BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (Online)


Program Description

This programme offers graduates a broad skills base for the specialised profession of quantity surveying. The need for quantity surveyors is vital for the efficient cost management of construction projects. The evolving international economic climate means the role of the quantity surveyor is in high demand as both public and private clients are pursuing the agenda of obtaining a value for money and greater cost certainty in all construction activities. On completion of this programme, graduates will be prepared for the current and future role of the quantity surveying profession. We work very closely with employers, practitioners and professional organisations to ensure that our course reflects the current needs of the workplace.


The programme is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors / Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland. These qualifications are recognised internationally, providing graduates with an opportunity to achieve full chartered status, following successful completion of the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).


About this Programme

The BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying is an honours degree programme offered via online distance learning over a period of 2 years on a part-time basis. The programme will be delivered using the internet (using the Adobe connect online teaching application) and students will be instructed in this method at the start of the programme. Online lectures, programme materials, innovative learning, web-links and assessments will be uploaded to a Moodle course management system. The programme will provide students with the following key skills:

  • Measurement in accordance with the agreed method of measurement.
  • Preparation of building estimates, cost plans and bills of quantities using current software.
  • Construction technology skills, including the growing environmental, sustainability, conservation and renovation areas, giving the ability to examine architectural and engineering drawings for measurement purposes.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Practical application of BIM by estimators / Quantity Surveyors.
  • Ability to Interpret the Capital Works Management Framework required on all public works projects.
  • Research skills required to complete the dissertation.
  • Management and maintenance of modern buildings.

Entry Requirements

The BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying online programme is directed at graduates who have obtained a minimum final result of 50% in a cognate Level 7 degree. Graduates who have not obtained this minimum may incorporate other qualifications and/or relevant work experience and apply for assessment via the Institute’s Recognition of the Prior Learning process.

All lectures, tutorials and practical work are delivered through English. It is vitally important that students who are not native English speakers have the required standard on entry to ensure they gain maximum value from their time at IT Sligo. The required minimum proficiency score in English required for entry to IT Sligo is 5.5 IELTS score for undergraduate degrees.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be qualified to obtain employment in a wide variety of areas such as consultant quantity surveying firms, contracting organisations, specialist sub-contracting firms and elsewhere within the industry. Graduates may operate specifically as quantity surveyors or may become involved in related areas of work such as facilities management, project management, property management and dispute resolution.

Last updated Jan 2018

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Since it first opened in September 1970, IT Sligo has been one of Ireland’s leading third level institutions. Students are at the heart of what we do. It is home to 6,000 students across the Institute’s full-time, part-time and apprenticeship programmes. Of those, 2,000 are studying online. Read less