M.Sc. Quantity Surveying

  • On Campus
  • 30 months
  • EUR2535 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Dublin, Ireland
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.



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 programmeís 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.

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Tuition fee
  • EUR2535 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Duration full-time 30 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 30 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

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


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.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Ireland when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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  • The programme has full accreditation from the SCSI and the RICS.

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