BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Career Roles

What roles do UCEM graduates do after studying this programme?

  • Arbitration Surveyor
  • Commercial Manager
  • Graduate Surveyor
  • Graduate Valuer
  • Management Trainee
  • Project Manager
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Senior Auditor
  • Senior Quantity Surveyor

What do some of these roles involve?

  • Project manage the external decor and repairs
  • Management of internal refurbishments and bespoke one off projects
  • Audit construction contracts
  • Contract negotiations
  • Preparing commercial analysis and legal documentation for commercial arbitration
  • Preparing, negotiating and analysing costs for tenders and contracts
  • Quality Management
  • Budget management, including final accounting, managing subcontract payments and payments from the clients and final accounts
  • Conducting feasibility studies to estimate materials, time and labour costs
  • Advising on a range of legal and contractual issues
  • Valuing completed work and arranging for payments
  • Writing contracts
  • Management and control of construction projects
  • Applications for payment, final accounts and estimating cost management of construction projects
  • Manage the costs and budgets of large construction projects
  • Commercially managing sub-contractors

Employment Opportunities

What kind of employers do UCEM graduates work for?

  • Cost consultancies
  • Contractors
  • Construction firms
  • Project management services
  • Engineering consultancies
  • Utilities


How much could I earn?

Experience Earnings
Starting salaries range from: £25,000 to £35,000
Experienced: £35,000 – £50,000
Senior: £60,000+
Median Salary of UCEM graduates after 15 months: £45,000


Professional Qualifications

What professional qualifications could I achieve?

  • Chartered Membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Associate Membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building

Graduate Success

How successful are graduates in finding a role in the industry?

  • 98% of UCEM graduates are working in the property and construction industry 15 months after graduation