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									UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON


COURSE GUIDE 2011/12 BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

About this guide

Welcome

Attendance

The Wolverhampton Graduate

About the Course

Academic Regulations

Course information

Course Structure

University Academic Calendar 2011/12

Course Management and Staff Involved with the Programme

Where to Get Help with your Course

Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)

Health and Safety Issues

Progression for Further Study

Career Opportunities

School Charter for Students

Academic Misconduct




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About this guide

This Course Guide will help you plan your course. It tells you which modules you must study
and pass, and lists the optional ones which contribute to your award. The Guide also offers
you brief descriptions of each module, including general information about assessment tasks,
and an overview of how the Course can be used for future career choices.

You should read this Course Guide in conjunction with the Undergraduate Student
Handbook; the University’s Policies and Regulations. Together these documents should
provide you with all the basic information that we think you will need for your period of study
here.

You are encouraged to read this Guide through now. It will be a considerable advantage to
you to be familiar from the outset with the various aspects of your studies that are described.
It may be that the relevance of some of the sections will not be immediately obvious. Keep it
somewhere accessible, so that you can refer to it as needed. The answers to many of the
questions that you will want to ask are contained in it.

Obviously even in a document like this we have not covered every query and problem that
you might have about the course. If you find that there is something you need to know,
please check on the WOLF topic “STech Student Noticeboard” or contact Pauline Corbett.
You can also consult the University’s Student Services Gateway as appropriate. We are
pleased to hear your views and welcome suggestions for ways of improving the operation of
the Course.


 Please enter the contact details      -----------------------------------------------------
 for your Personal Tutor for your      The name of your Personal Tutor will be given to you
 future reference:                     at the beginning of your course and can be checked
                                       via e:Vision

                                  School of Technology
 Your local     Academic     School
 Office is:                       MI155
                                  City Campus
                                  01902 518536
                                  MI024
 Your Student Office (HERE 2 Registry
 HELP) is:                        City Campus
                                  01902 321102
                                  TBA
                                  MI158
 Your Student Support Adviser is:
                                  City Campus
                                  01902 321183

Please note that in order to develop and improve the Course, it may be necessary on
occasions to amend or revise the details given in this Course Guide.




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Welcome
On behalf of the Course Management Team I should like to extend to you a very warm
welcome and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you every success in your studies
at the University of Wolverhampton, and trust that your time at the University of
Wolverhampton will prove to be enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding.

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying is one of many run by the School of Technology which has
established itself an excellent reputation for the quality of its courses, for an innovative
approach to teaching and learning, and for the friendliness of its staff.

We believe it is important that you are encouraged to make your own contribution to the
effective operation and development of your chosen course. We are, therefore, keen to hear
your views and would welcome any suggestions that you may have about ways of improving
any aspect of your course and/or the student experience here at the University. In practice,
you will have the opportunity to do this through our ‘student voice’ processes, such as
student forums.

Remember that the outcome of your studies could affect the whole of your future career and
therefore study should certainly be your first priority. In resolving to work hard however, do
not forget to have time for recreation and social activities. Do take full advantage of the
University facilities at your disposal.



John Reynolds, Course Leader
Email: John.Reynolds2@wlv.ac.uk




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Attendance
The University recognises that you have made a significant investment in both time and
money in choosing to study for an undergraduate degree. Staff are committed to helping you
fulfil your potential. Your attendance at, and participation, in classes is a key factor in
ensuring that you do so.

Attendance will help you to:
    Understand the subject area you are studying;
    Acquire and develop the skills and knowledge needed to ensure success;
    Prepare for and undertake assessments;
    Learn from and with your fellow students;
    Receive feedback from teaching;
    Participate in practical and group work;
    Develop your communication skills.

If you are unable to attend a class please let your tutor know that you are unable to do so.
He/she will then be able to give you advice on what was covered in the class, and what you
need to do to catch up. Please do remember how important attendance is to your success.
The University considers this to be so important that it reserves the right to review the
position of students who fail to attend.


The Wolverhampton Graduate
By the end of your course, the university expects you to be a Wolverhampton Graduate who
is knowledgeable and enterprising, digitally literate and a global citizen.

Digitally Literate
Our graduates will be confident users of advanced technologies; they will lead others,
challenging convention by exploiting the rich sources of connectivity digital working allows.

Knowledgeable and Enterprising
Our graduates will know how to critique analyse and then apply knowledge they acquire in an
enterprising way.

Global citizens
Our graduates will bring informed understandings of their place and ethical responsibilities in
the world.

Further information can be found on the University student webpage for Graduate Attributes.




