What is the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM)?

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What Students Interested in Being a Professional Quantity Surveyor Should Know About the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM)

Prior to 1982, BQSM was known as the Board of Surveyors which was set up under the Registration of Surveyors Act of 1967. The said Board of Surveyors was responsible in regulating both the Quantity Surveying and Valuation professions in the country. In 1981, amendments were made to the Registration of Surveyors Act of 1967, and renamed it as “Registration of Quantity Surveyors Act of 1967” and the Board of Surveyors as the “Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia “, also known as Lembaga Juruukur Bahan Malaysia in the national language.

Amendments have been made to the Quantity Surveyors Act and the Quantity Surveying Rules from time to time for further improvement of the statutory provisions in regulating the Quantity Surveying profession.

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What is the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) and Becoming a Professional Quantity Surveyor in Malaysia

Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) is a statutory body, established by an Act of Parliament namely the Registration of Quantity Surveyors Act 1967 (also known as Quantity Surveyors Act 1967), responsible for:

  • the registration of Quantity Surveyors and firms and bodies corporate practicing as consulting Quantity Surveyors; and
  • the regulations of the Quantity Surveying profession in Malaysia,
  • safeguarding the interests of the public and the rights of registered Quantity Surveyors and Quantity Surveying practices.

Prior to 1982, BQSM was known as the Board of Surveyors which was set up under the Registration of Surveyors Act of 1967. The said Board of Surveyors was responsible in regulating both the Quantity Surveying and Valuation professions in the country. In 1981, amendments were made to the Registration of Surveyors Act of 1967, and renamed it as “Registration of Quantity Surveyors Act of 1967” and the Board of Surveyors as the “Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia “, also known as Lembaga Juruukur Bahan Malaysia in the national language.

Amendments have been made to the Quantity Surveyors Act and the Quantity Surveying Rules from time to time for further improvement of the statutory provisions in regulating the Quantity Surveying profession.

In order to safeguard the interests of the public, only suitably qualified person registered with the Board are allowed to offer Quantity Surveying services. Besides sole proprietorships and partnerships, the Board also registers body corporate which provide consulting Quantity Surveying services. BQSM also acts upon complaints against registered Quantity Surveyors who have infringed the code of professional conduct as laid down in the Quantity Surveying Rules which were gazetted in accordance with Section 26 of the Quantity Surveyors Act 1967.

It is hoped that with the role played by BQSM, the expectations of the public in terms of quality service to be provided by Quantity Surveyors in Malaysia can be met and as a result, the interests of both the public and the profession can be adequately protected.

Quality Policy

The Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) is committed to provide excellent quality services that safeguard the interests of the public and the rights of registered Quantity Surveyors and registered Quantity Surveying Practices in accordance with the provisions of the Quantity Surveyors (Amendment 2015) Act 1967 and Quantity Surveyors (Amendment) Rules 2016.

How to Become a Professional Quantity Surveyor in Malaysia

Students should pursue a recognised Degree in Quantity Surveying, and offers a pathway towards becoming a registered Quantity Surveyor. Graduates gain automatic membership to the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM), recognition from a network of over 140 countries through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and accreditation from the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS). Upon passing the JTPC and a professional interview, one may register with BQSM as a Registered Surveyor and become a Corporate Member with RISM that carriers the title ‘Sr’.

Students after SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels may go for the Foundation in Natural & Built Environments or Foundation in Arts or Foundation in Science for 1 year before continuing on to the quantity survey degree

  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
    The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in property, land and construction. RICS memberships offer a global passport to professional opportunities to more than 140 countries.
  • The Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS)
    The Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) is an international association of national organisations representing quantity surveyors in the Asia and Western Pacific region. One of the main roles of PAQS is to promote best practices of quantity surveying in the region.
Quantity Surveyors in Malaysia

Member Type                  Member Count

Consultant QS :               1046
Professional QS :               670
Provisional QS :               3632
QS Technologist :               101
QS Practices :                       395

