Quantity Surveying, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    2535
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This part-time programme provides an opportunity for non-quantity surveying graduates to become educated for a career in the construction industry in quantity surveying/construction economics in Ireland and abroad.

About

It has been developed as an alternative route into the quantity surveying profession other than by way of the traditional honours undergraduate degree. The programme is presented within the School of Surveying and Construction Management in the College of Engineering and Built Environment in DIT. The maximum intake of students each year will be 25 students. The content of the programme, delivered over 2 ½ years (5 Semesters) includes subjects pertinent to the practice of Quantity Surveyors and construction economics professionals. The programme’s focus is strongly oriented towards quantity surveying practice, building measurement, the management and economics of development.

In these new turbulent times the issue of controlling and managing costs within the construction industry is of paramount importance to any private of public sector client.

Semesters 1 and 2 of the programme are designed to build rapidly the foundations required to develop the distinctive skills of the quantity surveying professional. The core modules are: Construction Technology; Quantity Surveying Practice and Building Measurement aim to develop the building blocks and techniques together with developing specialist knowledge of the nature of the industry and the professions that surrounds the built environment.

Accreditation

  • The programme has full accreditation from the SCSI and the RICS.

Programme Structure

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Construction Technology 1
  • Quantity Surveying Practice 1
  • Building Measurement 1
Semester 2
  • Construction Technology 2
  • Quantity Surveying Practice 2
  • Building Measurement 2
Year 2
Semester 3
  • Construction Economics
  • Project Cost and Financial Control
  • Advanced Measurement or Project Management
Semester 4
  • Construction Law
  • Development Project
  • Commercial Surveying or Professional Practice
Year 3
Semester 5
  • Research Methods and Dissertation or Company Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 30 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 30 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score (Grade A): 180

    The FCE, or First Certificate in English, a certificate given for students who take the Cambridge English: First exam. To receive the certificate, test-takers must score between 122 and 190 on the Cambridge English: First test. Read more about FCE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

In order to be admitted to the course, students must have an honours (2.2 grade or higher) in a level 8 bachelor degree or equivalent and be working in a suitable construction related environment. All applications that do not meet the minimum entry requirements will be reviewed and may be called for interview in late April. Selection will be made, following interview, using the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Relevant employment experience
  • Evidence of commitment to a career in Quantity Surveying
  • Interest in and critical awareness of role of the Quantity Surveyor and
  • Evidence of interest in postgraduate construction research

Preference will be given to those students who possess the minimum entry requirements. It will not be necessary to interview these applicants.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 2535 EU/EEA

Funding

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