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    About the Course
    This Guide outlines the modules which are available, teaching and learning activities and
    assessment tasks. If there is anything you need to discuss further, please contact Pauline
    Corbett, Course Leader

    The educational aims of the course are:

    The overall aim of this course is to ensure graduates have a comprehensive quantity
    surveying education combined with related construction knowledge. This ensures that
    graduates are equipped with the appropriate quantity surveying and construction knowledge
    and enterprising spirit to practise professionally and ethically. Thus, the course will:

     address industry’s demand for graduates who can apply the principles of quantity surveying
      to the execution of projects in the construction sector

     enable students to pursue careers in quantity surveying at a level which requires the
      exercise of sound professional judgement, and initiative, and the ability to make practical
      yet informed decisions on complex projects with unpredictable circumstances that reflect a
      responsible, ethical, and socially aware outlook

     furnish students with a detailed understanding of the principles of commercial management
      and quantity surveying , combined with an understanding of wider construction issues such
      as construction technology, economics and finance, construction contracts and law

     provide a multi-disciplinary education in quantity surveying, combined with an appreciation
      of a range of construction related areas, thereby providing access to a wide range of future
      career paths

     require students to participate in group projects where the project team members are drawn
      from a range of associated construction disciplines

     develop the ability to research familiar and unfamiliar subject areas related to quantity
      surveying and construction, thereby enhancing the application of key quantity surveying
      issues into real life

     provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills already gained, in an appropriate
      quantity surveying and construction environment, thereby broadening the student’s
      knowledge of construction industry procedures and practices



    The course learning outcomes are:

    By the end of this course the successful student should be able to;

    1. Understand and develop the current role, responsibilities and professional ethics of the
    construction quantity surveyor in their own right and within the context of the maintenance of
    professional practice in wider built environment;

    2. Understand and demonstrate the key concepts, theories, practice and principles of the
    discipline of construction quantity surveying and to evaluate their application into the industrial
    environment applicable to the Management of projects from conception to realisation
    operational use, sustainability technology and management, resource management and
    allocation, Specialist knowledge of construction contracts including specific responsibilities
    for health and safety, technical principles and applications of levelling and surveying and
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setting out to construction situations, key concepts and principles of estimating, conceptual
and applied aspects of construction technology

3. Acquire and apply the skills to pursue careers in construction quantity surveying within the
built environment; including a knowledge base of the following influences: Economic and
social, Legal and cultural, Technological and physical, Environment and sustainability,
Business management and financial management.

4. Assess the relevant principles operating to the inter-action and placement of structure and
non-structural components of buildings and the knowledge acquisition and application and
appraisal of details and information that underpin the associated construction activities.

5. Critically evaluate and synthesise the relevant topical issues and drivers for change and
their development and application by construction quantity surveyors in the built environment.


These will be achieved through the following learning activities:

            The course adopts a variety of learning and teaching methods, as appropriate to
             the nature and content of the individual modules, with the principle contact
             modes of delivery being: lecture/tutorial and practical/laboratory periods. All
             such face-to-face sessions are interactive, with the lecturer providing guidance
             on formative exercises and/or conducting discussions on prominent module-
             specific topics and issues.

            All modules that comprise this course are supported by Wolf topics. Lecturer-
             produced material is uploaded, in addition to formative exercises in various
             formats, with assessment feedback through in-class tutorials and/or electronic
             feedback. An important part of the learning process is discussion with other
             students in the cohort. Recognising that this requirement extends outside
             classroom face-to-face sessions, Wolf topics include a forum and students are
             encouraged to use this facility to enhance their learning experience and benefit
             from the pooling and discussion of ideas with their peers.

            All students are introduced to ePDP (electronic Personal Development
             Planning) during the communications modules at level 4 and all students are
             encouraged to maintain and update their ePDP profile as they progress through
             the course. This ensures that individuals regularly reflect upon their own
             learning, performance and achievement, and facilitates planning for their
             personal, educational and career development.


The course is accredited by the following professional body

The current course is not professionally accredited but accreditation will be sought from the
Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Students will be encouraged to pursue, upon graduation and when in employment, chartered
membership of the CIOB. This is an internationally recognised qualification and is gained
subject to the criteria for chartered membership as issued by the CIOB.




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      Academic Regulations
    This course adheres to the University’s academic regulations for students undertaking an
    undergraduate degree. A full version of these regulations can be found on the University
    web page for Policies and Regulations. These regulations govern your course and will be
    binding on you. It is, therefore, important that you read and become familiar with them.


    Course information
    Specific course information will be made available through the academic year; students are advised to
    check on a weekly basis the WOLF topic STech Student Noticeboard, where such information is
    normally uploaded and available.

Assessment methods

     Computer aided assessment tasks (CAA)
     Work based competence assessments where appropriate
     Round table discussions, in groups
     Laboratory work and Laboratory reports
     Written assignments (including drawings)
     Presentations
     Examinations
     Undertaking a research project
     Practical work
     Essays
     Formal seen, unseen or open book examinations
     Problem-solving exercises
     Oral presentations

Support for learning

    Enhanced learning support is provided in the following areas:

          Face-to-face tutorial sessions
          Report writing and oral/presentation communications skills
          Learning centre – literature searches and information searches
          Practical/lab/experimental activities and reporting
          Research for project work
          Promotion of independent learning during tutorials, face-to-face sessions
          Formative assessment opportunities in all modules

    The University complements this by supporting your learning through the provision of generic
    study skills including communication and how to write academic assignments. In addition,
    there will be opportunities to develop your information seeking and information management
    skills. These may be in the form of seminars or workshops delivered by LIS staff and
    embedded into the curriculum or by following the programme of "InfoBite" workshops
    available in the Learning Centres.


