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Faculty of Built Environment & Surveying,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
UTM Skudai, 81310 Johor,
The Department of Quantity Surveying was established in 1970. However, the Quantity Surveying programme was first conducted in 1952 by the Technical School. At the time the school offered a two year certificate programme in Quantity Surveying. The certificate programme was upgraded to a four year diploma programme that was reduced to three years in 1965.
In 1973, the first batch of ten students enrolled for the five year degree programme in Quantity Surveying conducted by the department. This programme ran parallel with the three year diploma programme.
In 1976 these two programmes were offered as a five year integrated programme where the first three years is for the diploma programme and another two years is for the degree programme. This programme was reduced to four years in 1998 where the first two and the half years is for the diploma programme and another one and the half years is for the degree programme.
In 1987, the department started a degree programme in Building. This programme is an extension of the integrated Quantity Surveying programme where students can choose to pursue the degree programme in Building after obtaining the Diploma in Quantity Surveying.
In 1995, the department started the post-graduate programme by research.
In 2003, UTM changed the level of ewntry requirements for all its academic programmes from the Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) to the Malaysian Higher Certificate of Education (STPM) and Matriculation. This change was carried out in accordance to the directive issued by the Ministry of Higher Education. In line with this, the Department of Quantity Surveying reviewed the curriculum for both the Quantity Surveying and Building programmes. The Integrated Programme in Quantity Surveying is changed to three year Degree Programme. The department also developed a new curriculum for the Degree Programme in Building and changed the name to BSc in Construction. The BSc in Construction Programme is a three-year Degree Progamme.
In 2004, the department moved a step forward by offering the MSc in Construction Contract Management programme.
- To be a world class center for quantity surveying and construction studies.
- To produce quality, competent and versatile graduates who are equipped with the necessary
technical knowledge, practical and generic skills to compete in the employment market.
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Project development is an investment that involves considerable sum of money and time. Clients will expect their project to generate values from their investment. They also expect value for money from their projects which involve the element of time, cost and quality. These objectives can be achieved through technical knowledge and professional competency, economics evaluation, effective cost management and selection of appropriate construction procurement with efficient and effective contract management. The role of quantity surveyor through their education, training and experience will contribute to the effective management of construction cost, project procurement and contract administration as well as giving advice on development economics and contractual matters.
The programme has been designed to offer graduates the opportunity to operate within the existing framework of the Quantity Surveying discipline, the construction industry and related fields. At a personal level, the graduate will be stimulated to adopt a professional and ethical approach that will allow personal development, foster self-respect and improve career aspirations.
- To provide graduates with solid foundation in management and technical knowledge, skills and capabilities in the field of Quantity Surveying.
- To produce graduates who are effective problem solver, knowledgeable in applying logical, critical and creative thinking to a range of problems.
- To provide graduates with a board knowledge, leadership and managerial skills which are necessary for the effective delivery of construction projects.
- To produce graduates capable of executing their responsibilities with professionalism and capable of lifelong learning in the pursuit of personal development and betterment of society.
- To provide graduate with basic communication skill, lead effectively and able to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary team.
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Modern construction projects are known for their complexity in design and speed of execution. They require significant utilization of resources such as materials, manpower, equipment and finance. Most of the projects are performed under conditions of scarcity of resources and suffers from uncertainty in their supply. Work delays will result in increasing costs since there is an intricate time-cost relationship for every project. The need for proper planning and management of construction can never be over-emphasised.
The Bachelor of Science in Construction curriculum is designed to provide a solid academic base and professional expertise in the discipline of construction management, and to critically address the present and evolving needs of the construction industry. In order to perform successfully in the construction industry, students must develop an understanding of the technical aspects of construction while applying construction management practices and tools to maintain control and provide informed, optimal decisions. The programme focuses on the understanding of construction technology, construction management and production management processes. The programme also addresses the generic skills and capabilities necessary to compete in the employment market.
The programme addresses a combination of engineering technology, construction techniques and management. It is designed to prepare graduates for managerial positions in the construction industry. At a personal level, the programme will inculcate professional and ethical approach that will foster the graduates’ personal development, self-respect and career aspirations.
Bachelor of Science in Construction has five programme educational objectives:
- To provide graduates with solid foudation in management and technical knwoledge, skills and capabilities in the field of construction
- To produce graduates who are effective problem solver, knowledgeable in applying logical, critical and creative thinking to range of problem
- To provide graduates with a broad knowledge, leadership and managerial skills which are necessary for the effective delivery of construction projects
- To produce graduate who are capable of executing their responsibilities with professionalism and capable of lifelong learning in the pursuit of personal development and betterment of society
- To provide graduate with basic communication skills, lead effectively and able to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary team
Sr. Dr. Sarajul Fikri Bin Mohamed
Director of Quantity Surveying,
Faculty of Built Environment & Surveying,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
UTM Skudai, 81310 Johor, Malaysia.
Tel: +6075557429 Fax: +6075566155
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