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RICS accredited BSc (Hons) QS degree in Sri Lanka


The Colombo School of Construction in partnership with the School of Built Environment, University of Salford has been conducting a RICS accredited BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree since 2011. This programme was launched in March 2011 by senior members of the School of Built Environment including Prof. Mike Kagioglou ; David Baldry and Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga from the University of Salford and Prof. Chitra Wedikkara, Prof. Raufdeen Rameezdeen and Prof. Lalith De Silva representing the Colombo School of Construction Technology.

This is the first time a private educational institute in Sri Lanka has been so recognized by the RICS to run a degree programme, which is a full 4 year honours degree programme ( 3 years taught + 1 year industrial training) in Quantity Surveying in Sri Lanka. The only other institution providing a similar programme is the University of Moratuwa which is the premier institution offering such degrees in Sri Lanka.� The degree affords the opportunity for those students satisfying the entry requirements to seek advanced entry to the 2nd year of the 4 year programme. This is an option available to students who have completed a Higher National Diploma (HND) and meet the requisite requirements.

The RICS accreditation afforded to the Colombo School of Construction Technology is a great achievement and indeed a significant opportunity for students missing out on entry to the state university system. It is also an alternative avenue to traveling overseas for higher education or undertaking a programme that is not professionally accredited which is important when considering the industrial norm of Quality for such courses particularly those in the Built environment.

By joining CSCT, parents and students alike will have the peace of mind knowing that the teaching staff at CSCT and facilities is of the highest caliber as accepted by RICS evidenced by their extension of accreditation and that students will be given assistance in obtaining work placements for practical training. The University of Salford is world renowned for its excellence in teaching and research, in the field of Built Environment. Students wanting an “overseas” experience have the option of completing part of their studies at Salford or attending their studies at Salford or attending their graduation in the UK with other Salford Graduates. CSCT has been conducting Edexcel HNDs in Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics, Construction Management, Building Services Engineering and Civil Engineering since 2009.� CSCT is already in discussion with the University of Salford to extend their portfolio of collaborative degree programmes in the immediate future.

The decision to pursue higher education is an important one and when choosing your education provider,� the decision should not simply be based on the cost or duration but one based on quality and employability. The UoS- CSCT collaboration provides a sound cognate honours degree that is recognized worldwide particularly by employees seeking QS degree holders. Make the right choice for your future and register now for the 2012 intake. Hot line; 0773442104 or 0112885932

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