Diploma of Science in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management
Quantity surveyors play an integral role in the construction industry. They are responsible for the management of costs of buildings and infrastructure from the early stages of a project including feasibility studies, design planning, construction, operations and maintenance. They are responsible for making sure that projects meet legal and quality standards and that commercial risks are allocated and managed effectively. They have overall responsibility of ensuring that client organizations get value for money in building and infrastructure development. Alternative job titles for quantity surveyors in the construction industry include: “cost consultant”, “cost manager”, “cost engineer, and “commercial manager”. The proposed BSc in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management at A’Sharqiyah University will equip students with the skills involved in design economics, procurement methods, cost planning and estimating, life cycle costing, measurement, quantification and valuation of construction work and contracts management.
The taught elements of the program comprise an integrated package of University requirements, College requirements, Major requirements and Technical elective courses. All students must also complete an eight-week internship training course in addition to the taught courses of the program.
Full time degree students can complete the program in 9 semesters (four and half years) on achieving 127 credit hours of study. Diploma students may complete the program in 5 semesters (two and half years) on achieving 71 credit hours of study.
Special Part-Time or Evening Study.
Students may complete the program through special part-time attendance or by evening study. Further information is available from the contact below.
A’Sharqiyah University (ASU) is a private institution of higher education located in the north of the A’Sharqiyah region of the Sultanate of Oman. It is located in Ibra 150 km from Muscat, the capital. It was established in 2009 by Ministerial Decision (78/2009) issued by the Ministry of Higher Education.