    Distinctive features of the course

    The course offers:

     A comprehensive technical, academic and vocational approach to quantity surveying and
    construction management;

     The opportunity to interact with other professional construction disciplines;
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 The ability to study either full-time or if in relevant employment on a part-time basis. A
range of transferable skills are developed through the course and opportunities are available
to enhance the development of the students’ interpersonal skills.




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                                               UG Regulations
              Students will study:
              Standard Full-time: modules worth 120 credits each academic year,
              taught over two semesters in the academic year.

              Part-time: normally modules worth no more than 80 credits each
              academic year.


             Course Structure
        Indicative Course Structure
        Each box represents a 20 credit module unless you indicate otherwise. Module titles should be
        meaningful and indicate the focus of the module. Try to avoid numbering modules e.g. Research 1,
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        Research 2 etc.
        Within each row include the module code, module title and credit value of each module. Add an additional
        row for each option module.

Level 4 (1)
                     Semester 1                                   Semester 2
                        4CN002 Construction Technology and Materials                              20
    C

                       4CN006 Personal Skills and professional development                        20
    C

                                                                                                       20
    C      4CN008 Pre-contract Studies                        C      4CN027 Built Environment
                                                                       Professional Studies

                                                                                                       20
              4CN001 Construction                                    4CN016 Built Environment
    C                                                         C
            Procedures and Processes                                  Economics and Finance



Level 5 (2)
                     Semester 1                                    Semester 2
    C                  5CN001 Construction and environmental technology                           20



    C                                         5CN022 Law                                          20



              5CN018 Conservation                                   5CN010 Professional practice       20
    C                                                         C/O
           Preservation and Conversion                                       project

          5CN027 Construction Quantity                              5CN011 Construction Quantity       20
    C       Surveying (Pre contract)                          C       Surveying (Practice and
                                                                           Procedures)

                                                           C/O      5CN004 (20 credit) Work based        20
                                                                             Learning A
                                                                      Part time students only

                                                          9
                           5CN025 (40 credit) Industrial Placement                        20
                                   Full time students only
C/O modules are available only as directed above

i.e. study EITHER 5CN010 OR 5CN004 in Semester 2

 Level 6 (3)
                  Semester 1                                          Semester 2
                                       6CN010 Dissertation                                20
  C

                     6CN019 Group Project evaluation and development                      20
  C

             6CN011 Contract                                      6CN012 Sustainability        20
  C       Administration and Dispute        20        C/O
                 Resolution

        6CN004 Construction Quantity                           6CN008 Construction Quantity    20
 C/O      Surveying (Professional           20           C       Surveying (Management)
                 practice)

         6CN018 (20 credit) Advanced       20                       6CN006 Leadership          20
           Work based Learning B                                      Development
 C/O                                                     C/O
           Part time students only




C/O modules are available only as directed above i.e. study EITHER 6CN004 OR 6CN018 in semester
1

Semester 2 – study either 6CN012 OR 6CN006 Leadership development

5CN004 and 6CN014 are shell modules which are studies across a range of courses and the A/B
differentiate between the two levels of study. 6CN018 has had advanced added to the title.




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University Academic Calendar 2011/12
               Academic Year 2011/12
 week               PG       UG Modules
                    Blocks Sem       Year
                    PGB4
   1    29/08/2011 10                       2010/11 Graduations
                    PGB4
   2    05/09/2011 11                       2010/11 Graduations
                    PGB4
   3    12/09/2011 12                       UG Welcome Week
   4    19/09/2011 PGB4 A S1 1       Y1
   5    26/09/2011           S1 2    Y2
   6    03/10/2011           S1 3    Y3
   7    10/10/2011           S1 4    Y4     PG Induction week
   8    17/10/2011 PGB1 1 S1 5       Y5
   9    24/10/2011 PGB1 2 S1 6       Y6
  10    31/10/2011 PGB1 3 S1 7       Y7
  11    07/11/2011 PGB1 4 S1 8       Y8
  12    14/11/2011 PGB1 5 S1 9       Y9
  13    21/11/2011 PGB1 6 S1 10 Y 10
  14    28/11/2011 PGB1 7 S1 11 Y 11
  15    05/12/2011 PGB1 8 S1 12 Y 12
  16    12/12/2011 PGB1 9 S1 13             UG Sem 1 Assessment
  17    19/12/2011                          Christmas Holiday
  18    26/12/2011                          Christmas Holiday
                    PGB1
  19    02/01/2012 10                       Christmas Holiday
                                            Assessment UG (mid) Year long, PG
  20    09/01/2012 PGB1 A           Y 13    block 1
  21    16/01/2012 PGB2 1   S1 14   Y 14     UG Welcome(S2) UG Feedback(S1)
  22    23/01/2012 PGB2 2   S2 1    Y 15
  23    30/01/2012 PGB2 3   S2 2    Y 16
  24    06/02/2012 PGB2 4   S2 3    Y 17
  25    13/02/2012 PGB2 5   S2 4    Y 18
  26    20/02/2012 PGB2 6   S2 5    Y 19
  27    27/02/2012 PGB2 7   S2 6    Y 20
  28    05/03/2012 PGB2 8   S2 7    Y 21
  29    12/03/2012 PGB2 9   S2 8    Y 22
                   PGB2
  30    19/03/2012 10       S2 9    Y 23
  31    26/03/2012 PGB2 A   S2 10   Y 24    Assessment PG Block 2
  32    02/04/2012                          Easter Holiday
  33    09/04/2012                          Easter Holiday
  34    16/04/2012 PGB3 1   S2 11   Y 25
  35    23/04/2012 PGB3 2           Y 26    Assessment UG Year long
  36    30/04/2012 PGB3 3   S2 12
  37    07/05/2012 PGB3 4   S2 13           Assessment UG Sem 2
  38    14/05/2012 PGB3 5
  39    21/05/2012 PGB3 6
  40    28/05/2012 PGB3 7                   UG Assesessment Boards
  41    04/06/2012 PGB3 8                   UG Assesessment Boards
  42    11/06/2012 PGB3 9                   UG Publication of Results
                   PGB3
  43    18/06/2012 10

