Introduction and Vision

The Department of Quantity Surveying is one of the five departments that make up the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of University of Ilorin.  The department took off in 2013/2014 academic session.

The programme is structured to equip the graduates with the requisite academic and practical knowledge to meet the mission of the programme which is to educate and train our graduates for sound scientific, technical, entrepreneurial and managerial skills for the control of the project procurement process (cost, quality and time), for the benefit and satisfaction of clients, and the society. In pursuit of this mission, courses have been drawn from other disciplines such as the Physical Sciences, Engineering, Management, Law and Social Sciences as well as other disciplines in the Environmental Sciences.

Courses offered in the Department are categorized into three, namely compulsory, required and elective courses.  Students are expected to take all the compulsory and required courses and some of the elective courses, depending on their area of Interest. For graduation, the student must have taken and passed all the compulsory and required courses as well as the electives with total credit units not less than the minimum specified in the University Academic Regulation.

Quantity Surveying programme is marketable in terms of patronage and enrolment as well as job opportunities for the products. The products are to be functional and useful and are hopefully to be in demand in national affairs as well as international services.  


The philosophy underlying Quantity Surveying education is to develop and advance the Science and practice of the profession with emphasis on construction project planning, procurement, cost management and contract administration.

Traditionally, the profession of Quantity Surveying is concerned with financial control and probity in the evolution, planning and execution of construction projects.  It is therefore imperative that the degree programme should equip the students with the theoretical background and practical skills to enable them evaluate analytically the cost and management issues of design and construction.  The Quantity surveyor interacts and collaborates with a wide range of specialists’ members of the design and construction team and this call for a multidisciplinary knowledge of other related professions.

The training of the Quantity Surveyor should therefore embrace all facets of construction work and management if they are to function effectively as financial managers of the construction industry.

Objectives of the Programme

The objectives of the degree programme in Quantity Surveying include the following:

  1. To train competent graduates who are innovative and versatile with sound knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of the profession in order to provide cost control and management services on diversified construction projects in the public and private sectors.
  2. To equip such graduates to handle the management, procurement, monitoring and control of all resources related to the environment.
  3. To provide sufficient general knowledge to enable the graduate interacts effectively with the society and the ever changing environment.
  4. To produce graduates such that with subsequent industry experience they will become competent practitioner, registered with the recognized professional bodies of Quantity Surveyors both in Nigeria and worldwide.
  5. To positively contribute to high quality research in all aspects of the technology of the built environment. 

Choice of Nomenclature of Degree

There is a wide range of degree names to select from in the NUC Benchmark. There are B.Tech. B.Sc., B.Env. University of Ilorin is a conventional University, hence the choice of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Quantity Surveying

Admission Requirements

Mode of Admission and Admission Requirements

Admission into the Quantity Surveying programme may be through any of the followings modes:


  1. UTME Admission

To be eligible for admission, candidate must have successfully completed the senior secondary school or its equivalent and obtained five credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physic and any other subjects from the following list: Geography, Technical Drawing, Economics, Chemistry, Commerce, Building Construction and Biology.


  1. Direct Entry I

Candidate who fulfill the requirement in (a) above and who have obtained G.C.E Advance level, H.S.C/IJMB or equivalent passes in Mathematics and Physic or any of the following subjects: Geography, Technical Drawing, Economics, Chemistry, Commerce, Building Construction and Biology may be admitted into 200 level of the programme.


  • Direct Entry II

A candidate who fulfills requirement in (a) above and in addition, holds OND certificate in Quantity Surveying, Building, Architecture and allied professions at upper credit level may be considered for admission into 200 level of the programme.


  1. Direct Entry III

Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) in Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering, Building and Architectures at upper credit level may be considered for direct entry into 300 level of the programme.


UTME Subjects Combination

i           English Language

ii          Mathematics

iii         Physics

iv         Any one of Geography, Technical Drawing, Economics, Chemistry, Commerce, Building Construction and Biology.


Course Duration

To obtain adequate academic and practical training, the proposed duration for the programme is five (5) years for UTME candidates, four (4) years for direct entry OND candidates and three (3) years for HND candidates.