Pusat Pengajian Perumahan, Bangunan & Perancangan  |  School of Housing, Building and Planning    USM White

B. Sc. HBP (Building Surveying)

Overview

The principle aim of the course is to educate and nurture the student’s intellectual personality through analytical study of the environment, the construction of buildings and their management and in the process, to produce graduates suitably prepared for a professional career ultimately as Chartered Building Surveyors.

Courses & Syllabus

During the 3 years of study, students can expect to develop personal skills such as problem solving, communication skills and team working. Students will be exposed to knowledge underpinning design, construction and performance of a facility, familiarity with design, construction, commissioning, operational and maintenance phases of construction works, awareness of other disciplines and expertise involved in design and construction process.

A. Core Courses

  • RUS104 - Integrated Studio I     
  • RUS105 - Integrated Studio 2     
  • RAG121 - Environmental Science I           
  • RPG131 - Applied Quantitative Methods               
  • RAG132 - Introduction to Built Environment & Human Settlement           
  • RMK153 - Principles of Construction Economics 
  • RAG161 - Building Construction I              
  • REG163 - Theory of Structures I
  • RBS203 - Building Surveying Studio 1      
  • RBS204 - Building Surveying Studio 2      
  • RBK231 - Principle of Building Surveying
  • RUL274 - Compulsory Practical Training 
  • RBS305 - Building Surveying Studio 3      
  • RBS306 - Building Surveying Studio 4
  • RBK351 - Professional Practice for Building Surveyor       

B. Elective Courses

  • RPK222 - Conservation*               
  • REG232 - Land Surveying*           
  • RQG236 - Measurement 1*        
  • RQG237 - Measurement 2*        
  • RMK252 - Principles of Project Management*   
  • REG261 - Building Services*        
  • REG265 - Infrastructure Technology*     
  • REG266 - Theory of Structures II              
  • RAG322 - Environmental Science 2          
  • RMK336 - Valuation*     
  • RBG351 - Building Maintenance*              
  • RMK354 - Construction Law        
  • REG361 - Methods of Construction*       
  • REG363 - Site Investigation         
  • REG370 - Building Forensic and Maintenance*   
  • RBL371  - Building Surveying Studies*     

* Recommended courses

Job Prospects

A building surveyor would be given the task to inspect buildings, investigate building defects, identify causes, propose remedies and prepare reports for clients on their condition, value and potential, as well as to device methods of forecasting and controlling building costs and to determine the viability of sustainable development proposals.

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