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Quantity Surveying & Construction EconomicsSuirbhéireacht Chainníochta ┐Eacnamaíocht Foirgníochta

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:


  • CCONT / 5M5010 Construction Technology


Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

This course will prepare you for a career in the construction industry – whether you want to work as a quantity surveyor and economic advisor or manager or as building development co-ordinator and manager.

Quantity surveyors are engaged in private practice as partners or employees in professional firms. They may also work for building/civil engineering contractors or sub-contractors, or in government departments, semi-state bodies and public authorities.

In this course, you’ll gain detailed knowledge and understanding of the technical, economic, legal, financial, managerial and administrative framework within which the construction industry operates. You’ll also learn about the specialised areas of cost and value management, tender documentation, procurement, construction administration and management.

Graduates normally enter the job market as Graduate Quantity Surveyors who can work for general contractors, subcontractors, private-practice consultants, local authorities or any employer that manages costs related to new building, civil engineering, mechanical and electrical, oil or gas industry or refurbishment projects.

Study Abroad Opportunities

You can study German in Years 1-3 and be placed in a German-speaking company in Semester 2 of Year 3. You can also opt to partake in an Erasmus exchange course.

Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

A number of large companies typically employ graduates e.g. John Sisk & Son, Linesight, Jones Engineering, Mercury etc.

  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Construction Manager
  • Loss Adjuster
  • Project Manager
  • Technical Sales Manager
  • Site Agent
  • Contract Manager
  • Risk Assessor

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry are listed on the CAO website.

To qualify for Advanced Entry applicants must be currently studying, completing, or have successfully completed, studies at Level 6, 7 or 8 in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or an equivalent, in a related area. You must demonstrate by providing transcripts of results that you have achieved the learning outcomes for each stage you wish to advance past, for example:

  • To enter Year 2 via Advanced Entry, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Year 1.
  • For entry to Year 3, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1 and 2.
  • For entry to Year 4, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1, 2, and 3.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.

This course hosts such a wide range of opportunities. It provides a broad knowledge of the construction industry and the economic world around us. I am currently working for KSN Quantity Surveyors and this course prepared and provided me with the skills required by the industry. Above all, the small class sizes and approachable lecturers in TU Dublin are a massive advantage to the students.

On graduation you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin or elsewhere.

TU Code


CAO Point Range 2023



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


4 years

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City Centre: Bolton Street

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