Module Title:Quantity Surveying Principles and Procedures
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Practicals Project Work Private study
Module Aim: (1) To develop a knowledge and understanding of plant costings (3) Teach basic measurement skills
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 To effectively describe the role and responsibilities of the Quantity Surveyor and the environment in which they work
LO2 comprehensively calculate plant costings
LO3 to extrapolate and quantify simple building works
LO4 To develop an understanding of the role of tender and contract document
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) The Quantity Surveyor
(a) History of the Quantity Surveyor (b) Roles & Responsibilities of Quantity Surveyor (c) Types of Quantity Surveyor (Contractors QS, Clients QS) (d) Professional Bodies associated with Quantity Surveyors (SCSI, RICS)
(2) Tendering Arrangements
(a) Open / Selective / Negotiated tendering (b) Speculative development (c) Other forms of contractor selection
(3) Role of Tender
(a) Introduction to Role of Tender and Contract Documents (b) Preliminaries, Preambles (c) Provisional and Prime Cost Sum
(4) Measurement
(a) ARM (b) Measurement Procedures (c) Take off List & Query Sheets (d) Measurement of simple building elements
(5) Plant Management
(a) Plant Management (b) Plant Costing
(6) Materials And Supplies
(a) Documentation and procedures (b) eCommerce and Internet materials management
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other n/a 1,2,4 50.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description 1,3 50.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 12 Weeks per Stage 6.42
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMQSU_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 2 Mandatory