Diploma of Higher Education in Quantity Surveying


The aim of the Diploma of Higher Education in Quantity Surveying is to provide an education for potential Quantity Surveying graduates, which will develop the qualities of professionalism, competence, clarity of thought and resourcefulness. More specifically the aims are to:

| Provide a basis from which students can enhance and extend their understanding of the profession and industry whilst developing and enhancing necessary technical skills;
| To prepare students for the vocational problems they will encounter in the procurement of buildings;
| To encourage students to approach their academic and subsequent professional careers;
| To enable students to complete a technical role in areas associated with the Quantity Surveying discipline.

The course is delivered by Rushmore in Mauritius through lectures, tutorials and practicals to enable the students to have a greater understanding of the wide-ranging aspects encompassed by the Quantity Surveying profession. The course seeks to encourage students to work closely with the other construction students to enable them to carry these relationships on into their workplaces.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, it is expected that students will be able to:
| Understand the basic principles of law relating to construction and property;
| Understand details of basic construction elements for a domestic/simple building;
| Understand the principles, economic drivers and commercial relationships within the construction industry;
| Develop an understanding of key concepts relating to estimation and measurement of construction;
| Develop the essential study and IT skills required to make a transition to a related degree;
| Establish a core body of knowledge in the discipline, which will lay the foundations for their future studies;
| Understand the need for measurement and how this is applied to construction works;
| Understand construction technologies as they apply to non-domestic buildings including framed structures and major infrastructure initiatives;
| Demonstrate understanding and working knowledge of the systems used to support working practice and apply them to projects within real life scenarios;
| Develop knowledge and skills that can be applied to the management of contract procedures and drafting of contract documents;
| Understand major professional and key issues in quantity surveying and construction law.

Course Structure

YEAR 1 MODULES – Semester 1 (Level Four)
1 Law in the Built Environment
2 Introduction to Construction Measurement and Estimating
3 Introduction to Construction Technology
YEAR 1 MODULES – Semester 2 (Level Four)
1 Built Environment Economics
2 Principles of Measurement
3 Procurement, Tendering and Valuation
YEAR 2 MODULES – Semester 1 (Level Five)
1  Construction Technology
2  Construction Communications and Application
3  Construction Project Management
YEAR 2 MODULES – Semester 2 (Level Five)
1 Measurement
2 Contract Practice
3 Interdisciplinary Practice

Awarding Body: Leeds Beckett University (UK) 

Duration of Study: 2 Years

Entry Requirements: 2 A-Levels or equivalent

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