Diploma in Construction and Quantity Surveying
Construction and Quantity Surveying is primarily centered on construction and the management of the costs and budgets of large projects. From the moment a plan is drawn until a large construction project has been completed, a quantity surveyor is likely to be involved in a legal, technical and financial capacity. The functions of a quantity surveyor are broadly concerned with the control of the cost on construction projects, the management and maintenance of the budget, valuations and any legal matters arising through the course of the project. They are required to make sure that the project remains profitable and efficient.
The job requires a combination of technical, financial and legal knowledge. With a qualification in quantity surveying, the career possibilities include contracting or private quantity surveying, building surveying, construction management or consultancy, accountancy and financial services management or estate management. As a student, you can be a student-member of the professional body such as The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), this organisation plays a leading role in the training and development for the built environment sector.
At this level, you will learn the fundamentals of Construction & Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Mathematics, Cost Estimation & Economics, Green Engineering Design and its application, Workplace Safety and Professions in Context.
Graduates from this course can look forward to a career in Construction industry – drafting contracts and procurement, measurement- recording the progress and valuing the work, Cost Forecasting and Monitoring the profit & Loss of each project.
The curriculum will include recent innovate skills for engaging the more challenging and complex needs in the industry. A focus on working in groups and classroom communication and collaboration are essential to prepare students for the future. In this course you will acquire these skills through industry based projects, case studies and assignments.
A Construction and Quantity Surveying is primarily centered on construction and the management of the costs and budgets of large projects. From the moment, a plan is drawn until a large construction project has been completed, a quantity surveyor is likely to be involved in a legal, technical and financial capacity. The functions of a quantity surveyor are broadly concerned with the control of the cost on construction projects, the management and maintenance of the budget, valuations and any legal matters arising through the course of the project. They are required to make sure that the project remains profitable and efficient.
The course consists of 6 modules:
- Construction & Civil Engineering Technology 1
- Engineering Mathematics
- Cost Estimation and Economics
- Workplace Safety and Health Practice
- Green Engineering Design and Application
- Professions in Context
Construction & Civil Engineering Technology 1
This module requires learners to develop an understanding of the methods and techniques applied in civil engineering structures and the skills needed to solve complex problems associated with civil engineering activities.
This module introduces learners to the methods and techniques used to create civil engineering structures. This module has a strong theoretical underpinning knowledge that learners will develop an appreciation of the technical requirements for substructures and superstructures. Learners will be able to identify the hazards related to built environment and civil engineering activities. Upon understanding the importance of health, safety and welfare legislation, learners will prepare design solutions and produce safety plans for civil engineering works.
This module provides learners with an opportunity to develop skills in using analytical methods and statistics to solve construction and engineering problems.
This module provides learners with an understanding of analytical techniques and the mathematical skills needed to solve construction and engineering problems. This module has been designed to enable learners to use mathematical processes to solve construction, civil engineering and building services engineering problems. It is also intended to provide a basis for further study of the analytical methods and engineering mathematics needed for learners working in civil engineering and building services engineering disciplines.
Cost Estimation and Economics
This module provides learners with an opportunity to understand how wider market forces, government policies and economic activities influence costing for the construction and built environment sector.
This module provides learners with an understanding of how the economic environment affects the construction and built environment sector. This module has been designed to enable learners to discuss, review and explain the implications of economic theories on the construction and built environment sector. Learners will also gain an understanding of government economic activities and its implications for the construction and built environment sector.
This module provides learners with an understanding of how the guiding principles of cost estimation are related to time, risk, rewards. Students will learn the appropriate controls, implementation, budgeting required for the expected outcomes. Learners will understand that Cost estimating provides the framework for cost control through the lifecycle of any initiative. Cost control is making sure the project stays within the budget set during the cost estimating and cost planning processes. The learner will apply the guiding principles which comes in many forms and permutations on cost estimating and cost planning, and the needs to control this scarce resource.
