BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management

The course

Course code
KPT/JPS (R/581/6/0050) (FA4168) 06/24
Delivery type
3 years
Intake date
September, January


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This Bachelor's degree will prepare you for a career in the management of construction projects from inception to completion, including throughout all stages of the design and construction process.

Much of the curriculum is concerned with the management and supervision of construction sites and the resource planning connected with large scale projects. There is also a strong emphasis on construction technology as well as on courses that give students a background in valuation and procurement.

There is strong demand for built environment professionals in construction sectors on a global scale; the profession of project management needs highly qualified graduates with specialist knowledge in their field as well as an awareness of the wider issues of construction project management.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching involves a mix of lectures, tutorials and practical work. Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examination. By the final year, coursework assessment, principally through the design project and research dissertations, accounts for 50% of the final assessment.



This programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and
the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). This programme is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Course content

Year 1

  • Construction Technology 2
  • Commercial Law
  • Surveying and Monitoring in the Built and Natural Environment
  • Cost Modelling and Measurement
  • Building Services
  • eConstruction
  • Building Services Technology

Year 2

  • Safety Management and Site Establishment
  • Construction Technology 3
  • Procurement and Contracts
  • Design Cost Planning and Control
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Design for Construction

Year 3

  • Cost and Value Management
  • Construction Information Management
  • Construction Project Management
  • Innovation in Construction Practice
  • Design Project
  • Dissertation

Students take a total of 8 courses per year including core and optional courses/projects.


The main graduate destination is in the discipline of Project Management within the construction sector. The programme is focused on delivering high quality graduates for the public and private sector in client, consultancy and contracting organisations. Our graduates work for national and international contracting firms and project management consultants including YTL Group, Petronas, Setia Group and Tesco.

Entry requirements

  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Science or Foundation in Business: CCCC
  • A-Level/STPM: BBC
  • UEC: 15 points or less (5 subjects not less than B grade)
  • CPU: 75%
  • SMA 3 (Indonesia): 8
  • IB Diploma: 26 points
  • Diploma deemed recognised by the Malaysia Government
  • Any other relevant qualification deemed recognised by the Malaysia Government, acceptable to the University.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 is required.

If you do not have IELTS 6.0, we offer a Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) prior to commencing your studies.


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Scholarships and bursaries

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