List of Accredited Quantity Survey Degree Programmes in Malaysia

Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Programme Name:
Bachelor Of Quantity Surveying With Honours – FULL TIME PROGRAMME
Accreditation Period:
23 January 2020 – 22 January 2025
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Pusat Pengajian Kuala Lumpur
Programme Name:
Bachelor Of Quantity Surveying – PART TIME PROGRAMME
Accreditation Period:
5 April 2020 – 4 April 2025
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam
Programme Name:
Bachelor Of Quantity Surveying (Hons)
Accreditation Period:
25 July 2019 – 24 July 2024
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Programme Name:
Bachelor Of Science (Housing, Building & Planning) (Hons) (Quantity Surveying)
Accreditation Period:
29 August 2019 – 28 August 2024
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Universiti Malaya
Programme Name:
Bachelor Of Quantity Surveying
Accreditation Period:
01 April 2020 – 31 Mac 2025
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
International Islamic University Malaysia
Programme Name:
Bachelor Of Quantity Surveying (Honours)
Accreditation Period:
25 July 2019 – 17 December 2022
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampus Cawangan Sungai Long
Programme Name:
Bachelor Of Science (Honours) Quantity Surveying
Accreditation Period:
20 January 2017 – 21 January 2022
extended until 21 July 2022
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Taylor’s University
Programme Name:
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours)
Accreditation Period:
20 September 2021 – 19 September 2026
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
SEGi University
Programme Name:
B.Sc. (Hons) Quantity Surveying
Accreditation Period:
06 September 2020 – 05 September 2023
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Kolej Antarabangsa Imperia (Formerly Known As IMPERIA Institute Of Technology)
Programme Name:
BSc (Hons) In Quantity Surveying and Cost Management 3+0 in Collaboration
with Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Accreditation Period:
01 April 2022 – 31 Mac 2023
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
Programme Name:
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)
Accreditation Period:
18 June 2019 – 17 June 2022
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
INTI International University
Programme Name:
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Quantity Surveying
Accreditation Period:
01 Mac 2021 – 28 February 2026
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Heriot Watt University Malaysia
Programme Name:
Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying
Accreditation Period:
01 May 2020 – 30 April 2022
extended until 30 July 2022
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
UCSI University
Programme Name:
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)
Accreditation Period:
28 February 2018 – 27 February 2021
extended until 27 February 2023
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
University College of Technology Sarawak
Programme Name:
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)
Accreditation Period:
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2025
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
University of Reading Malaysia
Programme Name:
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
Accreditation Period:
20 October 2021 – 19 October 2023
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Linton University College
Programme Name:
Bachelor Of Science (Honours) Quantity Surveying
Accreditation Period:
28 February 2018 – 27 February 2021
extended until 27 May 2023
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College
Programme Name:
Bachelor Of Quantity Surveying (Honours)
Accreditation Period:
01 Mac 2021 – 28 February 2026
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Cawangan Perak, Kampus Seri Iskandar
Programme Name:
Bachelor Of Quantity Surveying (Hons)
Accreditation Period:
09 September 2018 – 08 September 2023
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Cawangan Sarawak Kampus Samarahan
Programme Name:
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)
Accreditation Period:
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2025
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Programme Name:
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons)
Accreditation Period:
July 2018 – Oktober 2022
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Pusat Pengajian Johor
Programme Name:
Bachelor Of Quantity Surveying – PART TIME PROGRAMME
Accreditation Period:
4 February 2021 – 3 February 2023
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Pusat Pengajian Kota Kinabalu
Programme Name:
Bachelor Of Quantity Surveying – PART TIME PROGRAMME
Accreditation Period:
4 February 2021 – 3 February 2024
Name of Higher Provider (HEP):
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Pusat Pengajian Kuching
Programme Name:
Bachelor Of Quantity Surveying – PART TIME PROGRAMME
Accreditation Period:
4 February 2021 – 31 August 2024

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