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MSc Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying

Offered by: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
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Exam BodyHeriot-Watt University
Course Duration12 months
Part Time/Full TimeBlended
Fees (International Student)17,800
FacultySchool of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Mode of StudyTaught
Course Description

The need for quantity surveyors is vital for the efficient financial management of construction projects. As a partner university of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the School is instrumental in meeting the educational needs of quantity surveying 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.


Course content

Core courses

  • People and Organisational Management in the Built Environment
  • Contracts and Procurement
  • Value and Risk Management
  • Quantity Surveying Financial Management
  • Construction Financial Management
  • Construction Technology 3
  • Research Dissertation

Optional courses (select two)

  • Contruction Practice and Information Technology
  • Urban Economy and Property Markets
  • 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) and Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES)

Entry Requirements

A first or second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in quantity surveying or a related subject. Relevant industrial experience may also be considered

Intake Months

September, January

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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