The Bachelor of Quantity Surveying Honors degree is aimed at providing students with broad and systematic knowledge and skills in the field using the principles, theories and methodologies of the profession with the intention of exposing students’ capabilities that enable them to provide advice on all aspects of the construction process and managerial skills.
This Honours degree programme serves as an attaining essential requirement for professional registration aimed at producing quantity surveying graduates who are capable and demonstrate an understanding of discharging their roles competently, professionally and ethically in a competitive global environment. The skills obtained allow students to practice advanced professional or technical competencies related to quantity surveying professional practice in the construction industry and property development projects
On successful completion of the Bachelor of Quantity Surveying Honours, graduates will be eligible for registration as Quantity Surveyor In-Training with the Namibia Council for Architects and Quantity Surveyors (NCAQS) in terms of Acts 13 of 1979, and Act 11 of 1992.
Applicants holding a Bachelor of Quantity Surveying Degree, obtained from the Namibia University of Science and Technology or any other recognized Tertiary Education Institution, at NQF Level 7 worth a minimum of 360 credits, or equivalent pre-NQF 3-year qualifications, are eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Quantity Surveying Honours programme.
- A candidate must obtain a minimum average mark of 60% for third-year courses, excluding institutional courses.
- Candidates who do not meet these requirements are advised to gain a minimum of one (1) year work experience in a quantity surveying consultant firm or an equivalent construction related firm in order to develop a portfolio of works, with which they are urged to re-apply in the next available academic year.
Graduates completing and leaving the programme at the exit level are bright and diverse as follows:
- Senior level in a variety of areas in the built environment industry. These opportunities may arise in professional quantity surveying practice firms, contracting firms, commercial trading, construction material hardware shops, Regional Councils, municipal authorities, state enterprises and government ministries.
- Junior Lecturers in academia to impart knowledge and skill and or be involved in research for development.