CUT | Bachelor of Construction: Quantity Surveying Course

CUT | Bachelor of Construction: Quantity Surveying Course

Qualification & Code


  • Campus


  • Duration of Programme

3 Years

  • Enrolment Option(s)

Semester 1

  • SAQA Credits


  • NQF Level


  • Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification

  • Selection and/ or interview


Additional Admission Requirements 

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before:

Candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before must have obtained at least a minimum of 50% on Standard Grade or 40% on Higher Grade in Mathematics, or Candidates who matriculated from 2008 onwards must have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum score of 32 or more points on the CUT scoring scale in the Grade 12 examination and must have obtained at least a minimum of 60-69% in English and Mathematics, and Physical Science.

For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:

The minimum entry requirement is the Senior Certificate (before 2008); National    Senior Certificate or the National Certificate (Vocational) (from 2008) with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement, as defined in the Government Gazette, Vol. 751, No 32131 of 11 July 2008, and in the Government Gazette, Vol. 533, No. 32743, November 2009. Alternatively, a Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements. English, Mathematics, and Physical Science are required at minimum NQF level 4.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities for graduates of the programme exist in built environment. These include building construction, building maintenance, building restoration and asset management. Graduates may become part of a design or development team, be self-employed or act as consultants to the construction industry. Graduates may choose varying and challenging careers across a range of sectors including:

  • Quantity surveying consultancies.
  • Construction and specialist trade companies.
  • Design and build companies.
  • Buildings renovation and restoration companies.
  • Property developers and consortia.
  • Local authorities and regulatory bodies.
  • National departments and implementing agencies.
  • State Owned Enterprises.
  • Property management companies.

1ST YEAR                                               INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS


English and Communication Studies
Digital Literacy

CMT10BE                                                              Construction Mathematics

CQS10BE                                                                     Quantity Surveying 1

COM10BE                                                               Construction Management 1

RCM10BE                                                    Residential Construction Methods

UDS10BE                                                Urban Development and Sustainability

CMR10BE                                                            Construction Materials

DCO10BE                                                             Design and Construction

2ND YEAR                                               INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

CBS20BE                                                                 Building Services

CDL20BE                                                 Construction and Development Law

UDE20BE                                                       Urban Development Economics

CCM20BE                                                 Commercial Construction Methods

COM20BE                                                    Construction Management 2

CCA20BE                                                          Contract Administration

CSC20BE                                                         Structures and Concrete

PPA20BE                                            Project Planning and Administration

1ST YEAR                                               INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

COA30BE                                                      Construction Accounting

COM30BE                                              Construction Management 3

MMC30BE                                               Modern Methods of Construction

CSS30BE                                                      Construction Surveying

WIL30BE                                             Work-integrated learning (WIL)

CPP30BE                                          Construction Practice Project

PAE30BE                                              Price Analysis and Estimating