Edinburgh Napier University

Study Quantity Surveying

Quantity surveying is an important part of all construction and property management projects. A quantity surveyor is responsible for all elements of building cost management, from initial estimate through to project completion, ensuring everything is met within the given budget.

What do Quantity Surveyors do?

Quantity surveyors are the experts who bring together construction, engineering and economics. The nature of this profession requires good analytical and financial management skills, along with the ability to mix creativity with problem solving.

If you are good with numbers and enjoy construction and project management then this is the ideal career path for you. 

As a quantity surveyor, you are involved at every stage of construction projects by overseeing, analysing and reporting on progress to ensure quality and building standards are met. These responsibilities can also include working with subcontractors, purchasing construction materials, monitoring all spend to avoid unnecessary costs and prevent overspend.

The construction industry is growing, making quantity surveying a great career path that offers excellent opportunities and progression, where a job could take you anywhere in the world.

Study Quantity Surveying

Study quantity surveying at Edinburgh Napier University where you are taught by chartered surveyors who have years of experience gained from working in the industry. 

You will graduate with the knowledge and skills required for a rewarding career.

What can you do with a Quantity Surveying degree?

A quantity surveying degree will offer you a rewarding professional career with opportunities to work with a wide range of people on many exciting projects, ranging from small buildings through to large multimillion pound construction sites.

Edinburgh Napier University's quantity surveying course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and upon graduating you can further develop your professional skills to gain Chartered status through RICS.
Choosing to become a surveyor will put you on an exciting career path that will enable you to make a difference to the world around you through the impact of your work.

Get ahead

Quantity surveying is a well-paid and valuable professional career route. 

If you are at school and enjoy subjects such as Computing, Maths, Geography, Graphic Communication and English then you are already on the right path to becoming a surveyor.

You may also want to consider doing subjects such as Physics and Design Technology as these will teach you valuable skills that will help you during your studies. 


Coming from college?

Edinburgh Napier University has articulation agreements with many partner colleges so if you are already studying surveying at college you could gain advanced entry into second year and continue your studies towards your honours degree in Quantity Surveying.

Visit the quantity surveying course page for full details on entry requirements.