Students from SEGi University’s Bachelor of Science (Hons) Quantity Surveying programme recently went on a technical visit to the Elmina Green Project in Shah Alam, Malaysia, on 21 March 2023. The visit was led by two industry experts, Civil Engineer Muhammad Shafawi Mukhriz Md Shafie and Site Manager Pathuma Sri Rau. Thirteen students and their professor, Ts. Zamzarina Md Judyar was among those who took part in the visit as part of their EQS 3293 (Civil and Infrastructure Construction Works) course.
The visit’s primary goal was to introduce students to a real road construction project, including its type, construction method, problems and solutions, and road construction drawings. Students were also taught about the Industrialised Building System (IBS) for residential building and retaining wall construction.
Technical visits like this one give students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe and learn from real-world construction projects. Students will be involved in managing costs and contracts, advising on procurement strategies, and providing technical advice in construction projects as future Quantity Surveyors. Experiential learning opportunities like this one help students develop practical knowledge and skills that will be useful in their future careers.
The construction industry in Malaysia is a significant contributor to the country’s economy, with output value expected to reach RM 170.7 billion in 2022. Public infrastructure projects and private sector investment in residential and commercial buildings have fueled the industry’s growth. As a result, skilled professionals in the construction industry, including Quantity Surveyors, are in high demand.
The Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recognise SEGi University’s Bachelor of Science (Hons) Quantity Surveying programme, ensuring that graduates are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue successful careers in the construction industry.
For SEGi University’s Bachelor of Science (Hons) Quantity Surveying students, the technical visit to the Elmina Green Project was a valuable experiential learning opportunity. The visit exposed students to real-world construction projects and provided them with practical knowledge and skills that will be useful in their future careers. Such initiatives demonstrate SEGi University’s commitment to providing quality education and relevant industry exposure to its students.