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Quantity Surveying degrees abroad

By studying a degree in quantity surveying, you’ll learn all about the financial management of construction projects, including the concept, design, build and maintenance. As a qualified quantity surveyor, you’ll be in demand around the world and play a vital role in deciding whether building projects are viable.

You’ll explore the scientific, social, legal, economic and political aspects of the built environment, and get to grips with issues such as value for money and health and safety. Quantity surveying is an ideal program for problem solvers with an analytical mind.

It’s possible to study quantity surveying abroad in a number of countries like the UK, South Africa and Malaysia. Most programs will be accredited by that country’s governing body, for example, programs accredited by the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) allow you to work in the UK, but may not let you work in other countries.

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Quantity Surveying program structure

You can study quantity surveying as a diploma, certificate, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Which option is right for you will depend on your previous education and career aspirations. Bachelor’s are available as a BSc and are usually taught over three or four years, or you can study an MSc in quantity surveying over two years.

Many bachelor’s programs offer an internship year, sometimes referred to as a sandwich year, which means you get to work in the industry. You’ll be able to put what you’ve learned into practice while earning a wage and gaining valuable experience.

Most quantity surveying programs are taught through lectures, seminars and workshops, and many will include field trips and regular site visits. You’ll be assessed through a range of methods to measure your progress, including exams, assignments, presentations, practical work and group work.

What’s covered in the program content will differ depending on where you’re studying, and the requirements of the country’s governing body. However, there are a number of core modules and subjects that most courses will cover, including:

  • Construction materials
  • Study research skills
  • Construction design
  • Introduction to the built environment
  • Construction technology
  • Principles of cost control
  • Construction project management
  • Construction economics

Quantity Surveying study abroad programs

Quantity surveying undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in quantity surveying

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    Commercial Management: Quantity Surveying - BSc (Hons) London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,261 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,900 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Construction: Quantity Surveying - BCons Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,255 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,390 NZD

    Start date
    November, February, July
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    Quantity Surveying - BSc (Hons) University of Greenwich, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,579 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,150 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Quantity Surveying - BSc (Hons) University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,200 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management - BSc (Hons) (with foundation) University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,197 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,850 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Quantity surveying graduate programs

Master's in quantity surveying

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    Construction: Quantity Surveying - MConst Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,512 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,080 NZD

    Start date
    November, February, July
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    Quantity Surveying - MSc/PGDip London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Master's/Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    26,335 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,667 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in quantity surveying

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    Quantity Surveying - MSc/PGDip London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Master's/Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    26,335 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,667 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Future quantity surveying careers

The aim of most quantity surveying students is to become a qualified surveyor and work in the construction industry. However, there are different roles you can pursue, including:

  • Quantity surveyor
  • Cost manager
  • Site manager
  • Construction project manager
  • Town planner
  • Architect

Some professions may require additional training after graduation, so check what’s needed if you know what role you want.

Making use of a sandwich year or any other internship opportunities at university is a great way to gain experience and help you work out what career path to follow.