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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(12 m) 12 month(s)
Course Tuition Fees:
USD 10,215
Course Miscellanous Fees:


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

MSc Quantity Surveying

  Institution: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Field Of Study:
Manufacturing & Construction
Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
Quantity Surveying
Course Intake:

KPT/JPS (PA 3475) 06/18

Programme overview

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

Programme content

Core Courses

  • People and Organisational Management in the Built Environment
  • Contracts and Procurement
  • Construction Practice and Information Technology
  • Value and Risk Management
  • Quantity Surveying Financial Management
  • Construction Financial Management
  • Construction Technology
  • Masters Dissertation

Optional Courses (select one)

  • Real Estate Economics
  • 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, 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

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.

Assessment methods

Assessment of the taught component is through a balance of examinations and coursework.

Entry requirements

First or second class Honours degree in a relevant discipline.
If English is not your first language then you must provide evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

Source: Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia