Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying (QSY)

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW438
  • 10
  • -
  • 4 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
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What is the Course about?

Quantity Surveying is the profession responsible for the management and control of all aspects of construction projects. Often also called Construction Economics, the modern quantity surveyor not only evaluates and manages the build cost but also assesses the running costs and whole life costs of a project.

In the Quantity Surveying (QSY) option at Year 4 students will study the modules outlined in the table on this page.

Students will take part in visits to commercial and industrial facility sites during the term of the programme. 

Special Features:

  • Programme accredited by Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
  • Students visit commercial and industrial facility sites during the programme.
  • Highly practical programme with ‘learn by doing’ approach.
  • Training in leading edge technology and software.
  • Exit Awards: Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Technology (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2 and BSc in Construction Management with Building Services (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of this programme may progress to an MSc in Management in the Built Environment or to a Research Masters or Doctoral studies at IT Carlow.

What exemptions will I receive?

Professional Bodies Accreditation
The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and graduates from this programme meet the academic requirements for corporate membership of CIOB.



What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Graduates of this programme will be qualified to: 

  • Manage building design costs;
  • Manage contract and procurement procedures;
  • Administer financial construction contracts and budgets;
  • Manage projects.

Quantity Surveyors are increasingly in demand as the economy improves and graduates can find employment in Ireland or internationally with consultancy firms, general and specialist contractors, local authorities and government departments.

Mechanical and electrical services are becoming an increasingly important function within buildings and this programme is unique in providing specialist training in this area at undergraduate level.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better. 
  • 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better. 
  • Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Graduates with a relevant Ordinary Degree are eligible to enter Year 4 of this programme. Graduates with a relevant Certificate are eligible to enter Year 3.

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.  


For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Fiona Dawson, ASCSI, MRICS