Quantity Surveyors are the professionals providing economic, cost and contractual advice in the construction industry. The industry is global and extends across all real estate and infrastructure markets. Quantity Surveyors measure the value of a construction investment from concept to completion. They involve in the feasibility, design and construction phases of a new building and facility as well as in the extension, refurbishment, maintenance and demolition of a building and facility. In summary, Quantity Surveyors work in all sectors of the construction industry worldwide.
The aim of the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Quantity Surveying programme is to produce graduates in the field of Quantity Surveying with strong grasp of good fundamental theoretical principles and skills to respond to the continuous high demand for qualified and competent Quantity Surveyors by the local as well as international construction industry.
You will learn how to plan and monitor cost of building and facility designs, manage the procurement of the required resources, deal with contract and legal issues in the construction projects, computer software applications etc. There are opportunities for field trips, site visits, and practical and laboratory-based work. Exposure to QS practice is integrated throughout the curriculum and include use of staff with industry experience as well as guest lecturers or speakers from the profession or industry. In addition, you will undergo a six months industrial training in a quantity surveying firm or construction-related company. The faculty will assist you in securing a placement. The training programme will ensure that academic knowledge is integrated with practice and that an appreciation of the professional role is developed. Your progress during placement is supervised by the employer and the academic supervisor as well as a university visit.
Where will the world of surveying take you?
The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Quantity Surveying programme is accredited by Malaysian Qualifying Agency (MQA), the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).