• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Currently working in a construction or surveying based role? Hoping to progress in your career? The HNC Quantity Surveying programme at Solent University supports you to better understand the regulatory, technological, social, legal and economic contexts of the construction Industry.
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Overview

The HNC Quantity Surveying programme at Solent University offers an element of flexibility, allowing students to study part-time to gain the HNC qualification alongside their busy careers. 

You’ll also have access to the built environment studio. This modern space has been developed to give students access to an environment which mirrors the feel and atmosphere of a professional studio. This enables students from different built environment courses to come together and collaborate on multidisciplinary projects, just as they would in the workplace.

The course team have extensive industry experience, and are current members of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The team also have a strong network of industry contacts, which has given past students access to guest speakers, live briefs and site visits.

Career Opportunities

As a part-time student it is expected that you will already be employed within the construction industry. This course is aimed at higher technicians employed by, building contractors, specialist subcontractors and suppliers and the public sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technology of Building
  • Construction Science and Materials
  • Construction Practice
  • Principles of Quantity Surveying
  • Construction Innovation Project
  • Legal and Statutory Requirements

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    56

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • 16 points minimum at level 3 from either 6-unit or 3-unit award
  • plus 4 GCSE/O Level grade C or above to include English and Maths
  • or BTEC/Edexcel Advanced GNVQ
  • or National Certificate Diploma in a Building/Construction related discipline
  • or relevant Access course
  • or other qualifications which are considered to be equivalent of the above.

TOEFL IBT;

  • Approx. Cost £170
  • Undergraduate 80 (min. 19 in each component)

 Pearson Versant;

  • Approx. Cost £40-50
  • Undergraduate 56 (51 in each component)

   IELTS Indicator

  • Approx. Cost $145
  • Undergraduate 6.0 (5.5 in each component)

Duolingo

  •  Approx. Cost $49/£40
  • Undergraduate Overall 100

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    4250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Southampton

  • 697 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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