Admission Requirements for Architecture Degree & Foundation Programmes at Private Universities in Malaysia
In order to enter the university for the course that you are interested in, you will need to meet their entry requirements. It is important to find out what the entry requirements are for your course of interest so that you can plan during your high school which Pre-University course would be suitable.
Knowing the requirements, you can then choose the right subjects so that you can enter the course without any problems. Furthermore, some courses will require additional requirements such as English, that you need to meet, therefore, you will need to plan ahead to sit for the relevant exams before the intake starts.
In order to choose the right course that fits you to study in Malaysia, you would also need to know the entry requirements. If you don’t meet the requirements for your course of interest, you may need to opt for another choice. Furthermore, entry requirements would vary from university to university. Students would need to know the different entry requirements for Foundation, Pre-U and Diploma courses or Degree programmes in Malaysia so that you can register or apply for the course. In this article, you will find out what are the entry requirements for Architecture Degree & Foundation programmes at the private universities in Malaysia.
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Admission Requirements for Architecture Degree & Foundation Programmes at Malaysia’s Private Universities
In order to have a successful career as an engineer, students must choose to study at the best private universities in Malaysia whose degree programmes are accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM).
The entry requirements will vary from university to university, some may have higher entry requirements. Therefore, you will need to check with the particular university for their exact requirements. I have listed the basic requirements as stated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Generally, it is understood that SPM students must have a pass in BM and Sejarah because if you fail either one, means that you have failed the SPM examination. In addition, a “Credit” for SPM/IGCSE/O-Levels are A, B and C. For UEC, a “Credit” is A and B. For the A-Levels, a Principal is from A to E.
What is the Grading System?
|C+||B6||U – Ungraded||C+||F|
What’s the Education Pathway to a Architecture Degree after Secondary School?
For students after SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels, they can choose the Foundation in Natural & Built Environment.
Upon successful completion of the 1-year Foundation, you will then enter into the undergraduate degree in architecture for another 3 years. The Degree must be accredited by the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) equivalent to LAM Part 1.
Students who have obtained the relevant results in Pre-U Programmes can enter the architecture degree for 3 years.
After the Bachelors in Architecture, the next step is to go into an accredited Masters in Architecture degree equivalent to LAM Part 2 for another 2 years. Architecture Masters Degree Graduates in Malaysia will then work for 2 years and then sit for the LAM Part 3 exams and then to finally become an architect.
The whole process after SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels will take you at least 8 years to become a professional architect in Malaysia. Normally it will be longer than that.
What’s the Entry Requirements for Foundation in Natural & Built Environment?
For architecture, students must choose a university where their degree is accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia for Part 1. Students after SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels can enter the Foundation leading to the architecture degree at these top private universities in Malaysia. A solid architecture foundation course will help prepare students to handle the rigours of the architecture degree programme.
The Foundation in Natural & Built Environment programme is a passport to the architecture undergraduate degrees offered at top private universities in Malaysia. Generally, the modules offered in the architecture foundation are specifically tailored for direct progression to the particular university’s architecture degree programmes. Assessment for Foundation programmes in Malaysia will vary from university to university. It will contain a mix of coursework, assignments, quizzes and exams.
Top private universities in Malaysia, have developed their own internal university foundation programmes. The curriculum and examination of the Foundation in Architecture programmes are set by the local private colleges & universities, following the quality criteria set by the Ministry of Higher Education and quality assurance agency, Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). These Foundation courses are accredited by the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) and recognised by the university’s respective foreign partner universities.
- SPM/IGCSE/O-levels – 5 credits inclusive of Mathematics
- UEC – 3 credits inclusive of Mathematics
What’s the Entry Requirements for Architecture Degree Programmes at Private Universities in Malaysia?
Studying architecture, as well as the pathway to become a professional architect in Malaysia can be very challenging. Determined students would need to check if the degree courses are accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM).
Without this accreditation, you cannot progress on. Since the pathway is not an easy one, it is important to choose the best architecture degree course that are taught by qualified and experienced lecturers at top private universities in Malaysia.
Below are the entry requirements for Architecture.
- Foundation in Arts/ Science/ Equivalent
Minimum CGPA 2.0 with credit in Maths AND Minimum credit Maths in SPM or grade ‘C’ in O-Levels
- STPM (Arts/Science stream) Minimum CGPA of 2.0 (or equivalent) With minimum Grade ‘C’ for 2 subjects INCLUDING Maths
- UEC (Commerce/Science stream) Minimum 5 Credits (‘B’ grade) INCLUDING Maths
- AUSMAT/MUFY/ SACE/WACE – Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects INCLUDING Maths
- CPU – Minimum average of 65% in 6 subjects INCLUDING Maths
- Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ equivalent
- Minimum CGPA 2.0
- Subject to School discretion and credit transfer after reviewing transcript, syllabus description & portfolio.
How to Find Out if I Qualify to Enter the Architecture Course in Malaysia?
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