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College of Contract Management United Kingdom
College of Contract Management
United Kingdom

Cost Engineering | College of Contract Management's top course

Advanced Diploma in Cost Engineering

Cost Engineering

Cost Engineering Online Programme

Cost EngineeringCost Engineering Diploma (Part-Time)
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Subscription Fee: Monthly Direct Debit Payment Plan: £270 upfront fee and £270 x 23 months (Starting from Month 1 to Month 23 inclusive). Leadership Course


The Advanced Diploma in Cost Engineering will give you an effective start to your professional career or give you a step up to higher education. Most students who complete this online Cost Engineering course then become Cost Engineers, Cost Controllers or Estimators, or go on to complete a Bachelor’s Degree at university. An Advanced Diploma is a well-respected qualification in industry wherefore employers value the skills that you gain on this programme. It can lead to a rewarding professional career for both men and women in the construction industry. The Cost Engineering course is designed to teach you the methods, principles, techniques and terminology that will then enable you to work as a successful Cost Engineering professional.

At the College of Contract Management, we teach all our courses live online, thereby enabling you to continue working full-time while you study. As a result, you benefit from a classroom environment from the comfort of your own home. As the lecturers are live, you will therefore be able to ask your lecturer questions throughout the lesson. In order to help you manage your study, we record all our live online lectures so that you can catch up.

The completed Advanced Diploma in Cost Engineering is worth 240 credits which you can then take with you to further education. The Cost Engineering course content is set at an intermediate undergraduate level. It places academic theory in a practical context as well as preparing you to join an undergraduate degree course in the UK or overseas.

Key Benefits

  • You’ll fill a skills shortage in the industry.
  • Abundant employment opportunities.
  • Lucrative promotion opportunities.
  • A step onto a university degree programme.
  • You’ll learn the construction engineering methods, principles, techniques and terminology that employers want.
  • Your knowledge and skills will maximise your employer’s chance of increasing profitability.
  • You can continue to work full-time while you study.
  • Flexible schedule and manageable hours are perfect for working, busy or international students.
  • Live online lectures give a classroom feel from home.
  • All lectures are delivered by first-class British university lecturers.

Course Content

This Cost Engineering course takes two years to complete. Each academic year consists of 6 core modules. We will assess your performance with 1 assignment per module, namely by open-book online exams.

Year 1:

  • Fundamentals of Engineering Drawings
  • Construction and Civil Engineering Technology
  • Construction Materials and Scope of Works
  • Project Scheduling
  • Method of Measurements and Estimation
  • Construction Procurement and Tendering

Year 2:

  • Pricing and Tendering Strategies
  • Construction Economics
  • Project Cost Control
  • Risk Management
  • Value Engineering
  • Cost Planning and Reporting

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years old, and
  • Minimum Grade C in GCSE in Maths and English (or equivalent), or
  • Level 3 qualification in Engineering/Science including Mathematics, or
  • If you have the relevant experience please contact us on with your updated CV

Course Delivery

We will deliver your course through our online virtual study platform, called Moodle. From Moodle you will access:

  • Your live online lectures. You and your lecturer will have a shared screen so that you can work through ideas together.
  • Your course materials and Cost Engineering resources.
  • Recordings of the live online lectures that you can watch at any time.
  • Messages to and from your lecturer and classmates.
  • Your friends list.

Period of Study

The Advanced Diploma in Cost Engineering is a 2-year programme. We will invite you to attend 1-2 live lectures a week and each lecture will be 2 hours long. We strongly advise spending a few hours a week on independent study, in addition to the time you spend on your assignments.

Each module is 8 weeks long. You will have up to 6 weeks to complete your open book exam and after your results, you will be able to resubmit if you wish. While you are completing your assignment we will offer live online revision and Q&A sessions in order to help you.


Total course fee per year is £2,736 or alternatively, you may choose an instalment payment plan

Full Payment

Year 1 – £2,736

Year 2 – £2,736

Monthly Direct Debit Payment Plan

Alternatively, try our Monthly Direct Debit Payment Plan: £270 upfront fee and £270 x 23 months (Starting from Month 1 to Month 23 inclusive).

If you would prefer to pay in full, the full payment fee is lower than the total monthly instalment fee.

Supplemental fees for English Language Course will also apply if you have chosen the Intensive English Programme.

Additional Information: If you need to discuss anything, please contact the college at or our international centres/career advisers directly. The start date of your module is dependent on the enrolment date of your module. The enrolment date is effective from the date of your full payment or module payment. You will not be awarded for any partial or module completion. Once you successfully complete your first year you will be awarded a Certificate in Cost Engineering and at the completion of the two years programme, you will be awarded Advanced Diploma in Cost Engineering.

