Civil Enginerring - Diploma in Commercial Management


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  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Methodology

    Distance Learning

  • Location


  • Class hours





Leatherhead (Surrey)
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To take into account

Non-accredited Degree, HNC/D or Certificate in Commercial Management. There are several routes to becoming a Corporate Member of CICES: by accredited degree, HNC/D, NVQ or other qualifications. Although non-accredited degrees/HNDs are excellent qualifications, they do not cover the specialism of civil engineering commercial management in the depth required by CICES. The Diploma in Commercial Management provides the top-up needed. You should first join as an Affiliate or Technical Member before upgrading to Membership.

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Course programme

The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors is a qualifying body for civil engineering surveyors, specialists who play a key role in the £multimillion construction industry. Members may be employed in professional practice, with consulting engineers or working with civil contractors, local or national government, public utilities or
specialist sub-contractors. The Institution offers two career streams: civil engineering commercial management (quantity surveying) or geospatial engineering (land surveying). Our distance learning course enables QS stream applicants without an accredited degree to meet the academic requirements for Membership. Once you have qualified as a Member and have significant experience in civil engineering you can also apply for Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Awarding Body:

The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

Estimated Study Time:

400 hours
As this is a postgraduate level course, we suggest that you aim to spread your studies over at least two years part-time.

Student or Mature entry

If you are a trainee Quantity Surveyor without an HNC or Degree, please see details of our Certificate course. In this case, you must first register as an Affiliate Member. (Mature candidates with significant relevant experience who do not have an accredited degree or equivalent may apply direct for Member Review.)


Module 1: Civil Engineering Construction
Module 2: Civil Engineering Contract Administration
Module 3: Civil Engineering Management

For each Module, there is written continuous assessment followed by a Final Assignment which is sent to you for completion by a prescribed date. You can take the Modules in any order, one at a time or together. The Final Assignment is available on request at one month's notice. You must complete 75% of the coursework before the Final Assignment.

Course includes

Course manual for each Module
One or more recommended textbooks
Tutor-Marked Assignments
2-year service contract (renewable if required

Final Assignment Fee (not included in the course price and payable when you apply for assessment): Single Module £60 Three Modules: £160

Course content & prescribed reading

Module 1: Civil Engineering

Construction (Estd 100 hours)


Civil Engineering construction; Earth science

Essential text supplied:

Elements of Soil Mechanics (G N & I G Smith)

Course Manual including 8 Tutor-Marked Assignments

Module 2: Civil Engineering Contracts Administration (Estd 150 hours)


Contract administration; Conditions of contract; Methods of valuation and measurement; Dispute resolution procedure

Essential texts supplied:

Civil Engineering Contracts (Seeley); Dispute Resolution Procedures (Campbell)

Course Manual including 14 Tutor-Marked Assignments.

Other recommended texts:

Civil Engineering Construction Contracts (O'Reilly);
CESMM Explained (Spain); Writing Specifications for Construction (Cox).

Module 3 Civil Engineering Management (Estd 150 hours)


Marketing; Management; Production; Commercial; Human resources.

Essential texts supplied:

Management for the Construction Industry (Lavender), Modern Construction Management (Harris & McCaffer), Planning & Programming in Contruction (CIOB), Civil Engineering Claims (Powell-Smith & Stevenson)

Course manual including 10 Tutor-Marked Assignments


£299 per module or full course £845

By instalments (UK only):
Single Module: Deposit £85 and 4 monthly payments of £55 (course price £305)
Full course: Deposit £255 and 6 monthly payments of £100 (course price £855)


We will invoice your employers on receipt of a written order. Invoices are payable within 30 days Overseas clients - add post & packing as follows: Single module: £15.00 Three
modules: £40.00

Civil Enginerring - Diploma in Commercial Management

Price on request