Background of the Program (Purpose of Program)
The cost and financial commitments involved in putting up a building can take you aback if you do not properly estimate it from the onset. Quantity Surveyors can come in handy in this situation. Quantity Surveyors primarily deal with the estimation of the financial implications of putting up any form of property and manage the contracts and obligations of interested parties in the construction work. They perform other related functions that make sure that the construction work is done according to project timeline. Our program is designed to train you to become competent in dealing with all these aspects of the work. We aim to produce ethical quantity surveyors who ensure value-for-money and are concern about the sustainability of the environment.
Graduates from our program become private quantity surveyors who set up consultancies. They also find work with construction companies, public sector institutions and any industry where their knowledge and skills are vital.
Modules and courses
Mode of course delivery
The programme is offered through distance education, a learning oriented system allowing greater flexibility in learning while students continue with their regular professional work. The programme is offered in a mixed mode format. The approach uses print and electronic media in order to be responsive to the needs of the learner and also maximize the use of technology in course delivery.
At the heart of the programme is excellent online learning materials developed by capable and competent resource persons from KNUST and other recognized institutions.
Academic Support Systems/Services
Limited face-to-face facilitated sessions are provided at all the Learning Centres. These sessions are supported by print and electronic materials, and local learning facilitators who also support and direct students as they work through the resources provided.
The Centres provide learning support to students living in different parts of the country, thus reducing travel expenses.