School of Real Estate & Building Surveying


Estate Management

The Centre of Studies for Estate Management was founded in 1967. The aim of the department is to produce semi-professional and professional Bumiputras in the field of Real Estate. The curriculum was designed and consistent with University and complies with the professional body requirement for accreditation. Significant milestones of the department is summarised below.

1967 - A two-year program in Valuation was offered

1974 - The three-year Diploma course in Estate Management was introduced

1980 -  Introduction of an Advance Diploma course in Estate Management

1999 -  The current Bachelor of Estate Management (Hons) - renamed after the former Advance Diploma in conjunction with the conferment to University status of ITM


Diploma in Estate Management

The 3-year diploma course is conducted full-time. At present the programme is conducted at Seri Iskandar Campusonly. The degree program is conducted only at the main Shah Alam campus. It is conducted on both full and part-time basis on 3 and 3 ½ years duration respectively .

The entry requirement for the degree program is for candidates with Higher School Certificate (STPM) or Matriculation Certificate. Candidates with a Diploma in Estate Management from UiTM or any recognised institutions of higher learning and related program may also apply. Exemption from a number of courses by way of Transfer of Credit may be given at various levels and courses. The part-time program caters for candidates with a diploma qualification in Estate Management only.

Since 2003, the student intakes for the degree program have been steadily increasing and the department is gearing to have a yearly enrolment of 200 students. On average, 75% to 80% of UiTM Diploma in Estate Management holders will proceed to continue their studies at degree level in locally, especially at UiTM. The remaining figure may enrol at universities abroad, or prefer to work as technical assistants in private or government offices.

Both the Diploma in Estate Management and Bachelor of Estate Management (Hons) are recognised by the Malaysian Government. The Bachelor of Estate Management (Hons) program is accredited by the Board of Valuer, Appraisers and Estate Agent (BoVAEA) and Institute of Surveyor Malaysia (ISM).


Sr Ts Muhammad Nazim Alias
Head of School
Real Estate & Building Surveying
Tel: +603-5544 4355

Accreditation by Professional Bodies


Building Surveying

The Centre of Studies for Building Surveying was established in 1994 under the Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying. The centre of studies has since produced more than 500 Diploma graduates and over 600 graduates at Degree level. The degree course was previously known as Advanced Diploma in Building Surveying. Currently the 3.5 years Bachelor of Building Surveying (Hons) course is conducted on full time basis at Shah Alam and and Seri Iskandar campuses. The programme for part time mode was introduced in July 2006 at Shah Alam campus only. The 3 year full-time Diploma programme is conducted at the Seri Iskandar campus with student enrolment of 600.

The courses are designed to provide to provide a rigorous training to students with professional recognition in the specific field of Building Surveying. Professional Building Surveyors will have to take the challenge in providing care and maintainance for the country's existing stock of building and structures. The professional Building Surveyor will play the major role as consultants in planning for maintenance of public and privately owned buildings to optimise their uses, safety and value thus, safeguarding the interest of the owners and the public.

The holistic approach of the curriculum would enable graduates to achieve personal development and career path which ultimate aim at achieving professional recognition to practice as Professional Building Surveyor. The course is structured to cover broad areas of study in Building Control, Building Pathology, Maintenance Management, Professional Practice, Building By law, Construction Technology, Science of Materials, Building Economics, Building Services, Appreciation of Design, and Academic Research. The syllabus was developed to provide a broad yet rigorous grounding in the principles and concepts of building surveying and concurrently, developing the students’ ability to be analytical, creative and innovative in solving related problems.



Both the Diploma and Degree programmes are fully recognised by the Public Services Department, Malaysia. The graduates of the Bachelor of Building Surveying (Hons) from UiTM are fully accredited and granted full exemption from examination of the Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (ISM) and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).


Career opportunities

Graduates of the Building Surveying may be employed in the public or private agencies as Building Surveyor, Facilities and Maintenance Manager or other related services. Our graduates have been employed as building surveyors in federal and state authorities such as City Halls, Municipal Councils, Federal and State Government agencies, housing developers, hotels and resorts and other related industries.


Dr Hasnizan Aksah
Building Surveying
Tel: +603-5544 8120

Accreditation by Professional Bodies