BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

The Bachelor of Science BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying program at the University of Salford is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the dynamic field of quantity surveying. Throughout the four-year program, students will engage in a comprehensive curriculum that integrates theoretical knowledge with practical experience, preparing them for successful careers in the construction industry.

Course Overview

The full 4 years (3 years taught + 1 year industrial training) can be completed entirely in Sri Lanka, providing an opportunity for students seeking an alternative to traveling overseas for higher education. Students also have the option of completing part of their studies at University of Salford, UK, or attend their graduation in the UK with other Salford graduands. This course is modular in structure and combines academic study with project work. Students will develop a sound knowledge of technical, economic, legal, and management aspects of quantity surveying, including the use of computing resources to financially manage the development, construction and long-term operation of buildings. In addition, project management skills such as learning how to select, manage and coordinate resources needed for the completion of a construction project will be taught. The final year industrial placement facilitates a smooth transition into the professional workforce.

Entry Pathway

Entry to Year 1
a : A – levels – 260 points ( equivalent to 1C +3S or above including General English) b : Full A – level – (Edexcel or Cambridge syllabus) : HNC or National Certificate / Diploma level qualification c : Foundation degree (any subject) Pass d :Full undergraduate degree (any subject)(any classification)
Entry to Year 2
a : HND in a cognate subject b : Foundation degree in a cognate subject at 60% or more c : Full undergraduate degree in a cognate subject e.g. civil engineering, architecture (any classification) d : College of Estate Management Diploma in Surveying Studies at 60% or more
Entry to Year 3
a : HND / Foundation degree in QS subject with average Merit grades for Year 2 subjects b : HND / Foundation degree must have Quantity Surveying in title of diploma c:  Completion of IQSSL Level 3 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.

Course Duration

  • Including Industrial Placement: 4 Years Full Time
  • Excluding Industrial Placement: 3 Years Full Time
  • Advanced entry to year 2: 2 Years Full Time
  • Advanced entry to year 3: 1 Year Full Time

The course duration is dependent on the entry level at which the student is assessed as eligible.

Special Features of The Programme

  • Accredited by the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS)
  • Accredited by the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL)
  • Availability of different entry levels (year 1, year 2 and year 3)
  • Availability of several entry paths
  • Affordable fees
  • Guest lecturer delivered by the University of Salford staff members and industry experts
  • Access to online library resources at the University of Salford
  • 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