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Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying

Discipline: Built Environment

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 6

Programme Duration: Two years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 40*

CAO Round 1 Points: 220 (2016)

Why Study?

A Quantity Surveyor is an equal mix of an Accountant, a Solicitor and a Building Manager (i.e. the business person of the construction world). Surveyors are seen as having expertise in measurement, procurement and estimating. This programme covers all these specialised areas.

Programme Modules

Modules such as Construction Technology and Building Services help one appreciate how buildings are put together and subsequently operate. Specialisations consist of Quantity Surveying Practice & Procedures. Land Surveying, Computer Aided Design, Measurement and Estimating, and Procurement Studies. General modules cover broad but necessary disciplines such as Mathematics (Leaving Cert standard, for year 1 only) Practical Accountancy, Learning to Learn and Site Management.

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) and Builders Suppliers.

Follow-on Studies: 

A variety of options for progression are available for graduates to proceed, through an internal progression route, to year 3 of the BSc in Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying programme in GMIT or in institutes of technology or universities in Ireland and elsewhere.


Essential Information: 

Project Work
The programme incorporates both group and individual project work relevant to the surveying profession and is delivered through an equal mix of lectures and practical work.

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 the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Students have the opportunity to progress to year 3 subject to GMIT progression requirements.

Number of Places
*This figure represents the combined number of places for level 6, 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.


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