Diploma in Technology (Building)

This Diploma in Technology (Building) is a multi-discipline programme designed to provide a fundamental academic base in the discipline of construction management, quatity surveying and property development needed in the construction industry. This programme focuses on planning, co-ordination and control of the construction project from inception till completion stage; managing financial issues of the project; managing the production of design, tender, contract and construction drawing including tender and contract documents; managing the 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 managing 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. The programme will provide effective pathway for students to further their studies at degree level in the area of construction management.

Diploma in Technology (Building) (2 Years)

Career Prospects:
Upon completion of the programme, graduates can be employed as supervisory and/or executive levels personnel in managing the real property development projects from inception to post construction stages in construction and/or property development firms.

The Diploma in Technology (Building) 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 building construction. (Knowledge)
  2. To produce graduates who are leaders, creative and effective problem solvers in resolving issues in the construction discipline. (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 support the management of building firms and continuously upskill themselves in pursuit of their career 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 and skills pertaining to building construction so as to perform competently in the construction profession. (Knowledge)
  2. Apply an understanding of plans and specifications for construction projects and implement construction works according to the specifications. (Practical skills)
  3. Perform simple calculations and cost analysis, material and schedule requirements for construction projects. (Thinking and scientific skills)
  4. Communicate effectively in written, verbal and graphical 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, carry out reflective evaluation and plan for future career development. (Information management and lifelong learning)
  8. Apply sub-managerial and entrepreneurial skills in managing the business operations, particularly in construction management practices. (Managerial and entrepreneurship skills)
  9. Acquire leadership skills essential for executing projects in their future work place. (Leadership skills)
  • Building Materials
  • Construction Technology
  • Technical Drawing
  • IT and CAD
  • Building Science and Services
  • Site Surveying
  • Building Maintenance Technology
  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Structural Studies
  • Basic Soil Mechanics
  • Principles of Management
  • Site Supervision
  • Construction Health & Safety
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Principles of Construction Economics
  • Introduction to Law
  • Principles of Malaysian Land Law
  • Building Acts & Contracts
  • Construction Finance Practice
  • Estimating
  • Measurement of Building Works
  • Measurement of Civil Engineering Works
             Total Credit: 96