Our vision is to be the first choice provider of professional career orientated education in Quantity Surveying.


We are a people centered department offering national and internationally recognised academic programmes. We deliver sought after graduates and provide innovative solutions and services to the built environment and the community.


What is a 'Quantity Surveyor'?

Quantity Surveyors control the ‘money’ for their clients in construction projects – they are experts in dealing with all financial matters related to a building project, from start to finish. They are mainly responsible for estimating the cost of a new building, calculating the materials and labour used in a building, preparing tender and other legal documents, estimate the value of work done at various stages of the contract, i.e. controlling all costs while a building is being built. They often get involved in other aspects of construction as well and in other industries such as insurance, banking, law, property development, etc. (Quantity Surveying is not the same as Land Surveying).


The Short Learning Programme focus and aims to provide knowledge relating to construction financial matters. This four day course will cover the following content at an introductory level:

  • Develop an understanding of a Building Agreement
  • Basic concepts of pricing techniques and methods
  • Pricing of selected trades / building items (unit rates)
  • Escalation
  • Payment certificates
  • Final accounts


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Contact Us
Mr Roy Cumberlege
Head of Department
Tel: +27 41 504 3020

Ms Louise Engelbrecht
Administrative Professional
Tel: +27 41 504 2669