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National Institute of Technical Education of Sri Lanka (NITESL) Ministry of Vocational and Technical Training

National Institute of Technical Education of Sri Lanka (NITESL)

Ministry of Vocational and Technical Training

National Diploma in Quantity Surveying (NDQS) Distance Learning

Course Hand Book

2007/2009

National Institute of Technical Education of Sri Lanka

No. 100, Kandawala Road

Ratmalana, Sri Lanka

Tel: 0094112624405, Fax: 0094112622461

Email: ndqs2007_nitesl@yahoo.com

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National Institute of Technical Education of Sri Lanka (NITESL)

The Institute was established in 1983 as the National Technical Teacher Training College (NTTTC) and it was renamed as the National Institute of Technical Education (NITE) in 1994. The Institute became a statutory body in the year 1999 as the National Institute of Technical Education of Sri Lanka (NITESL) under the Parliamentary Act No. 59 of 1998. In the near future, the University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC) will be established in the premises of NITESL. The university comprises of three faculties; namely Faculty of Training Technology, Faculty of Industrial Technology and Faculty of Vocational technology. The National Institute of Technical Education of Sri Lanka will be restructured as the Faculty of Training Technology, which will provide the trainers in the sector to uplift their professional qualifications to degree and post graduate levels and in the same way for those who are in the industry and other training institutes can study for a degree in the respective faculties.

OUR VISION

To facilitate the development of demand driven

Technically skilled training staff in the

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector in Sri Lanka

OUR MISSION

To provide services of Human Resources Development,

Curriculum Development and

Instructional Resource Materials Development for the

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector in Sri Lanka

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National Diploma in Quantity Surveying (NDQS) Distance Learning

INTRODUCTION:

Construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the world as well as in Sri Lanka. The development of new technology and new industrial knowledge and the increased emphasis on infrastructure development gave rise to the present status of the construction industry.

Today, construction offers a wide range of job opportunities for those who seek high profile, lucrative and satisfying career.

The Quantity Surveyor is a highly acclaimed profession within the construction Industry and a well-qualified and well-experienced Quantity Surveyor plays an indispensable role in the Industry and is highly demanded both locally and internationally. Quantity surveyors provide a range of services, including cost advice and forecasting, contractual advice, cost control and financial management of construction projects from the inception to completion. This type of work provides an excellent basis for progression to management positions throughout the industry.

According to the Labour Market Information Bulletin (2006) published by the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission Quantity Surveyor is ranked as the forth most demanded overseas profession. Especially they have excellent career opportunities in the Middle Eastern region including the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The proposed course is designed for the practicing Quantity Surveyors employed in the Middle Eastern countries who are facing difficulties in obtaining further professional advancement through higher qualifications due to the non-availability of a Diploma level course in Quantity Surveying.

The course was initiated by a request from the Association of Practicing Quantity Surveyors and Estimators - Sri Lanka on behalf of the practicing Sri Lankan Quantity Surveyors in Dubai.

This course is an extension of the National Diploma in Quantity Surveying (NDQS) two year part- time (weekend) course which is conducted at the National Institute of Technical Education of Sri Lanka (NITESL) targeting the practicing Quantity Surveyors in Sri Lanka.

The Parliament Act No. 59 of 1998 of the National Institute of Technical Education of Sri Lanka, which came into operation with effect from 08th January 1999, has vested the powers on the Institution under Section 4 of PART -II, to award certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, and other academic distinctions by conducting education and training programmes through different modes of instruction for persons who wish to qualify in the field of technical and vocational education and training.

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OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:

To provide trainees with knowledge, skills and attitudes required to perform duties and responsibilities confidently and competently as Quantity Surveyors.

To

stimulate

the

career

development

of

the

Quantity

Surveyors

serving

in

the

construction Industry.

 

To enable the trainees to possess a recognized qualification in Quantity Surveying, that provides a firm base for higher education.

