MSc / PG Dip-
Course Duration and intakes
- One year with three intakes in January, May and September every year.
Special Features of the Programme
- The course is delivered fully by University of Salford staff using full-time and blended learning approaches.
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
- Assessments are coursework based with no exams.
- Four taught modules and dissertation.
- Affordable fees.
- Supported by leading contractors, consultants, trade associations, professional bodies and the Chamber of Construction Industry in Sri Lanka.
- All lectures conducted at the Colombo School of Construction Technology (CSCT) campus in Colombo.
A career in quantity surveying is diverse and exciting, giving you the chance to travel and shape the world that we live in, with the role of the surveyor to measure, value, protect and enhance the world’s physical assets.
With the increased focus on the environment and sustainability in the planning of construction projects there has developed a strong demand for and short supply of quantity surveyors to provide a cost management service, both financially and environmentally to the construction industry.
This course has been designed to help you plan and organise the procurement and financial management of projects whilst also giving the skills to administer and manage construction contracts. Our course will equip you with the skills to critically examine existing construction practices while evaluating alternative strategies to set in motion a process for improvement in construction. This course will provide you with the skills demanded by clients who rely on the quantity surveyor’s knowledge and judgment to keep a project running smoothly.
The full Masters award is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) allowing exemption from their academic entry requirements.
Guest lecturers from industry with expertise in relevant areas are invited to give lectures throughout the duration of the course. Site visits are organised each year in co-operation with local construction companies, these give full-time students the opportunity to visualise what you learn and apply it to a real-world context.
This course is for you if you have a desire to enhance your current knowledge base and specialise in the area of quantity surveying.
You will have a strong academic and/or professional background in the built environment, enabling you to build on the experience you already have.
Strong leadership, communication and organisational skills and good knowledge of construction processes are a must.
BSc & MSc Programmes
Applicants for this course must have:
- A minimum of a second class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant discipline, or
- A minimum of a second class undergraduate honours degree in an unrelated discipline and significant work experience within the built environment, or
- A recognised appropriate professional qualification such as RICS or CIOB.
All students must provide evidence of proficiency in English. For Sri Lankan students the requirement is a Credit Pass in English at the GCE (ordinary level) examination. Appropriately experienced applicants will be considered in line with the University’s Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) procedure.
- Procurement in construction and property (30 credits)
- QS in Construction (30 credits)
- Process and Project Systems (30 credits)
- Financial and Risk Management (30 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
GBP: 7,000.00 for the full programme.