The Bachelor of Quantity Surveying degree programme at the University of Nairobi aims at equipping students with specialised skills and techniques which enable them to provide independent, objective, accurate and reliable capital / operating cost assessments for investment funding, project administration and control.
Students are taught how to analyse investments and project developments for the guidance of owners, financiers and contractors.
The Bachelor of Quantity Surveying degree course at the University of Nairobi will produce graduates who help to improve the efficiency of the building construction process.
The Bachelor of Quantity Surveying degree course at the University of Nairobi prepares students for careers in the construction industry in the areas of building and engineering construction cost modelling, construction cost consultancy and quantity surveying, project management, and dispute resolution among others.
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying graduates will get employment in government ministries, consulting quantity surveying firms, construction companies, local authorities, parastatals, financial institutions, insurance companies, and other players in the construction industry as well as in self-employment.
The Bachelor of Quantity Surveying degree programme at the University of Nairobi provides students with sound theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enable them think analytically and conceptually in finding solutions to issues of costs in building and civil engineering construction.
The Bachelor of Quantity Surveying degree programme at the University of Nairobi is developed around a combination of subject groups such as:
KACE (A level) Applicants or Equivalent: Two principal passes with a minimum principal 'D' pass in either Mathematics or Physics and in any one of the following subjects: Economics, Geography, and Chemistry and a credit pass in the English language at the KCE level or equivalent
Diploma Holders: A minimum KCE Division II or mean grade C in KCSE in addition to a credit pass or equivalent of the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Diploma or its equivalent in: Building Construction, Architectural Studies, Civil Engineering and Applied Physical Sciences.
Degree Holders A holder of a University degree or its equivalent from a recognised University in the following areas: Architecture, Engineering, Design, Economics, Commerce, Land Economics, Planning or any other relevant degree.
Candidates are expected to take a minimum load of 6 units and a maximum load of 9 units each semester.
The research project is equivalent to 4 course units.
The Bachelor of Quantity Surveying degree course at the University of Nairobi is delivered through an appropriate mixture of lectures, studio project, and small working groups dealing with relevant case studies and exercises, academic field study trips as well as seminars.
The Bachelor of Quantity Surveying degree course at the University of Nairobi is assessed through formal written examinations and continuous assessment tests.
Formal written examination are administered as per the prescribed University of Nairobi and faculty examination regulations.
Physical Environment, Descriptive Statistics, Introduction to Microeconomics, Introduction to Mathematics for Economists, Building technology, Applied Mathematics, Introduction to Law, Building Services I, Communication skills.
Building Services II, Inferential Statistics, Introduction to Macroeconomics, African Economic problems, Building Technology II, theory of structures I, Law of Contract, Intro to Elements of Philosophy, HIV/AIDS
Introduction to Land Surveying, Microeconomic Theory, Building Services III, Building Finishes and Fixtures, Law of Torts, Theory of Structures II, Principles of Measurements and Description of Building Works I, Urban and Regional Planning.
Commercial Law, Physical Environment in Building Design, Macroeconomic theory Construction Materials, Principles of Structural Design, Principles of Measurements and Description of Building Works II, Management I, Computing I, Environmental Management and Conservation in Construction.
Computing, Management II, Principals of Measurements and Description of Building Works III, construction Economics I, Advanced Construction Technology I, Property Law, Reinforced Concrete structure design, Entrepreneurship
Organisational Theory, Principles of Measurements and Description of Building works IV,
Housing Economics and Investment Appraisal Techniques, Construction Project Management, Advanced Construction Technology II, Costing for Building and Civil Engineering works, Civil Engineering Technology, Research Methods and Technology.
Civil engineering Measurement and Descriptive Works, Construction Economics II, Project Planning Techniques, Construction Maintenance, Building and Civil Engineering Law, Research Project
Quantity surveying Practice and Procedure, Cost Planning and Cost Control, Construction Plant and Equipment, Standard forms of Construction Contracts.