Diploma

Diploma in Technology (Quantity Surveying)

This programme equips students with essential knowledge and skills in Quantity Surveying practices such as preparing feasibility study of the project; handling financial issues of the project; preparing tender and contract documents including measurement of construction works and pricing; evaluation and selection of appropriate procurement system, contractual arrangement and tendering method which satisfies the client’s needs in term of time, cost, quality and legal aspects; and advising the contractual issues based on general contract principles of Building Contract as well as general legal principles of Contract Law, Sale of Goods Act and Law of Tort.

Programme:
Diploma in Technology (Quantity Surveying) (2 Years 4 Months)

Career Prospects:
Upon completion of the programme, graduates can be employed as executive and/or administrative levels personnel in quantity surveying practices which include, but not limited to, take-off quantities, estimating, tendering, purchasing, cost control, and contract administration as well as project implementation in the construction industry.

The Diploma in Technology (Quantity Surveying) programme has the following four Programme Educational Objectives, to be achieved 3 to 5 years upon completion of the programme:

  1. To produce graduates who are well grounded with essential technical and managerial knowledge in the field of quantity surveying practices. (Knowledge)
  2. To produce graduates who are leaders, creative and effective problem solvers in resolving issues pertaining to construction technology, legal, economics, environmental and social aspects within the built environment. (Practical skills) (Thinking and scientific skills) (Leadership skills)
  3. To produce graduates who are responsible and effective team players with strong interpersonal and communication skills and possess the right attitude with ethical values that enables them to execute their work professionally in the construction industry. (Communication skills) (Social skills, teamwork and responsibility) (Values, ethics, moral and professionalism)
  4. To produce graduates with entrepreneurial skills and ability to establish and manage their own Quantity Surveying practices and continuously upskill themselves in pursuit of their personal development. (Information management and lifelong learning) (Managerial and entrepreneurship skills)

Upon completion of the programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Possess an in-depth knowledge of and skills pertaining to quantity surveying discipline so as to perform competently in the quantity surveying profession. (Knowledge)
  2. Apply an understanding of the mechanisms which determine building cost and price for projects effectively and demonstrate competency in collecting, identifying, evaluating and synthesizing the project cost data and information. (Practical skills)
  3. Evaluate the Client’s requirements in advising its procurement strategy; interpret contract clauses in resolving issues related to contractual disputes; and, in general, demonstrate technical skills in resolving problems and making decision for the successful implementation of the project. (Thinking and scientific skills)
  4. Communicate effectively in written, pictorial and verbal forms, with and without the use of ICT tools, in their work and effectively participate in interactive team work. (Communication skills)
  5. Demonstrate interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, ability to work in a team and be responsible for the work done. (Social skills, teamwork and responsibility)
  6. Practise professional ethical values and right attitude in relation to their work. (Values, ethics, moral and professionalism)
  7. Manage and control personal learning plans to inculcate lifelong learning; record achievements, reflective evaluation and plan for future implementation. (Information management and lifelong learning)
  8. Apply sub-managerial and entrepreneurial skills in managing the business operations, particularly the Consulting Quantity Surveying practices. (Managerial and entrepreneurship skills)
  9. Acquire leadership skills essential for leading a team of Quantity Surveyors or subordinates in their future work place. (Leadership skills)
  • Technical Drawing
  • IT and CAD
  • Building Maintenance Technology
  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Measurement of Building Works
  • Measurement of Civil Engineering Works
  • Construction Technology
  • Building Materials
  • Structural Studies
  • Building Science and Services
  • Estimating
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Principles of Building Economics
  • Principles of Development Economics
  • Principles of Management
  • Introduction to Law
  • Principles of Malaysian Land Law
  • Building Acts & Contracts
  • Quantity Surveying Practices
  • Integrated Project
  • Site Surveying
  • Practical Training in Industry
             Total Credit: 100