UP Quantity Surveying
UP Quantity Surveying,
The Department of Construction Economics offers undergraduate (BSc) and post graduate (BSc Hons) degrees in Quantity Surveying.
BSc (Quantity Surveying)
The first phase of the programme is a three-year degree course. Passsing all the modules in this course will result in a student obtaining a BSc degree in Quantity Surveying. A student can only continue with the second phase of the program once a BSc degree has been obtained.
In the three-year programme the main focus is on technical aspects of the built environment that impacts on the work of the quantity surveyor. Some financial, management, scientific and law aspects are touched on.
The second phase of the programme is a one-year honours degree course. Passsing all the modules in this course as well as obtaining a minimum of 240 hours practical experience will result in a student obtaining a BSc (Hons) degree. Students can already start to accumulate the 240 hours of practical experience during the three-year BSc programme.
The main focus of the honours programme is cost estimating, feasibility studies, construction contract law and quantity surveying practice.
BScHons Quantity Surveying
Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Minimum duration of study: 1 year
Total credits: 158
|Mr DJ Hoffman
Also refer to G Regulations G.16 to G.29 and G.54.
Examinations and pass requirements
No supplementary examinations are granted at postgraduate level.
No special examinations are granted at postgraduate level.
The degree is awarded when all prescribed modules have been passed.
Pass with distinction
Curriculum: Final year
What can I do with my degree?
The student could enter the building or construction industry as a candidate quantity surveyor after he/she has completed the three-year degree. Such qualification, however, would not allow the person to register as a professional quantity surveyor without acquiring additional qualifications. After completing the honours programme the opportunities become far wider, and application can be made for registration as a professional quantity surveyor with the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession, after further assessment and furnishing of evidence of practical experience, in compliance with the prescribed competencies. Registered quantity surveyors enjoy employment opportunities in the building and construction sector, government departments, in the property sector, banks and manufacturing industry. Most, however, work in the private sector where they become employees/ partners/ directors of quantity surveying practices, or open their own practices.
The examinations for the BScHons degree in Quantity Surveying are approved by the Minister of Public Works as prescribed examinations in terms of the stipulations of the Quantity Surveying Profession Act (Act No. 49/2000), as well as by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.