This is a very practical and most useful course for builders, clerk of works, master builders and others who may be involved in the responsible work of estimation and costing. Its value to the small, independent builder who must do most of his “desk-work” is self-evident. Likewise it is safe to say that any man with an expert knowledge of specifications, quantities, estimates, etc., need have no worry about holding down a worthwhile position.
The program starts from first principles and it is required that persons with a mathematical background will have an added advantage to study the program. At least some exposure to high school level education is required to be able to successfully complete the program.
The usual application procedures must be observed. There are no other needs except that students should have access to a computer and they will be required to be computer literate at least capable to use a computer to be able to send and receive mail and to open attachment as well as using application software to open textbooks, prepare assignments. Where they do not have any Internet facilities, the usage of a computer is till compulsory but they can mail assignments or contact there agent to be able to study the program.
Credits and exemptions
Credits are indicated with an (*) for each tertiary level subject as well as exemptions appropriately marked where applicable for each subject.
Mathematics I *
Building Specifying *
International Building Code *
International Residential Code *
International Plumbing Code *
Building Materials and Construction *
Construction Costing *
Construction Contracting *
Quantity Surveying *
Construction Site Management *
Project Management *
Outcomes and program level
The program starts at the senior high school level and advances to the first year beyond high school diploma. It is equivalent to a High School + two years tertiary study in the appropriate field.
FACULTY Diploma and Transcript