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44   25/06/2012   PGB3 A        Assessment PG Block 3
45   02/07/2012   PGB4 1        Assessment UG Resit
46   09/07/2012   PGB4 2
47   16/07/2012   PGB4 3        UG Resit Boards
48   23/07/2012   PGB4 4        UG Publication of Results
49   30/07/2012   PGB4 5
50   06/08/2012   PGB4 6
51   13/08/2012   PGB4 7
52   20/08/2012   PGB4 8
53   27/08/2012   PGB4 9




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Module Descriptions
Module Code 4CN002           Module Title Construction Technology and Materials
 Credit value                 20
 Pre-requisites               None
 Co-requisites                None
 Prohibited combinations      None
 Module Leader                Dr David Searle
 Telephone                    01902 322109
 Email                        mailto:D.Searle@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number            MI144

Module description
The module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of low rise construction, provide an
introduction to common construction materials and environmental interactions.

Assessment
           Description                                                      Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                              50%

           2         Examination                                            50%


Module Code 4CN006           Module Title Personal Skills and Professional Development
 Credit value                 20
 Pre-requisites               None
 Co-requisites                None
 Prohibited combinations      None
 Module Leader                Angela Nash
 Telephone                    01902 322622
 Email                        mailto:Angela.Nash@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number            MA115c

Module description
The module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of various methods of communication used
in business and industrial environments; and introduce the built environment student to the world of your
specific discipline



Module Code 4CN008           Module Title Pre-contract Studies
 Credit value                 20
 Pre-requisites               None
 Co-requisites                None
 Prohibited combinations      None
 Module Leader                John Reynolds
 Telephone                    01902 322276
 Email                        mailto:John.Reynolds @wlv.ac.uk

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 Staff Room Number               MA115c

Module description
This module will introduce you to the pre contract work of the design team, concentrating on the preparation
of costs and the measurement of a low use nature.

Assessment
           Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                                100%



Module Code 4CN027              Module Title Built Environment Professional Studies
 Credit value                    20
 Pre-requisites                  None
 Co-requisites                   None
 Prohibited combinations         None
 Module Leader                   Pauline Corbett
 Telephone                       01902 322261
 Email                           P.Corbett@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number               MA115

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to introduce the student to the initial and preparatory
professional skills which are aligned to their relevant built environment professional discipline.

Assessment
           Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                 100%




Module Code 4CN001              Module Title Construction Procedures & Processes
 Credit value                    20
 Pre-requisites                  None
 Co-requisites                   None
 Prohibited combinations         None
 Module Leader                   Ezekiel Chinyio
 Telephone                       01902 321043
 Email                           mailto:E.Chinyio@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number               MA115g

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to develop an understanding of the English legal system, building
regulations and law of contract; and introduce the legal aspects of procurement, tendering procedures, forms
of contract as applicable to construction projects.



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Module Code 4CN016              Module Title Built Environment Economics and Finance
 Credit value                    20
 Pre-requisites                  None
 Co-requisites                   None
 Prohibited combinations         None
 Module Leader                   Chris Williams

 Telephone                       01902 322275
 Email                           chris.williams@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number               MA150

Module description

This module has two educational aims;

First, it aims to introduce you to the study of economics in the context of the built environment in the UK. It
examines the basic economic principles that underpin and influence the operation of the built environment
and construction sectors in the UK.

Secondly, the module aims to develop your understanding of the sources, disposition and control of capital
for construction companies and in the development of real estate.



