Presentation on theme: "MALAYSIAN QUANTITY SURVEYING EDUCATION FRAMEWORK"— Presentation transcript:
1 MALAYSIAN QUANTITY SURVEYING EDUCATION FRAMEWORK Prepared by:Norhanim ZakariaUniversity of MalayaFaculty of the Built EnvironmentDepartment of Quantity Surveying
2 PRESENTATION OUTLINE INTRODUCTION PROBLEM STATEMENT RESEARCH METHOD FINDINGSCONCLUSION
3 INTRODUCTIONMalaysian has recently witnessed rapid development in higher education in general and surveying education in particular (Chua, 2000)
4 INTRODUCTION (contd)Due to rapid changes and diversification in both the profession and the construction industry, it has become more important to produce well qualified and competent graduates to meet the challenges and the increasing demand of the profession.
5 INTRODUCTION (contd)Traditionally, quantity surveyors in Malaysia performed the following key roles & function :Provide estimates during the initial stages of the process of construction procurement.Prepare the Bills of Quantities.Describing the materials, workmanship and the quantities requiredAnalyse tender, prepare & analyse cost data & perform contract administration including evaluate interim payments to contractors, assess variations and claims & settle contract accounts
6 PROBLEM STATEMENTIn recent years, there has been increasing concern on the quantity surveying graduates joining the profession.There are more complaints from employers on the standard and competencies of surveying graduates.Fingers have been pointed out to the universities for not providing the appropriate curriculum and course content.
7 PROBLEM STATEMENT (contd) The problems does not only focused on graduates level of knowledge related to the profession.They have also been complaints on graduates level of soft skills and attitute.
8 PROBLEM STATEMENT (contd) As Quantity Surveying expands and includes an ever-widening scope of services, how will university courses can be structured so that more and more areas of study can be addressed?
9 PROBLEM STATEMENT (contd) Courses can not simply be made longer, instead priorities have to be assigned and the coverage of some material will be reduced or perhaps eliminated entirely, so that new material can be accomodated.
10 PROBLEM STATEMENT (contd) Other than that, how will the higher institutions produce graduates that are equally competent in both heir theoritically knowledge and at the same time have all the qualities and good characteristic.
11 PROBLEM STATEMENT (contd) Some mechanisms has to be devised and implemented so that firms requiring graduates with strong skills can be achieved.
12 QUANTITY SURVEYING EDUCATION in MALAYSIA Evolved from old Technical College-Main task to provide skilled man power for the Goverment depts1ST - offered by University of Malaysia (UTM)in 1952Offering Quantity Surveying program – diploma course.Followed by – MARA University of Technology (UiTM)in 1967UTM began its Bachelor program in 1973UiTM Bachelor programConsidered as the premier institutions as far as Quantity Surveying education in Malaysia is concernedUTM & UiTM
13 QUANTITY SURVEYING EDUCATION in MALAYSIA (cont’d) University of Malaya(UM)In the 1990sQuantity Surveyingprogram becamemore prominentIn Malaysia withsetting up ofBachelor ofprogramsin :University of Science Malaysia(USM)International Islamic University Malaysia(IIUM)
14 QUANTITY SURVEYING EDUCATION No.Public UniversitiesProgram1.MARA University of TechnologyDiploma in Quantity SurveyingBachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours)2.University of Technology Malaysia3.University of Malaya4.University of Science MalaysiaBachelor of Science in Housing, Building and Planning (Quantity Surveying)5.International Islamic University Malaysia
15 QUANTITY SURVEYING EDUCATION No.Private InstitutionProgram1.Kolej Inti (Sarawak)Diploma in Quantity Surveying2.Kolej Bersatu Sarawak3.Institut Teknologi Pertama4.Institut Teknologi Suria5.Institut Teknologi Binaan YPJ6.Institut Eksekutif7.Kolej ITJ8.Kolej Universiti TeknologiAntarabangsa TwintechDiploma in Quantity Surveying & Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)9.Institut Teknologi ImperiaBachelor of Science in Building Economics &Quantity Surveying10.Universiti Tunku Abdul RahmanBachelor of Science (Hons) Quantity Surveying11.Stamford College12.Taylor’s College13.IUCTT14.School of TechnologyCertificate in Technology (Quantity Surveying)
16 OBJECTIVES Identify the employers’ expectations on graduates’ The main objective of this study was to determine the QS curricular offered bythe higher institutions of learning in Malaysia to what the industry needs.Identify the employers’ expectations on graduates’level of skills2. Identify the employers’ expectations on graduates’level of knowledge3. Exploring the employers’ views onindustrial training4. Analysing the relevancy of QS curricular to the industry
17 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY METHODOLOGY LITERATURE REVIEW FIELD STUDY MagazinesTextbooksQuestionnairesNewspaperJournalsPublishedReportedConferencePapers
18 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Quantity Surveyor RESPONDENTS (KLANG VALLEY) Firms150 Forms Questionnaires
19 Questionnaires sent out RESPONDENT RATEQuestionnaires sent outReturned completedNot returnedResponse level1503411623%
21 FINDINGS : Employers’ Expectation on Graduate’s Level of Skills Ranking(Variables) SkillsMean1.Commitment4.712.Initiative4.653.Independent Attitude4.534.Level of Spoken and Written English4.415.Social and Communication Skill4.386.Negotiation Skill4.247.Leadership4.218.Presentation Skill4.189.Crisis Management3.82
22 FINDINGS : Employers’ Expectation on Graduate’s Level of Knowledge Ranking(Variables) KnowledgeMean1.Measurement4.352.English for Professionals Communications4.213Proficiency Skills in English4.184.Understanding Working Drawing5.Construction Technology4.036.Analysis of Price4.007.Estimating3.948.Professionals Practice and Contractual Procedures9English for Academic Communication3.9110.Design Cost Evaluation3.8511.Structure3.8212.Construction and Building Economics3.7413.Data Analysis3.6814.Construction Law3.59
23 FINDINGS : THE IMPORTANCE OF INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
27 CONCLUSION Identify the employers’ expectations on graduates’ The main objective of this study was to determine the QS curricular offered bythe higher institutions of learning in Malaysia to what the industry needs.Identify the employers’ expectations on graduates’level of skills2. Identify the employers’ expectations on graduates’level of knowledge3. Exploring the employers’ views onindustrial training4. Analysing the relevancy of QS curricular to the industry
28 CONCLUSION (cont’d) Most respondents required graduates entering their firms to have all the skills mentionedwith commitment, initiative to work & independentattitude were the highest ranks.2. Of 9 areas, employer placed less important onnegotiation skills,leadership, presentation skill &crisis management-can be built up later throughworking practice & maturity.In terms of graduates’ level of knowledge, measurementis the highest requirement of graduates.
29 CONCLUSION (cont’d) 4. All respondents agreed-industrial training is needed during the course of study & is highly beneficialto graduates.5. Most appropriate duration for industrial training –3 to 6 months & the ideal time frame to provide industrialtraining – between semester.6. 68% of respondents perceived the courses offered areup-to-date with the industry58% of the respondents rated the relevancy of the courseoffered are 50% to 70%.
30 Faculty of the Built Environment Department of Quantity Surveying THANK YOUUniversity of MalayaFaculty of the Built EnvironmentDepartment of Quantity Surveying