Diploma in Quantity Surveying

[formerly known as Diploma in Technology (Quantity Surveying)]

KL JKPT/JPS(R/526/4/0038)08/23

Programme Overview:

The Diploma in Quantity Surveying programme aims to empower students with academic and practical knowledge in Quantity Surveying and preparing them to respond to high demands of qualified and competent Quantity Surveyors in Malaysia as well as international construction industry. This programme equips students through the Quantity Surveying courses 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.




2 Years 5 Months


KL Main Campus

Penang Branch



Accreditation from Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM)

 The Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours) (started in 2013) and Diploma in Technology (Quantity Surveying) (started in 2000) have received accreditation from the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM).

 With the accreditation, TAR University College students who have graduated with the Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours) are eligible to apply to BQSM as Provisional Quantity Surveyor and subsequently register for the Assessment of Professional Competence (Tier 1) for Quantity Surveyors conducted by BQSM. Upon passing the Assessment of Professional Competence, they are eligible to register with BQSM as a Professional Quantity Surveyor and use the postfix PQS after their name. Candidates who have also register with the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) as Graduate Members at the time of application as Provisional QS with BQSM will also be eligible to be admitted as a Member of RISM and use the prefix Sr before name and postfix MRISM after name.

 Students who have graduated with the Diploma in Technology (Quantity Surveying) with CGPA 2.7500 or above will be given advanced entry to pursue the Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours) in Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

 The Diploma in Technology (Quantity Surveying) is recognised as an approved sub-professional qualification by BQSM/RISM. Graduates with Diploma in Technology (Quantity Surveying) may be given exemption for the Foundation and First Examinations of RISM’s Professional Examinations for Quantity Surveying. They can then proceed to sit for the Intermediate and Final Examinations to be eligible for professional membership with RISM as Graduate Member (MRISM).

Programme Outline:
  • Building Materials
  • Construction Technology
  • Technical Drawing
  • IT & CAD
  • Building Science & Services
  • Site Surveying
  • Building Maintenance Technology
  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Structural Studies
  • Measurement of Building Works
  • Measurement of Civil Engineering Works
  • 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
  • Practical Training in Industry

•English Language, English for Communication, English for IELTS, Pengajian Malaysia 2, Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Public Speaking, Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism, Co-curricular


Minimum Entry Requirements:

Find out more about AELE0364 English Language (1119 Level)
Career Prospects:

Graduates can be employed as:

  • Contract/Project Executive 
  • Estimator
Fees & Financial Aid:

Estimated Total Fees: (RM) 20,000 – Malaysian Students

                                           (RM) 33,100 – International Students

The estimated total fees may vary by 10%. It covers all fees payable to TAR UC i.e.:

  • Tuition fee
  • Caution money
  • Registration fee
  • Award assessment
  • Orientation & activity fee
  • Facilities & resources fee
  • Laboratory/ workshop fee
  • Special administration fee (where applicable)

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Merit scholarship

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Other scholarship

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Financial Aid

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For Study Loan, click here.

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