Ir Ts Dr Jeffrey Yap Boon Hui
Head of Programme
Designation: Associate Professor
Faculty / Institute / Centre : Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science
Department / Unit: Department of Surveying
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Qualification: Doctor of Philosophy (Project Management), International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW)
Master of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia ( Construction Management )
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Universiti Malaya ( Civil )
PEng, PTech(BC), MIEM, PMP

Associate Professor Ir Ts Dr Jeffrey Yap is a built environment lecturer at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Kajang, Malaysia, and obtained his PhD in project management from International University of Malaya–Wales (IUMW), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in which he was recognised as IUMW Valedictorian (Best Student Award). He also holds an MSc in construction management and a BEng in civil engineering. He previously held managerial positions with several reputable property development companies and served as a design engineer with international civil and structural engineering consultancy firm in Malaysia. Jeffrey is a professional engineer (PEng) registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM); a corporate member (MIEM) with the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM); a professional technologist (PTech) with Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT) and holds a project management professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Having worked in industrial and academic environments, he has gained a wide-ranging knowledge in the field of project management, knowledge management, construction engineering, organisational learning and sustainable methods of development in the built environment. He is keenly interested in practical and transformational research that is of direct benefit to the construction as well as the real estate industry. Jeffrey is also actively involved in international research collaborations and engineering consultancy services. His article ‘Housing affordability in Malaysia: perception, price range, influencing factors and policies' published in International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis has won an Outstanding Paper Award in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence. He has published over 60 scholarly journal papers, which have appeared in leading journals.

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