Quantity Surveying Diploma


Diploma 3 years


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.


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.

Entry requirements

  • KCSE mean grade C- (minus)

Colleges offering Quantity Surveying Diploma course

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies
Private College
Nairobi County
Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
Private College
Nairobi County
Nakuru Teachers Training College
Private College
Nairobi County

Entry requirements

  • KCSE mean grade C- (minus)

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