What is Quantity Surveying?
At its core the profession of quantity surveying is concerned with the financial management of construction projects and the administration of the contract that is signed between the client and the contractor to carry out the works. Quantity Surveyors understand and can quantify the extent of work necessary to complete any project before it is constructed and can advise clients and contractors of its cost right from the initial sketch design issued by the project Architect.
This puts Quantity Surveyors in a unique position as Construction Professionals, as their core skills in contract and finance are highly sought after and are well rewarded.
Why study at WIT?
The BSc (Honours) in Quantity Surveying programme taught here at WIT boasts a 100% Graduate Employment record for each of the last nine academic years, placing our graduates amongst the most highly sought after in the industry.
What is the BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying
The BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying has been designed to produce graduates who can successfully operate as professional quantity surveyors/costs consultants in the future Irish and global construction industry. They will be able to communicate effectively, have a working knowledge of relevant Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). The course also provides students with 30 weeks paid work placement in top tier local and internationally based Contracting and Professional Quantity Surveying firms in year three of the programme and is fully accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) allowing our graduates to progress and become Chartered Quantity Surveyors on completion of this programme.
We pride ourselves on a dynamic and well rounded programme using industry leading software and progressive teaching methods distilled by Lecturers with decades of combined industry and academic experience.
Each student is required to complete a 30-week industrial placement relating to quantity surveying. This paid placement will be typically with either a quantity surveying consultancy or a construction company. Placements will normally be organised by WIT and be completed in Ireland. There is however the possibility of placements in the UK and further afield. Each placement will have an academic supervisor and an industrial supervisor.
For more information on the current activities on the BSc Hons in Quantity Surveying programme, please visit www.wit.ie/qs
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Introduction to Management||Introduction to Economics|
|Measurement & Estimating (1)||Measurement & Estimating (2)|
|Mathematics for Surveyors||Management Studies|
|Residential Technology (1)||Residential Technology (2)|
|Communications & Study Skills||Introduction to Land Surveying|
|Introduction to ICT||Introduction to BIM|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Procurement Strategy||Cost Planning|
|Measurement & Estimating (3)||Measurement & Estimating (4)|
|Introduction to Construction Law||Introduction to Project Management|
|Commercial Technology (1)||Commercial Technology (2)|
|Services Technology (1)||Integrated Project|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Construction Administration||Research Methods|
|Measurement & Estimating (5)||Industrial Placement|
|Construction Health & Safety|
|Semester 7||Semester 8|
|Development Economics||QS Professional Practice|
|Value Management||Marketing & Finance|
|Project & Corporate Management||Construction Law|
|Services Technology & Integration||Advanced Measurement|
|Industrial Placement 2||ELECTIVE|
Leaving Certificate 2018:
Minimum entry requirements for BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying
2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O5/H7
Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying:
Career Opportunities for BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surverying graduates:
There has been a demand for qualified Quantity Surveyors and this demand continues to exist with both Professional Quantity Surveying/Cost Consultant practices and with Construction companies both in Ireland and overseas.
Our graduates can expect a career as a highly valued and integral member of the Design Team on construction projects of all sectors and values both nationally and internationally. They help to shape and inform the budgets of clients the world over on projects ranging from circa €200K to over €1bn. They key values of the BSc (Honours) in Quanity Surveying are of cost management, contractual knowledge, negotiation skills and ability to communicate, all of which are an integral part of the course we offer here at WIT.
Recent projects involving WIT Graduates:
National Children’s Hospital - largest single healthcare project in Ireland in 2016
New Central Bank of Ireland building (€140m)
The Spencer dock project (€240m) - the largest single office development in Ireland in 2016
The World Trade Centre in New York
The Halley Research Station in the Antarctic
The Shard in London
The Rio Olympics
A Quantity Surveyor is one of the most rewarding professions in the Construction Industry and commands a salary amongst the highest paid in the sector as well as affording almost limitless opportunity for travel and diversification within the role.
Follow on Study for BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying graduates:
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CIOB Student Challenge Ireland Award 2017
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