Quantity Surveying

A Quantity Surveyor is responsible for all elements of building cost and contract management, from initial estimate through to project completion. After completion of construction, they play a vital role in management of assets and infrastructure. This ensures everything is aligned to serve the purpose, maintaining and managing the given budget at optimum efficiency.  

This degree will provide fundamental knowledge in, 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.

Admissions criteria

Qatari Qualifications

  • Qatari General Secondary Education Certificate (Al-Thanawiyya Al-Amma) 60% or above
  • Minimum IELTS score of 5.0 (no single element less than 4.0) or recognised equivalent English language proficiency (eg. TOEFL, Cambridge Advanced, PTE etc.)

Students who have completed bridging programmes will also be considered.

IGCSE & AS Level

  • Minimum 5 IGCSE passes (including grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language)
  • Minimum of 2 AS Levels (grade D or above)

Other qualifications

Other equivalent secondary education qualifications will be considered.

Students with A Levels, Qatar Associate Degree, a Foundation qualification or other qualifications that could be equivalent may be accepted for advanced entry into year 2 (level 4) of the 4-year degree.

Additionally, the OUC Admissions department may request the student to undertake an entry assessment to determine eligibility to the programme.

Contact Information

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Building #113, Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street,
Zone 36, Al Messila,
(P.O. Box 12253)

+974 4021 0000

Sun – Thurs 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Course modules

Year 1 (Level 3)
Year 2 (Level 4)
Year 3 (Level 5)
Year 4 (Level 6)

Core modules

  • Academic English Skills
  • Economics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Project Study
  • Foundation Mathematics for Engineering and Technology 1

Core modules

  • Construction Technology 1
  • Quantity Surveying project 1
  • Introduction to Law
  • Construction and Property Economics
  • Digital Literacy
  • Management Theory and Practice
  • Measurement and Costing

Core modules

  • Construction Technology 2
  • Research Methods
  • Quantity Surveying project 2
  • Construction Contract Law
  • Construction Procurement
  • Construction Project Management
  • Advanced Measurement and Contract Administration

Core modules

  • Research Project
  • Quantity Surveying Project 3
  • Contract and Procurement Strategies
  • Engineering Measurement
  • Project Economics and Management
  • Business Management and Entrepreneurship

Course Fees


  Registration fee   QAR 1,000 (single payment, non-refundable, non-deductible)
  Tuition fee   QAR 72,000 (per annum)
  Facilities & amenities fee   QAR 5,000 (per annum)


Career opportunities

Quantity Surveying has emerged as a very popular qualification among employers due to the high demand for the knowledge and skills, that are critical for the successful progression of the construction and real estate industry. The services of a Quantity Surveyor are vital for the construction and management of buildings, including hospitals, stadiums, cities, ports, airports, roads, factories, mines, hotels and many more.

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme. Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.