What will I learn?


Our Quantity Surveying course will give you all the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful quantity surveyor. Quantity Surveying provides clients of the construction industry with financial, contractual and technical advice ensuring they get value for money from the buildings they construct. The modern quantity surveyor is a construction professional who may be involved at all stages of the design and construction process, from providing business strategy and advice, working with architects and design team consultants, through to overseeing the onsite construction phase.

While studying Quantity Surveying at Heriot-Watt you will learn the fundamental elements of building before focusing on QS practice and learning how to manage the cost, legal and economic elements.


Our Quantity Surveying degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the purpose of graduate membership.

Teaching and Learning

The Construction Management and Surveying Programme provides a flexible, student-centred, and resource-based learning and teaching environment, which actively promotes a deep approach to learning. At each stage, learning and teaching resources include lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and task-based activities. As the Programme progresses, the emphasis switches from group based lectures to individual student-led tutorials and small group self learning activities, and students are encouraged to take greater responsibility for their own learning. The techniques adopted include library and computer-based facilities, specific project based courses designed to integrate the knowledge based covered at each stage and develop transferable skills, directed reading, case studies, dissertations, Coursework and problem-solving classes.


The assessment policy for Programmes in the Construction Management and Surveying Programme is to tailor the methods of assessment to the subject being taught and the nature of the classes so that understanding, knowledge and subject-specific skills are assessed using a variety of approaches. These include essays, reports, written examinations, practical exercises, presentations, group and individual projects and the dissertation. What is best for each course is moderated by seeking a balance of modes within terms and stages.

Which department am I in?

Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,384.00 (15,88,372) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

12 September 2022


Edinburgh Campus



Edinburgh, City Of,

EH14 4AS, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need an ACT score of 26 (or above) in place of the SAT I test. In exceptional circumstances, we will consider a minimum score of 30 in the ACT as an alternative to SAT I. Students require IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each element or an acceptable equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University is a world-leading institution ranked in the top 350 Universities worldwide.

  • Five campuses across the world
  • Outstanding graduate outcomes
  • Excellent facilities and modern campuses
  • 2018 International University of the Year (THE)