Diploma 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 Diploma in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management at A’Sharqiyah University will equip students with the skills to work as Quantity Surveying Technicians and support professionals 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 and Major requirements.
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.
Students seeking admission to this program must fulfill the following minimum entry requirements: a. The student should have successfully passed the courses of all subjects of the general education diploma or its equivalence. b. The student should achieve the standards set for the subjects of the General Foundation Program. c. The student should have passed the following subjects to qualify for enrollment in the College of Engineering: Pure Mathematics and Physics. d. The student must be medically fit.
91.8 OMR/Credit hour - Total: 6,517.8 OMR
There will always be great demand for qualified and experienced quantity surveying technicians to support implementation of important construction projects. Technician graduates from this program will find employment opportunities in a range of organizations including quantity surveying consultancies, property development companies, the oil and gas sector, construction companies, specialist sub-contractors, central and local government departments, specialist tax consultants, management consulting firms, civil and heavy construction companies, and house building companies, etc. Graduates from this course can also pursue further studies improve their academic qualifications by doing a Bachelor’s degree.
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.