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QUANTITY SURVEYING

Head of programme’s Message

 

Thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Quantity Surveying Program at University College of Technology Sarawak. You may have asked if this programme is right for you. While all BQSM accredited programs will lead you on your path of becoming a Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS), I believe that our program at UCTS possess some special qualities that can truly assist you excel on your career path of becoming a legal and cost expert in construction industry. Our programme provides undergraduates with comprehensive learning experience in order to:

  • Prepare QS graduates with adequate knowledge and skills that underpins the quantity surveying practice
  • Produce QS graduates who possess transferable skills which is imperative for pursuing a career in quantity surveying
  • Produce QS graduates with positive personal qualities who are capable of engaging lifelong learning and cognizant to the needs of built environment.

During their undergraduate study, every effort of our programme committee is directed toward the above educational objectives. Via continuous research, teaching innovation and industrial practice, we are able to prepare these students with core competencies that are essential for discharging their future roles effectively. Hence, we believe the following are some of the unique attributes of our programme:

  • We are dedicated to education. Our educational objectives focus on student-centred learning. To accomplish these goals, lecturers, tutors, and academic advisors employ various teaching and learning approach from planning assignments and coursework to course delivery via a stimulating mix of lecture, tutorial, studio, presentations, small group interactive discussions, hands-on-skills course works, site visitations and etc.
  • We leverage on industrial expertise to enhance education. These experts are distinguished national and international leaders in cost and commercial management from private and public sectors who help to establish strong links with industry, private organisations and policymakers to ensure the relevancy of our programme.
  • We have extensive experience in programme delivery. Being the oldest program in UCTS, our department is staffed with 14 academically qualified full time lecturers. Some of them are professionally qualified and with extensive industrial and research experience. In addition, we invite guest lecturers from industry, guest lecturers and adjunct professor from renowned higher learning institutions to share their knowledge and experience.

Lastly, I hope that the information on this website is helpful to you as you begin the application process. We look forward to welcoming you to UCTS and on to your undergraduate journey. Do feel free to contact me if you have any enquiries about this Program.

Dr Kan Fock Kui
Head of Programme, Quantity Surveying
School of Built Environment

Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)

[N/526/6/0045] [8/25] [MQA/FA 3577]

  • OVERVIEW
  • VISION + MISSION
  • COURSES
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • FEE
  • CAREER
  • FAQS

APPROVAL LETTER REF. NO.

(165)dlm.KKR/LJBM/077/(28)Jld.6-18/11/2336

ACCREDITATION SERIAL NO.

BQSM/QSAC/2018/4

QUALIFICATION

Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)

COURSE DURATION

3.5 years

INTAKES

February, July, September

CAMPUS

Sibu, Sarawak

This programme would provide strong theoretical and practical foundations in quantity surveying practice, preparing students for future employment in construction workplace by cultivating generic and specific competencies. This includes the development of analytical mind, creativity and problem-solving skills which are essential for their long term growth in QS profession. The students will require to attain 128 credit hours of study in order to graduate.

 

ACCREDITATION

The Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons) has received Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) approval and accreditation by the Quantity Surveying Accreditation Council (QSAC) from the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) Malaysia.

 

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
  • Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM)
  • Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM)
  • Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS)
  • Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA)
OUR VISION

To be a global technical university founded on science and technology

OUR MISSION

To provide world-class educational programmes and learning environment to nurture creative and entrepreneurial leaders
through a broad education in science and technology

PROGRAMME AIM

To produce quantity surveying alumni who are capable of discharging their roles competently, professionally and ethically in a competitive global environment.  The graduates will be equipped with sound and coherent technical knowledge as well as management skills, within a broad appreciation of cost, time, and quality in construction and sustainable development.

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)
  • To prepare QS graduates with adequate knowledge and skills that underpin the quantity surveying practices
  • To produce QS graduates who possess transferable skills which is imperative for pursuing a career in quantity surveying
  • To produce QS graduates with positive personal qualities who are capable of engaging lifelong learning and cognizant to the needs of built environment.
PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs)

At the end of the programme, students should be able to attain the following learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate in-depth understanding in the principles of construction technology, legal, building economics and management in the context of built environment (Knowledge).
  2. Demonstrate competency in the application of practical skills in discharging their roles at professional level (Practical Skills).
  3. Demonstrate the application of entrepreneurship and managerial skills in the process of managing an integrated project from inception to completion (Entrepreneurship and Managerial Skills).
  4. Possess adaptable social skills and positive attitudes when interacting and collaborating with other participants in teamwork (Social Skills and Responsibilities).
  5. Capable to communicate ideas professionally and effectively in enhancing teamwork and inter-professional collaboration (Communication, Leadership and Teamwork Skills).
  6. Demonstrate confidence to undertake scientific inquiry independently utilizing appropriate scientific and thinking skills (Scientific Methods, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills).
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in information management so as to be capable of undertaking lifelong learning independently (Lifelong Learning and Information Management Skills).
  8. Demonstrate the ability to be conversant with the professional ethics and social responsibilities towards sustainable development and construction process (Ethics, Professionalism & Humanities).
  • Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) / A-Level with minimum Grade C (2.00) in 3 subjects, or
  • Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with minimum Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics, or
  • Pass Matriculation/Foundation Programme from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA of 2.50, or
  • Pass with a Diploma with minimum CGPA of 2.0.
TUITION FEE

For more details and information, please contact our Marketing Office at (+6) 084-367300 or email to enquiry@ucts.edu.my.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Professional career in quantity surveying always promotes qualities of leadership which allows members of this profession to advance in many other fields. Overall, a degree in quantity surveying prepare you for the following careers namely:

