MSc Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying
The need for quantity surveyors is vital for the efficient financial management of construction projects. As a partner university of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the School is instrumental in meeting the educational needs of quantity surveying graduates by building on their previous education and experience to prepare them for the demands of this profession.
There is consistent competition amongst those wishing to enter and develop a career in quantity surveying in order to gain an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification, such as the MSc from Heriot-Watt University. Successful completion of the programme develops the necessary skills to provide a quality benchmark recognised by prospective employers to enhance an individual’s career progression.
Teaching and Assessment
Our students experience a stimulating teaching environment which blends conventional lectures and tutorials with online material in our Virtual Learning Environment. Programmes are regularly reviewed by research-active staff in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia to ensure that the learning material is relevant and current.
Assessment of the taught component is through a balance of examinations and coursework.
- People and Organisational Management in the Built Environment
- Strategic Commercial and Contracts Management
- Value and Risk Management
- Quantity Surveying Financial Management
- Construction Financial Management
- Construction Practice and Information Technology
- Advance Construction Technology
- Research Dissertation
Optional courses (select two)
- Urban Economy and Property Markets
- Sustainable Design and Development
In accordance with our normal practice our professionally orientated programmes are designed to meet the educational requirements for membership of relevant professional institutions. In addition to accreditation within Malaysia, we seek accreditation by the relevant UK or international professional bodies in accordance with their standard procedures.
This programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
The programme is focused on delivering high quality graduates for Quantity Surveying and Built Environment consultancies. However, it is expected that some graduates will find employment within government agencies and with contracting organisations. A minority of graduates will find employment elsewhere such as PhD research, teaching, finance and the military.
- A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required.
If you do not have IELTS 6.5, we offer a Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) prior to commencing your studies.