Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR UC’) has placed its quantity surveying students on the fast track to a professional career with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (‘MoU’) with the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (‘BQSM’) on 24 June 2019.
The MoU signing ceremony was attended by Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei, President of TAR UC, who signed the MoU together with Adjunct Prof Sr Dato’ Aziz Bin Abdullah, President of BQSM, while being witnessed by YB Baru Bian, Minister of Works.
Effective immediately, newly graduated TAR UC students from the Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons) programme will be able to swiftly obtain a professional membership with BQSM, giving them an advantage ahead of their journey into the professional quantity surveying career.
The arrangement will facilitate bulk registration of TAR UC’s most recent quantity surveying graduates with BQSM as Provisional Quantity Surveyors under the Quantity Surveyors (Amendment) Act 2015. The Law of Malaysia Act 487 under the Quantity Surveyors Act 1967 (The Act) requires all practising consulting quantity surveyors to be registered with BQSM.
“Our quantity surveying students will be briefed by BQSM in campus on the registration process. Through this direct guidance, students will complete all registration procedures before they complete their studies.
“This process allows students to be registered with BQSM immediately upon graduation, reducing the waiting time it usually takes to complete such registration,” explained Assoc Prof Sr Ooi Lay Yong, Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment (‘FOBE’), TAR UC.
In addition, BQSM will also waive renewal fees for its registration and Continuing Professional Development (‘CPD’) points for the first year of renewal for all TAR UC quantity surveying graduates.
Prof Ir Dr Lee also stressed that the MoU between TAR UC and BQSM would enhance the value of TAR UC quantity surveying graduates as well as the development of the profession.
“This MoU will benefit our new quantity surveying graduates in helping them obtain a professional membership with BQSM so they can focus on building their careers in quantity surveying upon graduation.
“We also hope that the cooperation between TAR UC and BQSM will contribute to the enhancement of quantity surveying education, the profession and to the economic and social development in Malaysia,” said Prof Ir Dr Lee.
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) 拉曼大学学院（拉大学院）