Developing a graduate competency mapping benchmark for quantity surveying competencies

Perera, Srinath, Pearson, John, Zhou, Lei and Ekundayo, Damilola (2012) Developing a graduate competency mapping benchmark for quantity surveying competencies. In: RICS COBRA Research Conference, 11-13 September 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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Abstract

An investigation into the views of industry and academia on Quantity Surveying (QS) education revealed that there is a considerable gap in the expectation of graduate competency and the achievement of it. It identified the need for deeper investigation into the root causes of this gap between expectation and provision of QS competencies. This paper presents an in-depth analysis of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) QS competencies and their mapping to four RICS accredited QS programme specifications taken as case studies. The mapping is detailed and carried out in a dual vector scale matrix encompassing the breadth and depth of achievement of competencies. The mapping case studies form the basis for the development of a conceptual benchmark for achievement of graduate competencies. The detailed mapping exercise analyses the level of mapping of individual module specifications of RICS accredited programmes to the three levels of achievement of competencies specified by the RICS. The research purports to use an industry –academia industry forum to evaluate the conceptual benchmark in order to adjust and ratify the final benchmark values. The benchmark will define the threshold levels at which all competencies need to be achieved by graduate quantity surveyors.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: conceptual benchmark, graduate quantity surveyors, QS degree programmes, RICS Competencies.
Subjects: K200 Building
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: Damilola Ekundayo
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2013 12:22
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2015 14:21
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/10945

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