DURATION:

2 years (4 semesters – 20 weeks per semester)

TARGET GROUP:

Practicing Quantity Surveyors in Middle Eastern countries with the qualifications and experience specified below.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

National Certificate in Technology (NCT) in Quantity Surveying

OR National Certificate in Technology (NCT) in Civil Engineering

National Diploma in Engineering Science (NDES), in Civil Engineering

National Diploma in Technology (NDT), in Civil Engineering

Higher National Diploma in Engineering (HNDE), in Civil Engineering

City & Guilds Parts I & II in Quantity Surveying

Diploma in Technology – Open University of Sri Lanka in Civil Engineering

Any other relevant qualification approved by the Academic Committee of the NITESL WITH Minimum 1 year experience as a Quantity Surveyor

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION: English

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:

Flexible delivery of material including study guides and supplementary material. Tutorial assistance will be provided by tutors in Dubai. Further assistance will be from Lecturers/Course developers in Sri Lanka by e-mail, telephone and facsimile. Networking and discussion groups are encouraged.

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COURSE FEE:

SLR 60,000/= (To be paid in two installments of SLR 30,000/= before registration for each academic year) to the NITESL.

STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE:

Year 1-Semester 1 (Duration- 20 Weeks)

Year 1-Semester 2 (Duration- 20 Weeks)

NDQS101- Building Technology

NDQS201- Advanced Building Technology

NDQS102- Quantitative Techniques

NDQS202- Principles of Economics

NDQS103- Communication Skills

NDQS203- Construction Accounting & Finance

NDQS104- Quantity Surveying Practice I

NDQS204- Quantity Surveying Practice II

NDQS105- Tendering & Estimating

NDQS205- Management Studies

NDQS106- Legal Systems & Business Law

NDQS206- Materials & Maintenance Technology

NDQS107- Structural Design & Detailing

NDQS207- Applications of Information Technology

 

NDQS208- Technical Writing

Year 2-Semester 1 (Duration- 20 Weeks)

Year 2-Semester 2 (Duration- 20 Weeks)

NDQS301- Building Economics

NDQS401-Contract Law

NDQS302- Environmental Engineering & Building Services

NDQS402- Construction Economics

NDQS303-Contractual Procedures & Administration

NDQS403-Project Management

NDQS304- Civil Engineering Technology

NDQS404-Quantity Surveying Practices in Building Services

NDQS305- Construction Decision Making Techniques

NDQS405- Civil Engineering Quantities & Contracts

NDQS306 - Land Use & Valuation

NDQS406-Project

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ACADEMIC SCHEDULE – 1 st semester/1 st Year

Date

Event

01.07.2007

Official starting of the course

01.07.2007 – 30.11.2007 (20 weeks)

1 st Semester

01.12.2007- 09.12.2007

1 st semester examination

The schedule for the remaining semesters of the course will be informed later.

MONITORING OF COURSE:

The following panel will conduct the monitoring activities.

Director General, NITESL Director (Academic) Director (Curriculum Development) Head (Academic Division) Course Coordinator Course Co-coordinator Program Officer, NITESL President of the APQSE-SL

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EVALUATION CRITERIA:

All modules are assessed by semester end examinations and/or continuous assignments.

Module

Semester End Exam

Continuous

assessments

NDQS101- Building Technology

60%

40%

NDQS102- Quantitative Techniques

60%

40%

NDQS103- Communication Skills

60%

40%

NDQS104- Quantity Surveying Practice I

40%

60%

NDQS105- Tendering & Estimating

60%

40%

NDQS106- Legal Systems & Business Law

60%

40%

NDQS107- Structural Design & Detailing

60%

40%

NDQS201- Advanced Building Technology

60%

40%

NDQS202- Principles of Economics

60%

40%

NDQS203- Construction Accounting & Finance

60%

40%

NDQS204- Quantity Surveying Practice II

40%

60%

NDQS205- Management Studies

60%

40%

NDQS206- Materials & Maintenance Technology

60%

40%

NDQS207- Applications of Information Technology

-

100%

NDQS208- Technical Writing

-

100%

NDQS301- Building Economics

60%

40%

NDQS302- Environmental Engineering & Building Services

60%

40%

NDQS303-Contractual Procedures & Administration

60%

40%

NDQS304- Civil Engineering Technology

60%

40%

NDQS305- Construction Decision Making Techniques

60%

40%

NDQS306 Land Use & Valuation

60%

40%

NDQS401-Contract Law

60%

40%

NDQS402- Construction Economics

60%

40%

NDQS403-Project Management

60%

40%

NDQS404-Quantity Surveying Practices in Building Services

40%

60%

NDQS405- Civil Engineering Quantities & Contracts

40%

60%

NDQS406-Project

-

100%

All semester end examinations will be conducted in Dubai under the supervision of NITESL representatives.

