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Quantity Surveying

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Quantity Surveying is a 3 years Diploma examined by KNEC.

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About Quantity Surveying


Quantity Surveyors play an increasingly critical role in all building projects within the construction industry. As the Building and construction sector grows, the need for skilled quantity surveyors to meet quality construction works standards is growing.

Using their experience and extensive knowledge of the construction process, quantity surveyors are responsible for all procurement activities as well as the monitoring and controlling of construction-related costs of different types of building projects.

Quantity Surveyors work closely with other professionals such as the Architects and Engineers to successfully deliver building projects that meet the cost and quality objectives of their clients.

This KNEC Diploma in Quantity Surveying is a 3-year full-time programme comprising diploma core competency courses, measurement and contracts courses, business and management courses, information technology courses and life skills courses.

The aim of this programme is to produce an expert in cost management for both building and civil engineering construction works, well equipped with state-of-the-art skills for excellent cost planning and control, in the position of Quantity Surveyor in the projects.

Entry requirements for Quantity Surveying


  • KCSE mean grade C- (minus)

Institutions offering Quantity Surveying


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Eldoret Technical Training Institute

Private College Soy

Eldoret Technical Training Institute (ETTI) is a modern and dynamic educational institution with strong traditions in both higher and vocational education. (ETTI), prepares students for successful careers, responsible...

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Kenya Institute of Professional Studies

Private College Starehe

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (KIPS TECHNICAL COLLEGE) is a premier Tertiary Institution established and mandated to operate as an Educational Training Institute by TIVET authority under the...

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The Nyeri National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Nyeri Town

The Nyeri National Polytechnic was a middle-level national Technical Learning Institute established under the Ministry of Science and Technology offering a variety of courses to K.C.S.E graduates at...

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Rift Valley Technical Training Institute

Public College Soy

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI) is committed to providing quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) that is innovative, competency oriented and research based that shall...

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Kenya Technical Training College

Public College Westlands

The Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC) is a Government Institution under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. KTTC was established with the primary objective of training...

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The Kabete National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Dagoretti South

The Kabete National Polytechnic is a national university offering technical training in Kenya.The Kabete technical is located on Waiyaki Way near Uthiru market in Kiambu County.Kabete national polytechnic...

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Kipkabus Technical Training Institute

Public College Soy

Kipkabus Technical and Vocational College was duly opened and accredited to operate as a Technical and Vocational College in January 2018.In the same month Kipkabus Technical and Vocational...

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Nairobi Institute of Technology

Private College Westlands

The Nairobi Institute of Technology (N.I.T) is a privately owned and managed mid-level educational institution. It was established in 1997 and registered under section 5(2) education act Cap...

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Railway Training Institute

Public College Likoni

Railways Training Institute, RTI is an institution that exists to provide practical and quality training in transport and logistics responsive to a dynamic market environment through research and...

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Nakuru Teachers Training College

Private College Rongai

Nakuru Teachers Training College opened its gates in 2004 with the sole aim of training young Kenyans and those from outside as Primary school Teachers. The Director Mr...

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Objectives of Quantity Surveying


The Diploma in Quantity Surveying aims to provide students with a strong foundation in construction technologies and processes as well as train them in important areas such as contractual laws and administration, quality management systems, and Building Information Modelling.

This quantity surveying diploma program aims to equip students with the following capabilities and attributes:

  • Knowledge of building technology and various methods of construction;
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications;
  • Ability to perform accurate quantity taking off and compile Bills of Quantities;
  • Knowledge on various forms of Conditions of Contract;
  • Basic knowledge on law with emphasis on building law;
  • Soft skills to develop good Emotional Quotient (EQ) in managing relationship;
  • Training to inculcate professionalism and good work ethics; and Basic knowledge in computer drafting and Building Information Modeling.

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