Quantity Surveying HND

What is special about this course?

The HND Quantity Surveying gives you the opportunity to specialise and progress within the field of quantity surveying. 

You will study this course at Inverness College UHI.

Subjects you study will include technology, estimating, cost planning and financial studies.   

Special features

  • The course will prepare you for employment as technicians in private quantity surveying practices and construction organisations
  • This course will allow you to develop a range of contemporary vocational skills embracing technology, estimating cost planning, financial studies and measurement.
  • You will have the option to develop in other areas relevant to future employment.

Entry requirements

  • 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above, one of which should be Maths, or
  • 2 A Levels at grade D or above, one of which should be Maths
  • Direct entry to year 2 may be possible with an HNC Quantity Surveying
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis

Access routes

Direct access to year 2 may be possible with an HNC Quantity Surveying

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • CAD 2DI
  • Construction Materials and Specification
  • Construction Technology: Domestic Construction
  • Construction Technology: Industrial/Commercial Superstructure
  • Construction Technology: Substructure
  • Estimating
  • Financial studies For The Construction Industry
  • Quantitive Building Studies: Floors and Roofs
  • Quantitive Building Studies: Substructures and Drainage
  • Quantity Surveying Graded Unit 1
  • Quantity Surveying Practice
  • Standard  Forms of Construction Contracts

Option units may include:

  • Personal Development Planning
  • Site Administration
  • Health and Safety in Construction

Year 2 - HND

Mandatory units are:

  • Building Services: An Introduction
  • Building Services in Large Buildings
  • Construction Industry Fundamentals
  • Construction Industry: An Introduction
  • Construction Site Surveying A
  • Construction Technology: Specialist Systems
  • Economics and the Built Environment
  • Mathematics For Construction
  • Quantity Surveying Graded Unit 2
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Architectural Design Sketching and Drawing
  • Building Measurements and Costs Studies
  • Building Science

Option units may include:

  • Quality in Construction
  • Scottish Law for Constrtuction

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom and practical work.

This course is assessed by a mixture of course work and exams.

How long will my course last?

  • Full Time: 2 years

Where can I study my course?

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2016-172017-18
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per HN unit) £86 £86

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2016-172017-18
Full-time per year £6,510 £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit) £434 £434

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2016-172017-18
Full-time per year £6,510 £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit)** £434 £434

*There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of the HND, you will be qualified to take up positions as a quantity surveying technician in the construction and property sectors, private consultant practices, and local authorities and other government organisations.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Quantity Surveying HND

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2017

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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