Quantity Surveyor and Cost Estimation

Program at a Glance

  • Six months skill certificate
  • Total 16 modules including introductory to advanced modules for quantity surveying, cost estimation and contract documents
  • Monthly fee Rs 5000

Learn the skills required for a Quantity Surveyor and Cost Estimation Certificate

Our certificate course gives the knowledge and hands-on training for the quantity surveying and cost estimation. The trainees will not only learn how to do estimations for small scale to large scale construction projects but equal emphasize will also be given on preparing and understanding contract documents. This course is extremely beneficial for anyone who wants to excel in their careers in construction.

What You’ll Learn

This course will provide you an opportunity to build a strong theoretical basis of the quantity surveying and contract documents. Unlike conventional courses this course provides a solid basis in both theoretical framework and practical hands-on experience through its teaching methodology. You will learn how to:

  • Create detailed Materials Take-off (Concrete, detailed Rebar, Shutters, Masonry, Plastering, Tiling, Sand, Cement, Mortar, Finishing)
  • How to read construction information
  • Extraction of quantities from drawings
  • Create detailed Breakdown for the Construction Activities
  • Accomplishment of Bar bending schedule as per structural drawing
  • Cost analysis and estimation
  • Bidding and tendering procedures as per PPRA rules and regulations
  • Forecasting the project completion Cost

How You’ll Benefit

  1. This course is taught by professionals having industrial experience.
  2. You will learn how to work in a group with fellow students. Always observe ethical and social behavior during class and lab.
  3. This course involves both supervised and self-directed learning built in your timetable. An instructor will be available for students’ guidance and support.
  4. This course will give you sufficient skills which can open new career opportunities for you.

Students completing this course will have opportunities to work inside the country and in the fastest-growing construction industry in the Middle East. Upon completion of this course, the potential job opportunities include but are not limited to:

Potential Job Opportunities:

  • Quantity surveyor
  • Assistant to Resident Engineer
  • Cost Analyst and Budget Officer
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Freelancing

The Department of Civil Engineering Technology at National Skills University Islamabad has introduced this certificate course with sixteen modules. Each module has been prepared by professionals working in the construction industry. These modules are designed keeping in view the employer's requirement in order to cater the job deficit. The primary focus is to provide students with the necessary hands-on skills and abilities to prepare estimates , do cost analysis and work on contract documents.

The course duration is 208 Hrs (4 hours/week) and is divided into the following modules:

Modules Topics Duration
Module 1Introduction and importance of course (1 week)
Module 2Understanding of construction information (Architectural+ MEP) (1 week)
Module 3Understanding of construction information (Structures) (1 week)
Module 4Extraction of quantities (2 weeks)
Module 5Introduction and use of major surveying tools (1 week)
Module 6Small assignment and hands on practice for surveying tools (2 weeks)
Module 7Rate analysis and related theories (1 week)
Module 8Introduction of SOR PAK-PWD & MRS (1 week)
Module 9Introduction to BBS and hands on practice (2 weeks)
Module 10Accomplishment of BBS using MS excel (2 weeks)
Module 11Complete quantity estimation of small house project (2 weeks)
Module 12Introduction of highways (1 week)
Module 13Quantity, estimation and cost analysis of highway projects (2 weeks)
Module 14Introduction to water works (1 week)
Module 15Quantity and cost estimation of water works (1 week)
Module 16Project (3 weeks)
  • The course fee is Rs 5000 per month
  • Fee is charged on monthly basis

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