Assessment
           Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                     100%



Module Code 5CN001              Module Title Construction and Environmental Technology
 Credit value                    20
 Pre-requisites                  None
 Co-requisites                   None
 Prohibited combinations         4CN220
 Module Leader                   Anthony Hatfield

 Telephone                       01902 518581
 Email                           A.Hatfield@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number               MA115

Module description

The purpose of this module is to enable you to develop and apply principles and applications of construction
technologies related to high rise structures, commercial and industrial buildings. Aspects of civil engineering
and building services technology will also be investigated




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Module Code 5CN018               Module Title Conservation, Preservation and Conversion
 Credit value                     20
 Pre-requisites                   None
 Co-requisites                    None
 Prohibited combinations          None
 Module Leader                    Dave Searle

 Telephone                        01902 322109
 Email                            D.Searle@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number                MI142

Module description

The module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the maintenance, repair and adaption of
historic buildings, their construction forms and materials and the degradation mechanisms that act upon
them.

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                  60%

           2         Exam                                                      20%



Module Code 5CN010               Module Title Professional Practise Project
 Credit value                     20
 Pre-requisites                   4CN020
 Co-requisites                    None
 Prohibited combinations          None
 Module Leader                    Pauline Corbett
 Telephone                        01902 322261
 Email                            mailto:P.Corbett@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number                MA115b

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to develop your understanding of the key professional relationships
between the various disciplines involved in the management of construction projects. This including the
development of team working skills through completion of a group based project where you are brought
together into teams within which a set of structured / interrelated tasks are undertaken in order to develop
your personal attributes, self management, communication and problem solving skills in a team
environment.

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Group work                                                 40%

           2         Portfolio                                                 60%




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Module Code 5CN022                Module Title Law
 Credit value                      20
 Pre-requisites                    None
 Co-requisites                     None
 Prohibited combinations           4CN020
 Module Leader                     Chris Williams

 Telephone                         01902 322275
 Email                             Chris.williams@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number                 MI142

Module description
There is a dual aim to this module.

The first aim is to develop your knowledge and application of the legal framework in which the built
environment, property and construction industries operate and second aim is to build on existing and further
develop knowledge of health and safety in the built environment, raising your awareness of the legal,
personal and organisational responsibilities built environment professionals have.

These aims will be achieved by the study of the legal frameworks from which legislation and other controls
stem and

Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Research                                                    50%

           2          Coursework                                                50%



Module Code 5CN004                Module Title Work Based Leaning A (part time students only)
 Credit value                      20
 Pre-requisites                    None
 Co-requisites                     None
 Prohibited combinations           None
 Module Leader                     Paul Hampton
 Telephone                         01902 322256
 Email                             mailto:P.Hampton@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number                 MA115g

Module description
The principle aim of this module is to provide you with an opportunity in your work based learning
environment to carry out a review of a project within your own external organisation, which is relevant to both
the organisation and your academic programme.

Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Presentation                                                30%

           2          Portfolio                                                 70%



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Module Code 5CN025          Module Title Industrial Placement (Full Time students only)


 Credit value                  40
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited combinations       None
 Module Leader                 Paul Hampton
 Telephone                     01902 322256
 Email                         P.hampton@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number             MA115

Module description

The module aims to introduce you to the world of work and associated professional competence. It allows
you to appreciate current practises and seek to appreciate current working practises and seek solutions to
real life problems in the workplace. Where appropriate it allows you to commence relevant professional
organisation membership requirements but you should seek guidance at the outset with the module team

Assessment
           Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Placement                                                 100%




Module Code 5CN027          Module Title Construction Quantity Surveying (Pre-Contract)


 Credit value                  20
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited combinations       None
 Module Leader                 John Reynolds
 Telephone                     01902 322276
 Email                         J.Reynolds@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number             MA115

Module description
This module will extend the student’s knowledge and understanding of construction projects from a
qualification aspect, whilst applying measurement to building works



Assessment
           Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                                50%

           2         Exam                                                     50%




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Module Code 5CN011           Module Title Construction Quantity Surveying (Practice and Procedures)


 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  Pauline Corbett
 Telephone                      01902 322261
 Email                          Pauline.Corbett@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number              MA115

Module description

To extend your knowledge of, and develop an understanding of the elements, concepts and techniques used
in building construction.

To develop your understanding of the basic concepts and theories of leadership and decision making, as
applied to the construction industry.

To develop your understanding of the basic concepts of cash flow and how to prepare a construction
programme manually.

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                                 50%

           2         In class test                                             50%


Module Code 6CN010          Module Title Dissertation


 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  S Suresh
 Telephone                      01902 321710
 Email                          S.Suresh@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number              MI142

Module description
This module aims to develop your ability to research and report on a subject related to your degree course. It
facilitates the identification and solving of a selected problem or exploration of a chosen issue using well
founded research methodology; and presentation of the results of such investigation in a formal report
format.

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Proposal                                                   20%

           2         Research                                                  80%


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Module Code 6CN019          Module Title Group Project Evaluation & Development


 Credit value                  20
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited combinations       None
 Module Leader                 Chris Williams
 Telephone                     01902 322275
 Email                         Chris.Williams@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number             MI142

Module description

The principal aim of this module is to enable you to develop a wide ranging understanding of the
development process within the economic, legal, political and social environment of the UK.

