Providing graduates with a broad range of introductory surveying knowledge and skills.

Providing graduates with a broad range of introductory surveying knowledge and skills.

Diploma of Quantity Surveying

N/0734/4/0002 | MQA/PA 14976 (14.12.2027)

Swinburne’s Diploma of Quantity Surveying aims to provide graduates with a broad range of introductory surveying knowledge and skills. The course delivers a strong foundation that creates articulate and reflective problem solvers who are aware of a wide variety of tasks involved in the life cycle of a construction project.

The Diploma of Quantity Surveying graduates may find positions in the construction industry, such as construction managers, cost managers/quantity surveyors, project procurement manager and contract administrators as well as advisers on development economics and contractual matters.

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February, September

3 years

Course details

Course structure

To qualify for the Diploma of Quantity Surveying, student must complete 300 credit points comprising:

  • 20 core units (250 credit points)
  • 2 accreditation placement units (25 credit points)
  • 2 elective units (25 credit points)
  • 1 non- credit unit.

Units of study

Compulsory units

  • DBC111 Preparatory English
  • DBC121 Academic English

Management specialisation units

  • QSD111 Measurement 1
  • QSD121 Measurement 2
  • QSD211 Measurement 3
  • QSD221 Civil Engineering Works Measurement
  • QSD112 Construction Technology 1
  • QSD122 Construction Technology 2
  • QSD212 Construction Technology 3
  • QSD215 Construction Economics 1
  • QSD225 Construction Economics 2
  • QSD126 Construction Law and Contracts
  • QSD226 Planning and Building By Law
  • QSD326 Professional Quantity Surveying Practice
  • QSD114 Engineering Land Surveying
  • QSD124 Construction Materials and Specifications
  • QSD324 Project Management for Construction
  • QSD113 Introduction to Building Services
  • QSD213 Advanced Building Services
  • QSD327 Estimating
  • QSD229 Research Methods
  • QSD329 Project – Quantity Surveying and Construction
  • QSD318 Internship
  • QSD328 Internship Report

Non-credit units

  • MPU2183 Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban, or MPU2212 Bahasa Kebangsaan A (for Malaysian students only)
  • MPU2133 Malay Language Communication 1 (for International students)

Fees & scholarships


Malaysian students
RM51,000 (total)
International students
RM61,248 (total)

* The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.


At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.

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Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

  • A pass in SPM with a minimum of 3 credits including Mathematics and Bahasa Melayu, or English, or
  • A pass in STPM with Grade C (GPA 2.0) in 3 subjects, or
  • A pass in UEC with at least 3B including Mathematics and Bahasa Melayu, or English

For certificate holders, students may receive exemptions and given advanced entry, the duration of which may be decided on the student’s grades.

English Requirements

Find out more about English language requirements.

Application process

Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process from the links below.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be equipped for roles as an executive and/or administrative level personnel in quantity surveying practices.

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