Duration: 5 years

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The objective of the quantity surveying undergraduate degree programme 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.
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

GENERAL REGULATIONS
Makerere University regulations pertaining to application, registration, examinations and awards shall apply.

ADMISSION 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. For purposes of computing entry points, the advanced level subjects shall carry the following weights:

  • Weight 3 – Best done of Mathematics or Fine Art – as Essential subjects.
  • Weight 2 – Mathematics, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Economics, Geography, Physics and Fine Art – as Relevant subjects.
  • Weight 1 – General Paper – as Desirable subject.
  • Weight 0.5 – Any other subject as Others subjects.

The Mature Age Entry Scheme
Candidates may be admitted under the mature age entry scheme after passing two special mature University examinations in aptitude and specialized knowledge.

Diploma Holders Entry Scheme
Diploma entry scheme is available for holders of Uganda National Examinations Board Ordinary Diploma in Building Construction and Civil Engineering or its equivalent. Candidates should have credit class diploma and passed Mathematics, Building Construction and Drawing with at least credit four.

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Curriculum Summary

Year: 1
Semester: 1

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Architectural Design Portfolio I ARC1101 5
Architectural Design Fundamentals I ARC1102 4
Theory of Architecture ARC1103 2
Building Technology and Services I ARC1104 3
Mathematics for Architecture EMT1103 3
Communication Skills for Technology TEC1101 3

Year: 1
Semester: 2

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Design Portfolio II ARC1201 5
Architectural Design Fundamentals II ARC1202 4
Theory and Design of Structures for Architects I ARC1203 2
Environmental and Building Science I ARC1204 2
History of Architecture I ARC1205 2

Year: 1
Semester: Recess

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Workshop Practice TEC1301 2

Year: 2
Semester: 2

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Architectural Design Portfolio IV ARC 2201 5
Architectural Design Fundamentals IV ARC2202 4
Theory and Design of Structures for Architects II ARC2203 2
Environmental Building Science II ARC2204 2
History of Architecture II ARC2205 2
Economics for Architects ARC2206 3

Year: 2
Semester: Recess

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Industrial Training for Architects I ARC2301 2

Year: 3
Semester: 1

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Architectural Design Portfolio V ARC3201 5
Architectural Design Fundamentals V ARC3102 4
Theory of Architecture III ARC3103 2
Building Technology and Services III ARC3104 3
History of Architecture III ARC3105 2
Architectural Computer-Aided Design I ARC3106 2

Year: 3
Semester: 2

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Architectural Design Portfolio VI ARC3201 5
Theory and Design of Structures for Architects III ARC3203 2
Construction Management for Architects ARC3204 2
Environmental Building Science III ARC3205 2

Year: 3
Semester: Recess

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Industrial Training for Architects II ARC3301 2

Year: 4
Semester: 1

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Architectural Design Portfolio VII ARC4101 5
Urban and Regional Planning for Architects ARC4102 4
Landscape Design ARC4104 2
Housing Development and Management ARC4105 2
Environment and Development for Architects ARC4106 2
Computer Aided Design for Architects II ARC4107 2

Year: 4
Semester: 2

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Architectural Design Portfolio VIII ARC4201 5
Interior and Furniture Design ARC4202 4
Building Design Economics ARC4203 3
Research Methods for Architects (Audited) ARC4204
Business Law for Architects ARC4205 2
Philosophy for Architects ARC4206 2

Year: 4
Semester: Recess

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Industrial Training for Architects ARC4301 2

Year: 5
Semester: 1

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Architectural Project Reports ARC5101 10
Professional Architectural Practice ARC5102 2
Architectural Project Management ARC5103 2

Year: 5
Semester: 2

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Architectural Design Thesis ARC5201 15

 

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