Assessment
           Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Presentation                                              30%

           2         Group Work                                               70%



Module Code 6CN011          Module Title Contract Administration & Dispute Resolution


 Credit value                  20
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited combinations       None
 Module Leader                 Issaka Ndekugri
 Telephone                     01902 322280
 Email                         I.E.Ndekugri@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number             MI318

Module description

The principal aims of this module is to provide you with an understanding of the legal framework within which
construction firms and projects are managed and techniques for resolving disputes often encountered. You
will develop skills necessary to analyse construction contracts and case law and develop an understanding
of good practice in the administration of contracts.

Assessment
           Description                                                        Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                                50%

           2         Exam                                                     50%




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Module Code 6CN012          Module Title Sustainability


 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  Colin Booth
 Telephone                      01902 328562
 Email                          c.booth@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number              MI147

Module description
This module enables you to explore the requirements of sustainable development to see how these affect
and influence the range of environmental services required in sustainable construction and, furthermore, it
highlights the impact of such services on the internal and external environment.

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                  50%

           2         Exam                                                      50%



Module Code 6CN006          Module Title Leadership Development


 Credit value                   20
 Pre-requisites                 None
 Co-requisites                  None
 Prohibited combinations        None
 Module Leader                  Angel Nash
 Telephone                      01902 518581
 Email                          Angela.Nash@wlv.ac.uk

 Staff Room Number              MA115

Module description

The aim of this module is to critically evaluate leadership styles and attributes by exploring the qualities
necessary for an individual to be an effective leader. The module requires you to engage in reflective
practice from a leadership perspective and to understand leadership perspective and to understand the style
and cultures that an organisation develops is it’s mission to remain profitable

Assessment
           Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                  40%

           2         Project                                                   60%




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Module Code 6CN018                Module Title Work Based Learning B (Part Time Students only)
 Credit value                      20
 Pre-requisites                    None
 Co-requisites                     None
 Prohibited combinations           None
 Module Leader                     Paul Hampton
 Telephone                         01902 322256
 Email                             mailto:P.hampton@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number                 MA115g

Module description
The principle aim of this module is to enable you, as a part-time student to carry out a critical review of the
knowledge management strategy of their organisation and further evaluate a project, of which you have
personal experience in terms of the outcome and alternative options which could have been adopted.

Assessment
           Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Presentation                                                  20%

           2          Portfolio                                                   80%




Module Code 6CN008                Module Title Construction Quantity Surveying (Management)
 Credit value                      20
 Pre-requisites                    None
 Co-requisites                     None
 Prohibited combinations           None
 Module Leader                     Nii Ankrah
 Telephone                         01902 323581
 Email                             nii.ankrah2@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number                 MA115

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to examine and investigate current influences on the construction quantity
surveyor in terms of construction best practice themes and the requirements of professional ethics and
standards

Assessment
           Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                                    50%

           2          Exam                                                        50%




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Module Code 6CN004           Module Title Construction Quantity Surveying (Professional Practice)
 Credit value                  20
 Pre-requisites                None
 Co-requisites                 None
 Prohibited combinations       None
 Module Leader                 John Reynolds
 Telephone                     01902 322276
 Email                         John.Reynolds2@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number             MA115

Module description

This module builds upon the application of measurement within the construction industry using manual and
electronic sources and the application of pricing measured work within recognised documentation using
industry software.

Assessment
           Description                                                      Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Coursework                                              50%

           2         Coursework                                             50%




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   Course Management and Staff Involved with the Programme
Telephone   Name                               Room     Email

