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  • Accredited by RICS
  • (Sept intake): Completion in 2 years and 4 months; (Jan intake): Completion in 2 years and 8 months
  • 100% Course work
  • Part-time by pure distance learning
  • Application deadline: 31 Aug 2019
  • *Please contact us at 23761933 for more details.


MSc Quantity Surveying (Mechanical and Electrical)

(Pure Distance Learning)
awarded by The Univeristy of Salford, Manchester

Introduction to the Course

There is a serious shortage of professional quantity surveyors who have profound knowledge in building services systems, mainly mechanical and electrical installations, in Hong Kong. This course will provide students with the skills demanded by clients who rely on a quantity surveyor’s specialist knowledge and judgement in mechanical and electrical systems because in nowadays, the cost of building services systems in office and commercial buildings is usually over that of the building structure. Qualified mechanical and electrical based quantity surveyors can easily find a good employment in the building sector or construction industry.

This programme will equip you with a professional understanding of procurement, financial  and  risk management and lifecycle cost management, as they apply to the construction industry. In addition to formalising your knowledge of traditional quantity surveying, you’ll receive a solid grounding in cutting-edge developments applying to mechanical and electrical works.

As this full masters degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), you will be educated to the highest industry standards and are granted exemption from RICS academic entry requirements.

Course Structure

The course is delivered by distance learning (DL). The whole course comprises 180 credits. Two 15 credit taught modules are studied per semester. Assessment of these modules is driven by real-world problems aligned to your workplace and job role. Teaching is based around a virtual learning environment supported by interactive online sessions. In the final two semesters you undertake a dissertation which is also delivered online and incorporates extensive tutor engagement and support.

The following modules are offered:

1. Procurement (15 credits)
2. Contracts Management and Practice (15 credits)
3. Proecess Management and Construction (15 credits)
4. Mechanical and Electrical Technology (15 credits)
5. Quantity Surveying Mechanical and Electrical Practice (15 credits)
6. Value and Risk Management (15 credits)
7. Financial and Commercial Management (15 credits)
8. Building Information Modelling for the Built Environment (15 credits)
9. Dissertation (60 credits)



Applicants should either have:

  • an honours degree of at least class 2:2 in a relevant Engineering in cognate degrees, e.g. Building Services Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Quantity Surveying related disciplines. ; or
  • students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully could apply via Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process. ; or
  • Mature applications who demonstrate academic potential will be considered on case-by-case basis. Admission is subject to (a) evidence of academic study, for example, completion of an access course; or (b) relevant work experience in Engineering / Surveying field, or equivalent.

AND English language proficiency

  •  IELTS 6.0 with no band below 5.5 or an equivalent qualification are proof of this.


Application Method & Course Fee (2019 / 20)

£1,815 for 30 credit module, total £10,890 for the entire master course.


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It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.