Quantity Surveying - BSc (Hons)

By studying our Quantity Surveying degree, you’ll gain a vital understanding of issues such as value for money, health and safety and the environment – as well as exploring the wider context of the built environment.

Course details

Quantity surveyors play a vital role in deciding whether construction projects are financially viable. As a BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying student at ARU, you’ll learn how to financially manage construction projects from initial concept, through to design, build and maintenance.

  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Locations: Chelmsford campus

Anglia Ruskin Univesity, ARU

Course overview

Quantity surveyors are in demand. With strong industry links and the opportunity to take a placement year as part of your course, our accredited degree is the perfect stepping stone your future career. Our course in Chelmsford is accredited by the the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) so, once you’ve graduated, you’ll be able to register with RICS and start working as a chartered quantity surveyor. Please note our course in Peterborough does not currently have accreditation.


Entry requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

4 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.


Quantity surveyors are in strong demand across a range of companies in the UK and abroad, and our graduates are well-equipped to aim for top managerial posts. You could also go into construction project management, commercial and operations management.

Quantity surveyor salaries vary but as a general guide, newly trained surveyors can earn around £25,000–£35,000. With experience you can earn around £35,000–£55,000. Management-level salaries can start at around £50,000.


You’ll learn basic economic principles and English legal processes that impact organisations and professionals in the Built Environment and develop research skills; preparing you to provide advice to clients.

We’ll assess you using a range of methods, including exams, assignments, presentations, practical work and group work.

  • BIM and Dimensional Control
  • Technology and Structures
  • Health and Safety Project Control and Resourcing
  • Law and Economics
  • Management Practice
  • Construction Procurement
  • Quantification and Costing
  • Construction Contract Law
  • Advanced Technology and Environmental Impact
  • Quantification and Measurement
  • Ruskin Module (15 credits)
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying Practice 3
  • Commercial Management
  • Major Project (Surveying)
  • Quantity Surveying Practice 2
  • Design Economics
  • Risk, Value and Environmental Impact