How to become a Quantity Surveyor in 2023?

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The title ‘Quantity Surveyor’ raises many questions among students. Is it to do with math, statistics or engineering? Students often are left confused and don’t actually know who is a Quantity Surveyor. Well, a Quantity Surveyor in basic terms is just a construction industry professional who is highly knowledgeable about construction costs and contracts. This may seem like a small responsibility, but there’s a lot more to it.

What is a Quantity Surveyor?

Quantity Surveyors are basically Construction Cost Consultants, they are responsible for estimating, monitoring construction costs and overseeing all budgets relating to building and civil engineering projects. The aim of Quantity Surveyor is to minimize project costs and improve value for money while still meeting the required standards and quality. This includes ensuring compliance with statutory building rules. Quantity Surveyor will prepare estimates and cost of the work and will track any contract changes that may have an impact on costs and create reports to show profitability when the project is underway.

Why should you study Quantity Surveying?

A degree in Quantity Surveying will help students to get employment in various types of companies in construction, property development and related industries, along with financial institutions and government departments. In other words, if you get a degree in Quantity Surveying you are the specialist in managing the costs and finances in the construction industry.

Career Options for Quantity Surveying Graduates

The following is a list of potential career paths for you to consider:

  • Construction Manager
  • Site engineer
  • Project manager
  • Building Surveyor
  • Estate manager
  • Consulting civil engineer
  • Urban designer
  • Financial manager

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Entry Requirements to Study Quantity Surveying in Malaysia

Diploma in Quantity Surveying (2.5 years)

  • SPM/O-Level: Minimum get 3Cs including Mathematics, and must pass in Malay and English subjects.

Degree in Quantity Surveying (3 years/3.5years)

  • STPM: Minimum of 2Cs; or
  • A-Level: Minimum of 2Ds; or
  • UEC: Minimum of 5Bs including Mathematics
  • Australian Matriculation: minimum of ATAR 70.0; or
  • Foundation in Arts of Science: Minimum CGPA 2.00; or
  • Diploma in Quantity Surveying: Minimum CGPA of 2.00

Note: Universities may have different requirements. To learn more, get in touch with us!

A Day in the life of a Quantity Surveyor

Best Australian Universities for a Degree in Quantity Surveying 2023



Indicative Annual Fees (2023)


Diploma of Surveying

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Deakin College

Diploma of Construction Management

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering) 

RMIT University

Bachelor of Surveying (Honours)

Victoria University (VU), Melbourne

Bachelor of Building Surveying 

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Best Malaysian Universities for a Degree in Quantity Surveying 2023



Indicative Annual Fees (2023)

SEGI University

Bachelor of Sciences (Hons) Quantity Surveying

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INTI International University

B.Sc. (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours) 

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

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Manahil Ijaz
An international student from Taylor’s University, Manahil Ijaz is a freelance writer from the field of PR and Marketing who indulges in different forms of art including writing, painting and designing. Manahil has a great passion for psychology, English literature and travelling.
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