All assignments must be submitted by the date and time specified above.
Students are required to submit an electronic copy of their completed assignment via the Assignments section of Canvas and follow any specific instructions. Any change to this instruction will be advised via Canvas.
The following module learning outcomes and professional body learning outcomes are tested in this assessment:
(1)Demonstrate critical understanding of different aspects of the consultancy market and appreciation of the evolving role of the quantity surveyor consultant in these markets and their role in meeting client briefs.
(2)Demonstrate depth of technical knowledge of cost planning procedures in various procurement arrangements
(3)Demonstrate depth of technical knowledge of measurement in a wide range of complex projects
Assessment task and specific terms
The careers teacher at a 6th form college asks you to prepare a technical / professional report on the career opportunities for a quantity surveyor (The report is for the teacher’s use not to be handed to the students)
Your report will include a
·A brief overview of the areas of the industry the quantity surveyor may work in.
·Further education requirements / Professional qualification.
·A list, with a brief explanation, of typical pre and post contract quantity surveying tasks
§The response should be of approximately 3000 words (excluding appendices)
§You are expected to refer to the indicative bibliography of the module provided in Canvas and the additional bibliographic sources suggested in the lecture notes. In addition, you must undertake your own appropriate further reading and research in relation to the matters addressed in this coursework brief. Evidence of independent reading and research will be rewarded. A list of References must be presented at the end of the report listing all bibliographic sources cited in the Harvard format.
Assessment of your submission will be based on the following weighted assessment criteria as given below which relate to the specified module and PSRB learning outcomes. Assessment criteria are reproduced in Canvas in a rubric.
For help and advice on this assessment please contact the assessment setter/s or the module leader. For advice on academic writing and referencing please contact the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (SEC) Academic Success Centre (SASC). Trained staff and students will give you guidance and feedback on assessments. SASC can be contacted by email: