Bachelor of Quantity Surveying

Description: 

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Quantity Surveying, graduates will be eligible for registration as Candidate Quantity Surveying Technologist with the Namibia Council for Architects and Quantity Surveyors (NCAQS) in terms of Acts 13 of 1979, and Act 11 of 1992.

Admission Requirements: 

The admission of students to the programme is via three routes: General Admission; admission via the Mature Age Entry Scheme; and admission with Advanced Standing or Recognition of Prior Learning, as set out below.

General Admission

Candidates are to be assessed on academic merit only. Candidates apply with their latest Grade 12/NSSC Ordinary Level (NSSCO) and/or NSSC Higher Level (NSSCH) results and/or relevant INSTEM results obtained from NUST. Candidates are required to meet the following minimum academic criteria to be considered:

  • At least 12 points on the NUST evaluation scale for English and Mathematics using a combination of NSSCH and/or NSSCO, provided that no symbol lower than a C on NSSCO will be accepted.
  • A minimum of 18 points on the NUST evaluation scale for any three other subjects out of the following (or their equivalent): Technical Drawing, Physical Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Economics, using a combination of NSSCH and NSSCO, provided that no symbol lower than a C on NSSCO will be accepted.
  • INSTEM results will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis according to NUST regulations.

If the final Grade 12 and/or INSTEM results of candidates, who were selected provisionally, do not meet the minimum requirements, then final admission to the programme will be withheld. The decision of the Selection Committee is final, and no discussion of the results with the candidates will be entertained.

Mature Age Entry Scheme

Admission into the programme may be considered according to the NUST regulations on the Mature Age Entry Scheme as per Part 1 of the NUST Yearbook, General Information and Regulations. Candidates must adhere to regular NUST application deadlines.

In addition to meeting the requirements set out in the NUST regulations, candidates will have to submit a portfolio of relevant work experience with their application, which will be evaluated as per requirements set out by the Department.

Candidates whose portfolio meets the expected requirements, will be invited for an interview with the Selection Committee, including a portfolio review. An advanced Diploma in any of the building trades could be considered favorably by the selection committee. The decision of the Selection Committee is final, and no discussion of the results with the candidates will be entertained.

Admission with Advanced Standing or Recognition of Prior Learning

For candidates who have partially completed an equivalent qualification in Quantity Surveying or any other related building trade at another institution, admission into the programme may be considered according to the NUST regulations on Admission with Advanced Standing (evaluation of credits by volume) or Recognition of Prior Learning (evaluation of credits on a course-by-course basis) as per Part 1 of the NUST Yearbook, General Information and Regulations. Candidates must adhere to regular NUST application deadlines. Candidates must adhere to regular NUST application deadlines.

In addition to meeting the requirements set out in the NUST regulations, candidates will have to submit a portfolio of works of their previous studies with their application, which will be evaluated as per requirements set out by the Department. Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview with the Selection Committee, including a portfolio review. An advanced Diploma in any of the building trades could be considered favorably by the selection committee.

Career Opportunities: 

Career possibilities for graduates completing and leaving the programme at the exit level are bright and diverse as follows: • Graduates can take up careers in a wide range of areas in the built environment industry. Specifically they have opportunities in professional quantity surveying firms as Quantity Surveyor in Training. They may also seek employment in professional firms for construction management, commercial trading, production of construction materials and equipment or specialize as subcontractors in a building project. Furthermore they may seek employment with local and municipal authorities and Government. • Graduates who wish to pursue professional careers as Quantity Surveyors can apply for entry into higher degree programmes in quantity surveying. • In addition, graduates of the programme may join academia to impart knowledge and skill and or be involved in research for development.

Modes of Study: 
Full-time
Duration: 
3 Years
Level of Programme: 
Undergraduate
Course Code: 
07BOQS
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