B.Sc. in Quantity Surveying

MQF Level 6

Bachelor of Science

Quantity Surveying

TBA 2024
Price  (Local/EU)
Price  (Non-EU)
Part-Time: 42 months
Full-Time: 34 months
ECTS Credits
180 ECTS
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Course Description

During the course of a construction project, one of the most important professionals is the quantity surveyor.

The shortage of quantity surveyors in a booming construction industry such as Malta means that there are ample opportunities for skilled quantity surveying graduates across the construction sector.

This programme aims to provide you with specialist knowledge in cost planning, procurement processes and the management of construction projects. You will learn how to interact effectively with other professionals as well as with clients, by developing and honing your skills in negotiation, problem solving and decision-making.
You will also gain an understanding of legal, financial, political and economic issues and how these impact construction processes, as well as ethical practices and sustainability.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess the following:

  • a qualification at MQF Level 4 (one ‘A’ Level or equivalent in any subject);


  • a pass in English Language and Mathematics at MQF Level 3 (‘O’ Level or equivalent).

Preference is given to applicants having a year of work experience in a field related to the study programme.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at:

  • individuals aspiring to work as quantity surveyors;
  • individuals who wish to advance their education and gain in depth knowledge and skills related to quantity surveying;
  • individuals already working in the field of quantity surveying who would like to obtain a qualification in quantity surveying.

Career Paths

The possible positions for which this programme aims to prepare you for include, but are not limited to:

  • quantity surveyor
  • commercial/residential surveyor
  • estimator


You are required to complete all 25 compulsory modules (162 ECTS), as well as the Dissertation (18 ECTS) to fulfil the requirements of this bachelor’s degree.

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MQF Level 6

B.Sc. in Quantity Surveying

Structure and Assessment

This is a part-time programme and will typically take 42 months to complete. The programme comprises a total of 26 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.

The course comprises:

  • 6 lectures per module;
  • 3-hour lectures (evening);
  • 12 hours of guided learning, presentations, comprising synchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos;
  • Self-study hours comprising research, reading and assignment work.



The programme includes different forms of assessment which allow for and promote students’ critical engagement. The formative and summative assessment tasks may include an in-class assignment and/or a home-based written assignment using diverse assessment tools which may take the form of online and in-class discussions, examinations, case studies, reports, proposals, essays, and presentations, etc., as applicable to the diverse modules.


Course Intake Dates

TBA 2024

Additional Info

Reading for the entire Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Quantity Surveying as presented in this brochure costs €9,000.*

The cost for the different exit points is as follows:

  • Certificate in Quantity Surveying: €2,000
  • Diploma in Quantity Surveying: €4,000
  • Higher Diploma in Quantity Surveying: €6,000

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.**

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying.

Learning Outcomes

The learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss the complex role of quantity surveyors and challenges facing the quantity surveying profession.
  2. Undertake various pre- and post- contract quantity surveying procedures and processes in construction projects.
  3. Apply the necessary range of ICT applications for preparing and presenting information.
  4. Apply the techniques in pre- and post- contract risk, value, cost and financial management.
  5. Select and use appropriate range of numerical approaches for calculating, checking and presenting solutions to problems related to costing, budgeting and financial management of projects.
  6. Critically appraise the implications and importance of Building Information Modelling (BIM), and especially 5D BIM, to quality surveying profession.
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