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1 Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society United Kingdom Dubai Malaysia

2 Our Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying discipline is internationally recognised for the quality of its research and teaching, and our construction management department is the highest rated in Scotland. Top 5 reasons to study Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying at Heriot-Watt: 1. Heriot-Watt is rated as no. 1 in Scotland and no. 4 in the UK for building programmes in the Complete University Guide 2015; and no. 2 in the UK for Building and Town & Country Planning in the Guardian University League Table Strong links with industry and excellent opportunities for work placements. Teaching and Assessment Teaching involves a mix of lectures, tutorials and practical work. Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examination. The first two years are mainly assessed by examinations, with project assignments. By the final year, coursework assessment principally through the design project and research dissertations accounts for 50% of the final assessment. Level Semester 1 Semester 2 1 Construction Modelling Cost Control Principles Construction Technology 1 Management Practice in Construction Introduction to Design Introduction to the Environment Introductory to Microeconomics Property Development and Planning 2 2 Construction Technology 2 Cost Modelling and Measurement Commercial Law 1 econstruction Surveying and Monitoring in the Built and Natural Facilities Management Environment Our degree programmes equip graduates with the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that built environment projects are sustainable, costefficient and constructed to the highest standards. 3. One-to-one mentoring scheme for all students. 4. Both programmes are accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Construction Project Management programme is also accredited by by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). 5. Of the students who graduated from our programmes in 2013, 93% have found employment or gone on to further study. Programme Information Our programmes cover the principal disciplines of quantity surveying and construction project management. Active links with industry ensure a high quality education that is firmly grounded in the real world. BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management This programme will enable you to manage construction projects from inception to the point at which a building is occupied, including throughout all stages of the design and construction process. Much of the curriculum is concerned with the management and supervision of construction sites and the resource planning associated with large-scale projects. There is also a strong emphasis on construction technology as well as on courses that give students a background in valuation and procurement. BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying Maximising value for money in construction projects is crucial when dealing with tight budgets and strict contractual agreements. A quantity surveyor advises on these issues at all stages of a project and must therefore understand construction technology, legal issues and how to plan and monitor costs. This programme provides you with all of the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful quantity surveyor. Work Experience Students have the opportunity to gain work experience in the third year via the Culture of External MENToring (CEMENT) programme, which links students with professionals in practice (see more in the section on the next page). In level 2, all students have the opportunity to participate in the Constructionarium programme, which provides hands-on construction experience of building scaled-down versions of buildings and structures. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the week-long Constructionarium programme 3 Safety Management and Site Establishment Measurement and Cost Evaluation (QS) / Project Planning and Implementation (CPM) Construction Technology 3 Decision Making for Management Applications in Construction Procurement and Contract Design for Construction Design Cost Planning and Control Students also undertake a week-long study tour to a European city 4 Cost and Value Management Construction Project Management Quantity Surveying Practice (QS) / Construction Information Management (CPM) Innovation in Construction Practice Design Project Design Project Dissertation Dissertation Note that the above programme structure is provided to illustrate distribution of teaching and is subject to developmental change. 2 School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society Heriot-Watt University Heriot-Watt University School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society 3

3 Special Features CEMENT Scheme From level 3, the industrial mentoring scheme known as CEMENT links undergraduate students with professionals in practice (many of whom are Heriot- Watt alumni). This allows students to discuss the relevance of course content, approaches to study and career aspirations with a professional who can draw upon their own experiences. CEMENT has so far proved highly successful, with students gaining access to work placements, site visits and graduate employment opportunities through the scheme. Such interaction between students and industry is imperative in moving the profession forward and supporting the next generation of built environment professionals. Accreditation The BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management programme is accredited by RICS and CIOB, while the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying programme is RICSaccredited. Other Features Some courses involve collaboration with students from other disciplines in the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society. There are also opportunities for students to obtain bursaries and industrial experience courtesy of leading construction organisations. Graduate Profile Simon Thornton- Smith BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying Associate Director, Faithful+Gould I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Heriot-Watt, and I found the campus facilities and location were a huge help towards the achievement of my degree. The gym and sports facilities are exceptional, and the library and study rooms well maintained with more than enough IT equipment. But it was the people who provided the best experiences Heriot-Watt has some great people working across all functions, from lecturing to catering. Completing the Quantity Surveying programme positioned me well for entering the construction industry. The programme provided the technical knowledge I require in my role, but the University also encouraged my social and interactive skills. I now also appreciate the high regard in which Heriot-Watt and its undergraduate programmes are held by the industry. Heriot-Watt is a great place to study. I would advise prospective students that gaining early experience within your chosen industry is extremely important. This is something that Heriot-Watt not only encouraged but also actively assisted me with during my time there. 4 School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society Heriot-Watt University Heriot-Watt University School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society 5

4 Entry Requirements Level 1 entry: typically from 300 UCAS points Level 2 entry: typically from 320 UCAS points SQA Standard Grade/GCSE Mathematics is required for all programmes. Applications from mature candidates and holders of other qualifications are warmly welcomed. For details of entry requirements by country, visit international/study-in-the-uk/ your-country.htm Please visit our online prospectus at construction Graduate Destinations There is demand for project managers and surveyors globally, particularly in countries that have large and developing construction industries. Students develop valuable links with industry while working towards our degrees, ensuring that they are well prepared to meet the challenges involved in managing large-scale projects. Our graduates work for some of the largest construction and surveying firms in the world, including BAM Nuttall, Morrison Construction, Balfour Beatty, Sir Robert McAlpine, Miller Construction, Davis Langdon, Morgan Sindall, Thomas & Adamson, Faithful+Gould and EC Harris as well as with smaller developers and the public sector. Roles in which graduates are employed vary widely and include quantity surveyor, graduate engineer and site manager. Recent alumni have gone on to work overseas in countries ranging from Norway to the United Arab Emirates. University life at Heriot-Watt is enjoyable. Everyone here wants you to do well, therefore staff are always available to help you. Leanne Matthews Associate Cost Manager, Davis Langdon BSc (Hons) Building Economics with Quantity Surveying 6 School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society Heriot-Watt University Heriot-Watt University School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society 7

5 Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying Key Contact Dr Craig Kennedy t: f: e: w: register-your-interest.htm My Notes This leaflet is available in alternative formats. Please contact the Education Liaison Service for further details. t: f: e: 8 School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society Heriot-Watt University Heriot-Watt University is a charity registered in Scotland, SC

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