Quantity Surveying Graduate Diploma


Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, October 2016.


Qualification type

Graduate Diploma

Subject areas

Quantity Surveying

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, October 2016.

This course gives you the technical knowledge and skills to become a highly employable Quantity Surveyor and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Graduate Diploma Quantity Surveying course is for students with a first degree in an unrelated subject seeking to convert to a career as a Quantity Surveyor. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma allows advanced entry onto the Masters course requiring only submission of the dissertation to complete your studies. This is for those who aspire to become Chartered members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The courses are designed to offer varied and flexible patterns of study, so you can fit studies and experience around your personal and professional commitments. They reflect and address the needs of professional practice and help you develop the skills and knowledge to become an effective professional surveyor in the construction industry. You'll cover construction technology, measurement, law, economics, procurement and contract management. You can follow the RICS accredited route as a Quantity Surveyor or the Graduate Diploma route. The courses are academically challenging, and encourage independent, analytical and reflective thought and judgement that applies equally to the workplace and professional ethics.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, October 2016.

Full time | Frenchay Campus | 1 year | 01-SEP-17

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, October 2016.

Construction Technology and Building Services (30 Credits)

This module will take the basic principles of domestic construction into the area of more complex buildings, such as offices and warehousing, in multi-storey and wide span construction. You'll then look at the specification and performance requirements of the finished building elements, as well the process of construction, including sustainable construction and health and safety issues.

QS Project (30 Credits)

This module covers the basic knowledge and skills required to begin work as a QS using the lifecycle of a medium-sized construction project as a case study. You'll cover project-based skills in budget estimating, basic cost-planning, bill production, tender estimating, interim valuations and final accounts.

Commercial Management (30 Credits)

This module focus on the contractors perspective, covering contract and sub-contract management, preliminaries costing and apportionment, payment and claims applications, and cost-value reconciliation. Your coursework looks at new markets for construction services and existing barriers to entry.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, October 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course £6500 full course fees

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course £12250 full course fees

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, October 2016.

A degree of 2.2 or above, or substantial relevant experience.