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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Quantity Surveying

The BSc (Honours) Quantity Surveying programme aims to provide fundamental knowledge and develop an advanced understanding of the theory and practice of construction technology, law, procurement, construction contracts, measurement, construction management, financial management , business management, information technology and project management in the wider business and built environment sectors.

The programme will provide opportunities for the critical appreciation and understanding of the significant factors constraining the effective management and development of the built environment, e.g. physical, legal, economic, sustainable and technological factors.

Recognized by the University Grants Commission under the Universities Act

Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities

Member International Association of Universities (IAU)

There will be opportunities for collaborative and individual student-centred study on project tasks that simulate real-world working practices, in order to develop analytical, critical and problem solving skills such that they can define, investigate and analyse problems, form judgements, make decisions and demonstrate the acquisition of such qualities.

The program aims to provide a well-balanced education which will allow you to develop your full academic potential at first degree level and in doing so to facilitate the development of independent logical thought, and judgement. In addition, this program will offer a basis for general professional experience and to encourage a consciousness of the professional, business and commercial environment, to prepare you for the transition from Higher Education to employment within a professional context.

Study method


Study mode



October 2018


3 years

What is Quantity Surveying?

Quantity Surveyors are the cost managers of the consturction industry. They find employment in contracting, consultancy or prject owner organisations. Currently, Quantity Surveying is one of the most sought-after Degree program in Sri Lanka due to the immense demand for Quantity surveyors in the construction industry both in Sri Lanka and abroad. It is also considered as one of the most lucrative professions with career opportunities abroad, especially in the Middle Eastern region.

The degree will be awarded by the University of Liverpool John Moores - UK (LJMU). The program will cover subject areas ranging from measurement, estimating and costing, contract law, contract administration, project management and quantity surveying practice. By collaborating with LJMU, SLIIT will be bringing in a global flavour and international standards to the study sphere of quantity surveying together with practical exposure throughout the program. The quantity surveying program being nested within the Faculty of Engineering of SLIIT, offer students a unique chance to collaborate with other professionals involved in the construction field as Engineers and Architects, for an overall understanding of the building process and project experience.

The teaching staff consists of experienced academic and professional Quantity Surveyors, Engineers, and other subject specialists of the highest caliber. With a recognised degree in Quantity Surveying, there will be many other professional avenues that will open up for the student. This degree will allow entry to Masters program in areas such as Contracts and Negotiation, Procurement Advising and Consultation, Arbitration, Cost Controlling, Cost Planning and Project Management.

Entry Criteria

Eligibility for the program are as follows:

  • GCE Ordinary Level (Local) - "C" Pass for Mathematics and English
  • GCE Advance Level (Local) - 3 passes in any stream. (Preferably in the Biology, Mathematics or Engineering Technology)
  • GCE Advance Level (Edexcel / Cambridge) - 3 passes and meet the required 5 points*
  • Lateral Entry / Top up one year degree available for HND in Quantity Surveying or equivalent qualification holders
    • IQSSL Level 1, 2, 3
    • SLIAIT HND in QS
    • Univotech HND in QS
    • Edexcel HND in QS
    • ICBT HND in QS
    • City & Guilds – Technician Diploma in QS & Advanced Technician Diploma in QS
    • Interview Conducted if required
  • A pass in the Aptitude Test conducted by SLIIT.

Students may also apply with pending Advance Level Results with compulsory “C” passes in Mathematics and English at the GCE Ordinary Level (Local / London)

Code Module Credit
Semester 1
MA1101 Mathematics for quantity surveyors 02
QS1511 Construction Technology 1 04
QS1521 Science And Materials 04
QS1910 Communication Skills I 02
QS1451 Construction Drawing 03
Semester 2
QS1811 Introduction To Law 04
QS1121 Measurement and Costing 04
QS1490 IT Applications for Quantity Surveying II 04
QS1711 Management Theory And Practice 04
QS1920 Communication Skills II 02
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
QS2111 Advanced Measurement And Contract Administration 04
QS2531 Construction Technology 2 04
QS2550 Land Surveying 02
QS2640 Construction And Property Economics 04
QS2721 Construction Project Management 04
Semester 2
QS2211 Construction Procurement 04
QS2311 Collaborative Interdisciplinary Project 2 02
QS2411 Research Methods 02
QS2441 Specification Writing 02
QS2821 Construction Contract Law 04
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
6537 BESL Contract and Procurement Strategies 20
6539 BESL Project Economics and Management 20
6536 BESL Advanced Quantity surveying Project 10
Semester 2
6535 BESL Research Project 30
6538 BESL Engineering Measurement 20
6540 BESL Business Management and Entrepreneurship 20

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