Workplace Safety and Health Practice
This module enables learners to appreciate health, safety and welfare legislation and policies which are put into practice to monitor the effectiveness on health and safety in the built environment. Learners will draft risk assessments to counter health and safety issues in the built environment.
On completion of this module, learners will understand current health, safety and welfare legislation applicable to the construction and built environment sector. Learners will understand the main requirements of an effective health and safety policy and its successful implementation in the workplace.
Learners will be able to identify the hazards around the work place and assess the potential risks involved and implement the most appropriate control measures to prevent or mitigate ill health and injuries on site.
Learners will learn to appreciate the need to review, revise and monitor risk assessments.
Green Engineering Design and Application
This module provides learners with knowledge on engineering design and application for low energy building management system, use of clean and reusable energy, applications on motor driven mechanism such as electric vehicles and other transportations.
Green engineering is value added engineering that considers low energy consumption, recycling and reuse of material resources, processes and sustainability to reduce pollution. Different types of energy resources, their optimal use and innovative substitutes will be considered. The design and application of green engineering will be studied for areas of building management, motor driven machineries and industrial applications. The module gives an understanding on environmentally friendly and efficient mobility and how to provide solutions in future requirements. Students will also learn about uses of environmentally friendly, easily biodegradable fuels and sustainably generated pollutant tested materials. The module will deals with creative ways to handle future energy needs.
Professions in Context
This module provides learners with a prospect to develop the skills needed to devise and implement a project scope, scheme of work, critically analyse and present the project.
This module develops learners’ skills in terms of identifying a realistic problem and the ability to propose a solution to work collectively as a team. This module also facilitates the application of knowledge, understanding and skills developed in other modules to be applied to this project.
This module is designed to bring the learners together into teams so that they can coordinate their individual skills and abilities. The scheme of work should give individual learners an opportunity to take responsibility for their contribution forward the outcome and exhibit their ability to work as a team.
Learners will also develop skills to carry out evaluations of their group project and the ability to present solutions.
Scope of Study
At this level, you will learn the fundamentals of Construction & Civil Engineering Technology 1, Engineering Mathematics, Cost Estimation & Economics, Green Engineering Design and Application. It also covers modules such as workplace safety and Professions in Context.
The curriculum will includes recent innovate skills for engaging the more challenging and complex needs in the industry. A focus on working in groups and classroom communication and collaboration are essential to prepare students for the future. In this course you will acquire these skills through industry based projects, case studies and assignments.
Lectures, case studies, group discussions and demonstrations.
Commencement Dates / Intakes
Intake every 2 months
The course duration
Part-time 12 months
Full-time 10 months
Maximum allowed period for the student to complete the course is 24 months.
Weekdays (twice a week) – 7pm to 10pm
Weekend (only Sunday classes) – 10am to 4pm
Mondays to Fridays (9am to 12pm or 2pm to 5pm)
Course Fees & Brochure
Coursework, Presentation & Examination.
100% assignment for 5 modules.
100% examination for Engineering Mathematics module
Assessment Grading Criteria
HD: > 90%
A: > 80% – 89%
B: > 70% – 79%
C: > 60% – 69%
D: > 50% – 59%
E: > 45% – 49%
F: > 0% – 44%
Expected Examination Results Release Date
Not more than 3 months from the date of Final examination
Diploma in Construction and Quantity Surveying awarded by Coleman College
Pass all required assessments
The Committee for Private Education (CPE) is duly notified of all the teachers by Coleman College. All teachers have the required qualifications and/or experience. Please refer to Our Teachers list in the website for more details.
Average Teacher-Student Ratio is 1:40 for Lectures.
Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subjected to the allowable seating capacity.
Graduate who wish to further their studies in this field may apply for Higher Diploma in Quantity Surveying awarded by Coleman Colege.
Minimum 21 years of age and above
GCE ‘O’ level with 3 subjects passes. English plus any other 2 subjects or; Higher NITEC or equivalent foreign qualification with at least 1 year of working experience.
Matured students: At least 30 years old with at least 8 years of working experience will be considered on an individual basis.
IELTS 5.5 or equivalent