Undergraduate study2017

Undergraduate

BSc (Hons)

Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying

School of Civil and Building Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

The course specialises in the legal and financial issues involved in managing construction projects and is sponsored by a consortium of companies that offer sponsorships, work placements and graduate jobs.

  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year
  • Industry Accreditation

BSc (Hons)

Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying

School of Civil and Building Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

The course specialises in the legal and financial issues involved in managing construction projects and is sponsored by a consortium of companies that offer sponsorships, work placements and graduate jobs.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • 1st in the UK  for engineering placements (2015/16 HESA UG Student Record)
  • 98% of graduates in work or further studies (2014 graduates)
  • Ranked 2nd for Building (The Tomes Good University Guide 2016)
  • Ranked 2nd in UK for learning resources and personal development (NSS 2015)

The course specialises in the legal and financial issues involved in managing construction projects. Students develop detailed knowledge of building and engineering Contract Law and construction contract procedures, along with understanding of commercial issues such as risk and cost management. The course is sponsored by a consortium of companies that offer sponsorships, work placements and graduate jobs.

The CMQS course is fully accredited by both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, and prepares its graduates for commercial management roles in the building or civil engineering sectors of the construction industry.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich HK22
Sponsorships

The course is run in conjunction with a consortium of major construction contractors, who help in the admissions process and also offer sponsorship and placement opportunities. Suitable applicants will be invited to attend a recruitment day and will be interviewed by both members of academic staff and members of the sponsoring consortium.

In reaching decisions about sponsorship, companies will consider work permit restrictions and expect students to be eligible to work in the UK after graduation.

Professional recognition

The degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and provides graduate entry to the profession. It is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

Assessment

Assessment is by a combination of examinations, coursework, projects, presentations, site visits and field work.

Selection

All suitable applicants are interviewed by the academic staff and the potential sponsoring companies. 

Graduate destinations

This course trains graduates to work with equal ease in any aspect of the quantity surveying profession, in consultants’ offices, for a construction company, for central or local Government, or for property departments of major companies.

Course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Development of Communication and Learning Skills
  • Building Materials
  • Principles of Design and Construction
  • Building Environmental Science
  • Teamwork and QS Practice
  • Introduction to Economics                                                     

Semester 2

  • Principles of Law
  • Principles of Design and Construction
  • Site Surveying
  • Methods of Measurement
  • Building Services Technology
  • Management Statistics
Year 2

Semester 1

  • Procurement and Contract Administration
  • Civil Engineering Measurement
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Health & Safety
  • Building Measurement
  • Geotechnical Engineering                                                                        

Semester 2

Either

  • Construction Law
  • Contractors' Planning and Estimating
  • Construction Organisation and Management
  • Project and Teamwork 2
  • Building Pathology and Management
  • Property Development Appraisal                                                       

Or

  • Exchange
  • Hong Kong Project 1

 

Year 3

Compulsory professional work placement

 

Final year

Semester 1

  • Construction Business Analysis
  • Construction Economics
  • Research Dissertation
  • Pre-Construction Planning & Estimating
  • Construction Contracts 
  • Value Management & Engineering

Semester 2

Compulsory Modules

  • Construction & Commercial Management 2
  • Research Dissertation
  • Maintenance, Repair and Refurbishment
  • Management Finance

Optional Modules (Choose One)

  • Project Appraisal
  • Advanced Construction
  • Collaborative BIM Design Project

 

Please see our website for further details on programme specifications.

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: HK22 BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
BBB or ABC from 3 A-Levels
SQA AH
BB, plus Highers majority B grades
IB
32 points minimum with 5 5 5 in HL subjects
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM
Additional
GCSE Maths grade C

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2017-18

 

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,250
International Students (Band B course) £19,900

 

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support for UK/EU Students 2017-18

Undergraduate international students: please refer to the pages on financial support for international students.

 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students.

(Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)
Up to £6,000 over three years LSP pages
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years DTS pages
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Sports pages 
Email
01509 226108
Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Arts pages
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Care Leavers pages

Placements

Industrial training

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, with over 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university (2015/16 HESA UG Student Record).

This course includes a paid year working in industry. The School’s close links with industrial partners means we are able to provide our students with considerable help in sourcing and securing their placement.

The year in industry provides many benefits. Placement students earn a salary, typically over £16,500 per annum, and many are offered a permanent job with their host company when they graduate.

Recent companies who have employed placement students from this course include Balfour Beatty, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska, Taylor Woodrow and Tony Gee.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: HK22

Our students

Monika S

“I did a placement in Belgium at Airports Council International. It was a tremendous experience that gave me an insight into how the real world works.”

Ron R

“I think the resources that are available to students at Loughborough are brilliant, with facilities and online resources as well as staff to help you when you need it.”

Anthony P

“The course offered was the biggest attraction for me. The range of modules on my course appealed as it gives a good grounding in all modes of transport and gives a practical aspect to management.”

Adam R

“The theory I’ve learnt during my three years at Loughborough will be key to my future career and I’m excited to apply it within industry…”

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“I have really grown as a person here and I truly believe I’m on my way to becoming the man I want to be – I don’t think that would have been possible if it weren’t for Loughborough.”

Ksenia G

“From the first time I visited the campus I loved it… it’s like your own little world!”

Zoe R

“I am starting a graduate job at British Airways in September 2016. I believe that having such a specific degree gave me a significant advantage over other applicants.”

Monika S

“I did a placement in Belgium at Airports Council International. It was a tremendous experience that gave me an insight into how the real world works.”

Ron R

“I think the resources that are available to students at Loughborough are brilliant, with facilities and online resources as well as staff to help you when you need it.”

Anthony P

“The course offered was the biggest attraction for me. The range of modules on my course appealed as it gives a good grounding in all modes of transport and gives a practical aspect to management.”

Adam R

“The theory I’ve learnt during my three years at Loughborough will be key to my future career and I’m excited to apply it within industry…”

Chloe T

"Loughborough University had the highest reputation for my course. This was important to me because Air Transport Management is such a specialist topic area."

Gráinne M

“There is a reason that Loughborough University has been voted best for student experience six years in a row!”

Howard B

“Loughborough’s campus was a fantastic attraction, its sense of community made me feel right at home.”

James C

“Loughborough is an amazing place to study and a great place to live.”

Jonathon L

“If I had to choose one thing I like most about being a student at Loughborough, it would be the sense of pride that comes with being a student at one of the UK’s top universities. I love it here!”

Jonathan B

“I have really grown as a person here and I truly believe I’m on my way to becoming the man I want to be – I don’t think that would have been possible if it weren’t for Loughborough.”

Ksenia G

“From the first time I visited the campus I loved it… it’s like your own little world!”

Zoe R

“I am starting a graduate job at British Airways in September 2016. I believe that having such a specific degree gave me a significant advantage over other applicants.”