Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University


Surveying is a well paid profession and the RICS qualification is recognised Worldwide. Based in Aberdeen, the Energy Capital of Europe, graduates from this course are well sought after by industry leading companies in the Oil and Gas sector. This course will therefore provide a route into the energy sector and the necessary knowledge and skills to progress to a well-paid and rewarding career. In addition, graduates find that their knowledge and skills are desired in a range of other sectors including construction, building, civil engineering, petrochemical industries and management consultancy (tax allowances). Quantity surveying is a dynamic profession and a career that combines commercial and management skills with knowledge of the construction industry. As cost consultants and project procurement specialists, the quantity surveyor�s working life involves: all aspects of construction cost and contract management; advising on the financial implications from the initial concept onwards;advising on procurement options from project design, to commissioning the completed project settling finances and contractual disputes. Quantity surveyors understand the economics of construction market trends and the influences of the sector on a local and global scale. Wherever construction work is taking place there will be a need for financial control and quantity surveyors fulfil this need.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good Honours Degree in a non-cognate subject, i.e. one not related to the Built Environment, and applications are particularly welcomed from students who hold qualifications in the Arts, Sciences, Management, Business Studies and Law. A good Honours Degree is one in a non-cognate area where you have achieved an upper second class award (2.1) or better, although consideration will also be given to students who hold a lower second class award (2.2) in the Sciences, Management and Law. Consideration will also be given to students who hold a good cognate degree.

Course modules

Modules: construction technology; law and procurement; value and cost studies 1; mensuration and measurement; management for the built environment 2; value and cost studies 2; law and construction contracts; procurement for the built environment 2; risk management; value and cost studies 3; construction management; advanced construction technology.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 5,100 per Whole course (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 5,100 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 5,100 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 5,100 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Garthdee Campus Aberdeen AB10 7QE Scotland

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01224 262209