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Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
This Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics programme offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology prepares students for a career in the construction industry. It is designed for those who wish to work as quantity surveyors and economic advisors/managers in the construction industry or as building development co-ordinators and managers. 
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Students from Dublin Institute Of Technology are encouraged to gain industrial experience during the summer vacations and in this way they are introduced to applying their technical knowledge to practical problems, working individually, or as a team. Upon successful completion of an assessment of Professional Competence, holders of this award are eligible for Corporate Membership of the Society of Chartered Surveyors (Quantity Surveyors Division) and the Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

What is  Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics?

  • This programme prepares students for a career in the construction industry. It is designed for those who wish to work as quantity surveyors and economic advisors/managers in the construction industry or as building development co-ordinators and managers.
  • Quantity Surveyors are engaged in private practice as partners or employees in professional firms. They may also work for building/civil engineering contractors or sub-contractors. In addition there are Quantity Surveyors employed in government departments, semi-state bodies and public authorities.

Career Opportunities

  • Job titles may include quantity surveyor, construction cost consultant or commercial manager. While the name may vary, the job is the same.
  • Graduates normally enter the job market as a Graduate Quantity Surveyors who can work for general contractors, subcontractors, private practice consultants, local authorities or any employer that manages costs that are related to new building, civil engineering project, mechanical and electrical installations, oil or gas industry or refurbishment projects.
  • The common theme is that they seek to minimise costs while creating quality projects. Graduates of this programme are very versatile with transferrable skills who can enter into a variety of complimentary careers, such as, loss adjusting, legal profession, project management and property management to name a few.
What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

What will I Study?

Students will gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the framework within which the construction industry operates, namely the technical, economic, legal, financial, managerial and administrative framework. They will also have gained a detailed knowledge and understanding of the specialised areas of cost and value management, tender documentation, procurement, construction administration and management. They will have gained the ability to manage their own learning, in order that they may act in their employment in variable and unfamiliar contexts, and to do so with a clear understanding of the professional and ethical issues involved.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Construction Studies
  • Measurement and Costing
  • Financial Management
  • Economics
  • Construction Law
  • Information Technology
  • Quantitative Methods

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must apply through the CAO system. 
  • Applicants must have obtained a full award. A Component Certificate is not sufficient. 
  • The best 8 modules are used for ranking purposes for a reserved quota of places on a number of courses.
  • A major award may be accumulated over more than one academic year.  In such cases it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to QQI for a major award where courses are taken over more than one year.
  • Applicants presenting full QQI Level 5 awards will not be required to meet minimum entry requirements based on Leaving Certificate results. The QQI Level 5 award is accepted in its own right.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3819 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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