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Coventry University

BSc Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

Coventry University via FutureLearn


Explore how cost management is vital to building projects and upon successful completion of the course, develop the professional knowledge which could enhance your career in civil engineering, property and infrastructure.

Whether you are already working in construction or are looking to enter the industry, successfully completing the degree will help you to gain the skills required to become a quantity surveyor or commercial manager, certified by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).


A student who successfully completes the degree will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, theories and principles used in quantity surveying, construction and commercial management. These will include: contract management principles; design; construction technology; quantification/estimating/costing; lifecycle costing; cash flow analysis; finance/value management; and application of project management techniques.

  • The ability to work effectively with others within the context of a multidisciplinary team respecting the respective inputs from fellow professionals, client(s), and other stakeholders, and reflecting on one’s own performance and role within the team.

  • Knowledge and application of contemporary global issues facing the Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management profession and driving change within it, such as the sustainability/environmental agenda.

  • Knowledge and application of professional ethics, their impact on the operation of the Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management profession and their influence on society, conflict avoidance/dispute resolution, and communities and the stakeholders with whom they have contact.

  • The ability to present quantitative and qualitative information, together with analysis, argument and commentary, in a form appropriate to the intended audience, including appropriate acknowledgement and referencing of sources.

  • The ability to produce professional reports in accordance with published conventions and/or client expectations.

  • Skills that promote safe working environments and safe buildings for habitation and use.

  • Select and effectively use a range of appropriate means of communication including information technology.

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