University is first in the world to be accredited by national institute

The University of Wolverhampton is the first in the world to have its courses accredited by the Quantity Surveyors International (QSi).

The QSi is the only professional body which solely caters for Quantity Surveyors, especially those specialising in the financial aspects of construction and engineering.  The non-profit making organisation supports and protects the character, status and interest of the profession of Quantity Surveying and has members spanning the globe.

All Built Environment undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering will now be accredited by QSi as well as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building.

Paul Hampton, Head of Built Environment at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “We’re delighted to be the first UK University to have our courses accredited by this international institute. Importantly this will provide direct access to QSi mentors who will directly support Wolverhampton students with their studies and applications towards professional body membership of QSi.

“To have secured accreditation by this internationally recognised body is an amazing achievement by the University meaning that we are equipping students with the highest levels of competence and professionalism.

“Our courses will be benchmarked to regulated quality standards and will be recognised across the globe meaning that students will be employable nationally and internationally.”

QSI Business manager, Suzanne Cash, said: “We are delighted to have now formally accredited the University of Wolverhampton BSc (Honours) courses in Quantity Surveying and Construction Management as well as their Higher Apprenticeship Foundation Degree in Construction Management. 

“This is a ‘world first accreditation’ for the QSi and builds upon the strong relationship we have established with Wolverhampton and the acknowledgment of their excellence teaching within their courses.”

Picture caption: Suzanne Cash, QSi with Paul Hampton, Head of Built Environment at the University of Wolverhampton.

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Date Issued: 28th November 2016

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