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Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering)

Provide advice on the financial and legal aspects of construction and buildings. Undertake field trips and site visits, and receive professional accreditation to graduate job ready.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
12
Selection
rank
75
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
4 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
412312: This course shares a QTAC code with Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management). You can use the same code to apply for either course.
CRICOS
080479J

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Become able to provide professional advice to the construction industry on the financial and legal aspects of new constructions and operation of existing buildings.
  • Learn to manage and administer construction costs and contracts, bills of quantities, tender appraisals, valuations, project audits, property taxation and life cycle cost advice.
  • Study building management, cost planning, building development and research, policy development , measurement and construction and legal issues.
  • Gain practical experience on field trips, site visits, lab based work, and industry placements.
  • Further your depth of knowledge and skills to apply throughout your career with an Honours degree.

Highlights

  • Become able to provide professional advice to the construction industry on the financial and legal aspects of new constructions and operation of existing buildings.
  • Learn to manage and administer construction costs and contracts, bills of quantities, tender appraisals, valuations, project audits, property taxation and life cycle cost advice.
  • Study building management, cost planning, building development and research, policy development , measurement and construction and legal issues.
  • Gain practical experience on field trips, site visits, lab based work, and industry placements.
  • Further your depth of knowledge and skills to apply throughout your career with an Honours degree.

Why choose this course?

Studies are offered in building management, cost planning and cost control, building development techniques, building research, computer software applications, measurement of construction and legal issues. There are opportunities for field trips, site visits, and practical and laboratory-based work and the flexible structure of the course allows you to choose a second major or group of minor units to match your career aspirations and personal goals and maximise employment opportunities. 

What to expect

Quantity surveyors and cost engineers provide advice to the construction industry on the financial and legal aspects of new constructions, and operation of existing buildings. They are involved in the construction process from the feasibility stage to post-completion, and they manage and administer construction costs and contracts for a variety of levels and types of construction. Tasks may include preparing cost plans and estimates, bills of quantities, tender appraisals, valuations, project audits, property taxation and life cycle cost advice.

Quantity surveyors and cost engineers work closely with other professionals including architects, financiers, project managers, engineers, contractors, suppliers, solicitors and with all levels of government. 

Work Integrated Learning

You are required to undertake 30 days of approved quantity surveying and cost engineering work experience as part of your Work Integrated Learning core unit.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

As a quantity surveyor and cost engineer you will be employed predominantly on major building and construction projects as a consultant to the owner, in both the public and private sectors. You may find employment with consulting firms, local, state or federal government departments or authorities, and increasingly with building contractors, financiers, property developers, project managers and universities. 

Specialisation pathway

Quantity surveying and cost engineering is a specialist discipline within the construction industry. To become a quantity surveyor and cost engineer, apply for the Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management), QTAC code 412312. Your first year will provide you with important foundation units in construction. From second year you begin specialising in quantity surveying and cost engineering, and graduate with the degree Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering). 

Professional recognition

The course maintains various accreditations with the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 

Possible careers

  • Contract Administrator
  • Estimator
  • Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Quantity Surveyor

Details and units

Your QUT Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering) degree consists of 384 credit points (32 units) arranged as follows:

a) 72 credit points (6 units) of urban development core units, which includes a Professional Practice unit that requires completion of workplace learning

b) 216 credit points (18 units) of quantity surveying and cost engineering discipline units

c) 96 credit points of complementary studies comprising of either a second major (8 unit set) or two minors (4 unit set each).

Urban development core units

These units will engage you in understanding urban development from a range of disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, expose you to the various outcomes available for pursuing studies in this field and introduce the fundamental basis for policy and practice. Later core units, together with the discipline specific units, will progress your learning development through experiential and enquiry based learning in collaborative environments.

Quantity surveying and cost engineering major discipline units

These units give you discipline level knowledge, skills and application competencies from introductory through intermediate, culminating with advanced graduate level units. They focus on developing your knowledge, practice and higher-order thinking to an advanced level.

Complementary studies options

Complementary studies may be taken as a second major of 96 credit points or two minors of 48 credit points each. Experiential minors in work integrated learning as well as student exchange are also available.

Second majors

A second major provides the opportunity for you to undertake significant studies in a second Urban Development discipline such as Property Economics, Urban and Regional Planning, Architectural Studies, Accountancy or Applied Economics and Finance. Second majors are also designed to provide diverse professional skills and knowledge beyond the traditional reaches of the built environment curriculum and can offer a range of study options in other fields.

Minors

Minors will allow you undertake studies in a companion discipline. They are designed to provide you with introductory to intermediate level knowlege and skills in areas complementary to your studies. You can choose a minor from other built environment disciplines. There are also minors designed to distinguish students in the employment marketplace with complementary non-discipline skills and competencies that you can choose from a range of inter- and intra-faculty disciplines.

Pathways to further study

The (UD01) Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) is located at Level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Graduates may be eligible for discipline relevant masters and/or doctoral level programs.

Your QUT Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering) degree consists of 384 credit points (32 units) arranged as follows:

a) 72 credit points (6 units) of Urban Development Core units, which includes a Professional Practice unit that requires completion of workplace learning.

b) 216 credit points (18 units) of Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering discipline units

c) 96 credit points of complementary studies comprising of either a Second Major (8 unit set) or two Minors (4 unit set each).

Urban Development Core Units

These units will engage you in understanding Urban Development from a range of disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, expose you to the various outcomes available for pursuing studies in this field and introduce the fundamental basis for policy and practice. Later core units, together with the discipline specific units, will progress your learning development through experiential and enquiry based learning in collaborative environments.

Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering Major Discipline Units

These units give you discipline level knowledge, skills and application competencies from introductory through intermediate, culminating with advanced graduate level units. They focus on developing your knowledge, practice and higher-order thinking to an advanced level.

Complementary Studies Options

Complementary studies may be taken as a Second Major of 96 credit points or two Minors of 48 credit points each. Experiential minors in Work Integrated Learning as well as student exchange are also available.

Second Majors

A second major provides the opportunity for you to undertake significant studies in a second Urban Development discipline such as Property Economics, Urban and Regional Planning, Architectural Studies, Accountancy or Applied Economics and Finance. Second majors are also designed to provide diverse professional skills and knowledge beyond the traditional reaches of the built environment curriculum and can offer a range of study options in other fields.

Minors

Minors will allow you undertake studies in a companion discipline. They are designed to provide you with introductory to intermediate level knowlege and skills in areas complementary to your studies. You can choose a minor from other built environment disciplines. There are also minors designed to distinguish students in the employment marketplace with complementary 'non-discipline' skills and competencies that you can choose from a range of inter- and intra-faculty disciplines.

Pathways to Further Study

The (UD01) Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) is located at Level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Graduates may be eligible for discipline relevant Masters and/or Doctoral level programs.

Requirements

OP 12
Rank 75

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

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Course code
UD01
QTAC code
412312: This course shares a QTAC code with Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management). You can use the same code to apply for either course.
CRICOS code
080479J
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths A, B or C

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

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Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 5
Selection rank 92
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 79
OP 10
Selection rank 79
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 14
Selection rank 70
OP 12
Selection rank 75

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Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Maths A, B or C

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
12
Rank
75
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia, received an OP 1-5 or equivalent and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 21

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We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

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If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $10,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $32,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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