Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Full Time)

Provided by BCA Academy, Building and Construction Authority

Course introduction


Quantity Surveyors play an increasingly critical role in all building projects within the construction industry. Using their experience and extensive knowledge of the construction process, they are responsible for all procurement activities as well as the monitoring and controlling of construction-related costs of different types of building projects. Quantity Surveyors work closely with other professionals such as the Architects and Engineers to successfully deliver building projects that meet the cost and quality objectives of their clients.

To meet the increasing demand for more Quantity Surveyors in the construction industry, BCA Academy will launch a new Diploma in Quantity Surveying in April 2013 to train more qualified professionals in this building discipline. This Diploma in Quantity Surveying will provide students with a strong foundation in construction technologies and processes as well as train them in important areas such as contractual laws and administration, quality management systems and Building Information Modeling, etc. The students will also be required to undergo a 12-week industry attachment at the end of the diploma programme in order to gain valuable work experience to prepare them to begin their Quantity Surveying Careers.

Programme Objectives

The diploma in Quantity Surveying is a 3-year full-time programme comprising diploma core competency courses, measurement and contracts courses, business and management courses, information technology courses and life skills courses. It aims to equip students with the following capabilities and attributes:
  • Knowledge on building technology and various methods of construction;
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications;
  • Ability to perform accurate quantity taking off and compile Bills of Quantities;
  • Knowledge on various forms of Conditions of Contract;
  • Basic knowledge on law with emphasis on building law;
  • Soft skills to develop good Emotional Quotient (EQ) in managing relationship;
  • Training to inculcate professionalism and good work ethics; and Basic knowledge in computer drafting and Building Information Modeling.

Career Prospects

Upon graduation, graduates of this diploma can look forward to rewarding career opportunities like Quantity Surveyor, Project Coordinator in Building Information Modeling, Site Superivsor, Project Manager.

Entry Requirements

3 GCE 'O' Levels
a) English Language (EL1) - Grade 1 to 7;
b) Mathematics - Grade 1 to 6; and
c) Any relevant subject - Grade 1 to 6; or
ITE Higher NITEC or GCE 'N' Levels with NITEC with a minimum GPA of 2.75 in a relevant discipline

Students who have attempted GCE 'O' Levels but do not meet the specified grade in English or Mathematics may apply to BCA Academy to take an English or Mathematics test for the Academy to assess their eligibility for enrolment.

Candidates with other academic qualifications and related experiences may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

All new intake students are required to own a notebook with the following recommended specification and software:
  • Intel Core Processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 64-bit Windows Operating System
  • Microsoft Office
  • Anti-virus software

Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants: