Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying FdSc Engineering
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
Duration 3 years 2 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) -
Location Plymouth Cornwall College
Provider School of Art, Design and Architecture Cornwall College
Entry requirements

A levels
A minimum of two A levels, General Studies accepted.

International Baccalaureate
28 points.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.


Mathematics and English language grade C.

All relevant international qualifications will be considered - please contact


Other combinations and non-A level qualifications also considered.

Second year entry possible with a good HNC/HND or equivalent.

Equivalent qualifications and industry experience can be considered.

Eligibility for an unconditional offer after informal interview:
Applicants who have been made a conditional offer and choose to attend an informal interview on the Applicant Day will be eligible for an Unconditional Offer. This is our way of acknowledging your potential as evidenced by your performance when you visit us and your commitment to us as an applicant. It will also allow you to focus on your upcoming examinations, and begin planning for your University career that much earlier. If you have any questions regarding the Unconditional offer please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team at or 01752 585858.

If you are concerned about meeting this offer, you're encouraged to email

English language requirements

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.