M.Sc. Quantity Surveying

Dublin Institute Of Technology

Application deadline: 31st April
Tuition fee:
  • € 2,325 / Year (EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time

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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 Real Estate and Construction Economics in the College of Engineering and Built Environment in DIT. The total intake of students each year will be approx. 20-25 students from different disciplines and backgrounds.

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 programmes 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.

From the beginning of the third Semester, students apply the principles of Construction Economics and Project Management. Students will have the option in this semester to build on their knowledge of Building Measurement or gain a greater insight into Project Cost and Financial Control. In Semester 4 students gain a more detailed understanding of the legal framework in which construction work operates. They also undertake a major Development Project that seeks to integrate the learning from earlier modules. The Semester will also give the students the option to select either a Professional Practice module or a Commercial Surveying Module.

In order to complete Semester 5 and the entire programme, students will have to undertake the completion of a Dissertation or Group Company Project.

AwardThe Dublin Institute of Technologys degree of MSc in Quantity Surveying will be awarded to participants who successfully pass the formal examinations and assessments of the programme including the dissertation or group company project.

Career OpportunitiesThe programme has full accreditation from the Society of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Contents

YEAR 1Semester 1: Construction Technology 1; Quantity Surveying Practice 1; Building Measurement 1

Semester 2: Construction Technology 2; Quantity Surveying Practice 2; Building Measurement 2

YEAR 2Semester 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 3Semester 5: Research Methods and Dissertation or Company Project

Requirements

In order to be admitted to the course, students should have an honours (2.2 grade or higher) undergraduate degree or equivalent. 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

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

80 (Grade A)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550

Funding

Students entering new postgraduate courses from September 2012 onwards will make their online application to SUSI.SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) is the newly appointed body for student grants in Ireland who operate an online grant applications system accessible at studentfinance.ie.Sponsorship by EmployersEmployers may sponsor an employee to pursue postgraduate studies by research within the Institute, or to attend a postgraduate course. Arrangements are made between the employer, the employee and the Contact person in the relevant School or Research Centre of the Institute. The work may be related to a problem identified by an employer as being of particular interest to her/his firm and expertise and facilities of the Institute may be of particular assistance in its investigation and solution.Other Sources of FundingMany International students studying in Ireland are sponsored by their own government or through other international scholarship programmes. In most cases applications should be made through the Ministry of Education in the student's home country. In the case of UK nationals only they should also contact the Irish Embassy in London for information.The Irish Council for International Students administers Study Fellowships under the Irish Aid Programmes for students for Priority Aid Countries. Please refer to for further information. International students are also advised to refer to the Website of the International Education Board Ireland, which gives information on scholarship sources.StudentfinanceStudentfinance.ie is a website that has information on financial support for further and higher education. It lists the several financial assistance schemes available in Ireland to help you progress through further and higher education.

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