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Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics

Discipline: Building & Civil Engineering

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 40*

CAO Round 1 Points: 200 (2020)

Why Study?

As the business person of the construction world the Quantity Surveyor is a mix of an Accountant, a Solicitor and a Building Manager.

Surveyors have expertise in cost planning and controlling of construction projects, estimating, procurement, tendering and contracts administrative processes.

This programme covers all of these areas of expertise.

Programme Modules

Modules such as Construction Technology and Building Services help one appreciate how buildings are put together and subsequently operate.

General modules cover broad but necessary disciplines such as:

  • Mathematics (Leaving Cert standard, for year 1 only)
  • Practical Accountancy
  • Communications
  • Site Management

Specialisations consist of:

  • Measurement and Estimating
  • Procurement Studies
  • Cost Studies
  • Contracts & Legal Studies
  • Contract Accounts Administration


Career Opportunities

Quantity Surveying offers a choice/ mix of office or site-based roles.

Graduates find employment at a technical level with:

  • Professional Consultancy Practices
  • Building and Civil Engineering Contractors
  • A variety of Sub-Contracting specialists
  • Property Developers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Local Authorities
  • Government Departments
  • State/Semi-State Organisations
  • Utility Providers (i.e. ESB, Bord Gáis, Eircom etc)
  • Builders Suppliers

Follow-on Studies: 

Options for progression are available for graduates to proceed to year 4 of the BSc (Honours) in Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying programme in GMIT or elsewhere.

Essential Information: 

Projects/Work Placements
The programme incorporates both group and individual project work relevant to the surveying profession and is delivered in an equal mix of lectures and practical work. Work placement during year 3 provides further practical application of the skills learned.

Recognition by Professional Bodies
This is delivered as part of the Level 8 four year programme, which is partnered with the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Students have the opportunity to progress onto year 4 subject to GMIT / SCSI / RICS entry requirements.

Number of Places
*This figure represents the combined number of places for Level 7 and 8 students.

Materials Fee
Students will be liable for an additional materials fee of €100 per year for certain full time programmes. This fee is not covered by Granting Authorities. Material Fees are not applicable to either Erasmus, Part-Time or Full time Non-EU students.

Studying Construction Economics & Quantity Surveying at GMIT, Galway

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