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