The course

Course code
KPT/JPS (PA4369) 06/19
Delivery type
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Intake date
September
Location
Malaysia

Contact

  • Contact

    Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus

  • Telephone

    +603 8894 3888

  • Email

    hwum@hw.ac.uk

Overview

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.


Course content

View or download full details of core, optional and elective courses/projects.

First Year

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

Second Year

  • Safety Management and Site Establishment
  • Construction Technology 3
  • Procurement and Contract
  • Design Cost Planning and Control
  • Measurement and Cost Evaluation
  • Decision Making for Management Applications in Construction
  • Design for Construction

Third Year

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

Accreditation

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), Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES).

Career

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.
  • SAM: ATAR 75
  • CPU: 75%
  • UEC 3A 2B
  • SMA 3 (Indonesia): 8
  • IB Diploma: 26 points
  • Diploma deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government
  • 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.

Fees

View our tuition fees for this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

See our range of scholarships and sponsored scholarships.