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Quantity Surveying (BSc honours degree)

  • Course Code

    CR 570

  • Field of Study

    Quantity Surveying

  • Type of Course:

    Honours Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BSc (Honours)

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

Course duration:

4 Years (8 Semesters)

Admission Requirements:

For admission to a programme, standard applicants must
• score the necessary CAO points and
• meet the minimum entry requirements

Leaving Certificate in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects. The six subjects must include Mathematics, and either English or Irish.

Info re CIT Mathematics Exam only:
Some students who apply to CIT courses may not achieve the required entry standard in Mathematics through the Leaving Certificate. For such applicants, CIT offers a second chance to reach the required entry standard through a CIT Mathematics Exam. This second chance facility allows applicants (depending on their results in the CIT Mathematics Examination) to gain entry to courses with an Ordinary Leaving Certificate Mathematics entry standard, and (with a higher level of performance) courses with a Higher Leaving Certificate entry standard. Please click here for more information.

Work Placement

At present, there is no direct work placement period in the course, however, students are encouraged to work in relevant industry during their summer vacations.

Leaving Cert Subjects:

Helpful subjects are Design and Communication Graphics, and Construction Studies.

Course summary

The course is taught primarily through lectures, practicals and tutorials. Also a significant emphasis is placed on project and experimental work with site visits and field trips making up an integral part of the coursework.

Further studies

Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for a postgraduate degree at CIT: > Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Project Management (Taught) > MSc in Construction Project Management (Taught) > MSc (by Research). Graduates may undertake relevant Master Degrees at other institutes and universities.

Department(s)

Construction

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - OPEN DAYS 2017

26th October 
National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy County Cork

17th November 
CIT Bishopstown Campus, Bishopstown, Cork
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork
 
18th November
CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork

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CR570 Course Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus

What is Quantity Surveying?

A Quantity Surveyor manages all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. Quantity Surveyors seek to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality. A quantity surveyor may work for either the client or the contractor, working in an office or on-site. They are involved in a project from the start, preparing estimates and costs of the work.

About the Course

Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus

A significant emphasis is placed on project and experimental work with site visits and field trips making up an integral part of the coursework. The course culminates with students submitting a bespoke construction project of their choosing demonstrating the application of technically appropriate, economically viable and environmentally sustainable solutions, from inception through to contract completion. Graduates, upon gaining employment, may commence their structured training leading to designation as a Chartered Surveyor.

Accreditation

The course is fully accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES), and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Further Studies

Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for a postgraduate degree at CIT:

> Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Project Management (Taught)
> MSc in Construction Project Management (Taught)
> MSc (by Research).
Please click here for detailed information

Graduates may undertake relevant Master Degrees at other institutes and universities.

Question Time

What is the difference between a Professional QS and a Building QS?
The Professional Quantity Surveyor represents the client in all aspects of construction from feasibility study to final construction costs and is normally practice based.

The Contractors Quantity Surveyor works for the main contractor/builder to control construction costs as they occur on site and normally this Quantity Surveyor is site based.

How do I become Chartered?
Eligible graduates may apply to the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) for membership and undertake the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), this is typically over two years and successful completion of this entitles them to full chartered membership of the SCSI.

Can a Quantity Surveyor work also as a Project Manager?
The project management role can be undertaken by any of the construction professions, provided they have the necessary management skills and capability.

Graduate Profile

Liam O'Shea
Quantity Surveyor

“In 2007, I graduated with a BSc (Honours) in Quantity Surveying. I am employed by Michael Barrett Partnership in Cork and I work on a diverse range of both public and private sector projects. My responsibilities include cost management of construction contracts at both pre and post contract stages.

CIT has provided me with an excellent understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Quantity Surveyors.”

Please click here for detailed module information

It is a challenging and rewarding career and affords the Quantity Surveyor an opportunity to travel to many parts of the world in his or her role as construction cost advisor/manager.

The Professional Quantity Surveyor is normally office based within a consultancy firm and their working hours will invariably involve visiting sites to attend site meetings and to monitor the progress and financial aspects of their construction projects.

The Contractor’s Quantity Surveyor is normally site based and involves controlling construction costs for the Contractor/Builder as they occur on site. He/she also procures various subcontractors to carry out different work packages for the building contract.

Potential Areas of Employment

  • Professional Quantity Surveyor
  • Contractor’s Quantity Surveyor
  • Estimator

Application for this course are processed by the
Central Applications Office (CAO)

 

 

EU Applicants must apply via the CAO - please click on the link above.

Non-EU Applicants - please click here for how to apply.
 

CAO 1st Round:

291

CAO Cut off:

CAO Average:

James Kilduff
james.kilduff@cit.ie
021 4326108