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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(36 m) 3 years
Course Tuition Fees:
USD 21,590
Course Miscellanous Fees:


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Location of Study:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
Heriot-Watt University, UK

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

  Institution: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Field Of Study:
Engineering, Manufacturing & Construction
Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
Building and Planning, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying
Course Intake:

KPT/JPS (PA4369) 06/19

Programme overview

Our Quantity Surveying and Construction Project Management discipline is internationally recognised for the quality of its research and teaching and is Scotland’s top rated construction management department. Our degree programmes equip graduates with the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that built environment projects are sustainable, cost efficient and constructed to the
highest standards.

Maximising value for money in construction projects is crucial when dealing with tight budgets and strict contractual agreements. A quantity surveyor advises on these issues at all stages of a project and must therefore understand construction technology, legal issues and how to plan and monitor costs.

Quantity Surveying is about providing clients of the construction industry with financial, contractual and technical advice ensuring they get value for money from the buildings they construct.The modern quantity surveyor is a construction professional who may be involved at all stages of the design and construction process, from providing business strategy advice, working with architects and design team consultants, through to overseeing the onsite construction phase. The quantity surveyor has a sound understanding of construction technology, project cost planning and control and contractual issues.

This Bachelor’s degree provides you with all of the skills and knowledge necessary to
become a successful quantity surveyor.

First year

This gives detailed consideration to the knowledge base required in construction and property, whilst further developing economic, legal, technical and managerial knowledge. Courses include: Cost Modelling and Measurement; Construction Technology; eConstruction; and Facilities Management Principles.

Second year

Students are now focused on their degree subject and the structure of the programme reflects this. Courses include topics such as: Measurement, Safety Management and Site Establishment; Procurement and Contracts; Design for Construction; and Cost Control. This work is linked to case studies to allow theory and practice to be illustrated.

Third year

Measurement and Value Studies are continued into the final year to further develop this area of knowledge, in addition to quantity surveying practices. The final year interdisciplinary project further allows students to undertake their Quantity Surveying role which underpins the learning completed in the courses studied.


In accordance with our normal practice, our professionally orientated programmes are designed to meet the educational requirements for membership of relevant professional
institutions, and we seek accreditation by UK and international professional bodies in accordance with their standard procedures.

This programme is accredited by the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Career opportunities

Our Quantity Surveying graduates go on to careers both in the public sector and international consulting and contracting organisations including Skanska, BAM, Aecom
and Turner and Townsend. Roles in which graduates are employed vary widely and include quantity surveyor, graduate engineer and site manager.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching involves a mix of lectures, tutorials and practical work. Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examination. By the final year, coursework assessment
principally through the design project and research dissertations accounts for 50% of the final assessment.

Entry requirements

  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Science or Foundation in Business and Design: CCCC
  • A-Level: BBB
  • Diploma deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government
  • Any other relevant qualification deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 is required.

Source: Heriot-Watt University