This programme provides all the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful quantity surveyor. Quantity Surveying provides clients of the construction industry with financial, contractual and technical advice ensuring they get value for money from the buildings they construct. The modern Quantity Surveyor is a construction professional who may be involved in any or all stages of the design and construction process, from providing business strategy advice, working with architects and design team consultants, through to overseeing the onsite construction phase. They require a sound understanding of construction technology, project cost planning and control and contractual issues. Watch this excellent RICS video which explains what surveying exactly is. Heriot-Watt is ranked 2nd in the UK and top in Scotland for Building and Town & Country Planning in the Guardian League Table 2017 and top in Scotland and 4th in the UK for building programmes in the Complete University Guide 2015 Subject Tables. Please note: we are still taking applications for September 2017 entry. CEMENT scheme The aim of the CEMENT (Culture of External MENToring) programme is to link third year undergraduate students with professionals in practice (many of whom are alumni). This allows students to discuss the relevance of course content, approaches to study and career aspirations with a professional who can draw upon their own experiences. CEMENT has so far proved highly successful, with students gaining access to work placements, site visits and graduate employment opportunities through the scheme. Such interaction between students and industry is imperative in moving the profession forward and supporting the next generation of built environment professionals.
Required Credit Hours: minimum hours