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Bachelor of Quantity Survey program

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Bachelors Degree Program 4years

Course Details

Course Overview

 This degree programme in Bachelor of Quantity Survey at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) provides students with sound theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enable them think analytically and conceptually in finding solutions to problems in building and civil engineering construction. 

The programme in Bachelor of Quantity Survey at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) is developed around a combination of subject groups such as:

 

(i)      Construction Technology

(ii)     Construction Economics

(iii)    Construction Law

(iv)    Construction Management and

(v)     Construction Measurement.

Minimum Entry Requirements

This degree programme in Bachelor of Quantity Survey at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) requires the following minimum entries ;

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) with a minimum aggregate of B- (minus) and C+ (plus) as the minimum grade in cluster Groups of 4 subjects which include: Mathematics, Physics, any subject from Group III (History and Government OR Geography OR Christian Religious Education OR Islamic Religious Education OR Hindu Religious Education); OR
  2. 2nd Group II (Biology or Chemistry);
  3. OR 2nd Group III OR
  4. Group IV (Home Science, or Art and Design or Agriculture or Aviation Technology or Computer Studies); OR Group V (French, German, Arabic, Music, Business Studies).

Course Objectives

The course in Bachelor of Quantity Survey at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) will produce graduates who help to improve the efficiency of the building construction process. 

Bachelor of Quantity Survey at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) prepares students for careers in the construction industry in the areas of building and engineering construction cost modelling, construction cost consultancy and quantity surveying, project management, and dispute resolution, among others. 

Graduates in in Bachelor of Quantity Survey at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) will get employment in government ministries, consulting quantity surveying firms, construction companies, local authorities, parastatals, financial institutions, insurance companies, and other players in the construction industry as well as in self-employment.

 

 

 

Course Program

Level : 1
Semester: 1
Course Code     Course Name     Course Hours    
BQS 101:     Physical Environment    
BQS 103:     Descriptive Statistics    
BQS 105:     Introduction To Microeconomics    
BQS 107:     Introduction To Mathematics For Economists    
BQS 109:     Building Technology I    
BQS 111:     Applied Mathematics    
BQS 113:     Introduction To Law    
BQS 115:     Building Services I    
CCS 001:     Communication Skills    

Semester: 2
    
BQS 100:     Building Services Ii    
BQS 102:     Inferential Statistics    
BQS 104:     Introduction To Macroeconomics    
BQS 106:     African Economic Problems    
BQS 110:     Theory Of Structures I    
BQS 112:     Law Of Contract    
CCS 008:     Philosophy    

Level : 2
Semester: 1
    
BQS 201:     Introduction To Land Surveying    
BQS 203:     Microeconomic Theory    
BQS 205:     Building Services
BQS 207:     Building Finishes & Fixtures
BQS 209:     Law Of Torts    
BQS 211:     Theory Of Structures
BQS 213:     Principles Of Measurement And Description Of Building Works I
BQS 215:     Urban And Regional Planning.    
Semester: 2
    
BQS 200:     Commercial Law
BQS 202:     Physical Environment In Building Design    
BQS 204:     Macroeconomic Theory    
BQS 206:     Construction Materials    
BQS 208:     Design Of Steel And Timber Structures    
BQS 210:     Principles Of Measurement    
BQS 212:     Management I    
BQS 214:     Computing I    
BQS 216:**     Environmental Management And Conservation In Construction    

Level : 3
Semester: 1
    
BQS 301:**     Computing Ii    
BQS 303:     Management
BQS 305:     Principles Of Measurement And Description Of Building Works
BQS 307:     Construction Economics I    
BQS 309:     Advanced Construction Technology I    
BQS 311:     Property Law    
BQS 313:     Reinforced Concrete Structural Design    
BQS 315: **     Entrepreneurship Studies    
Semester: 2
    
BQS 300:     Organizational Theory    
BQS 302:     Principles Of Measurement And Description Of Building Works
BQS 304:     Housing Economics And Investment Appraisaltechniques    
BQS 306:     Construction Project Management    
BQS 308:     Advanced Construction Technology     
BQS 310:     Costing For Building And Civil Engineering Works    
BQS 312:     Civil Engineering Technology    
BQS 314:**     Research Methods And Techniques    

Semester: 3
         
BQS 316:**     Industrial Attachment    

Level : 4
Semester: 1
    
BQS 401:**     Civil Engineering Measurements
BQS 403:     Construction Design Economics    
BQS 405:     Project Planning Techniques    
BQS 407:     Construction Maintenance    
BQS 409:     Building And Civil Engineering Law    
BQS 411:     Research Project    
Semester: 2
    
BQS 400:     Quantity Surveying Practice And Procedure    
BQS 402:     Cost Planning And Cost Control    
BQS 404:     Construction Plant And Equipment        
BQS 406:     Standard Forms Of Construction Contracts