801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
The Crescent, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT, United Kingdom

Quantity Surveying with Foundation Year

Resource-constrained city leaders and developers must maximise investments and minimise costs. As technology transforms the construction industry, our triple-accredited BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying with Foundation Year degree can put you in a leading role in delivering resource-efficient buildings for our 21st century cities. Quantity surveyors manage the financial aspects of the construction process. Working on behalf of contractors, agencies and clients, they apply cost engineering to ensure developments are physically built on time to budget. If you’re looking for a career where you can influence urban developments, our BSc Quantity Surveying course can open up exciting career prospects both in the UK and overseas. Salford is consistently ranked amongst the World Top 100 universities (QS 2018) for Architecture and Built Environment study. Providing a pathway to professional status, our popular Quantity Surveying course will advance your financial, technical and managerial construction related knowledge. Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), you’ll be educated to the highest professional standards. Learning takes place in our Peel Park campus, minutes from buzzing Manchester, a property and construction hotspot recently voted the UK’s most liveable city.* You’ll build advanced measurement and quantification skills with detailed knowledge of estimating and cost management methods. You’ll learn about the legal and regulatory framework and the economic environment. You’ll learn to differentiate the processes, tools, and techniques used to evaluate risk and value management, and recognise sustainable design. The Foundation Year of the four-year programme provides you with understanding of the key subjects in built environment practice to meet the prerequisites for studying a full degree course. Learning focuses on effective communication and study skills combined with built environment specific teaching. You will be introduced to theories and concepts in buildings, construction and surveying. On completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress on to year one of your selected degree for the remaining three years of your studies. With a focus on your future employability, you’ll develop a broad spectrum of finance, management, and team working skills. Reflecting the industry, you’ll complete projects and problem-solving activities alongside other built environment students. We‘ll also encourage you to take an additional placement year to apply what you’ve learnt and develop workplace skills. **Features** - Gain a critical awareness of the construction process, from inception to delivery techniques - Examine construction law and the commercial practices that affect the use, management, and development of land - Develop an understanding of the interactions between a building and its internal and external environments - Learn how effective planning and resource management can impact on a project and its supply chain - Explore how risk and value management techniques can optimise whole life cost solutions - Acquire the skills and knowledge so you're ready to study for the full BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree *The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2018

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time including foundation year
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,SalfordUnited Kingdom