CPUT Quantity Surveying



CPUT Quantity Surveying

CPUT Quantity Surveying,
Construction Management and Quantity Surveying
The construction industry, which includes building and civil engineering, represents one of the largest industries providing employment in South Africa today.
With projects ranging from the construction of office blocks to the refurbishment of townhouses and home improvement there are many opportunities for new job creation and empowerment in this sector.
Students who complete the National Diploma: Building are prepared for supervisory level employment in the construction management, quantity surveying and allied industries in the built environment.  The ND Building lays the foundation for further study towards the degrees BTech Construction Management or BTech Quantity Surveying, which are awarded after a further one year of study and allows for specialisation in these fields.
Students who complete their studies in Construction Management will be involved in the overall planning, coordination and control of a project from inception to completion.
A quantity surveyor (QS) is a professional working within the construction industry concerned with building costs and the legal aspects related to various building contracts utilised in the industry.



Contact us

The Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying
Symphony Way
Bellville
PO Box 1906
Bellville
7535
Charlene Daniels
Tel:  +27 21 959 6631
Fax:  +27 21 959 6656
Email:  danielsch@cput.ac.za

Course Information and Fees

QUANTITY SURVEYING

BTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae)



The course prepares students for middle and top management employment in the construction, property development and allied industries, as well as financial institutions and government departments.The quantity surveyor is the cost and financial specialist of the construction industry. The work is varied, but mainly comprises the following:

  • Estimating the cost of and assisting with determining the feasibility of projects
  • Preparing documentation for competitive tendering
  • Tendering and negotiating for contracts
  • Managing and exercising financial control over contracts to ensure cash flow and the profitability of projects
  • Controlling and managing sub-contractors and suppliers
  • Finalising financial aspects of contracts upon completion of projects

The quantity surveyor should be well organised and methodical with a flair for working with figures and computers, and should enjoy working indoors and outdoors.Good human relations as well as the ability to think logically and report on situations in an orderly manner are important, as the quantity surveyor needs to develop a close working relationship with the architect, client, engineer and other members of the professional team.
Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
This qualification is intended for persons specialising in the field of quantity surveying, in the construction and property industries and the Quantity Surveying profession. Persons achieving this qualification will be competent to independently perform services relevant to contract procurement, financial and cost management and property development.

Career Opportunities
Employment opportunities are many and varied: the main areas of employment are with building contractors and professional quantity surveyors. Opportunities also exist for self-employment, in property development, with mining houses, financial and insurance institutions, with state and semi-state departments and in marketing with retailers and manufacturers in the construction industry.

Admission requirements
Undergraduates
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
General admission requirements
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
Additional admission requirements
Postgraduates
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements



Professional Registration
The BTech in Quantity Surveying is accredited by the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession (SACQSP). Graduates will comply with the academic requirements for registration as Candidates or Professional Quantity Surveyors.
Syllabus and fees

Fourth Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Select one of the following electives:
Total number of subjects to obtain the BTech degree: 6
(Quantity Surveying 4 Building and Civil Modules count as one subject)
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / One year
Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Minimum two years
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Ms Charlene Daniels
Telephone: +27 21 959 6631
Fax: +27 21 959 6656
Email: danielsch@cput.ac.za
NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2018 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning. 
Disclaimer
This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.
Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.

 
 



Course Information and Fees

QUANTITY SURVEYING
(Phasing OUT – Replaced by Master of Construction which started in 2016).
Only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register.

MTech: (Magister Technologiae)

The course produces experts in integrated technical knowledge and skills, as well as advanced analytical and problem-solving capabilities, in specialised fields of construction, financial control, and policy formulation. The research focus of the department is on community-based research.Research-based Degree
Students conduct supervised research in a specialised area of construction management or quantity surveying and complete a dissertation.
Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
This qualification is intended to enable graduates to apply integrated technical knowledge/skills and advanced analysis and problem solving to a particular specialisation in quantity surveying, property development and other related fields, through involvement in an applied research project.
Career Opportunities
Employment opportunities are many and varied. The main areas of employment are with building contractors and professional quantity surveyors. Opportunities also exist for self-employment, or employment in property development, with mining houses, financial and insurance institutions, with state and semi-state departments and in marketing with retailers and manufacturers in the construction industry.


Admission requirements
Undergraduates
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
General admission requirements
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
Additional admission requirements
Postgraduates
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements

Professional Registration
Graduates may be eligible for particular categories of membership of:

  • the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors,
  • the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions,
  • the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB Southern Africa), or
  • the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession.
Syllabus and fees

Fifth Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Research Areas:

  • Housing
  • Health and Safety
  • Facility Management
  • Project Delivery
  • Community Development
  • Project Costing
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2018 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning. 
Disclaimer
This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.
Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.