Bachelor of Science in Construction

by | Feb 25, 2019

Introduction to the Programme

Modern construction projects are known for their complexity in design and speed of execution. They require significant utilization of resources such as materials, manpower, equipment and finance. Most of the projects are performed under conditions of scarcity of resources and suffers from uncertainty in their supply. Work delays will result in increasing costs since there is an intricate time-cost relationship for every project. The need for proper planning and management of construction can never be over-emphasised.

The Bachelor of Science in Construction curriculum is designed to provide a solid academic base and professional expertise in the discipline of construction management, and to critically address the present and evolving needs of the construction industry. In order to perform successfully in the construction industry, students must develop an understanding of the technical aspects of construction while applying construction management practices and tools to maintain control and provide informed, optimal decisions. The programme focuses on the understanding of construction technology, construction management and production management processes. The programme also addresses the generic skills and capabilities necessary to compete in the employment market.

The programme addresses a combination of engineering technology, construction techniques and management. It is designed to prepare graduates for managerial positions in the construction industry. At a personal level, the programme will inculcate professional and ethical approach that will foster the graduates’ personal development, self-respect and career aspirations.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the programme can work as

  • Construction Project Managers
  • Construction Project Planners
  • Construction Site Superintendents
  • Construction Health and Safety Officers and other comparable and relevant posts in the construction industry.

Semester  1

  • Construction Technology I
  • Introduction to Built Environment
  • Draughtsmanship 1
  • Materials & Specifications 1
  • Construction Mathematics 1
  • Principles of Economics 1
  • Introduction to Computer 1
  • Malaysian Dynamic (Local)
  • Arts, Custom and Beliefs (International)
  • Islamic and Asia Civilisation

Semester 2

  • Construction Technology II
  • Building Services I
  • Principles of Structures
  • Introduction to Construction Measurement
  • Principles of Management
  • Academic English Skills
  • English for Academic Communication

Semester 3

  • Construction Technology III
  • Building Services II
  • Construction Measurement I
  • Principles of Law, Contract & Tort
  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Science, Technology and Mankind
  • Malay Language for Communication (International)1

Semester 4

  • Construction Technology IV
  • Engineering Survey
  • Cost Studies
  • Contract Administration
  • Construction Project Management
  • Construction Measurement II 1
  • Facilities Maintenance 1
  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
  • Advanced Academic English Skills

Semester 5

  • Construction Plant & Temporary Works
  • Estimating & Tendering
  • Construction Site Management
  • Construction Safety
  • Financial Management 1
  • Land Law 1
  • Construction Productivity & Quality 1
  • Co curriculum 1

Semester 6

  • Industrial Training
  • Industrial Training Reports

Semester  7

  • Development Economics
  • Research Method
  • Construction Information Technology (1) English for Workplace Communication
  • Sustainable Construction Islam & Current Issues
  • Construction Technology & Design 1
  • Mechanical & Electrical Works Measurement 1
  • Urban & Land Economics 1
  • Value Management 1
  • Professional Ethics
  • Co Curriculum

Semester 8

  • Project Planning & Implementation
  • Undergraduate Project
  • Civil Engineering Work Measurement 1
  • Construction & Development Law 1
  • Construction Business Practice 1
  • English for Professional Purposes

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