Course Administrator

Kirsten Weissenberg
Tel: +44 (0) 1420 481681 Ext 200

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Senior Quantity Surveyor / Linesight

I would strongly recommend

I would strongly recommend using the services of the College of Contract Management to gain MCIOB status. I found the online seminars very informative and the professionalism of all to be excellent throughout, always responding quickly to any questions that I may have. The review of my submission enabled me to pass at the first instance and also ensured I achieved the certification in a quick timeframe. I am pleased to have achieved the chartership and would use the colleges services again for future courses.

Asif Kader
Quantity Surveyor / MPH Technical Services WLL

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I am a very honoured to get my application for MCIOB approved in a very short time and in a single submission. To prepare a Professional Review report meeting the CIOB requirements is a real challenge and with the guidance from CCM lecturers and their internal review process it was done with accuracy. I endorse the CCM's claim of 100% success rate in MCIOB submissions considering the quality of services provided to me and my friends. Thank you CCM!!

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I would like to share with you the very happy news that I successfully passed my APC and I am now a chartered surveyor. I wouldn’t have done this achievement without the great APC couching from CCM which helped me a lot and was the reason behind my success. I will definitely recommend your program to all my friends and colleagues. Thank you very much again and I wish all the success to all the other candidates.

Nancy Khalifa
Project Quantity Surveyor / Engineering Consultants Group

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I declare my greatest appreciation to the College of Contract Management as their staff has given me valuable guidance, good practice and advice during the preparation of my Professional report. It was my pleasure to enrol in the coaching service which has helped to achieve my goal to become a Chartered Member in CIOB. Once again thank you for the amazing support.

Patrick Murphy
Area Building Manager / Mitchells & Butlers Plc

I would have no hesitation in recommending CCM

After reviewing many course providers, I chose the College of Contract Management for the MCIOB course. Their communication, delivery of webinars and most importantly the support they provide, both for the exam and subsequent Professional Review service, was fantastic. Even during the Covid--19 lockdown, their ongoing support level never dropped. I would have no hesitation in recommending CCM to anyone wishing to further their qualifications and career’s.

Omar Awata
Senior Construction Manager / Urbacon Contracting & Trading

I highly recommend the college

To become a CIOB member you will have demonstrated that you have built professional competence upon a foundation of academic expertise and will give you greater encouragement to acquire more knowledge and enable you to better prove your skills. The college of contract management provided me professional advice to complete my competition report with professional review. I highly recommend the college

Mario O. Tolentino
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The 4-day training had been very impressive and effective that made me grow personally and professionally, with the presenter being consistent in imparting the information in a manner that all participants are learning and actively participating in all the tasks during the course of the training and I can proudly say that it had exceeded my expectation. Many thanks to our course presenter for being very approachable and kind.

Biju Jacob MCIOB
Sr. Project Control Specialist / Qatar Kentz W.L.L

It is with great pleasure

I announce my greatest appreciation to the College of Contract Management, during the preparation of  Professional  Report, CCM teacher and staff gave me the valuable guidance and advice which helped to achieve my determined goal for the year. One of my ambitions to become Chartered Member in CIOB, the milestone achieved.  Once again thank you for amazing help!

Michael J Cullen
United Kingdom
Technical Manager / KEEBS / WK Plasterers Ltd

I would highly recommend the college

I was very apprehensive prior to starting the course, not knowing what to expect, but from the first online lecture I was made to feel part of the class. The structure of the lectures are easy to follow and enable full interaction. The lecturers are all very helpful, providing guidance and direction where needed along with very descriptive explanations of all aspects being studied. Discussions throughout each lecture helped me to understand and retain what was being taught. A very big thank you to the College and all involved who helped me achieve a Distinction in the Chartered Membership Programme.

Kingsley Okoro MCIOB
Quantity Surveyor / Galfar Al Misnad Engineering & Contracting W.L.

CIOB Chartered Membership

Producing a good professional review report that meets the requirements and standard for chartered membership of CIOB can be quite challenging. However, with the professional advice of College of Contract Management, I was able to write a good professional review report that earned me my MCIOB in a single submission. I strongly recommend the College to whoever that is seeking to achieve chartered membership.

Michael Whittington MCIOB
United Kingdom
Building Surveyor / Peabody Trust

Support from the college was first class

Thanks for providing an excellent service, the support from the College of Contract Management was first class.  I also found the online webinars very informative and useful. I have already recommended the College of Contract Management to my fellow work colleagues, who are now looking at becoming MCIOB !!!.

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Senior Quantity Surveyor / AKTOR

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Before joining the lectures I had my unknown fears that how would I understand the subject and study materials because of online lectures. But really I appreciate the lecturers who made lectures so descriptive, explanatory and to easily understand. During the lecture I like one thing most that after explaining each topic they put a question for us to know our concentration and understanding towards the lecture. I would recommend the college and the Chartered Membership Programme.