Quantity Surveying Technology

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03 Years - Full Time
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QST

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INTRODUCTION

A quantity Surveyor manages, all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. Surveyors seek to minimize the costs of the project and enhance value for money, while achieving the required standards and quality. A professional Quantity Surveyor has a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of construction and construction methods, as well as the laws relating to construction projects and accounting order to provide cost and financial advice.

NVQ Level 6 Higher National Diploma in Quantity Surveying Technology

Foundation Course

DM01 – Occupational Safety & health
DM02 – Basic engineering drawings
DM05 – Basic Plumbing practices
DM06 – Basic Masonry practices
DM07 – Basic Electrical practices
LS – Land Surveying
ICT – Information and Communication Technology

Semester I

Module

Learning Outcomes

F45C008M01 – Mathematical concepts in Quantity Surveying On completion of this module, the learner will be able to;
• use relevant mathematical concepts in quantity surveying related applications
• Perform calculations in engineering applications.
• Draw, analyse and interpret charts and graphs related to quantity surveying.
• apply statistical concept in problem solving
F45C008M02 – Measurement- I After completion of this module the learner will be able to:
• Measure Various Items in accordance with the rules and regulations in Trade Sections stipulated as per standard methods of measurements.
F45C008M03 – Construction Technology- I On completion of this module the learner will be able to:
• describe issues in respect of site investigation, site organisation and
• The selection of construction equipment.
• describe the construction methods of building
• explain the Building construction works with relevant standards and
• specifications
F45C008M04 – Quantity Surveying Practice-I After completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
• understand & describe role, duties and responsibilities of Quantity Surveyor
F45C008M05 – Drawings practice for Quantity Surveying On completion of this module the learner will be able to:
• interpret information from construction design of building services
• prepare shop drawings and as built drawings
• apply computer aided designing for building construction and services
• interpret information from necessary drawings related to quantity surveying process
F45C008M06 – Financial Accounting On completion of this module the learner will be able to understand:
• basic accounting principles related to construction Industry
• stores/Stock Controlling
• discounted Cash flow
• profit and Loss accounts, balance sheets
• financial ratios and comparison
• investment appraisal techniques
• prepare and analyse budgets
• financial reporting
F45C008M07 – General Economics On completion of this module the learner will be able to understand;
• What is Economics and its Concepts related to Construction Industry.
• the elementary theory of Demand and Supply
• elasticity of Demand and Supply
• types of Market Structures
• factors of production and the theory of Diminishing Marginal Returns on factors of production
• construction Industry by its activities
• stake holders of Construction Industry
• construction Industry and National Economy
• public Private Partnerships (PPP)

Semester II

Module

Learning Outcomes

F45C008M08 – Law-I On completion of this Module the learner will be able to:
• Understand the legal system in Sri Lanka and foreign influence on it.
• Acquire a thorough understanding of the Law of Contract and Law of Tort.
• Use the knowledge of Contract and Tort Law in understanding terms and conditions of standard form contracts (SBD, FIDIC etc.)
• describe the importance of law to individuals in the construction industry
• Explain the sources of law and their composition.
• Understand the different areas of law.
• Understand the Courts Structure in Sri Lanka.
F45C008M09 – Contract Administration -I  (Pre- Contract Practice) After completion of this module the learner will be able to:
• Identify and review Employer’s / Client’s priorities in terms of Cost, Quality and Time.
• Understand and select procurement strategies with regard to Employer’s / Client’s priorities.
• Understand and select payment methods for above procurement strategies with regard to Employer’s / Client’s priorities.
• understand Standard Bidding documents , ICTAD and FIDIC Red book
• Carryout QS tasks that have to be performed in each and every sub-stage of pre-contract stage.
• Understand the contractual provisions in Client and Consultant Services Agreement.
F45C008M10 – Material Technology On completion of this module the learner should be able to;
• Identify appropriate building materials according to the requirements.
• Use the knowledge gained for taking decisions regarding materials selection, their cost etc.
• identify issues and methods related to building maintenance
F45C008M11 – Estimating & Tendering At the end of this module, the learner should be able to;
• organize the activities related to pricing of a bid
F45C008M05 – Drawings practice for Quantity Surveying On completion of this module the learner will be able to:
• interpret information from construction design of building services
• prepare shop drawings and as built drawings
• apply computer aided designing for building construction and services
• interpret information from necessary drawings related to quantity surveying process
F45C008M12 – Quantity Surveying Practice-II On completion of this module the learner will be able to;
• practice Traditional Pre contract duties

On the Job Training (OJT) - 06 Months

1. Six (6) Months training supervised by National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) and University college of Matara

2. Award of National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Recognition of Certificate NVQ Framework <http://www.naita.gov.lk/index.php/en/for-trainees/national-vocational-qualification-rpl–nvq.html>