3581        Nii Ankrah                         MA115d   nii.ankrah2@wlv.ac.uk
1085        John Billingham                    MI148    J.Billingham@wlv.ac.uk
8562        Colin Booth                        MI149    c.booth@wlv.ac.uk
 2108       Ray Bradley                        MI038b   R.Bradley@wlv.ac.uk
2271        Jennifer Charlson                  MA115    J.Charlson@wlv.ac.uk
1043        Ezekiel Chinyio                    MA115g   E.Chinyio@wlv.ac.uk
2678        Sammy Chung                        MI143    S.Chung@wlv.ac.uk
2155        Geoff Cooper (Technical            MI037b   Geoff.Cooper@wlv.ac.uk
            Resources Manager)
2261        Pauline Corbett                    MA115b   P.Corbett@wlv.ac.uk
2286        Panos Georgakis                    MI148    P.Georgakis@wlv.ac.uk
2179        Felix Hammond                      MA115e   f.hammond@wlv.ac.uk
2256        Paul Hampton                       MA115g   P.hampton@wlv.ac.uk
2512        Glynis Hampton                     MA115    g.e.hampton@wlv.ac.uk
2279        Philip Harris – Head of Academic   MI159    P.T.Harris@wlv.ac.uk
07813       Developments
045142
3504         Peter Harris                      MI159    harrisp@wlv.ac.uk
8581        Anthony Hatfield                   MA115f   A.Hatfield@wlv.ac.uk
3582        Neil Hingorani                     MA115e   neil.hingorani@wlv.ac.uk
8588        Jamal Khatib                       MI150    j.m.khatib@wlv.ac.uk
2708        Bryan Kite                         MI148    B.J.Kite@wlv.ac.uk
8745        Jessica Lamond                     MI202    Jessica.Lamond@wlv.ac.uk
8777        Mick Lloyd                         MI037b   mike-lloyd@wlv.ac.uk
2263        Adrian Lowe                        MI147    A.Lowe@wlv.ac.uk
1723        Peter Mills                        MI149    Peter.mills@wlv.ac.uk
2622        Angela Nash                        MA115c   Angela.Nash@wlv.ac.uk
2280        Issaka Ndekugri                    MI318    I.E.Ndekugri@wlv.ac.uk
3845/6471   Christopher Nwagboso               MA211a   C.Nwagboso@wlv.ac.uk
2273        David Oloke                        MA211a   D.A.Oloke@wlv.ac.uk
2276        John Reynolds                      MA115c   John.Reynolds2@wlv.ac.uk
2109        David Searle                       MI144    D.Searle@wlv.ac.uk
8589        Paul Smith                         MA115f   P.H.Smith@wlv.ac.uk
 1710       Subashini Suresh                   MI143    S.Subashini@wlv.ac.uk
2275        Chris Williams – Head of           MA150    chris.williams@wlv.ac.uk
            Department
5138        External door to MI115




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Where to get help with your course

Student Support
If you encounter any issues (personal or academic) the following diagram directs you to the
appropriate department or staff member.


                                               Academic & Course
                                                  related queries:

                           Study Issues:              Course Leader
                                                                          General Queries::
                   Study Skills Advisor, LIS                              School Office or
                               or                                         Student Office
                       wlv.ac.uk/skills                                    (Here2Help)




                                                                                      Module Related queries:
     Careers & Employment
                                                   Who to Contact
               Services:                                                                 Module Leader or Tutor
       Student Gateway                                                                         .




                      Personal Issues:
                                                                                          /
                                                                          Mitigating Circumstances,
                                                                             Enrolment queries,
                       Personal Tutor or                                    course transfer:
                       Student Gateway
                                                                            Student Office
                                                                              (Here2Help)
                                               Student Support Adviser:

                                                Special Needs Tutor, or
                                                Student Enabling Centre




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Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)

What is ‘Employability’?
‘Employability’ is concerned with the development of skills aimed at enhancing your
employment prospects throughout your time here at the University of Wolverhampton.
Developing specialist subject and academic knowledge is important for employers but they
also want to employ individuals who are able to:
    Communicate effectively,
    Work in a team and have good interpersonal skills.
    Solve problems
    Work on their own using their own initiative and are able to adapt to changing situations
    Be self-confident

How Will You Develop Your Employment Skills?
At the School of Engineering and the Built Environment we aim to provide you with the
opportunity to develop these through the modules you will be studying. The assessments
you do for your modules are designed to help you develop Subject specific skills through the
research you undertake for the assignments. In addition, they are also designed to help you
develop other key skills such as your written communication skills. Where you have formal
presentations, this will build your self-confidence in addition to helping you develop your skills
of verbal communication. Working as part of a team will develop vital group-work skills.
Attending your classes regularly will further ensure that you have the opportunity to develop
other skills.

Throughout your time at the University, you will develop and be able to demonstrate a
number of skills, some of which are listed below:

    Working as part of a group
    Demonstrating teamwork skills and leadership skills
    Effective communication
    Written (via reports etc.)
    Oral (through formal presentations)
    Problem-solving
    IT skills (which include use of basic packages for word processing, spreadsheets, use
     of email etc.)
    Time management – attending classes, handing in of assignments, planning study time

You may also be working part-time. The experience you gain within a work environment is a
very worthwhile one and also helps you to develop transferable skills which are valued by
employers.

Industrial Placements
If you intend take an industrial placement then you will need to find an appropriate
employment opportunity - one that is broadly aligned to your course. To help you in this
process personnel from the Industrial Placements Office, managed by Krystyna Nosek, post
information about opportunities on the Employment and Placement notice board opposite
room MI128. In addition, this information is uploaded to the placement website:
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=25226
You should register your interest in following a placement year whilst you are studying at
level 2.

For students that are unsure if they should consider a placement please see either your
Course Leader or your personal tutor.


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Health & Safety issues

School of Technology

Health and Safety

STech operates over two university campuses – City Campus and Telford Campus, the
management of Health and Safety across the School has been devolved to the School
Health and Safety committee, which is chaired by the Dean of School and the members
are representative of its staff and students. The day-to-day responsibility for Health and
Safety in the School lies with its three Technical Resource Managers.

Each year the School is required to report on the following issues: Codes of Practice; Risk
assessments; Fire Risk Assessment; First Aid; Occupational Health; Portable Appliance
Testing; In-house inspection; Health & Safety Needs Analysis; Fire Marshalling;
Dissemination; H&S Training; and Accidents.

