The course

Course code
KPT/JPS (N/526/6/0057)(FA4168) 12/18
Delivery type
3 years
Intake date
September, January
Study location


  • Contact

    Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus

  • Telephone

    +603 8894 3888

  • Email


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).

Course content

   Detailed course guide

Core courses

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First Year

  • Construction Technology 2
  • Commercial Law
  • Surveying and Monitoring in the Built and Natural Environment
  • Cost Modelling and Measurement
  • eConstruction
  • Facilities Management Principles

Second Year

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

Third Year

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