Department of Quantity Surveying

Course Description

National Diploma Quantity Surveying, ND (QS)
-Mode of Study: Full-time
-Timetable: Day
-Duration: 4 Semesters
Entry Requirements: WASC, GCE(O/L), SSCE, NECO, NABTEB or equivalent with credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two from the following:
Economics/Commerce, Technical Drawing/Fine Art, Chemistry, Geography, Further Mathematics, Woodwork, Biology, Religious Knowledge, Metal work.

JAMB Examination Subjects: English, Mathematics, Physics and any other one from Economics, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Economics, Fine Art or Technical Drawing.

Course Objectives

The National Diploma programme in Quantity Surveying is aimed at producing middle level technicians that are capable of performing basic functions in Quantity Surveying both in private and public sectors. The graduates will assist the professional expert in low-rise building production in such aspects as:
– Preparation of Bills of Quantity, Bills of Approximate Quantity and schedule of rates of minor works;
– Management of small projects;
– Preparation of tender documents for minor works; Preparation of schedule of materials;
– Supervision of actual purchasing of materials using the appropriate inventory modelling techniques;
– Preparation of specifications for minor works; Safety, welfare and quality assurance in building construction;
– Costing of simple construction works; Cost control techniques in minor construction and engineering works.

Course Units

Course Course Title CU
Code
MTH 111 Logic & Linear Algebra I 2
GNS 101 Use of English I 2
SUG 101 Basic Principles in Surveying I 2
ARC 101 Technical Drawing 2
QUS 101 Introduction to Measurement 2
GNS 113 Principles of Law 2
BLD 105 Concrete Workshop Practice 2
GNS 125 Economics 2
BLD 103 Building Construction I 3
EED 125 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2
GNS 111 Citizenship Education I 2
ICT  101 Introduction to Computing 2
Total 25
Course Course Title CU
Code
MTH 112 Algebra & Trigonometry 2
GNS 102 Communication in English I 2
SUG 102 Basic Principles in Surveying II 2
QUS 102 Measurement of Building Works 3
BLD 108 Building Science & Properties of Materials 2
BLD 106 Wood Workshop Practice 2
ARC 102 Basic Principles of Architectural Design & 2
Drawing
QUS 112 Introduction to Engineering Geology 2
BLD 104 Building Construction II 3
ICT  102 Computer Aided Design & Drafting I 2
QUS 104 Basic Engineering Science 3
Total 25
Course Course Title CU
Code
MTH 211 Calculus 2
GNS 201 Use of English II 2
QUS 201 Building Measurement and Specification 3
CEC 106 Strength of Materials 3
BLD 205 Workshop Practice and Technology I 2
QUS 207 Principles of Construction Economics 2
QUS 209 Tendering & Estimating I 2
QUS 211 Introduction to Soil Mechanics 2
ACC 111 Principles of Accounts I 2
BLD 203 Building Construction III 3
ICT 201 Computer Aided Design & Drafting II 2
SWS 201 SIWES 2
Total 27
Course Code Course Title CU
STA 111 Introduction to Statistics 2
GNS 202 Communication in English II 2
QUS 202 Principles of Engineering Measurement 2
BAM 212 Fundamentals of Management 2
BLD 206 Building Services 2
QUS 208 Principles of Construction Economics II 2
QUS 210 Tendering & Estimating II 2
BLD 208 Maintenance Technology 2
ICT 204 Introduction to Programming using Q-Basic 3
BLD 204 Building Construction IV 3
EED 216 Practice of Entrepreneurship 2
QUS 214 Project 2
Total 26
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