Worldwide Educational and Competency Standards in Cost Engineering, Quantity Surveying, and Project Management

This page includes downloadable sets of standards for professional competency, for educational programs, and for accreditation of educational programs and degrees in cost engineering, quantity surveying, and project management.

The objective of this section is to share with all ICEC Member organizations the various programs which have been developed in different countries so that Members may be guided in development of their own programs and may benefit from the ideas of other ICEC Member Associations and Institutes.

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  • AACE International, the Association for the Advancement of Cost EngineeringRecommended Practice 11R-88, Required Skills and Knowledge of a Cost Engineer (Copyright © 1990 AACE International). This document may not be reprinted or redistributed without the expressed written consent of AACE International.
  • AACE International, the Association for the Advancement of Cost EngineeringRecommended Practice 12R-89, Model Master’s Degree Program With Emphasis in Cost Engineering (Copyright © 1990 AACE International). This document may not be reprinted or redistributed without the expressed written consent of AACE International.
  • Association Francophone de Management de Projet (AFITEP)Certification en Maitrise de Projet (2001). French language framework for certification and for design of educational programmes in cost engineering. This document may not be reprinted or redistributed without the expressed written consent of AFITEP.
  • Association of Cost Engineers (ACostE) & Engineering Construction Industry Training BoardUK and Scottish National Occupational Standards for Project Control (2004) Version 1.01. These Standards have been written as 51 separate and self contained units of competence, each relating to a distinct functional area. Between them they cover the full spectrum of project control functions. NOTE: This download may take a significant amount of time. This is a substantial document (111 pages and 444 kilobytes in size).
  • Association of South African Quantity SurveyorsOutcomes of accredited tertiary educational programmes which meet the prerequisites for registration of graduates as quantity surveyors-in-training with the South African Council for Quantity Surveyors.
  • Association of South African Quantity Surveyors Standards for accreditation of tertiary educational programmes leading to registration as a quantity surveyor-in-training with the South African Council for Quantity Surveyor.
  • Australian Institute of Quantity SurveyorsNational Competency Standards for Quantity Surveyors – An Overview (Copyright © 1998 AIQS). This document may not be reprinted or redistributed without the expressed written consent of AIQS.
  • Australian Institute of Quantity SurveyorsNational Competency Standards for Quantity Surveyors – Construction Economists (Copyright © 1998 AIQS). ISBN 1-876389-02-8. This document may not be reprinted or redistributed without the expressed written consent of AIQS. This download may take a significant amount of time. This is a substantial document (78 pages and over 1 megabyte in size).
  • Badu, Dr Edward and Amoah, Peter Quantity Surveying Education in Ghana (2003). Paper presented to the Ghana Institution of Surveyors, Quantity Surveying Division.
  • Dutch Association of Cost EngineersDutch Association of Cost Engineers post graduate cost engineering degree program Conducted by the HAN Center of Knowledge, a subsidiary of the Arnhem-Nijmegen University, presents a two year part time post graduate course in Cost Engineering to industry- or government-employees with a technical bachelor’s degree. It takes 300 classroom hours plus at least an equal number of self study hours, spread over two consecutive years. The course is taught in the Dutch language.