Quantity Surveying BSc

Course overview

Entry requirements

  • A level (2020 entry)
    BBB -BBC. A science or technical A Level preferred but not essential.
  • BTEC
    Extended Diploma: DDM. Please see below for full details.
  • International Baccalaureate
    29 points and above with 5, 5, 4 in higher level subjects if no science or technical subject studied; 28 points and above with 5, 4, 4 in higher level subjects if a science or technical subject is studied.
  • Further requirements
    Maths Grade B/5 and English Grade C/4 and above. If a science or technical subject is studied at A level, the requirement is Maths Grade C/4 and English Grade c/4
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Key dates

Gain valuable skills during a placement year

Excellent links with industry

Practical elements to prepare you for the working world

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Course summary

This course will produce graduates with the qualities and skills that are in demand by potential employers and who are able to make a valuable contribution to society in general. Students will obtain relevant industrial experience by taking a sandwich year. Students will leave with a working knowledge of the techniques, and an understanding of the skills, required by quantity surveyors and commercial managers within the construction industry.

Entry requirements for 2020

4 years full-time with placement year 

UCAS Code:

Please note:

GCSE requirements: Maths Grade B/5 and English Grade C/4 and above. 

If the Level 3 qualification completed includes a preferred subject, the GCSE requirement is lowered to Maths Grade C/4 and English Grade C/4.

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, any experience, references and motivation.

Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades of CCC if the application is of a high standard which includes a strong personal statement and academic reference. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated below.

Information on our Admissions policy.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements  

All applicants will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day.

Typical offer level:

A levels 

BBB-BBC. A science or technical subject is preferred but not essential


Construction and the Built Environment or Building Services Engineering preferred but not essential

Extended Diploma and National Extended Diploma: DDM

National Diploma and Diploma: DD plus 1 A-level at minimum Grade B.

Foundation or 90 credits Diploma: DD plus 2 A-level at minimum grade B National

Extended Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma: D plus 2 A-level minimum Grade B

Certificate/ National Certificate Level 3: Not accepted

International Baccalaureate Diploma

29 points and above with 5, 5, 4 in higher level subjects if no science or technical subject studied

28 overall points with 5, 4, 4 in higher level subjects including a science or technical subject. 

Access to Higher Education

Access (science or technical subject preferred but not essential) with at least 30 Distinctions and 15 Merits at level 3.

Non-standard qualifications


Year 1 entry: We may consider applicants for year 1 entry who are undertaking a 1st year degree elsewhere. You must meet the GCSEs and A level (or equivalent) requirements as listed. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications and this must include an academic reference.

Year 2 entry: Please note that second year transfers are not part of the standard admissions process and is up to the discretion of the admissions team and tutor. Applications are only considered if there is space on that year of the programme. Typically, applicants for second year entry must meet the GCSEs and A level (or equivalent) requirements as listed. Alongside this you must have gained (or be expected to gain) 65% overall and 120 credits  on an equivalent programme at another recognised university. The equivalency of the programme is reviewed by the Admissions Tutor and you will be required to provide an official copy of the programme specification of this. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications and this must include an academic reference.

Year 3: We will not be able to consider any application for Year 3 

International Students

For more information about qualifications view our Aston in your country webpage.


The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications.

Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable.

For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Information on our Admissions policy.

Fees and Scholarships

Tuition fees:

£9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2020/21)                             
£19,400* for Outside EU students (2020/21)
Placement Year: £2,500 for International Students

*Tuition fees are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.

More on fees


Building Birmingham Scholarship

The Building Birmingham Scholarship provides access to a wide range of education, employment and training opportunities for talented young people between 16 and 24 years of age wishing to pursue a career in the construction sector, including financial support for those aspiring to continue studies at higher education on relevant courses.

The scholarship offers a flexible ‘menu of support’ tailored to meet the needs of individual young people ranging from access to work placements, internships, apprenticeship and other employment opportunities and access to a bursary fund to help towards tuition fees for Birmingham residents attending a Birmingham university.

For more information, please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/bbs


Please click here to view scholarships provided by Aston.

Programme and module information

You will be assessed through a variety of coursework, examinations and practical assessments. 


Year 1

  • Introductory Accounting for Business 
  • Construction Materials and Surveying 
  • BIM for Construction 
  • Study and Research Skills
  • Building Professional Relationships
  • Construction Contract Management and Administration 1
  • Introduction to Business for Construction

Year 2

  • Construction Quantification and Costing
  • Building Information and Digital Construction
  • Health, Safety and Risk Management
  • Construction Contract Management and Administration 2
  • Building Design and Construction Technology 2
  • Procurement and Cost Management

Year 3 - Placement Year 

See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year. One of the following modules:

  • EAS Study Placement Year 
  • EAS Industrial Placement Year 
  • EAS Study/Work Placement Year 

Final Year

  • Final Year Research Project 
  • Construction Technology 3 
  • Commercial Management - Advanced Quantification and Costing
  • Construction Design, Costing and Scheduling Project 
Placement year

On this four year programme, you'll spend your third year in a paid industrial placement that directly relates to your studies. The value a placement adds is immense – you will grow in knowledge, experience, confidence and maturity, and gain organisational and time management skills.

Find out more about placement years at Aston.

Contact us

EAS Undergraduate Admissions Office

+44 (0)121 204 3400


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