The first two years of the Kingston University degree programme are fully mapped to Pearson BTEC HND in Construction and the Built Environment (Quantity Surveying). In this top-up year, students will follow the Final year of BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying Consultancy degree programme of Kingston University London. This is a full-time programme in UK, is delivered in weekend in Sri Lanka, and is made up of four modules each worth 30 credit points. A student must complete all 120 credits. The duration of this programme is one year.
This final year course is designed for those wishing to undertake a challenging programme of study which will enable them to educate in depth many aspects of the construction sector with a view to entering into a career in construction both within the private practice and contracting sector and most likely to seek to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor. The course embraces recent developments in education and industry and the curriculum and teaching benefits from the research interests of the academic staff.
The intake is normally in September, and the minimum entry qualification for the programme is Pearson BTEC HND in Construction and the Built Environment (Quantity Surveying) or equivalent. The candidates are required to produce evidence of English language competence in accordance with the University’s standard policy (viz. a credit pass at GCE-O/L) and may be required to attend a bridging programme.
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This module aims to help you explore the principles and theories of project management applied in the context of construction. It introduces you to project management standards and
documentation and reviews the project manager’s role throughout the project lifecycle. The module places emphasis on project planning and control techniques. It further considers a rangeof soft skills project managers need to posses to lead and manage project teams effectively. The module is taught by a series of lectures and workshops and you will be expected to take an active part in applying to worked examples within the workshop format. Assessment is by coursework and an examination.
This module integrates knowledge and skills you acquired in the complete suite of modules of this programme. It enables you to develop a deeper understanding of cross subject synergies.
The module provides the framework for advanced practical applications of quantity surveying knowledge and skills into consultancy practice scenarios. You will learn how to develop and18 implement a consultancy strategy and provide reasoned advice and complete solutions to clients on a wide range of issues. You will be expected to think strategically, innovate and develop your own skills awareness and development needs. The module is delivered by keynote lectures and workshops. Assessment is by coursework including a brief based on a short residential field trip.
This module builds on your existing knowledge of the law and professional practice related to your subject-specific route and further develops your analytical and critical skills whenencountering legal and professional practice problems. Knowledge of professional liability law is developed together with other aspects of professional practice ethical, legal and due diligence requirements. This module also ensures that you have developed a holistic understanding of sustainability as it applies to built environment professional practice. The module is taught by a series of lectures and practical skills based application seminars. Assessment is by coursework assignments, one of which normally includes oral argument and debate.
This is a core module for level 6 Civil and Infrastructure Engineering students. The individual project is an opportunity to explore a subject of the student’s own choice and to initiate, design and execute a small scale research project under supervision. The work in the project will draw upon material from all modules previously or currently taught and provide a culmination to their degree. Additionally, this allows the students to develop and practice their research skills that will be invaluable for the future. The students are encouraged to work independently, study a topic in depth, review previous work, collect, and interpret and analyse information. This is also intended to develop students’ ability to communicate clearly and succinctly orally, graphically and in writing. In undertaking the work they should demonstrate knowledge and competence in reviewing literature and in using one or more of a range of research methods to collect and analyse data and draw well-founded conclusions. To support the student a series of workshops will be given along with individual one-to-one supervision to ensure that the student is supported throughout the process. Assessment is by submission of an initial formative research statement and summative assessments comprise an interim report, an oral presentation and the completed project.
This module completes the undergraduate personal tutor scheme (PTS). The scheme assists students in their transition to level 6, supporting them in the achievement of their full academic potential. Furthermore the PTS encourages students to be proactive in planning their professional career and/or postgraduate study.