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Tan Chin Keng

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Project Management(Construction) - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • Master of Business Administration - Masters Degree, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Bachelor in Quantity Surveying - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • Diploma in Quantity Surveying - Diploma, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Tan Chin Keng (Assoc. Prof. Sr. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Expert Profile

Dr. Tan Chin Keng is an Associate Professor at the Department of Quantity Surveying, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design. He obtained his Ph.D. in Construction Management from University of Malaya. Professionally, he is a registered Quantity Surveyor to the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia and a member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia. Prior to joining IIUM in 2001, he worked as a quantity surveyor at KPK Quantity Surveyors Sdn. Bhd. from 1994-1997 and a lecturer at Taylor’s College, 1999-2001.
He served as the Head, Department of Quantity Surveying, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design from March 2011 until June 2012.
He has published articles in journals and presented papers in conferences locally and internationally, and his articles and papers are mainly related to the fields of Quantity Surveying practices, construction management, quality management, teaching and learning in Quantity Surveying.
Dr. Tan Chin Keng served as an external examiner for the Quantity Surveying programme at Kolej Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman from 2013 to 2019.

Area of Specialisation

  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Construction and Project Management ~ Quantity Surveying - Quantity Surveying
  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Construction and Project Management ~ Building Management and Services of Construction (Including of Commercial Building Management Services, Housing Management Services, Industrial Building Management Services, Industrialised Building/ Construction System (IBS/ICS), Structural Products (Wall/Floor Tiles, Roofing Tiles) - Construction Management (Quality Management)
  • Natural Science ~ Mathematical Sciences ~ Mathematics and Statistics for Science and Engineering ~ Business, Financial and Managerial Sciences - Business Administration

Professional Membership

  • 2004 - 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Regiatered Quantity Surveyor), Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia
  • 2004 - 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia

Teaching Responsibilities


Research Projects

2015 - 2017 Strategy Formulation to Reduce Turnover Intention Among Quantity Surveyors in Malaysia
2011 - 2014 RU 2011: A Study on top Management Commitment Towards Quality Management and ISO 9001 Certification in the Context of Malaysian Construction Organization
2011 - 2013 Research in Quantity Surveying (KVC Project 2011)
2011 - 2016 ASEAN Economic Integration: Developing Model to Assess the Effectiveness of the Policies on Construction Labour Market in Malaysia
2010 - 2011 A study of the Reinforcement-concrete Ration of Building Frames
2008 - 2010 Problem in Implementation of ISO 9001 Quality Management System among Malaysian Contractors
2004 - 2005 A Study On The Implementation Requirements of Quality Management System(QMS) for Construction Companies with ISO9001:2000 Certificates
2020 - Present Determination of Strategies to Implement Post Contract Cost Control in Building Construction Projects
2019 - Present Optimising Construction Cost for Heritage Building Conservation Project Through Value Engineering Technique
2012 - Present Gallery
2009 - Present Procurement and Project Delivery System Research Unit

Award & Recognition

14 Nov, 2012 Best Paper Award - Universiti Teknologi Mara National