The participants have to submit minimum of 2 continuous assignments for each module in hard copy or via Internet.

The following modules will be assessed by continuous assignments only.

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NDQS207- Applications of Information Technology

NDQS208- Technical Writing

The individual final project under the module NDQS406- Project which incorporates all subject areas taught in the course will be assessed by a project report, a presentation and an interview.

All other modules are assessed by both continuous assessments and the end examination.

To pass a module, the participant should obtain minimum marks (40%) in all continuous assessments and the semester end examination. When there is only continuous assessments for a subject the student should obtain minimum of 40% in all assignments.

Grades for Modules:

Grades of performance for the modules will be awarded as follows.

Guideline (%)Module Average

Grade

Description

75

and above

D

Distinction Pass

 

65

to 74

M

Merit Pass

 

55

to 64

C

Credit Pass

 

40

to 54

S

Simple Pass

 

30

to 39

WP

Weak Pass

 

Below 30

F

Fail

If a trainee is unsuccessful in the semester end examination for any module, he/she will be allowed maximum of two attempts in the next consecutive examinations for the same module. If a student fails in an assignment the lecturer in charge of the module will assign a suitable second assignment.

Maximum of one weak pass per a semester and 2 weak passes for the whole course are allowed without re-examination.

Grading for the Course:

The final grade of performance for the course will be awarded by considering the average of all four semester averages.

Guideline (%)

Grade

Description

(Module Average)

75

and above

D

Distinction Pass

 

60

to 74

M

Merit Pass

 

40

to 59

S

Pass

 

Below 40

F

Fail

To achieve a pass semesters.

as the final grade, a trainee should obtain at least a

pass for all four

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CERTIFICATION

The National Diploma in Quantity Surveying (NDQS) certificate will be awarded on successful completion by the NITESL under the Ministry of Vocational and Technical Training.

PARTNERSHIP

Association of Practicing Quantity Surveyors and Estimators – Sri Lanka – UAE Group and the National Institute of Technical Education of Sri Lanka.

Association of Practicing Quantity Surveyors and Estimators – Sri Lanka – UAE Group

UAE correspondent:

Mr. D. A. H. Gunaratne, MRICS; AAIQS; AIQS (SL); AMIE (SL); MIIE (SL) I. Eng; Mem. AACE; Mem. ICC (SL); Mem. SLQA; Reg. Arb. NACSL; Fellow APQSE-SL Chartered Quantity Surveyor & Engineer Roads & Transport Authority, Government of Dubai P. O. Box 118899, Dubai, UAE

Sri Lankan correspondent:

Mr. P. B. G. Wickramasinghe, Tech. RICS (UK), AAIQS, MIIE (SL), I. Eng., Fellow APQSE (SL), FIDT (SL), ACIOB (UK), Mem. IPM (SL), Reg. Mem. IQS (SL), President, Association of Quantity Surveyors and Estimators – Sri Lanka, Director/Chief Quantity Surveyor & Incorporated Engineer (Civil) Design Team Three (Pvt.) Ltd., 107 D, Havelock Road, Colombo 5

Course Coordination at NITESL:

Course Coordinator:

Eng. (Ms.) Ramya Kumanayake B. Sc. Eng. (Hons), MBA (Colombo), AMIE (SL) TAFE – Australia accredited Master Trainer Lecturer (Civil Engineering) / Head, Research Division National Institute of Technical Education of Sri Lanka Tel: 011-2624405 ex: 216 e-mail: ramya_kumanayake@yahoo.com

ndqs2007_nitesl@yahoo.com

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