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Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyors are mainly responsible for working out the cost of a new building, calculating the materials and labour used, preparing the legal documents and controlling all costs while it is being built.


Available Qualifications:

 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • The minimum admission requirement is the Diploma: Building of 360 NQF credits or a qualification deemed equivalent by the department and approved by the Faculty Management Committee (FMC).
  • It is further expected of students to comply with the following requirements before being allowed entry to the qualification: 
    • a weighted average of 60% in the final year of study in the diploma;
    • the student must obtain at least 60% for the core module (Construction Management) in the final year of study in the diploma for entry into the Advanced Diploma programme.
  • Alternatively:
    • Students obtaining (55% - 59%) in either of the above criteria must submit a detailed breakdown (as per Annexure A – available on the NMMU website) of two years’ proven post-diploma experience, under the auspices of a mentor professionally registered with either the SACPCMP, SACQSP, or a relevant Built Environment Professional Body), as well as periods of employment, certified by the relevant company.
 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for diploma entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics or Technical Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Point Score of 330.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 45% for Mathematics or Technical Mathematics.
  • As a limited number of students can be admitted, admission is subject to selection based on academic merit. The selection is undertaken by the Department of Building and Quantity Surveying.
     

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Senior Certificate with minimum pass mark of SG=E in Mathematics OR
  • National Certificate (N3) with at least 4 subjects, 2 of which are languages at Grade 12 level.
  • Learners must score at least 26 points on the university's SPS rating scale. 
  • Admission is subject to departmental selection.
  • Science is not a prerequisite, but will be an advantage to applicants. Woodwork and Technical Drawing will also be beneficial.

 

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Admission Points Score of 36.
  • Minimum NSC requirements for degree entry must be met.
  • English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least level 3 (40-49%).
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) for Mathematics.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 26 and 35 may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.
  • Admission is subject to departmental selection.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Matriculation exemption and passes in Mathematics (minimum SG=C or HG=E).
  • Candidates may be required to pass an entrance examination.
  • Learners must score at least 34 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.
  • Admission is subject to departmental selection.
  • Applicants who do not meet the requirements for direct admission, and who have an SPS of 18 or higher, may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for degree entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 370.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 55% for Mathematics.
  • Admission is subject to Departmental selection. 

 

 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Economics or a qualification deemed equivalent and approved by Senate, and
  • A weighted average of at least 60% for major modules at third year level.

Please note: Places are limited and all applicants are subject to selection based on academic performance.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be in possession of one the following minimum qualifications in order to qualify for admission:

  • a Bachelor of Science Honours qualification in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management;
  • a Master of Architecture (Professional) qualification;
  • a four-year Bachelor's qualification in a building discipline;
  • a Bachelor of Technology qualification in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or Architecture obtained from a technikon or technical university, together with a minimum of five years of relevant working experience;
  • a professional diploma in Quantity Surveying (RQS or ARICS), Construction Management or Architecture, together with a minimum of seven years' relevant working experience.
  • All students shall be subject to a selection process as laid down by the department and approved at the Faculty Management Committee, if completing an entrance essay.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be in possession of one the following minimum qualifications in order to qualify for admission:

  • a Bachelor of Science Honours qualification in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management;
  • a Master of Architecture (Professional) qualification;
  • a four-year Bachelor's qualification in a building discipline;
  • a Bachelor of Technology qualification in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or Architecture obtained from a technikon or technical university, together with a minimum of five years of relevant working experience;
  • a professional diploma in Quantity Surveying (RQS or ARICS), Construction Management or Architecture, together with a minimum of seven years' relevant working experience.
  • All students shall be subject to a selection process as laid down by the department and approved at the Faculty Management Committee, if completing an entrance essay.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be in possession of one the following minimum qualifications in order to qualify for admission:

  • a Bachelor of Science Honours qualification in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management;
  • a Master of Architecture (Professional) qualification;
  • a four-year Bachelor's qualification in a building discipline;
  • a Bachelor of Technology qualification in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or Architecture obtained from a technikon or technical university, together with a minimum of five years of relevant working experience;
  • a professional diploma in Quantity Surveying (RQS or ARICS), Construction Management or Architecture, together with a minimum of seven years' relevant working experience.
  • All students shall be subject to a selection process as laid down by the department and approved at the Faculty Management Committee, if completing an entrance essay.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be in possession of one the following minimum qualifications in order to qualify for admission:

  • a Bachelor of Science Honours qualification in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management;
  • a Master of Architecture (Professional) qualification;
  • a four-year Bachelor's qualification in a building discipline;
  • a Bachelor of Technology qualification in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or Architecture obtained from a technikon or technical university, together with a minimum of five years of relevant working experience;
  • a professional diploma in Quantity Surveying (RQS or ARICS), Construction Management or Architecture, together with a minimum of seven years' relevant working experience.
  • All students shall be subject to a selection process as laid down by the department and approved at the Faculty Management Committee, if completing an entrance essay.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates shall be admitted to the study for the qualification of Doctor of Philosophy in Construction Economics only if they hold the qualification of Bachelor of Science Honours in Quantity Surveying with seven years’ appropriate postgraduate practical experience, or if they hold the qualification of Master of Science in Construction Economics, or if they hold a Master’s qualification in a related discipline.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates shall be admitted to the study for the qualification of Doctor of Philosophy in Construction Economics only if they hold the qualification of Bachelor of Science Honours in Quantity Surveying with seven years’ appropriate postgraduate practical experience, or if they hold the qualification of Master of Science in Construction Economics, or if they hold a Master’s qualification in a related discipline.