Tendering and Procurement Process

EQF Level 5

6 Credits (ECTS)

Tendering and Procurement Process

TBC 2022
Module Type
ECTS Credits
6 Credits (ECTS)

Module Description

This module builds on the skills acquired in Module 8 by exposing learners to tendering and procurement in relation to complex projects and also to the strategic use of tendering and procurement methodologies.
Tendering and Procurement in the construction industry is complex and multi-faceted. Quantity Surveyors working in the industry require a sound knowledge of tendering processes and procurement methodologies and techniques and how and when to strategically apply these.
Effective tendering and procurement requires an in-depth knowledge of the various tendering and procurement models as well as industry wide practices.
Negotiation is also an integral part of both these processes in this industry and this module addresses the various approaches and methodologies of negotiation. Procurement management is furthermore often used as a risk mitigation strategy and this module looks into the ways in which this can be achieved and the related pitfalls.

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 


How you’ll be assessed

This is a part-time programme and will typically take 42 months to complete. The programme comprises a total of 25 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.  

The course comprises:  

  • 6 lectures per module; 
  • 3-hour lectures (evening); 
  • 12 hours of online content per module, comprising asynchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos 



Module Intake Dates

TBC 2022

Additional Info

Reading for the entire Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Quantity Surveying as presented in this brochure costs $9,900.*

The cost for the different exit points is as follows:

Certificate in Quantity Surveying: $2,200
Diploma in Quantity Surveying: $4,400
Higher Diploma in Quantity Surveying: $6,600

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 the UAE at the time of applying.

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