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BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Offered by: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

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Exam BodyHeriot-Watt University
Course Duration3 years
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Fees (International Student)42,848
FacultySchool of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS)
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyArchitecture & Building
Course Description

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.


Course content

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First Year

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In the first year, students learn the fundamental and basic themes of building as well as the roles of the relevant professions. Topics include construction modelling, construction technology, management practice, cost control principles, the built environment and microeconomics.

Mandatory September

  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introductory Economics
  • Construction Technology 1
  • Shaping Tomorrow Together A

Mandatory January

  • Cost Control Principles
  • Construction Modelling
  • Human Geography & The City
  • Shaping Tomorrow Together B

Second Year

Mandatory September

  • Surveying and GIS
  • Construction Technology 2

Optional September

  • Principles of Property Valuation
  • Introduction to Commercial Law

Mandatory January

  • Building Services Technology
  • eConstruction
  • Cost Modelling and Measurement

Optional January

  • The Economy

Third Year

Mandatory September

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

Mandatory January

  • Design for Construction
  • Innovation in Construction Practice
  • Measurement and Cost Evaluation

Optional January

  • Design Issues

Mandatory September

  • Cost and Value Management
  • Design Project (CMS)
  • Research Dissertation (CMS)
  • Quantity Surveying Practice

Mandatory January

  • Construction Information Management
  • Design Project (CMS)
  • Research Dissertation (CMS)
Entry Requirements
  • A-Level / STPM: BBC.
  • UEC: 15 points or less (5 subjects not less than B grade).
  • Canada Year 12 High School Diploma: 75%
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 26 points.
  • Matriculation/Foundation: CGPA 2.67
  • Diploma: CGPA 2.5 
  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia: Foundation in Science or Foundation in Business: Grade C average including C in English.
  • SMA 3 (Indonesia): 8.0
  • Year 12 State Board High School Examination (India): 75%
  • Senior High School Graduation Certificate (China): 80%

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements.

In addition to the entry requirements listed above, applicants must have grade C in Mathematics at SPM/ IGCSE level or equivalent. This requirement can be waived if applicants have obtained at least grade pass in Mathematics at a higher level. 

We strongly urge all prospective students to submit their applications. Our students comprise of individuals with a wide array of qualifications. The most comprehensive way for us to assess eligibility is by receiving a completed application comprising of academic qualification.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

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

Intake Months

January, September

Career Prospects

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.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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