Taught course

Quantity Surveying

Birmingham City University · Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

We would normally expect you to hold at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. You will also need to be proficient in written and spoken English as well as numerate and IT literate. We will also consider other qualifications and suitable work based experience on an individual basis. You may be asked to attend a selection interview.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


This course seeks to respond to a changing employment market and the changing requirements of the construction industry in both the UK and global markets.

We provide students with the knowledge and skills that will meet the challenges presented by change and innovation, and provide opportunities for cognate graduates from diverse backgrounds including international students, students with limited professional experience, as well as students looking for mid-career development in a quantity surveying specialist area.

This course will challenge you to question your current thinking and the practices adopted in the face of a rapidly changing global construction industry, and develop your abilities to be innovative and creative in solving unique problems. It is designed to promote critical thinking and problem solving, and to encourage you to engage in lifelong learning and become an independent professional learner through a range of modern interactive teaching.

Key Facts

  • This course aims to educate practitioner professionals and cognate graduates to focus on adding value through detailed analysis and appreciation of professional relationships, costing techniques, buildability, design economics and procurement set within current IT technology.
  • The course helps to create innovative quantity surveying management practices from highly skilled, innovative and far-sighted professionals who can provide excellent cost management and procurement advice supported by an expertise in quantification.
  • Designed as a route into the quantity surveying profession for graduates with degrees in surveying, construction, architecture, civil engineering, real estate and other cognate degree courses.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,500 (2016) FT
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
25 months
full time
13 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595
+44 (0)121 331 7994