Quantity Surveying pre-induction programme

Measurement for Direct Entrants

Online learning package available from Tuesday 1st September 2020

Due to the current situation in relation to Coronavirus the Measurement for Direct Entrants pre-induction programme for 2020 will not take place on campus as it traditionally has but will now be delivered fully online.  Preparations are currently being finalised for this mode of delivery and offer holders will be updated over the coming weeks with further information.

The Measurement for Direct Entrants programme is delivered by the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment (SCEBE) at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and has been designed for students who have received and accepted an offer into level 2 or 3 of the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying programme. 

The purpose of this programme is to introduce college students to;

  • the measurement rules contained in The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors New Rules of Measurement 2,
  • recording dimensions using the southern method of taking off and
  • the use of software packages / spreadsheets for measurement and bill of quantities production.

Engagement in the Measurement for Direct Entrants learning materials will be of particularly importance for students who are unfamiliar with the methods of measurement and measurement conventions outlined above.

Students will cover essential content from our Measurement 1 module. Engagement and completion of this programme will provide new students to GCU with the most up-to-date measurement techniques in preparation for further study and application of them once at GCU and within your future graduate career. 

The Measurement for Direct Entrants programme will be open from Tuesday 1st September 2020. The online programme shall be comprised of 8 learning packages which shall take approx. 24 hours to complete. There shall be an informal test to complete on Tuesday 29th September (open book, online multiple-choice) which shall allow you to gauge your level of competency of the topics you have studied. GCU academic staff shall be on hand once a week, throughout September, for any questions you may have (details of the dates and time of these live sessions shall be confirmed nearer the time). There is no cost for engaging in this package of support. 

To register to attend the Measurement for Direct Entrants programme please click here: REGISTER please register by Friday 21st August 2020.

Throughout the summer period our admissions team will invite all eligible students to the Measurement for Direct Entrants programme as and when HN results are officially confirmed. Admissions at GCU obtain official confirmation of results from colleges or the SQA. The School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment will then contact students by email in the run up to the Measurement for Direct Entrants programme with any additional information.

For more information on the Measurement for Direct Entrants programme please contact collegeconnect@gcu.ac.uk