BSc Honours Degree in Built Environment (Measurement & Cost Engineering)

Measuring the impossible

Measurement and Cost Engineering is a professional engineering discipline mainly focused on the construction industry. As its name implies, this discipline is concerned with estimation, bills of quantity and project finance but it also deals with tender and contract preparation, legislations, valuation, cost and risk analysis.


It is an engineer’s role to design, plan and adapt technology to provide better living conditions for society, while maintaining the balance between the built and the natural environment. In this programme, you will come to recognise that enhancement of living conditions has much to do with weighing ‘desirables’ against ‘affordables’. This is encountered by learning how to manage and execute projects by setting goals, planning time, preparing budgets and considering indicators of quality while at the same time being sensitive to environmental constraints. In addition, you will learn about construction techniques, project management and corporate strategies.


Placement opportunities are provided in companies involved in building projects such as industrial projects, housing complexes, business centres, shopping malls, bridges, roads, railways, harbours, dams and airports.

Career Opportunities

A broad range of career options in Oman and abroad exist in the public and private sectors with civil engineering contractors, civil and structural engineering consultants, and in national and local government agencies in areas, such as quantity surveying, cost and risk analysis, tender and contract preparation, property legislation, and contract administration.


Students who successfully complete this programme will be eligible for an internationally recognised Honours Degree awarded by Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK. Two exit options are available as given below:

  • On successful completion of Level 2: Award of University Diploma
  • On successful completion of Level 4: Award of BSc Honours Degree

The Diploma awarded after Level 2 is equivalent to Diploma (Oman) and BSc Honours Degree awarded after Level 4 is equivalent to Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Oman), conforming to the Oman Qualifications Framework.


Credits Level 1 – Total of 120 Credits
20 Construction Technology 1 
20 Construction Material and Measurement 
20 Personal and Peoples Skill Development
20 Property Legislation 
20 Property Economics
20 Introduction to Construction Costs
Credits Level 2– Total of 120 Credits
20 Structural Engineering Principles
20 Construction and Development Economics
20 Construction Technology 2 
20 Professional and Employability Skills Development
20 Tendering Procurement and Contracting
20 Structural Detailing and Estimation
Credits Level 3 – Total of 120 Credits
20 Managed Project Learning  
20 Advanced Life Skills Development
20 Contract and Project Finance 
20 Construction Process Management-1
20 Estimation of Services and Civil Engineering Works
20 Construction Technology 3    
Credits Level 4 – Total of 120 Credits
20 Project Management  
10 Research Methodology 
10 Industry Based Project
20 Contract Administration  
20 Corporate Strategy 
20 Value and Risk Appraisal
20 Project
Exit with Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Built Environment (Measurement and Cost Engineering)

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