BSc Hons in Quantity Surveying

General

Program Description

This one-year postgraduate degree follows the undergraduate program in Construction Studies and results in a professional qualification as a Quantity Surveyor. Quantity Surveyors work closely with other professionals on construction projects and are responsible for the financial and contractual management of projects.

Aims of the Program

To provide employable professional graduates to the Quantity Surveying Profession; to fully satisfy the criteria for accreditation in terms of the requirements of the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession; the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; and the Chartered Institute of Building.

Outcomes of the Program

Upon completion of the BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying program, the graduate is competent to:

  • undertake financial planning and control of new and existing facilities;
  • undertake property development and property portfolio management;
  • value property;
  • apply appropriate quantity surveying techniques to building and civil engineering projects;
  • perform appropriate professional quantity surveying management functions;
  • work effectively in teams; and
  • undertake research and produce reports.

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Entry Requirements

A person shall not be admitted as a candidate for the degree unless he or she:

  • is a graduate of the BSc in Construction Studies degree from this University; or
  • is the holder of any three-year bachelor’s degree of this, or any other university recognized for the purpose by the Senate as equivalent to the BSc in Construction Studies degree of this University; or has in any other manner attained a level of competence which in the opinion of the Senate is adequate for the purpose of admission.
  • a weighted average of at least 60% for all courses are undertaken for a bachelor’s degree with results for deferred (but not supplementary) examinations to be taken into account.

Courses

Please contact the Department on 021 650 3443 for detailed course information.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

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Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less