Quantity Surveying HND

UCAS code 082K

What is special about this course?

Construction technicians are responsible for the design and implementation of a wide range of construction projects, from consultation and advisory roles to contractor-based work, in sectors such as industrial, commercial, and domestic structures; energy; infrastructure; and landmark projects, such as the Inverness College UHI Campus.

The HND Quantity Surveying will specifically develop your knowledge and specialist skills in areas such as project management, Scottish law (construction), planning, managing teams, human resource in construction, sustainability, and off-site construction.

Investment in the Highlands and Islands, as well as excellent links with employers such as Compass, Forestry Commission, Morrison Construction, Makar, Pat Munro, and Robertson Construction, provides exciting opportunities for our students, who are involved in live projects, placements, and employment.

Delivery will focus on the strengths of the region, working in remote and sensitive areas while creating a vision for the future. You will gain contemporary vocational skills including study, research, analysis, planning and organisational skills. You will also learn to take responsibility for your own learning, and develop abilities to be flexible and work cooperatively with others.

Special features

  • Excellent links with professional bodies and employers
  • Site visits, case studies, and live projects help to contextualise learning
  • Collaborative delivery including working with students from other programmes within construction technology
  • Sustainable construction and environmental awareness in remote areas
  • Experienced, well-qualified staff, with a passion and enthusiasm for their fields

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

Entry to the first year of this course, HNC Built Environment, is:

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above OR
  • 1 A level at grade D or above
  • Plus National 5 Maths, or equivalent
  • Alternatively, NC Built Environment or NC Civil Engineering OR
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering OR
  • SVQ (SCQF level 6) in Construction or a related discipline OR
  • A Construction Craft certificate combined with appropriate further study, prior to, or in parallel with, the HNC programme
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis

For January 2021, entry to this course is only available into year 2 via:

Access routes

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

Year 1 - HNC

Please apply to the HNC Built Environment if you wish to study the first year of this course.

Year 2 - HND

You will study the following core modules:

  • Building service in large buildings
  • Construction technology / commercial superstructure
  • Estimating
  • Standard forms of construction contract
  • Construction planning
  • Site administration
  • Scottish law for construction
  • Economics and the built environment
  • Statutory control of buildings
  • Quantitative building studies: substructures and drainage
  • Quantitative building studies: floors and roofs
  • Financial studies for the construction industry
  • Quantity surveying practice
  • Quantity surveying graded unit 2 (double credit)

How will I study my course?

  • Full-time

You will learn through a combination of video conference lectures, practical workshops and site visits, as well as online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE).


How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 2 years

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness College UHI

Start date

  • September

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285

Note: The Scottish Government set this fee which has not yet been confirmed for 2021-22 so may be subject to change.

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,915

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 while studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £7,020 £7,230

 

Funding

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?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you might like to consider the following careers:

  • Quantity surveying
  • Commercial management
  • Project management

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Apply for Quantity Surveying HND

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2021

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We operate 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.