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BSc (Quantity Surveying)

Quantity surveying is the science that delivers specialised financial and contractual services and advice to clients in the building and construction industry, as well as in related industries. The quantity surveyor is an independent and professional consultant who works with architects, consulting engineers, and the building contractor, in order to protect the interests of the client, while at the same time also looking after the interests of the contractor and subcontractors.

Admission requirements

The admission requirements apply to students who apply for admission to the University of Pretoria with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examination Board (IEB) qualifications.

Applicants with qualifications other than the abovementioned should refer to Brochure: Undergraduate program Information 2022: Qualifications other than the NSC and IEB.

Citizens from countries other than South Africa (applicants who are not South African citizens) should also refer to Brochure: Newcomer's Guide 2021.

School of Tomorrow (SOT), Accelerated Christian Education (ACE), and General Education Development Test (GED): The University of Pretoria no longer accepts qualifications awarded by these institutions.

National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) Level 4: The University of Pretoria may consider NCV candidates, provided they meet the exemption for bachelor's status criteria and the program requirements.

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Program content

Curriculum Year 1

Fundamental modules

  • Academic information management
  • Academic information management
  • Academic literacy for Information Technology
  • Academic orientation

Core modules

  • Building organisation
  • Building drawings
  • Building science
  • Building science
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Building services
  • Building services
  • Quantities
  • Introduction to structures
  • Structures
  • Mathematics

Year 2

  • Building science
  • Building science
  • Property law
  • Financial management
  • Building services
  • Building services
  • Quantities
  • Community-based project
  • Civil engineering services
  • Statistics
  • Statistics
  • Site surveying

Final Year

  • Business law
  • Housing
  • Quantity surveying practice
  • Building science
  • Building science
  • Financial management
  • Financial management
  • Building services
  • Quantities
  • Introduction to construction contract law
  • Sustainable construction

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.


Undergraduate Tuition fees per faculty in 2022

  • 1st year: 46 000 - 56 000 + 15% VAT
  • 2nd year: 44 000 - 49 000 + 15% VAT
  • 3rd year: 57 000 - 63 000 + 15% VAT


Total Credits: 371

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
South Africa

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