Core Module Information
Module title: Quantity Surveying 2 (GA)

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV08409
Module leader: Mike Thomson
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

• Scope and Context of CE Measurement
• Fundamental Principles of CESMM4
• CESMM4 Approach
• Piling Work / Sheet Steel Piling

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1 apply the principles of measurement and description to Civil Engineering Works and alternative measurement techniques including Descriptions of Works and the ‘New Rules of Measurement’;
LO2 undertake measurement and present information gained from measure in an appropriate manner for Structural Steelwork, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Water Supply, Drainage, Electrical Work and Communication Installations;
LO3 demonstrate an understanding of the use of current industry-standard measurement software and the effect that design and construction processes have on cost;
LO4 apply aspects of Quantity Surveying Professional Practice.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2020/1, Trimester 3, Face-to-Face,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mike Thomson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This shall comprise a lecture of up to 2 hours with a linked 1-hour tutorial, held twice per day over a consecutive five day period. The face-to-face teaching delivered in Week 1 shall be supported by independent guided study and underpinned with work-based learning when back in the office and completing the assessments specified for the module (Weeks 2-15).

Lectures are supported by comprehensive student notes (Module Study Guide Units) written in DL format. Where lectures relate to CESMM4/SMM7 Work Sections students will be expected to conduct preparatory study. Tutorials are based around developing 'measurement skills' based on worked examples supported by model answers produced as Student Learning Aids.
Students are encouraged to read outside the teaching units and have weekly directed reading.
The key skills developed partially align with the RICS Quantity Surveying and Construction Pathway Competencies at Levels 1 & 2 for ‘Quantification and Costing of Construction Works’. e.g.



Level 1:
Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the principles of quantification and costing of construction works as a basis for the financial management of contracts e.g.
The quantification of construction works.
The various Standard Methods of Measurement.
The measurement of buildings and structures to agreed standards.
Level 2:

Quantifying construction works at various stages of a project.





Formative Assessment:
The provision of formative feedback is a key component of the LTA approach underpinning this module. Formative feedback opportunities are built into each tutorial where students will be encouraged to engage with and reflect upon module themes via a series of different learning tasks. These provide opportunities for the module tutor to help with students' understanding and interpretation of module topics. This formative feedback is delivered in class time in response to student contributions both individually and collectively. Formative feedback arises via the discussion and analysis of tutorial questions, practical examples/cases and associated reflection on a range of learning tasks.

Coursework is set in report format with early return of a draft to give indication of students’ understanding of the subject and ability in assessment structuring, referencing and presentation, in addition to the research and analytical skills necessary to complete the assignment. In addition, time is set aside on a weekly basis for students to seek feedback from the module tutor in class. A number of assessment criteria exercises are completed during the tutorials to further improve the students’ final submission. Students will be expected to commit circa 36 hours in deciding, preparing, taking off and producing the finished Tender Document for a specified project.


Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment in week 8 based on a Portfolio of work. The portfolio will require students to demonstrate essential professional skills to produce Tender Documents which include measuring large-scale works of an Engineering nature and structural steelwork. Students will be expected to commit circa 36 hours in deciding, preparing, taking off and producing the finished Tender Document for a specified project. The report will also include tasks based on work-related topics that satisfy the LOs to allow the students to reflect on work practices related to the module content. The report will provide 100% of the assessment grade.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 36
Other Work based learning 135
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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