Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction - Quantity Surveying (QSY) CW438

  • NQF Level 8
  • CW438
  • 18
  • 263
  • 4 Years
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What is the Course about?

Quantity Surveying is the profession responsible for the management and control of all aspects of costs on a construction project.

This course teaches students to not only evaluate and manage the build costs, but also assess the running and whole life costs of a project.

In the Quantity Surveying (QSY) option, students will study the modules as outlined in the table on this page.

Students will take part in visits to residential, commerical and industrial facility sites during the course.

Students will be involved in group coursework that will allow them to demonstrate economically
and technically viable options on construction projects, from inception through to completion.

Special Features:

  • Accredited by Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI)
  • Students visit commercial, pharmaceutical and industrial facility sites during the course.
  • Highly practical course 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 Managment with Building Services (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

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

What exemptions will I receive?




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

Quantity Surveying

Graduates will be qualified to:

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

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

Employment opportunities also arise within the estimating function of general or specialist building contracting firms.

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

Lecturers bring over 20 years experience covering this important aspect of modern and complex building projects.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Cerfiticate:

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Fiona Dawson