Semester III

Module

Learning Outcomes

F45C008M13 – Measurement – II On completion of this module the learner will be able to:
• Measure various trade sections in accordance with rules and regulations of Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurements.
F45C008M14 – Quantity Surveying Practice-III On completion of this module the learner will be able to:
• Practice traditional post contract duties.
F45C008M15 – Contract Administration-II (Post Contract Administration) After completion of this module the learner will be able to:
• Understand the contractual provisions of Employer/Contractor Construction Contract Agreement.
• Understand the usage of construction program in relation to administering the Contract.
• process interim payments under the relevant forms of contract
• evaluate variations, price fluctuations and other claims
• prepare Final Accounts
• understand dispute resolution methods
• Close out contracts successfully.
• Manage sub-contractors and material suppliers.
F45C008M16 – Construction Technology -II At the end of this module, the learner should be able to;
• Explain building services
• Analyse the existing practices used in provision of building services
• Identify the method of construction for measurements and for pricing.
F45C008M17 – Construction Economics At the end of this module, the learner should be able to:
• examine the processes and procedures for cost planning in construction projects
• understand the effects of design decisions on total building costs
• apply concepts of environmental economics, value management etc. in quantity surveying work

Semester IV

Module

Learning Outcomes

F45C008M18 – Quantity Surveying Practice-IV On completion of this module the learner will be able to;
• Practice Modern Quantity Surveying duties and describe the possible future roles of Quantity Surveyor.
F45C008M19 – Law – II At the end of this module, the students should be able to
• Demonstrate an understanding the application of principles learnt in Law applicable to construction.
• Describe the liabilities and responsibilities of parties to a contract.
• Apply the relevant legal principles and requirements when undertaking a construction project
F45C008M15 – Contract Administration-II (Post Contract Administration) After completion of this module the learner will be able to:
• Understand the contractual provisions of Employer/Contractor Construction Contract Agreement.
• Understand the usage of construction program in relation to administering the Contract.
• process interim payments under the relevant forms of contract
• evaluate variations, price fluctuations and other claims
• prepare Final Accounts
• understand dispute resolution methods
• Close out contracts successfully.
• Manage sub-contractors and material suppliers.
F45C008M20 – Construction Technology III (Civil Engineering works) On completion of this module the student will be able to:
• Acquire sound knowledge on the functions, functional requirements, design constraints & construction methods of civil engineering structures.
• understand the overall sustainability (Environmental, social & economical) of civil engineering construction
• Understand the essentials of civil engineering technology which can be used in related quantity surveying practices.
F45C008M21 – Computer Aided Quantity Surveying At the end of this module, the learner should be able to;
• Understand the computer usage in Quantity surveying in relation to construction projects
• Apply computer software for Measuring, abstracting, billing, Tendering &Estimating, Cash flow, bar charts, claims etc. and other project management activities of the projects.
• Provide cost input for Building Information Module(BIM)
F45C008M22 – Project work (Intergration of all Modules) On completion of this module the learner will be able to;
• effectively apply the theories, concepts, methodologies and procedures learnt in theory in any given practical scenario

In addition to the main course modules students are trained for Language skill and employability modules as follows,

Module

Learning Outcomes

English Furthermore in every semester they will have a chance to learn English Language.
EMPM-01 – Work place information management On completion of this module the learner will be able to;
• explain the importance of ICT tools in promoting the productivity of the organization
• Describes the purpose of establishing ICT tools and strategies in enhancing the performance at workplace.
• Apply Information skills to enhance the productivity of the organization.
EMPM-02 – Workplace Communications Management On completion of this module the learner will be able to;
• Identify the essential components of an efficient communication system
• Identify and overcome barriers to effective communication.
• Use all channels of communication equally well.
• Use common computer applications to collect, analyse and maintain essential data and information required to perform and enhance day to day activities of the organization.
• Contributes to the overall growth and productivity development of the organization
EMPM-03 – Plan Work to be Performed at Workplace On completion of this module the learner will be able to;
• Prepare a work schedule for a given work situation
• Determine work priorities as per predetermined criteria such as goals, targets and organizational requirements
• Develop a plan (process) to complete work to be done in a given situation
• Assess competencies of individual workers before assigning work.
EMPM-04- Problem Solving and Decision Making The student shall be able to
• Analyze a situation and accurately identify a problem
• Assess the impact of a problem
• Apply systematic procedure and process of solving a problem
• Follow a standard approach to foresee likely problems
• Follow an acceptable decision making process
EMPM-05 – Teamwork and Leadership At the end of this module, the learner should be able to
• Define objectives and functions of teams to develop team plans towards achieving corporate goals of the organization.
• Identify the important aspects of motivating individuals/teams and enhancing co-operation and commitment.
• Demonstrate an understanding of analysing ideas and information through discussion and making informed decisions.
• Manage and develop team performance by applying appropriate techniques and methods.
• Apply understanding of roles of team leadership and membership to build trust and confidence.
• Encourage members in the team to take initiative and make innovations
EMPM-06 – Creating& maintaining a learning culture at workplace On completion of this module the learner will be able to
• inform management about training requirements of workers
• arrange /Conduct training programs
• demonstrate the use of new equipment and methods

On the Job Training (OJT) - 03 Months

Three (3) Months supervised University college of Matara but student able to join as permanent employee for those places

Job Opportunity

Quantity Surveyor manages all costs relating to Construction projects while enhancing value for money with required quality
Junior QS, Quantity Surveyor, construction manager, Technical officer etc.…

Career Path

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Entry Qualifications :

G.C.E. (A/L)

Pass in Science (Mathematics or Biology) or Engineering Technology stream

OR

NVQ Level 04 or equivalent in Quantity Surveying or any other relevant qualification accepted by Board of studies of university college of Matara

Age Limit : Below 29 Years