Bachelor Science in Quantity Surveying (Quantity Surveying) Course at Botswana College of Engineering and Technology (BCET)

Bachelor Science in Quantity Surveying (Quantity Surveying) Course at Botswana College of Engineering and Technology (BCET)

What is Quantity Surveying?

A quantity surveyor is a construction industry professional with expert knowledge on construction costs and contracts. Qualified professional quantity surveyors are known as Chartered Surveyors in the UK and Certified Quantity Surveyors in Australia and other countries. 

Programme Type : Full Time

Faculty : The Built Environment, Arts and Science

Entry requirements : 5 credits

Department : Landscape Architecture and Quantity Surveying

Programme Duration : 4.5 Years


Objectives : 

Quantity Surveyors operate in all sectors of the business environment and primarily focus on financial management of construction projects. This QS qualification curriculum is designed to cover a whole range of skills and knowledge that modern quantity surveyors require to perform their work efficiently and effectively. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Quantity Surveying aims to equip student with specialised skills and techniques which enable them to provide independent, objective, accurate and reliable capital and operating cost assessment for investment funding, project administration and control. The programme is designed to enable students to have skills of quantity surveying in commercial management of construction, quantification & costing of construction works, procurement & tendering, construction technology. 

Career Objectives : 

Graduate of this programme are expected to gain employment in the public sector, consulting quantity surveying firms, construction companies and other players in the construction industry as well as self-employment. They can work in areas of:

  • Building and engineering
  • Construction cost modeling
  • Quantity surveying
  • Project management
  • Property development

Entry Requirements :

  1. Applicants must have obtained at least five (5) credits at Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (or its equivalent) including mathematics and physics plus a pass in English Language. OR
  2. Candidates must have completed a relevant Diploma in Quantity Surveying or its equivalent.OR
  3. Special Entry:Candidates who do not have the minimum academic qualifications stated above, but have five years relevant work experience in a related field, will be considered upon satisfying the requirements of the Academic Affairs Board that might include an entrance interview.

Programme Structure :

  • The Degree programme will run over duration of 48 months (4 years) for full-time learners and sixty months (5 years) for part-time learners.

Assessment : 
Students will be assessed on the basis of the following:

  • Coursework
  • Mid-term examinations
  • Work-place Attachment
  • Final examinations

Lectures : 
Lectures are held as follows:

  • Full-time: 8.00- 17.00 Monday to Friday
  • Part-time: 17.30-20.00 Monday to Friday