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MSc Quantity Surveying

Offered by: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (DULN007(WP))
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Exam BodyHeriot-Watt University
Course Duration1 year/2 years
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Fees (International Student)49500/Course
FacultySchool Of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure And Society
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyArchitecture & Building
Mode of StudyBy Mixed Mode
Course Description

The need for quantity surveyors (QS) is vital for the efficient financial management of construction projects. As a partner university of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the School of the Built Environment is instrumental in meeting the educational needs of QS graduates by building on their previous education and experience to prepare them for the demands of this profession.

There is consistent competition amongst those wishing to enter and develop a career in quantity surveying in order to gain an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification, such as the MSc from Heriot-Watt University. Successful completion of the programme develops the necessary skills to provide a quality benchmark recognised by prospective employers to enhance an individual’s career progression.


Core courses

  • People and Organisational Management in the Built Environment
  • Contracts and Procurement
  • Construction Practice and Information Technology
  • Value and Risk Management
  • Quantity Surveying Financial Management
  • Construction Financial Management
  • Construction Technology
  • Master's Dissertation

Optional courses (select one)

  • Real Estate Economics
  • Sustainable Design and Development


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).

Entry Requirements

A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

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Career Prospects

The programme is focused on delivering high quality graduates for Quantity Surveying and Built Environment consultancies. However, it is expected that some graduates will find employment within government agencies and with contracting organisations. A minority of graduates will find employment elsewhere such as PhD research, teaching, finance and the military.

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

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