Constructing your future
CONSTRUCTION Management is one of the many areas in civil engineering. However, the lack of understanding on its meaning may cause some confusion.
Construction management focuses on the business aspects of construction while civil engineering focuses on structural design and building technologies.
Both majors will give you equal opportunity to enter the construction business. Managing a construction project can be quite challenging and the market need for construction management professionals has been on the rise. Overall, construction managers plan, coordinate, budget and supervise construction projects from early development to completion.
Being one of the most recognised universities for engineering and construction management programmes in Malaysia, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL), through its Faculty of Engineering and Technology Infrastructure (FETI), offers a full range of engineering programmes in various fields from foundation, diploma, bachelor’s degree to master’s degree and PhD that include the Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Constuction Management.
FETI is among the first faculties established in IUKL 15 years ago.
Its strong industry linkages and rich history enable it to groom future engineers to be successful technopreneurs.
Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Construction Management
The Construction Management programme covers the science and art of procuring and directing human and physical resources for the successful and prudent realisation of a construction project, ensuring that the enterprise meets the desires of the client, budget requirements and quality of the specification.
Construction Management programme head Sharifah Natrah Syed Mukhiar said the programme aims to produce qualified graduates with technical and managerial skills in the field of construction and related industries.
“This programme is a blend between technology and management. Students will be exposed to both hard and soft skills. Site visits are an important part of the programme so that students get a clear picture of what they learn in class.”
This three-year programme covers both office and field work in order to master the many facets and understand the complexities of the various stages in construction projects.
IUKL’s close links with the construction industry ensure that what students learn is relevant to their future career.
“We have included in the syllabus a three-month internship for our students. This is important as construction management is an industry that requires practical skills and knowledge,” Sharifah added.
Quality and recognised programmes
IUKL is rated as an Excellence University (Tier 5) in SETARA’11 by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). In addition to Construction Management, IUKL also offers other programmes under the same faculty such as Civil Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive, Water and Wastewater and Electronics and Communication Engineering.
IUKL is an industry-focused university and this is evidenced by the 90% employment rate of its students within six months of graduation.
With the aim to share more on what IUKL can offer, it is open throughout the week for extended counselling hours from 9am to 7pm on weekdays and 10am to 4pm on weekends. Begin a programme at IUKL with only RM100. Scholarships and tuition fee waivers of up to 60% are offered to students who excel in their studies. Study loans such as PTPTN, MARA and Yayasan Negeri are also available.
For more details, call 1800 88 STUDY (78839) or visit www.IUKL.edu.my
Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget and supervise construction projects from early development to completion.