  • Professional Quantity Surveyors (PQS) in construction firms;
  • Consultant Quantity Surveyors (CQS) in quantity surveying consultancy firms;
  • Contract Administrator and Commercial Manager in property development companies;
  • Cost Engineer in oil and gas exploration and production companies;
  • Cost consultant in financial institutions;
  • Arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator in dispute resolution;
  • Contract Manager and Quantity Surveyors in public sector;
  • Research at universities and
  • Tutor and lecturers at universities, college and training provider.
FAQs

The programme will prepare you with the required knowledge in technology, economics, laws, and management pertinent to the construction industry. The learning process is blended with practical and management skills allowing you to adapt to different project natures and to resolve problems creatively. Overall, this programme encompasses the following core knowledge of quantity surveying:

  • Construction Technology
  • Building Services
  • Building Measurements
  • Civil Engineering Measurements
  • Building Economics
  • Construction Law
  • Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Financial Management
  • Quantity Surveying Practice

In addition, all students will be exposed to construction workplace during their practical training to acquire industry-relevant experiences.

Majority QS graduates works as assistant quantity surveyors within 6 months after graduation. A continuous infrastructure expenditure by government means there is always a vast employment opportunities for most graduates working in civil engineering and building. Largely, these QS graduates are employed in:

  • Quantity surveying consultancies
  • Project management consultancies
  • Building contractors
  • Civil engineering contractors
  • Property development firms
  • Oil and gas companies
  • Local authorities
  • Statutory bodies
  • Universities

You are allowed to register for a maximum of 20 credit hours and 12 hours in long and short semester respectively. However, students who are under probation status are not permitted to register more than 12 credit hours.

You must possess an accredited Diploma by Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) and obtain a minimum CGPA of 2.67 so as to be eligible for advanced entry into this programme.

Nevertheless, matured students with relevant qualifications and experience, and students with a diploma in QS or related disciplines may be exempted from certain courses and may be given an advanced entry.

The duration of undergraduate study may be determined based on the previous programme attended, qualifications and grades achieved and / or the number of years of relevant experience held. In essence, you are to be assessed on a case by case basis in accordance with the latest Guidelines for Advanced Entry into BQSM Accredited Degree Programmes published at BQSM website.

The programme is subject to the continuous quality improvement process implemented internally by the Center of Quality Assurance (CQA) of the University. Externally, the programme is answerable on its operation to the Malaysian Quality Assurance (MQA) agency as well as the professional institution such as Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM). Internationally, the programme is closely monitored by the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) on its quality and continuous improvement.

INDUSTRIAL ADVISORY PANELS  (IAP) 
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Sr Chua Siow Leng

Chair of Education & Accreditation Committee of Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS)

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Sr Hafsah binti Ghazali

Chair of Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) Sarawak Branch

Acting Assistant Director,
Jabatan Kerja Raya Sarawak

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Sr Laura Yiin Soon Kiong

Principal of Juruukur Bahan YSK

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Sr Loo Ming Chee

Director of Langdon & Seah Malaysia

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Sr Nik Hasbi Fathi Bin Nik Husain Fathi

Managing Drector of NHF Consult / Quantum Surveyors Sdn Bhd

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Sr Richard Ambrose Foo Min Swee

Managing Director of FCH Quantity Surveyors Sdn Bhd

EXTERNAL EXAMINERS (EE) PANELS
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Associate Professor Sr Dr Sarajul Fikri Mohamed (PQS)

PhD (Const Mgmt), MSc (Con Innov Mgmt), BSc (QS)
Reg QS, MRISM, MRICS

Head of Department,
Department of Quantity Surveying,
Faculty of Built Environment
University Technology Malaysia (UTM), Skudai

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Sr Wong Chu Heng (CQS)

 
BSc (Hons) in QS, Dip Tech (Building), Ex Cert (Proj Mgmt)
Reg QS, MRISM

Director,
ELP Quantity Surveyors,(Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, Kuching

TESTIMONIALS

Getting involve in a construction lifecycle is always one of my passions due to family’s influence! I choose to continue my study in Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons) right after completing my diploma in Quantity Surveying. Choosing UCTS was not a regret as UCTS provides me a conducive study environment as well as financial assistance which let me study for free! Upon completion, I was able to achieve good grades, which I would like to thank all the lecturers for their guidance throughout the 2 years period!

Janet Wong Siew Hua

Throughout my study in Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons) in UCTS, I managed to gain many new knowledge and skills. The university facilities are satisfying such as high standard of lecture theatres, state-of-art library and classrooms. It was a wonderful experience meeting many great friends, staffs and lecturers.

Nurul Hanani Binti Shukeri

My first impression after student registration was very good. I was pleased by the way the university’s staff welcomed us. It has been a great study experience with friendly, experienced and qualified lecturers. More importantly, the university emphasizes on preparing the students for the future working environment. For that, I can say that I have attained the required knowledge and soft skills for my career. I foresee that UCTS will stand as one of the best university in Malaysia.

Kennie Riong Robert

Life at School of Built Environment had given me a chance to sharpen my soft skills which are essential in my professional career. Furthermore, the environment in this campus is impressive and breath-taking which gives me such a monumental experience.

Mohammad Amy Amirul Bin Ali

It is my pleasure studying at UCTS. The lecturers and professors are friendly and professional. They delivered well the quantity surveying and construction knowledge which have provided me with a better understanding and greater confidence in this QS profession.

Boris Wong Chin Kong

QS ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

SCHOOL OF BUILT ENVIRONMENT (SBE)
University College of Technology Sarawak
No 1 Jalan Universiti
96000 Sibu Sarawak
T: (+6) 084 367300
F: (+6) 084 367301