CIT First to Partner with Chartered Surveyors
Published on: Tuesday, 07 May 2013
CIT's Department of Construction has become the first in Ireland to sign a University Partnership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors/Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (RICS/SCSI) in respect of its BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying.
The RICS/SCSI only forges partnerships where the scale or reputation, the research and teaching capability, and the quality of academic staff and graduate output, are sufficiently high to enable each such institute to remain a significant partner capable of keeping pace with the RICS/SCSI drive towards ever higher standards.
The fact that CIT is the first in the country to reach this milestone is the latest testimony of the excellent tripartite relationship that continues to develop between academic staff in the Department of Construction, RICS/SCSI as the premier professional institution for Chartered Surveyors and practicing Chartered Quantity Surveyors to achieve the highest levels of academic and professional standards in response to the needs of the construction industry.
The partnership process will enhance the prospects of graduates of CIT’s BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying in securing and developing rewarding careers in a challenging but fulfilling industry which is beginning to feel the effects of a shortage of appropriately educated and experienced personnel.
Dr Daniel Cahill, Head of Department of Construction said, “This is an excellent outcome that recognises the high standard of our graduates and is a very positive reflection of the commitment of department staff to continuously meet the requirements of our industry, locally, nationally and internationally.”
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is the world's leading professional body for setting standards in the surveying industry while the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) is the leading professional body for construction, land and property professionals in Ireland.
Quantity Surveyors plays a vital role in the construction industry by advising on and managing the costs of developing all types of buildings and infrastructure. Surveyors work across all aspects of the built and natural environment for a variety of employers, including professional practice, developers, construction firms, project management, facilities management, as well as county councils and State agencies.