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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BSc (Hons) Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying

Academic Year: 2015/16

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

Final award BSc (Hons) DIS, BSc (Hons)
Programme title Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying
Programme code CVUB18
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either 6 semesters, or 8 semesters if students undertake industrial training leading to the award of the Diploma of Industrial Studies, which occurs between Part B and Part C.
Students may apply to the Programme Director for permission to undertake an approved course of study at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Such a course of study must be undertaken in semester 2 of the second year of the degree programme.
UCAS code HK22
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/civil-building/commercialmanagementandquantitysurveying/

Date at which the programme specification was published Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:35:56 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide an honours degree programme of the highest quality in commercial management and quantity surveying skills, within the context of construction technology, law, economics and construction commercial skills, to enable students to reach the highest echelons of the construction industry. 
  • To provide opportunities for students to participate and engage in team-building skills, presentation and communication skills and to practice hands-on construction trades. 
  • To develop cognisance of the construction industry that facilitates lifelong learning skills and enhances a students’ ability to sustain a career at the leading edge of construction professionals. 
  • To enhance students’ career and employment opportunities through sponsorship  with major construction companies.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The programme is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

The programme complies with the generic Building and Surveying Benchmark Statement that represents the standards for the award of single honours degrees in Building and Surveying and the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  1. Construction technology, which leads to a complete understanding of how building and civil engineering projects are constructed. 
  2. The fundamental concepts of building services
  3. The principles of management and construction business analysis
  4. The law as it relates to the construction industry 
  5. Economics and economic principles that impact upon society and the commercial marketplace. 
  6. Project administration relevant to commercial management and quantity surveying including taking-off and bill preparation.
  7. The role of the Commercial Manager and Quantity Surveyor in society.
  8. Information technology and systems that facilitate the electronic marketplace. 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  1. Plan, conduct and report a programme of original research.
  2. Analyse and solve construction commercial problems, applying professional judgment to balance risks, costs time, quality and safety.
  3. Analyse and solve construction legal problems.
  4. Integrate and evaluate information and data from a variety of sources, including, but by no means limited to, drawings, specifications, codes of practice, bills of quantities and legal forms of contract.
  5. Take a holistic approach to managing value chains for the implementation of information technology systems.   
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able:

  1. Quantify and measure building and civil engineering structures.
  2. Use survey equipment to survey and produce drawings and reports.
  3. Prepare technical and financial reports and documents.
  4. Give technical and financial presentations.
  5. Use commercial and financial literature effectively.
  6. Take notes effectively.
  7. Use computational tools and packages.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively (in writing and verbally).
  2. Work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  3. Manage resources of time and money.
  4. Use information and communication technology.
  5. Apply mathematical skills (statistics).
  6. Learn independently in familiar and unfamiliar situations.
  7. Learn effectively for continuing professional development within the context of professional membership of an authoritative institution.
  8. Balance risks and make decisions.

4. Programme structure

Modules with their weights in parentheses are taught in semesters one and two and assessed at the end of semester two.

4.1    Part A - Introductory Modules 

4.1.1    Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVA016

Building Materials

10

CVA019

Principles of Design and Construction (20)

10

CVA022

Building Environmental Science

10

CVA025

Project & Teamwork 1

10

CVA028

Construction & Commercial Management 1

10

CVA043

Introduction to Economics

10

 (ii)        There are no optional modules

 

4.1.2     Semester 2

 (i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVA018

Principles of Law

10

CVA019

Principles of Design and Construction (20)

10

CVA021

Site Surveying

10

CVA030

Methods of Measurement

10

CVB028

Building Services Technology

10

MAA211

Management Statistics

10

(ii)        There are no optional modules

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

4.2.1     Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVB020

Contract Administration

10

CVB022

Civil Engineering Measurement

10

CVB033

Health & Safety

10

CVB037

Measurement & QS Practice

10

CVC015

Civil Engineering Technology

10

CVC082

Geotechnical Engineering

10

(ii)        There are no optional modules        

 

4.2.2             Semester 2                    

EITHER

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVB018

Civil & Building Engineering Law

10

CVB024

Contractors' Planning and Estimating

10

CVB026

Construction Technology and Management 2

10

CVB030

Construction Organisation and Management

10

CVB031

Project and Teamwork 2

10

CVB065

Property Development Appraisal

10

 (ii)        There are no optional modules

 OR

COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code Module Title Module Weight
CVB039 Exchange 50
CVB040 Hong Kong Project 1 10

 

4.3      Part C - Degree Modules

4.3.1    Semester 1    

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVC027

Construction Business Analysis

10

CVC028

Construction Economics

10

CVC032

Research Dissertation (30)               

20

CVC037

Pre-Construction Planning & Estimating

10

CVC051  

Civil & Building Engineering Contracts     

10

(ii)        There are no optional modules

 

4.3.2      Semester 2

 (i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50) 

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVC026

Construction & Commercial Management 2

10

CVC032

Research Dissertation (30)

10

CVC033

Maintenance, Repair and Refurbishment

10

CVC035

Management Finance

10

CVC081

Value Management & Engineering

10

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

One module from

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVB064

Project Appraisal

10

CVC040

Advanced Construction

10

CVC045

Collaborative BIM Design Project

10

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also obtain at least 40% in all modules in each Part.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

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