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Quantity Surveying – BSc (Hons)

  • CAO Points: 308

  • Campus: Athlone

  • years: 4

Course Overview

This course is suitable for those interested in the professional side of the Construction Industry.

The Quantity Surveyor acts within both accountancy and legal frameworks. This 4 year programme offers specialisms in Building Information Management (BIM) and in the area of Mechanical and Electrical Services Cost Management. These are areas of significant growth in the Irish construction industry, particularly in sectors such as Data Centre Development, Pharmaceutical, Agri-food and large scale commercial projects.

In Ireland, as well as internationally, there is a shortage of Quantity Surveyors with Mechanical and Electrical qualifications. This means that the successful student will
be much sought after when it comes to employment.

Additional Information

The institute would expect that graduates will pursue chartered status through the assessment of professional competence process and achieve chartered status with the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), and in parallel achieve chartered status with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The process of obtaining professional accreditation for the programme will take a number of years to complete.

Professional Accreditation
The BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying has been accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland (SCIS), an affiliate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). All graduates will have the educational qualification deemed necessary to apply for the title of Chartered Quantity Surveyor.

Contact Details

Alan Duffy

Head of Department


What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects, plus Grade 06 at ordinary level in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish)


QQI applicants to this programme must hold the following award: construction technology (5M5010). They are also required to have the module mathematics (5N1833) or Maths for STEM (5N0556) included in their award or alternatively have Leaving Certificate mathematics. They must also possess distinctions in three modules.

Mature Applicants

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

International Applicants

International applicants should apply directly to the International Office at TUS, allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by 1st June at the latest to ensure visas are processed in time. You should familiarise yourself with visa processing times for your country of origin to ensure you make a timely application. Find out more here.

Course Modules

  • Measurement and Costing

  • Project Management

  • Mathematics for Surveying

  • Domestic Construction Technology

  • Introduction to AutoCAD & BIM

  • Learning and Development for Higher Education

  • Building Information Modelling

  • Computer Applications

  • Land Surveying

  • Construction Management

  • Commercial Construction Technology

  • Mechanical and Electrical Services Technology

  • Information Communications Technology

  • Cost Management

  • Law

  • Cost Management for Building Services

  • Cost Planning & Estimating

  • Development Economics

  • Economics and Finance

  • Building Information Modelling

  • Energy Management

  • Cost Management

  • Law

  • Construction Health and Safety

  • Industry Placement

  • Construction Law

  • Introduction to Building Information Management for Construction

  • Applied Project Management

  • Research Methods in Quantity Surveying

  • Cost Management

  • Contract Administration

  • Contract Administration

  • Professional Practice

  • Dissertation

What can you do after this programme?

As a graduate of this programme, you can expect to find employment as a QS in a wide range of sectors including the data, pharmaceutical, agri-food, large scale commercial construction sectors; in chartered surveying consultancies, working in dedicated M&E specialist departments; and working as a QS for contractors and quantity surveying practices.

As a graduate of this programme, you will be equipped to progress to a postgraduate programme, study or research at TUS or another institute. You will also be eligible to pursue chartered status.

Successful graduates of this programme are eligible for Level 9 and 10 postgraduate programmes within TUS or elsewhere.

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