|Minimum : 4 years Maximum: 6 years|
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.
|PEO1||To provide graduates with solid foudation in management and technical knwoledge, skills and capabilities in the field of construction.|
|PEO2||To produce graduates who are effective problem solver, knowledgeable in applying logical, critical and creative thinking to range of problem.|
|PEO3||To provide graduates with a broad knowledge, leadership and managerial skills which are necessary for the effective delivery of construction projects.|
|PEO4||To produce graduate who are capable of executing their responsibilities with professionalism and capable of lifelong learning in the pursuit of personal development and betterment of society.|
|PEO5||To provide graduate with basic communication skills, lead effectively and able to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary team.|
Programme Learning Outcomes
|Code||Intended Learning Outcomes||Teaching and Learning Methods||Assessment|
|(a) Technical Knowledge and Competencies|
|PO1||Ability to acquire knowledge and understanding of construction management, construction technology, and related knowledge and practices||Tutorial, Independent Study, Group & Individual Project||Quiz, Test, Final Examination, Assignment|
|PO2||Ability to apply the techniques, skills and tools of project management, construction technology, broad-based management to the practice of construction management||Lecture & Discussion, Tutorial, Independent Study, Group & Individual Project, Studio||Test, Final Examination, Assignment, Studio, Undergraduate Project|
|PO3||Ability to think critically and use scientific approach to solve construction management related problems||Lecture & Discussion, Tutorial, Independent Study, Group & Individual Project, Studio||Test, Final Examination, Assignment, Studio, Undergraduate Project|
|(b) Generic Skills|
|PO4||Ability to communicate effectively with confidence orally, visually and in written form||Discussion, Tutorial, Group and Individual Project, Studio||Assignment, Undergraduate reports, Industrial Training Reports, Presentation|
|PO5||Ability to establish responsible interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship with good team working spirit||Discussion, Tutorial, Group Project, Studio||Assignment, Presentation, Industrial Training Report|
|PO6||Ability to apply high ethical and moral standards in professional practices and social interaction||Discussion, Tutorial, Group & Individual Project, Studio||Assignment, Undergraduate Project, Industrial Training Report|
|PO7||Ability to seek information and accept new ideas, and learn independently||Discussion, Tutorial, Group & Individual Project, Studio||Assignment, Undergraduate Project|
|PO8||Ability to use knowledge and managerial skills to identify potential business opportunities||Discussion, Tutorial, Group & Individual Project, Studio||Assignment|
|PO9||Ability to demonstrate leadership skills and pro-activeness||Discussion, Group Project||Assignment, Group Project|
The programme is delivered using a variety of approaches as follows:
The theories are taught through lectures and tutorials according to a fixed schedule.
Laboratory and field works will give a better exposure to the students to make them be more conversant with the construction process itself.
Problem Based Learning is a very important component of teaching and learning process. PBL is implemented in a number of courses in this programme. This teaching and learning approach helps students to reinforce their understanding of the course contents.
All third year students are required to undergo a 24 weeks of industrial training at company operating in the construction industry approved by the coordinator and government departments. The work experience will be monitored by a lecturer in one industrial placement visit, a monthly report sent by the student back to the department, a daily diary and employer’s report.
A dissertation project has to be submitted by the student at the end of the final year. The project which is a culmination of interdisciplinary knowledge allows students to draw on it as they complete the project.
Student Academic Assessment
A variety of assessment methods are used to match the learning outcomes of the programme and students learning styles.
Online assessments, including self-tests, quizzes and surveys.
A Malaysian Higher School Certificate (STPM) holders will be required to fullfill the General University requirements as below ;
?A pass with credit in Bahasa Melayu/ Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level
?A pass in Malaysian Higher School Certificate (STPM) with at least C grade (CGPA 2.00) in General Paper and C grade (CGPA 2.00) in any two of the taken subjects in the STPM
?Attained a minimum Band 2 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
?Other certificates recognized by the Senate of the University as equivalent to the above;
? Specific requirements based on programmes
? English language requirement
1. A minimum score of 500 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (or TOEFL (IBT) > 59) or;
2. An overall band score of 5.5 in IELTS (Academic) or;
3. An overall band score of 5.5 in TEEP (UTMSPACE) or;
4. An overall band score of 3 in MUET (STPM holder) or;
5. Completion of ELS Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) Level 107 or higher
Graduates of the programme can work as:
Construction Health and Safety Officers and other comparable and relevant posts in the construction industry