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Exam BodyInternal Qualification, Malaysia
Course Duration2.5 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)41,600
CampusKuala Lumpur; Penang
FacultyFaculty of Built Environment
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyArchitecture & Building

The Diploma in Quantity Surveying is recognised as an approved sub-professional qualification by BQSM/RISM. Graduates with Diploma in Quantity Surveying may be given exemption for the Foundation and First Examinations of RISM?s Professional Examinations for Quantity Surveying. They can then proceed to sit for the Intermediate and Final Examinations to be eligible for professional membership with RISM as Graduate Member.

Course Description

The programme equips students with essential knowledge and skills in Quantity Surveying practices such as preparing project feasibility study; handling financial issues of the project; preparing tender and contract documents including measurement of construction works and pricing; evaluation and selection of appropriate procurement system, contractual arrangement and tendering method which satisfies the client's needs in terms of time, cost, quality and legal aspects; and advising the contractual issues based on general contract principles of Building Contract as well as general legal principles of Contract Law, Sale of Goods Act and Law of Tort. 

  • Building Materials
  • Construction Technology
  • Technical Drawing
  • IT & CAD
  • Building Science & Services
  • Site Surveying
  • Structural Studies
  • Measurement of Civil Engineering Works
  • Estimating
  • Introduction to Measurement of Building Quantities
  • Construction Law
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Principles of Building Economics
  • Principles of Development Economics
  • Principles of Management
  • Introduction to Law
  • Quantity Surveying Practices
  • Integrated Project
  • Practical Training in Industry
  • Project Planning Technique
  • Measurement I
  • Measurement II
  • Measurement III


  • English For Tertiary Studies
  • Academic English
  • Professional English
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Public Speaking
  • Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism
  • Co-curricular
Entry Requirements
  1. SPM - 3 Credits in the relevant subjects which must include one mathematic subject
  2. O Level - 3 Grade C in the relevant subjects which must include one mathematic subject
  3. UEC - 3 Grade B in the relevant subjects which one mathematic subject
  4. Relevant Certificate accredited by MQA AND SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in one mathematics subject AND SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in Bahasa Melayu OR English Language where minimum SPM Pass/O Level Grade E(Pass)/ UEC Grade C in the other subject is required

Compulsory subject:

SPM Credit/O Level Grade C/UEC Grade B in Bahasa Melayu OR English Language where minimum SPM Pass/O Level Grade E(Pass)/UEC Grade C in the other subject is required


  1. Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Diploma. This is applicable for students who have at least O Level Grade C or UEC Grade B in Malay Language but did not take SPM Bahasa Melayu.
  2. SPM holders from Year 2013 onwards must have at least a pass in Sejarah.
  3. Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Subject to the Ministry of Education latest requirements.
Intake Months

January & July

Career Prospects

Graduates can be employed as:

Executive and/or administrative levels personnel in quantity surveying practices which include, but not limited to, take-off quantities, estimating, tendering, purchasing, cost control, and contract administration as well as project implementation in the construction industry.

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

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