CPUT BTech: Quantity Surveying Course and Fees

Course Information and Fees


BTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae)

The course prepares students for middle and top management employment in the construction, property development and allied industries, as well as financial institutions and government departments.The quantity surveyor is the cost and financial specialist of the construction industry. The work is varied, but mainly comprises the following:

  • Estimating the cost of and assisting with determining the feasibility of projects
  • Preparing documentation for competitive tendering
  • Tendering and negotiating for contracts
  • Managing and exercising financial control over contracts to ensure cash flow and the profitability of projects
  • Controlling and managing sub-contractors and suppliers
  • Finalising financial aspects of contracts upon completion of projects

The quantity surveyor should be well organised and methodical with a flair for working with figures and computers, and should enjoy working indoors and outdoors.Good human relations as well as the ability to think logically and report on situations in an orderly manner are important, as the quantity surveyor needs to develop a close working relationship with the architect, client, engineer and other members of the professional team.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
This qualification is intended for persons specialising in the field of quantity surveying, in the construction and property industries and the Quantity Surveying profession. Persons achieving this qualification will be competent to independently perform services relevant to contract procurement, financial and cost management and property development.

Career Opportunities
Employment opportunities are many and varied: the main areas of employment are with building contractors and professional quantity surveyors. Opportunities also exist for self-employment, in property development, with mining houses, financial and insurance institutions, with state and semi-state departments and in marketing with retailers and manufacturers in the construction industry.

Admission requirements

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For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Professional Registration
The BTech in Quantity Surveying is accredited by the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession (SACQSP). Graduates will comply with the academic requirements for registration as Candidates or Professional Quantity Surveyors.
Syllabus and fees

Fourth Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Select one of the following electives:
Total number of subjects to obtain the BTech degree: 6
(Quantity Surveying 4 Building and Civil Modules count as one subject)
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / One year
Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Minimum two years
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Ms Charlene Daniels
Telephone: +27 21 959 6631
Fax: +27 21 959 6656
Email: danielsch@cput.ac.za
NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2024 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning. 

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This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.

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