures
• tutorials
• seminars
• presentations
• dissertation
• site visits
• client-focused activities

**Applied learning**

**Field trips**
The course includes an international field trip, placing you in a challenging and unfamiliar environment where you complete a development project. On this task, you work with students from across related subjects to increase understanding of the other roles in the profession that interact on a day-to-day basis and how the role of a quantity surveyor fits in with these roles. It also develops the skills and knowledge that are essential to becoming an effective professional practitioner. These have previously taken place in Shanghai and Toronto, with assistance from international surveying firms.

MSc

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