University Of Cape Town Quantity Surveying
University Of Cape Town Quantity Surveying, 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.
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
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements
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.
The fees for 2019 reflected below may be subject to change.
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