Making her debut at the sixth RICS-RISM International Surveying Conference for Undergraduates 2014, Yap Hao Hing won the Best Presenter Award with her paper entitled “The Incorporation of Information Technology Systems in Malaysian Quantity Surveying Organizations.”
Thrilled with her success, despite having to compete against experienced presenters from universities around the region, Hao Hing, a final year honors quantity surveying student of INTI International University, attributed her success to her lecturers who had empowered her to take up the challenge and guided her in her preparations.
“I am indebted to my lecturers at INTI who not only provided the means for me to be part of the conference but also supported and motivated me as I drafted my research paper and rehearsed for the presentation. As a newcomer to the conference, I was up against many seasoned presenters, and this makes my success all the more meaningful,” Hao Hing said.
In her paper, Hao Hing argued that there is a huge room for improvement when it comes to implementing IT in quantity surveying, and that there are many opportunities and challenges that may arise from this measure.
“At INTI, we want our students’ learning experience to be enriching and one that will empower them with the right skills and attributes to excel at whatever they do, wherever they go. Through her participation in the surveying conference, Hao Hing has experienced the world in a different way, made her own discoveries and is on track to realizing her full potential,” said Yeaw Win Shyang, head of quantity surveying programs at INTI International University.
Held this year at University of Malaya, the conference is the largest and oldest conference for undergraduate surveyors in East Asia, and a collaboration between the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK, the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) and the Association of Approved Land Surveyors Malaysia (AALSM). It provided a platform for 400 final year surveying undergraduate students who are taking the RICS-accredited courses in Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and other Asian countries to exchange their visions and views.
INTI’s BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying program is recognized by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), UK. This recognition and full accreditation by the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) mean that graduates will be able to work anywhere in the world with their degrees.