If you don’t quite have the right qualifications to start USW's three year BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management degree you could opt to start your studies with a foundation year. The extra year is intended to give you the best possible preparation for success on the degree. You’ll study introductory modules relevant to the degree course whilst developing key skills for academic study. Successful completion of the introductory foundation year will allow you to progress onto the degree course. Quantity surveyors are in high demand and earn attractive salaries. Studying this RICS-accredited Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management degree, you will learn skills and competencies that are directly relevant to industry practice and standards. You will gain the skills to manage the range of tasks involved in a construction project, learn how to take responsibility for financial planning and management, and be able to overcome challenges associated with building costs. You will gain the skills to manage the range of tasks involved in a construction project, learn how to take responsibility for financial planning and management, and be able to overcome challenges associated with building costs. Your studies will cover industrial initiatives such as lifecycle costing, strategic partnering and collaboration, target cost contracts, dispute resolution and open-book accounting. The course also includes projects delivered in partnership with employers and involves real-life case studies, which will help you develop key skills for the workplace. Our Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. By the time you graduate from the Quantity Surveying degree, you will have the skills and qualifications for a rewarding and well-paid career. The Quantity Surveying foundation degree is based in Treforest. USW Treforest is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the warm and friendly welcome and community atmosphere, as well as the convenience of living and studying in the same place. From listed buildings to new, modern structures, Treforest reflects the University’s history and its ambitions. Here you will find everything you need in one place - halls of residence, the library and sport centre, cafes and bars to eat and drink, and friends to spend time with.