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FBE Undergraduate Programmes


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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Architecture
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Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)

WH00 - Bachelor of Science (Hons) Architecture

To set forth an Architecture programme at UNIMAS that draws upon the special material, cultural and ecological circumstances of our locality to pioneer holistic approaches to the built environment. Faced with global issues of climate change, habitat and species loss, urban poverty and rural transformation, architecture needs to embrace a sustainability that is informed by indigeneity of people, culture and land to create a lasting, flourishing built environment that is global in outlook and uniquely Sarawakian in practice.

Career Prospects

What sort of career would I have?

After graduated from this programme (which is equivalent to LAM Part 1), graduates are eligible to work as an Assisant Architect in architectural firms. Graduates can also opt for taking it further by pursuing Architecture LAM Part 2 programme, which qualifies them to take LAM Part 3 (Professional Architect with an 'Ar.' title) in the future. It is also important to note that having a degree in Architecture also means having a very significant knowledge that transcends across other major disciplines, particularly in the design and construction domains. It is common to see architectural graduates excel in other industries, thanks to the multifaceted nature of the discipline itself


WH06 - Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)

UNIMAS is the first Public University (UA) in Sarawak offering Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours) programme that meets the accreditation requirements of the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia. This programme is in line with technological advances such as the Sarawak Digital Economy Initiative especially through the development of infrastructure that requires human capital in construction and technical fields to enhance the socio- economic development of Sarawak. The programme also meets global needs in line with the new educational direction approved by the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia and the construction industry through the appropriate courses offered to expose students to developments in local and international construction.

Career Prospects

What sort of career would I have?

Quantity surveyors are significant professionals who are highly involved, but not limited to - the building and construction industry. The main role of a quantity surveyor is to manage all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from its initial stage to the closing of the final account. This means that a quantity surveyor plays a pertinent role in any construction team. In recent years, the quantity surveyor position has advanced into the idea of sustainable development. This translates to providing opportunities for jobs within the area of Green Costing, Life Cycle Costing / Life Cycle Assessment, Carbon Footprint, Land Quality Reporting, Green Building Assessment and Building Information Model (BIM). A quantity surveyor holds multiple and significant roles in sustainable construction. A quantity surveyor's tasks include minimising the cost of a project to enhancing value for money, while ensuring the statutory building regulations are met to the required standards and the utmost quality. In doing so, a quantity surveyor prepares estimates, costs of work and monitors financial progress of the project. Responsibilities can come from being as an in-house worker, as well as a consultant to a client or a contractor. While many would perceive that quantity surveyors are only fitted for the construction industry, job opportunities however, are unlimited. Other sectors that benefit from the involvement quantity surveyors range from industries such as oil and gas, telecommunication, property development, to education, banking, and manufacturing. In addition to that, quantity surveyors have also became successful as advisors in consulting legal and insurance companies.