BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

The course

Programme code
KPT/JPS (R/526/6/0050) (MQA/FA4369) 06/24
Delivery type
3 years
Intake date
September, January


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Our Quantity Surveying and Construction Project Management discipline is internationally recognised for the quality of its research and teaching and is Scotland’s top rated construction management department. Our degree programmes equip graduates with the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that built environment projects are sustainable, cost efficient and constructed to the highest standards.

Maximising value for money in construction projects is crucial when dealing with tight budgets and strict contractual agreements. A quantity surveyor advises on these issues at all stages of a project and must therefore understand construction technology, legal issues and how to plan and monitor costs.

Quantity Surveying is about providing clients of the construction industry with financial, contractual and technical advice ensuring they get value for money from the buildings they construct. The modern quantity surveyor is a construction professional who may be involved at all stages of the design and construction process, from providing business strategy advice, working with architects and design team consultants, through to overseeing the onsite construction phase. The quantity surveyor has a sound understanding of construction technology, project cost planning and control and contractual issues.

This bachelor’s degree provides you with all of the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful quantity surveyor.

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), Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES). This programme is also accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Course content

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Year 1

  • Building Services Technology
  • Construction Technology 2
  • Commercial Law
  • Surveying and Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Cost Modelling and Measurement
  • eConstruction
  • Principles of Property Valuation
  • The Economy

Year 2

  • Safety Management and Site Establishment
  • Construction Technology 3
  • Procurement and Contract
  • Design Cost Planning and Control
  • Measurement and Cost Evaluation
  • Design Issues
  • Design for Construction
  • Innovation in Construction Practice

Year 3

  • Cost and Value Management
  • QS Practice
  • Construction Information Management
  • Business Management in the Built Environment
  • Design Project
  • Dissertation


Our Quantity Surveying graduates go on to careers both in the public sector and international consulting and contracting organisations including Skanska, BAM, Aecom and Turner and Townsend. Roles in which graduates are employed vary widely and include quantity surveyor, graduate engineer and site manager.

Entry requirements

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

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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