Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying

Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich HK22 BBB or ABC 1 October 2018 22 June 2022

98%

of employed graduates in professional or managerial roles

DLHE 2015

2nd

in the UK for Building

The Times Good University Guide 2017

Top 5

in UK for overall student satisfaction

£27,000

average starting salary

Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying course overview

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.

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

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.

Sponsorships

The course is run in conjunction with a consortium of major construction organisations, 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.

Facilities

Modules


Year 1

Semester 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

Semester 2

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

                                                                                


Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 1

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

 

                      

Semester 2

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

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

For indicative information on modular weight, content and assessment type please see module specifications.


Assessment

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

For an indicative overview of the aims, learning outcomes and structure of this course please see the programme specification.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

HK22 Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying - BSc (Hons) DIS

A-Level
BBB or ABC
IB
32 (5,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in a relevant subject: DDM
Relevant subjects include Business, Construction and Built Environment, Engineering
GCSE
GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4

Selection

Applicants are selected on the basis of their UCAS application. In some cases we may invite applicants for interviews in order to assess academic potential beyond that provided as part of the application. We hope that all applicants would take the opportunity to visit the department, meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

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.

Industrial placements

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements sending over 45% more students on placement than any other university (2014/15 HESA 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.

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Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: HK22