Quantity Surveying

Description:
Quantity Surveying is the study of cost calculation and material assessing within the construction industries. During the course, students will be provided with a solid academic base and professional expertise in the field. Also, students are trained to develop own intellectual and analytical capability, creativity, and problem solving ability. 

As the out come, students are able to apply techniques and skills according to the framework and procedures of quantity surveying principles to quantity surveying practices Identify, analyse and solve problems, evaluate alternative options and propose appropriate solutions through the integration of quantity surveying knowledge and practical skills. Also, students are able to make coherent arguments and communicate ideas clearly, concisely and logically in spoken, written and numerical form, as appropriate work collaboratively as part of a team undertaking various roles.
 
Personality Suited:
  •  
  • Technical and business knowledge - understand the building work in hand and make sure work is done in a commercially viable way.
  • A logical mind with a down-to-earth approach to problem solving and a personality which is at ease with business executives, site employees, and spreadsheets is an advantage.
  • Teamwork - Overused word, but in this business you appreciate the clients' needs and work with them to achieve a satisfactory outcome. Also required is the ability to motivate and lead people on site.
  • Flexibility - You'll be required to travel to projects all over your patch.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Quantity Surveyor

Prepare cost estimation and plans, audit projects, manage construction costs and administer construction contracts for all levels and types of construction.

 

Main Tasks

  • Assessing and recommending payment to construction.
  • Checking in charges of design to assess the effects on cost.
  • Conferring with architects, engineers, builders, contractors, suppliers and project owners.
  • Preparing a “Bill of Quantities”, which lists the individual components required to construct the projects.
  • Studying architectural and engineering drawings and specification.
  • Undertaking feasibility studies to assist in decisions about the worth of a project proceeding.
Working Environment:
  •  
  • Dealing with people and construction workers.
  • Working in outdoor hazardous environments.
  • Working in construction areas.
  • Working with tools.
  •  
  • Working with towns, individual buildings, pieces of open land, hills, and others.
Employment Opportunities:
  • Contracting Quantity Surveyor
  • Private Quantity Surveyor
Sample of Subjects:
  • Building Economics
  • Building Technology
  • Construction Economics
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Planning, Tendering and Finance
  • Contract Procedures
  • Facilities Management
  • International Construction
  • Managing Products and Finance
  • People and Information Management
  • Project Development and Strategy
  • Quantative Methods for Surveyors
  • Quantity Surveying Practice and Procedure
  • The Economics of Property and Construction


Related Association Accreditation

Any person wishing to apply for membership into Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) needs to have one of the following qualifications recognised by the board:
  • Only student that obtained their qualification through an accredited Quantity Surveying degree are eligible to apply.
  • For those who are not are required to sit and pass a minimum of 3 papers in the Institution of Surveyors Malaysia Final Exam.
  • In addition, applicants would need to gain 2 years of practical working experience in related area before he/she are eligible to registered as a member of BQSM.
Description:
Quantity Surveying is the study of cost calculation and material assessing within the construction industries. During the course, students will be provided with a solid academic base and professional expertise in the field. Also, students are trained to develop own intellectual and analytical capability, creativity, and problem solving ability. 

As the out come, students are able to apply techniques and skills according to the framework and procedures of quantity surveying principles to quantity surveying practices Identify, analyse and solve problems, evaluate alternative options and propose appropriate solutions through the integration of quantity surveying knowledge and practical skills. Also, students are able to make coherent arguments and communicate ideas clearly, concisely and logically in spoken, written and numerical form, as appropriate work collaboratively as part of a team undertaking various roles.
 
Personality Suited:
  •  
  • Technical and business knowledge - understand the building work in hand and make sure work is done in a commercially viable way.
  • A logical mind with a down-to-earth approach to problem solving and a personality which is at ease with business executives, site employees, and spreadsheets is an advantage.
  • Teamwork - Overused word, but in this business you appreciate the clients' needs and work with them to achieve a satisfactory outcome. Also required is the ability to motivate and lead people on site.
  • Flexibility - You'll be required to travel to projects all over your patch.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Quantity Surveyor

Prepare cost estimation and plans, audit projects, manage construction costs and administer construction contracts for all levels and types of construction.

 

Main Tasks

  • Assessing and recommending payment to construction.
  • Checking in charges of design to assess the effects on cost.
  • Conferring with architects, engineers, builders, contractors, suppliers and project owners.
  • Preparing a “Bill of Quantities”, which lists the individual components required to construct the projects.
  • Studying architectural and engineering drawings and specification.
  • Undertaking feasibility studies to assist in decisions about the worth of a project proceeding.
Working Environment:
  •  
  • Dealing with people and construction workers.
  • Working in outdoor hazardous environments.
  • Working in construction areas.
  • Working with tools.
  •  
  • Working with towns, individual buildings, pieces of open land, hills, and others.
Employment Opportunities:
  • Contracting Quantity Surveyor
  • Private Quantity Surveyor
Sample of Subjects:
  • Building Economics
  • Building Technology
  • Construction Economics
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Planning, Tendering and Finance
  • Contract Procedures
  • Facilities Management
  • International Construction
  • Managing Products and Finance
  • People and Information Management
  • Project Development and Strategy
  • Quantative Methods for Surveyors
  • Quantity Surveying Practice and Procedure
  • The Economics of Property and Construction


Related Association Accreditation

Any person wishing to apply for membership into Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) needs to have one of the following qualifications recognised by the board:
  • Only student that obtained their qualification through an accredited Quantity Surveying degree are eligible to apply.
  • For those who are not are required to sit and pass a minimum of 3 papers in the Institution of Surveyors Malaysia Final Exam.
  • In addition, applicants would need to gain 2 years of practical working experience in related area before he/she are eligible to registered as a member of BQSM.