Diploma / Higher Diploma in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

Diploma / Higher Diploma in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management​

A Diploma in Quantity Surveying takes just 8 months (full-time) or 10 Months (part-time) while the Higher Diploma in takes 12 Months (Full-Time) or 16 Months (Part-Time). Content is taught by practicing QS and construction managers and industry professionals. Get qualified for these roles today!

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Our Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management course gives you outstanding career preparation. You will develop the knowledge to work in quantity surveying and commercial management, and gain skills in;

  • building construction
  • design
  • materials
  • CAD
  • building information modelling (BIM)
  • quantity surveying
  • project administration.

You will develop key industry experience through our excellent work placements. We have wide links with national and local construction-based companies.



8 months 
(5 days per week, 3 hours each)


10 months
(2 days per week, up to 2 hours each)

Higher Diploma


12 months 
(5 days per week, 3 hours each)


16 months
(2 days per week, up to 2 hours each)



Course Structure


This course is the equivalent of the first half of a UK, three-year honours degree and includes 120 credits at the diploma level and 180 credits at the higher diploma level.

Module Titles:


  • Construction Technology and Service
  • Building Science
  • Law, Economics and Management
  • Quantity Surveying Practice

Higher Diploma

  • Construction Technology and Services
  • Building Science
  • Law, Economics and Management
  • Quantity Surveying Practice
  • Procurement and Contract Practices
  • Environmental Physics and Materials

Minimum Age

18 years of age in the year of application

Minimum Academic Qualifications

– An Any Auston Specialist Diploma ; or

– GCE ‘A’ Level with 3 passes; or

– A polytechnic of Private College Diploma from non-relevant major; or

– 12 years of formal education (including standardized tests)

Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants with other equivalent qualifications based on Singapore criterion may be given exemptions on academic qualifications

Mature Candidates

At least 30 years of age and 8 years of working experience may be admitted on a case by case basis with a minimum of 10 years of formal education and certificates that is deemed equivalent by the Academic Board.

English Proficiency

– C6 or better for O Levels

– IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

– CEFR B2 or higher

Entry Requirements


Fees and Charges


Local Students

Application Fees:

Course Fees:
Diploma: $4905
Higher Diploma: $10,512

International Students

Application Fees:
$272.50 + $45*
*VISA Processing Fees Payable to ICA

Course Fees:

Note for International Students:
When applying through our international representatives, (i.e. Agents) students should NOT pay any course fees, admin fees, application fees, or other wise to the agents. All fees should be paid directly to the school, as indicated in your offer letter.

Typical Career Outcomes


Career Opportunities

  • Architectural technologist
  • Building surveyor
  • Commercial/residential surveyor
  • Construction manager
  • Estimator
  • Planning and development surveyor
  • Project manager
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Site engineer



Auston Institute of Management is a Singapore based Higher Education provider who has been providing qualifications and upgrading opportunities to students in the Engineering and Technology industry since 1996.

Our graduates have gone on to work in many large local companies and multi-national corporations alike. Just like many of our graduates who have gone before you, this course could lead to the next stage in your career.

This course is recognized as being equivalent to the first year or first 1.5 years of UK University and guarantees entry to the appropriate top-up degree(s).

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It’s time to prepare for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And, by taking one module at a time toward a degree, you’ve got the way.

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