Undergraduate Focus: A quality degree for quantity surveying
Advantageous: Interpersonal and communication skills are indeed important for quantity surveyors, who are required to communicate with anyone from architects and subcontractors to engineers and planners to provide services that can maximise value and minimise risk for their clients.
Working closely and possibly for long periods with other professionals, quantity surveyors also ensure proper tender and procurement methods and contractual procedures are adhered to, and that resources are used effectively.
A solid foundation in skills and knowledge for quantity surveying (QS) can be established at INTI International University (INTI IU), which is offering studies in QS at both diploma and degree levels. The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Quantity Surveying is a comprehensive programme that prepares graduates for the role of managing the financial and procurement processes of construction projects.
It includes studies in cost planning, cost control, building development techniques, building research, computer software applications, measurement of quantities of building and infrastructure work and handling of construction legal issues.
The programme’s highlights include field trips and visits to construction sites, developers’ offices and the Public Works Department to expose students to the real working environment of a quantity surveyor. They are also provided internship opportunities to gain practical experience.
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