BACHELOR OF QUANTITY SURVEYING
Bachelor

BACHELOR OF QUANTITY SURVEYING

The degree programme in Bachelor of Quantity Surveying is intended to replace the current degree course in B.A. in Building Economics which has been offered since 1967. The course B.A. in Building Economics was offered in the Department of Land Development until 1990 when the Department of Building Economics & Management became fully established.  It is important to note that the former course was training the students to enter into the Quantity Surveying profession and construction management.  The proposed revision will help to focus on the quantity surveying profession and strengthen its role in the construction industry and in the economy as a whole.

When the B.A. in Building Economics course was started in 1967, it was a generalised degree that was preparing graduates for both the quantity surveying profession and construction management.  Over the years, the two areas of knowledge have grown into two separate distinct professions. In response to this the department, in consultation with the industry, has identified the need to revise the existing B.A. in Building Economics into the Bachelor of Quantity Surveying.

It is generally accepted that curriculum review should be undertaken every three (3) to five (5) years.  The current curriculum was last reviewed in 1992 and hence the current undertaking. The review of the curriculum was carried out in consultation with various stakeholders in the construction industry and was necessitated by the need to make it more compliant with the changing trends in the construction industry and to introduce new knowledge that will enhance the graduates performance.  To this end, all the courses have been streamlined to remove overlaps and outdated materials and include new areas and also new procurement procedures, changes in the methods of measurements, changes in law and international trade in construction, professional computing packages, environmental management in construction.

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Courses

Title Course Code Course Hours Semester Year
BUILDING SERVICES II BQS 100: 45 2 1
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT BQS 101: 45 1 1
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS BQS 102: 45 2 1
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS BQS 103: 45 1 1
INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS BQS 104: 45 2 1
INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS BQS 105: 45 1 1
AFRICAN ECONOMIC PROBLEMS BQS 106: 45 2 1
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMISTS BQS 107: 45 1 1
BUILDING TECHNOLOGY I BQS 109: 60 1 1
THEORY OF STRUCTURES I BQS 110: 45 2 1
APPLIED MATHEMATICS BQS 111: 45 1 1
LAW OF CONTRACT BQS 112: 45 2 1
INTRODUCTION TO LAW BQS 113: 45 1 1
BUILDING SERVICES I BQS 115: 45 1 1
COMMERCIAL LAW BQS 200: 45 2 2
INTRODUCTION TO LAND SURVEYING BQS 201: 45 1 2
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT IN BUILDING DESIGN BQS 202: 45 2 2
MICROECONOMIC THEORY BQS 203: 45 1 2
MACROECONOMIC THEORY BQS 204: 45 2 2
BUILDING SERVICES III BQS 205: 45 1 2
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS BQS 206: 45 2 2
BUILDING FINISHES & FIXTURES BQS 207: 45 1 2
DESIGN OF STEEL AND TIMBER STRUCTURES BQS 208: 45 2 2
LAW OF TORTS BQS 209: 45 1 2
PRINCIPLES OF MEASUREMENT BQS 210: 60 2 2
THEORY OF STRUCTURES II BQS 211: 45 1 2
MANAGEMENT I BQS 212: 45 2 2
PRINCIPLES OF MEASUREMENT AND DESCRIPTION OF BUILDING WORKS I BQS 213: 60 1 2
COMPUTING I BQS 214: 45 2 2
URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING. BQS 215: 45 1 2
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION IN CONSTRUCTION BQS 216:** 45 2 2
ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY BQS 300: 45 2 3
COMPUTING II BQS 301:** 45 1 3
PRINCIPLES OF MEASUREMENT AND DESCRIPTION OF BUILDING WORKS IV BQS 302: 60 2 3
MANAGEMENT II BQS 303: 45 1 3
HOUSING ECONOMICS AND INVESTMENT APPRAISALTECHNIQUES BQS 304: 45 2 3
PRINCIPLES OF MEASUREMENT AND DESCRIPTION OF BUILDING WORKS III BQS 305: 60 1 3
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT BQS 306: 45 2 3
CONSTRUCTION ECONOMICS I BQS 307: 45 1 3
ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II BQS 308: 45 2 3
ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I BQS 309: 45 1 3
COSTING FOR BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS BQS 310: 45 2 3
PROPERTY LAW BQS 311: 45 1 3
CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY BQS 312: 45 2 3
REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURAL DESIGN BQS 313: 45 1 3
RESEARCH METHODS AND TECHNIQUES BQS 314:** 45 2 3
ENTREPRENEURSHIP STUDIES BQS 315: ** 45 1 3
INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT BQS 316:** 8 3 3
QUANTITY SURVEYING PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE BQS 400: 45 2 4
CIVIL ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS AND DESCRIPTION OF WORKS BQS 401:** 90 1 4
COST PLANNING AND COST CONTROL BQS 402: 45 2 4
CONSTRUCTION DESIGN ECONOMICS BQS 403: 45 1 4
CONSTRUCTION PLANT AND EQUIPMENT BQS 404: 45 2 4
PROJECT PLANNING TECHNIQUES BQS 405: 45 1 4
STANDARD FORMS OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS BQS 406: 45 2 4
CONSTRUCTION MAINTENANCE BQS 407: 45 1 4
BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING LAW BQS 409: 60 1 4
RESEARCH PROJECT BQS 411: 180 1 4
COMMUNICATION SKILLS CCS 001: 45 1 1
PHILOSOPHY CCS 008: 45 2 1