DA5041 - Measurement & Costing

What will I learn on this module?

You will learn about the principles of measurement and costing of construction works and their relationship to the financial control of a project, and learn to apply appropriate methods of measurement of completed works and issue documentation required for payment to specialist contractors and income from the client. You will explore topics such as:
• The principles of measurement for the quantification of construction works
• The role of Bills of Quantities in the development process
• Simple measurement techniques and software
• Worked examples and practice examples of measurement work
• The role of measurement in costing and valuing project work to facilitate project control

How will I learn on this module?

Most of your learning on this Degree Apprenticeship module will be in your workplace. You will gain a theoretical understanding of the topics through live (online or face-to-face) university sessions and online resources such as recorded lectures, videocasts, podcasts, electronic books, journal articles and websites. Your involvement in quantity surveying tasks will enable you to put the theory into context, thereby cementing your understanding. You will agree with your Workplace Mentor a Module Learning Plan (MLP) designed to achieve the Module Learning Outcomes via a series of directed workplace learning activities, such as shadowing a colleague, visiting a site or producing a poster.

The module will typically span 11 weeks, with scheduled or directed activities each week, and one piece of summative assessment submitted in week 12 or 13. This may also be supplemented with up to one day of face-to-face interaction, if appropriate, at Northumbria University or a regional hub. The module will include around 11 hours of ‘Seminars’ (synchronous classroom and online delivery via Blackboard Collaborate), 7 hours of ‘Lectures’ (asynchronous online delivery via Blackboard or Blackboard Collaborate), 2 hours of ‘Tutorials’ (1-to-1 support from Workplace Mentor and Workplace Coach), and 40 hours of workplace learning activities. The remaining hours in the Notional Student Workload for the module are attributed to independent learning, with the estimated ratio of tutor-guided to student independent learning at 1:1, as appropriate for a Level 4 module.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Your Module Tutor(s) will deliver an online module induction session and lead live sessions that enable you to interact with your tutor and peers. They will provide and direct you to essential and recommended online resources available via the University’s eLearning Portal and University Library. Outside of live sessions, they will provide advice and respond to questions via the eLearning Portal.

Your Workplace Mentor will support you in developing your Module Learning Plan. You will be provided with a guidance document that outlines the principles of workplace learning and provides examples of a large and diverse range of potential workplace learning activities. You may also discuss your Module Learning Plan with your Workplace Coach.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
MLO1: Apply the principles of measurement and costing of construction works and their relationship to the financial control of a project

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
MLO2: Apply appropriate methods of measurement of completed works and issue documentation required for payment to specialist contractors and income from the client

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

None

How will I be assessed?

You will be formatively assessed by the completion of the workplace learning activities identified in your Module Learning Plan. You will receive informal, often verbal, formative feedback from your Workplace Mentor, and sometimes from other colleagues and your Workplace Coach. You will also have the opportunity for formative feedback from your module tutor(s), particularly during the assessment guidance sessions.

Your summative assessment will provide you with the opportunity to translate your workplace learning into a coherent output that demonstrates that you have achieved the module learning outcomes.

This will be in the form of a 10-page portfolio including four measurement and costing exercises, together with an explanation (up to 800 words each) that summarises how these demonstrate your understanding and application of the principles of measurement and costing of construction works and their relationship to the financial control of a project.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

This module is an integral part of your Degree Apprenticeship programme, designed in collaboration with employers to meet the requirements of the Construction Quantity Surveyor and Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship Standards and provide a solid skills base for career progression and professional qualification.

You will learn about the principles of measurement and costing of construction works and their relationship to financial control of a project, and become able to apply appropriate methods of measurement of completed works and issue relevant documentation.

You will gain theoretical understanding through university sessions and online resources but as a Degree Apprentice, you will do most of your learning in the context of your Quantity Surveying role via a series of workplace learning activities agreed with your Workplace Mentor.

Course info

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 Years Part Time

Department Architecture and Built Environment

Location Various Locations

City Newcastle

Start September 2022

Fee Information

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