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.
You should have an honours degree of 2.2 or above. If your degree is not in Construction or Surveying, you may be asked to complete a programme of preparatory reading before starting the course. Applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirement, but who do have relevant professional experience or qualifications will also be considered.