The School works closely with the Department of Risk, Safety and Health to ensure its
practices align with the University’s policies and guidelines. Staff and Students alike
should familiarise themselves with these policies and adhere to the guidelines provided by
visiting the Department of Risk, Safety and Health’s website.




Progression for Further Study
Upon completion of the course further higher education opportunities also exist, typically in the
area of construction project management or construction law.


Career opportunities


The BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying course is aimed at individuals who wish to pursue a career in
quantity surveying, whose work would normally be within a contracting organisation, with further
construction quantity surveying opportunities available in local and central government,
government agencies (e.g. the Highways Agency, NHS), and in commercial construction and
property organisations.

Transferable skills gained can also enable employment opportunities abroad.




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       School Charter for Students
                       STech Student Code for Behaviour and Attendance

We ask that all students in STech:
   o    Attend regularly and punctually
   o    If you are unable to attend, make arrangements with fellow students to collect/copy
        handouts and lecture notes
   o    Show courtesy and respect to staff and other students
   o    Ensure you understand the requirements of your Course
   o    Ensure you understand the requirements of each module you are studying (sessions
        to attend, assessment procedures, exam procedures)
   o    Respect and abide by the University Regulations, e.g. Equal Opportunities Policy, ID
        Cards, quiet areas,
   o    Bring all necessary equipment to classes/workshops
   o    Give in assessments on time (or they will not be marked)
   o    Switch off mobile phones when in class
   o    Do not come to the University if you are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
   o    Behave considerately in lectures, listen attentively and participate in class activities
   o    Keep your tutor informed if you have personal problems that affect your work; if
        these problems make it necessary to seek extensions, to do so before the deadline.
   o    Use the advertised times (or make an appointment by email) to seek advice from
        your tutors/lecturers.
   o    Confirm your programme of study when asked to do so
   o    Seek approval for and record any change of programme within the deadlines
   o    Inform the Student Office (Here to Help) and Finance if your address or other contact
        details change




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Academic Misconduct
The University considers seriously all acts of academic misconduct, which by
definition are dishonest and in direct opposition to the values of a learning
community. Academic misconduct, if not challenged, will ultimately devalue academic
standards and honest effort on the part of students.

Defining Academic Misconduct
Cheating
Cheating is defined as any attempt to gain unfair advantage in an assessment by dishonest
means, and includes, for example, all breaches of examination room rules, impersonating
another student, falsifying data, and obtaining an examination paper in advance of its
authorised release.

This is not an exhaustive list and other common examples of cheating would include –
     Being in possession of “crib notes” during an examination
     Copying from the work of another student
     Prohibited communication during an examination
     Acts of plagiarism or collusion as defined below

Collusion
Collusion is when two or more people combine to produce a piece of work for assessment
that is passed off as the work of one student alone. The work may be so alike in content,
wording and structure that the similarity goes beyond what might have been coincidence.
For example – where one student has copied the work of another, or where a joint effort has
taken place in producing what should have been an individual effort.

Collusion should not be confused with the normal situation in which students learn from one
another, sharing ideas and group work to complete assignments (where this is specifically
authorised).

Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the act of taking someone else’s work and passing it off as your own. This
includes incorporating either unattributed direct quotation(s) or substantial paraphrasing from
the work of another/others. It is important to cite all sources whose work has been drawn on
and reference them fully in accordance with the referencing standard used in each academic
school.

The most common forms of plagiarism are –
    Cut or copied and pasted materials from websites
    Copying the work of another student (past or present) including essays available
     through “essay bank” websites – or other data.
    Copying material from a text book or journal

Students may go to great lengths to disguise the source reference they have been consulting
in contributing to an assignment – without understanding that with proper referencing this is
entirely acceptable.




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Support for Students
The University, through its academic staff, will be both sympathetic and supportive in
preventing plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct, particularly in the first year of
undergraduate study.

A variety of support mechanisms are in place to help students succeed and avoid academic
misconduct.
     Visit our study skills support website at www.wlv.ac.uk/skills See the section on
      tackling academic misconduct.
     Download the Students' Union guide to Avoiding Academic Misconduct ("Read, Write,
      Pass") - available from the same webpages.
     Book an appointment to see a study skills advisor - through the Learning Centres.
     Speak to your personal tutor or module leader.
     There is help available if you need it. The University caught and prosecuted 500 cases
      of Academic Misconduct last year - it is better to do the work than think you can get
      away with cheating - the penalties are severe...

Penalties
Where an offence is admitted, or a panel decides that cheating, plagiarism or collusion has
occurred, a penalty will be imposed. The severity of the penalty will vary according to the
nature of the offence and the level of study. Penalties will range from failure of the
assignment under investigation to a restriction of the award a student may ultimately achieve
or a requirement to leave the University.

Full details about the University's policy on Academic Misconduct and regulations and
procedures for the investigation of academic misconduct are available at our website:
www.wlv.ac.uk/polsregs




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