B.Sc. On Campus

Quantity Surveying

Makerere University

48 months
1524 USD/year
986 USD/year
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The objective of the Quantity Surveying undergraduate degree programme at Makerere University is to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical base to enable them measure, value, cost and specify construction resources, and to become active players in the rational identification, utilization and control of resources within the construction industry.


Objectives of the Quantity Surveying programme

Graduates of this programme are expected to gain employment in both the private and public sector. The major input of the revised programme is to train quantity surveyors with sufficient skills for the public and private sectors: government ministries, local authorities, departments and parastatals, construction firms, and private consultancy firms offering quantity surveying services. The updated and diversified courses will cross-pollinate existing departments within the Faculty of Technology.

The short and medium term objectives are to:

  • Create indigenous capacity at Makerere University for training of quantity surveyors;
  • Reduce the human resource gap in the quantity surveying profession;
  • Incorporate modern methods of measurement, computerized billing, and alternative construction
  • Improve the gender and generational imbalances in the profession.

The long-term objective is to contribute to poverty alleviation through training of cost management and control professionals for better and more rational use of resource within the construction industry in Uganda. Laboratory and computer training in the curriculum provide hand-on opportunities to apply knowledge to solving practical problems of engineering. There are also practical training components

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Geophysical Environment
  • Computer Literacy
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Introduction to Quantity Surveying
  • Elements of Structural Analysis
  • Law of Contract for Surveyors
  • Principles of Management
  • Law of Torts for Construction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




165 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to First Year

Admission into the first year is through any of the three avenues, the Direct Entry Scheme, the Mature Age Scheme and the Diploma Holders Scheme.

The Direct Entry Scheme

For direct entry scheme, an applicant must obtain two advanced level passes, one in Mathematics and another in any other approve subject, at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 762 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    986 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 493 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National: 1,756,611 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester
  • International: 2,714,762 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester

Living costs for Kampala

1463786 - 1961574 UGX /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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