Top 5 Universities to Study Quantity Surveying in Malaysia 2020

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The study of Quantity Surveying involved in estimating and managing construction costs in order to prevent any excessive expenses and optimize the building quality at the same time. Quantity Surveyor govern and control the usage of resources on property development projects such as equipment, materials, and etc. The duties of quantity surveyors included, but were not limited to tender management, assembly documents, contract management, and valuation of construction work. 

Even though the salary of quantity surveyor is high, it is proven to be challenging because you will encounter different expertise in various fields, constantly learning new skills and knowledge. Moreover, quantity surveyor will meet a lot of professionals from different industries, therefore, you will be working with them in order to ensure the construction is running smoothly.

What skills do you need to be a Quatity Surveyor?

Excel in IT and Calculation

Quantity Surveyor needs to adapt to the newly technology, mathematical software and programmes, it greatly improves the productivity and shorten the time needed for calculations. Being a quantity surveyor also required to be good in mathematics as a lot of calculations took place before the initial construction project. A single miscalculation may cause a tremendous amount of damage to the progress of the project.

High Learning Ability and Logical Thinking

In the courses of Quantity Surveying, you will tackle a wide range of subjects that involved construction and building technology, materials, law, cost management, etc. You will also train to think practically and logically as you will need to evaluate the quality of materials and getting the cheapest price for your client.

Good interpersonal skills

Having strong interpersonal skills is important in achieving success in both their professional and personal lives. You will work with a wide range of people in the construction industry. Moreover, you will team up with others in group assignments and projects which you will need to interact with people.

Subjects for Quantity Surveying

  • Site Surveying
  • Project Management
  • Value Management
  • FInancial Management
  • Cost Planning
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Technology
  • Building Service
  • Estimating
  • Building Materials

General Qualifications

In order to enter into Quantity Surveying courses, you will generally need:

Diploma (2.5-Years)
  • SPM/O-Level: Minimum 3Cs including Mathematics
Bachelor’s Degree (3/3.5-Years)
  • STPM: Minimum of 2Cs; or
  • A-Level: Minimum of 2Es; or
  • Austalian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 60 with an average score of 60% in Mathematics; or
  • Foundation in Arts or Science: Minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.00

Note: The information displayed above may vary between universities, colleges, and institutions.

The Quantity Surveying Degree is accredited by the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM), you are able to pursue a professional career as a Registered Quantity Surveyor in Malaysia.

Career Options for Quantity Surveying

  • Property and Commercial Executive
  • Procurement Advisor
  • Contract Executive / Project Executive
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Contract and Cost Administrator

1. Heriot-Watt University

Campus: Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
General Intake: September
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM102,780

2. INTI University

Campus: Putra Nilai, Negeri Sembilan

Diploma in Quantity Surveying
General Intake: January, May & August
Indicative fee of 2.5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM40,620

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Quantity Surveying
General Intake: January, May & August
Indicative fee of 3.5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM66,895

3. Segi University

Campus: Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
General Intake: January, March, May, June & September
Indicative fee of 3/3.5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM58,125

4. Taylor’s University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)
General Intake: March & August
Indicative fee of 3.5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM75,600

5. UCSI University

Campus: Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur

Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)
General Intake: January & July
Indicative fee of 3.5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM66,520

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