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Advanced Diploma in Cost Engineering

Cost Engineering


Cost Engineering Online Programme

Cost EngineeringCost Engineering Diploma (Part-Time)
You can learn whilst you work
Easy payment plan available


The Advanced Diploma in Cost Engineering will give you an excellent and effective start to your career as a professional Cost Engineer/Cost Controller/Estimator and also lead to higher education if desired. Advanced Diplomas are well-respected industry qualifications for engineering students, and employers value the skills that you gain on the programme. It can lead to a fantastic professional career for men and women in the construction industry. The course is designed to help you become a highly skilled professional. The course content provides you with a thorough knowledge, and the essential skills and talents to work as a successful Cost Engineering professional who will play a key role in multi-million dollar projects.

This is a live online course with 240 credits so you can take it from wherever you are in the world. We will schedule all live online lectures for when you aren’t working so you can follow the course while continuing to work. You can ask questions from the lecturer during the session like in a classroom session via voice or chat. If you have missed any lectures, you can refer them from the recordings which will be available in our Moodle (Virtual Study Platform). You will feel as a classroom environment with our live online lectures.

This well-established qualification is set at an intermediate undergraduate level and places academic theory within a practical context as well as enabling you to pass a degree with honours or distinction in any university in the United Kingdom or overseas. The certificate can be achieved at the completion of year one and advanced Diploma at the completion of year two. This diploma course is the right choice if you wish to work as a Cost Engineering Professional or if you want to attend university to follow a BSc course.

Key Benefits

  • Skills shortages in the industry
  • Easy employment opportunities
  • Possible step to successfully follow the degree program
  • This course will fit in with employers’ needs
  • Capable to work or continue to further study
  • Your knowledge will maximise your employer’s chance of increasing profitability
  • You will gain a wide range of knowledge in Cost Engineering to improve your chances of success
  • You can learn whilst you are working
  • You can attend live online lectures conducted by first class British lecturers
  • All live lectures will be conducted online

Course Content

The course consists of two years. Each year-long cost engineering programme contains 6 core modules. Students’ performance will be assessed by live lectures, exercises and open book online exams (assignments).

Year 1:

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

  • Course materials will be delivered through our study portal
  • Live online lectures will be held enabling you to ask questions during your lectures
  • Interaction with your fellow cost engineering course students
  • Learn from your home whilst having all the benefits and feel of a classroom study
  • Lecturer’s computer screen will be shared with video conferencing through a special software

Period of Study

The course follows a two-year programme. The following course schedule includes live lectures, exercises and open book online exams (assignments).

  • Each Module will be of 8 weeks duration

There will be a number of revisions or re-submissions of unsuccessful exams, which will be allocated at the end of each module.The College provides live online lectures including question and answer sessions from the United Kingdom. Further, the college will organise group study and develop the presenting skills of students. In addition, you are required to carry out independent study.


Total course fee per year is £2,280 or alternatively, you may choose an instalment payment plan

Full Payment

Year 1 – £2,280

Year 2 – £2,280

Monthly Direct Debit Payment Plan

Alternatively, pay £225 per month through monthly direct debit for a total of 24 months.

However, the full payment plan is discounted than the other payment plans.

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

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