Best Universities for Architecture Foundation Courses in Malaysia

First Rate Foundation Courses Leading to Architecture Degree at Top Universities in Malaysia

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Choosing a university to study in Malaysia for your Foundation Course is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Your decision will be influenced by many criteria such as the reputation & ranking of the university, accreditation of its courses, the suitability of the course against your academic results and career goals, tuition fees, quality of lecturers, facilities, friends & family, and more.

For architecture, students must choose a university where their degree is accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia for Part 1. Students after SPM or 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 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.

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Best Universities in Malaysia for Foundation in Architecture

After chatting with EduSpiral online, I then met up with them at the university for a campus tour that helped me make a great decision about my future course. Kenneth Pang, Architecture student at UCSI University

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Kenneth Pang, Architecture student at UCSI University

Students after SPM or O-Levels can go for the Foundation in Natural & Built Environments programme at Taylor’s University or Foundation in Arts (Architecture) at UCSI University.

To enter the Foundation leading to architecture degree programmes, students will need to have at least 5 credits in SPM or O-Levels including Maths.

Both Taylor’s University and UCSI University are ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2017 by MQA making them Top private universities in Malaysia. In addition, they have won numerous awards in the architecture competitions. The architecture degree programmes at Taylor’s University and UCSI University are accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia and MQA.


Top Foundation in Natural & Built Environments in Malaysia at Taylor’s University

Carpentry Workshop for interior architecture students at Taylor’s University School of Design

The Top Rated Foundation in Natural & Built Environments programme at Taylor’s University aims to introduce students to the different fields of study in the natural and built environments. As part of their course of study, students will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills that will aid them as they go on to obtain the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture or Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons) at Taylor’s.

The Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture degree at Taylor’s University is accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) Part 1. Taylor’s University is an award-winning university for architecture and acknowledged as the best for architecture and quantity survey courses in Malaysia.

Taylor’s University students will be exposed to specialized modules, real-life simulations, out-of-classroom field and study trip, interaction with working professionals as well as competitions. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to enroll into our degree programmes, creating a seamless transition to obtain an Architecture or Quantity Surveying degree at Taylor’s.

Intakes for the Foundation in Natural & Built Environments programme at Taylor’s University are in January, March and July of each year.

Architecture studio at Taylor's University

Architecture studio at Taylor’s University

Taylor’s University architecture programmes are accredited by the Board of Architects Malaysia, or Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM), making us the first private university with this recognition. Our programme meets the requirements of LAM, ensuring that graduates are eligible for an exemption from the LAM Part 1 Examination, easing their pathway to becoming Graduate Architects with the board.

At SABD,Taylor’s University goal is to elevate our research centre, The Center for Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia (MASSA), into a renowned research centre in Southeast Asia.

We intend to address the urgent need to include modern architecture as part of the architectural heritage in Southeast Asia, thus aiding the process of planning settlements and designing buildings that are suited to the context and continuity of the cultures of Southeast Asia.


Foundation in Arts (Actuarial Science & Architecture) at UCSI University

I whatsapped EduSpiral to find out which university and course suited me. He took me for a campus tour & provided a lot of information which helped me to make the right choice. Vivi Tan, Architecture at UCSI University

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Vivi Tan, Architecture at UCSI University

Students after SPM or O-Levels  interested in Actuarial Science & Architecture programmes can choose the Foundation in Arts (Actuarial Science & Architecture) at UCSI University. The Foundation in Arts Programme at UCSI University is one of the most affordable in Malaysia for a top ranked reputable private university.

Students get value for money at UCSI University for the excellent facilities and top rated quality of education. UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA rating system by MQA.

Upon completion of the Foundation in Arts (Actuarial Science & Architecture)  programme at UCSI University, students can continue on to the 3-year MQA Accredited degree programmes in Architecture or Actuarial Science. The BSc (Hons) Architecture is accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) Part 1 while the BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science has exemptions for the VEE Papers from Society of Actuaries (SOA).

EduSpiral met me and my father at the university to advise us on the course as well as take us around. He helped me to understand what the course is about & the best way for it.

EduSpiral met me and my father at the university to advise us on the course as well as take us around. He helped me to understand what the course is about & the best way for it.
Hock Wei, Architecture at UCSI University

The Foundation in Arts (Actuarial Science & Architecture)  programme at UCSI University is a full-time three semester intensive foundation course. It encompasses a comprehensive, flexible and dynamic curriculum . This programme is tailored for students who are confident of their chosen path of studies and are committed to attaining the best preparation for a university degree programme at top ranked UCSI University. Intakes for the Foundation in Arts (Actuarial Science & Architecture) at UCSI University is at January, May and September of each year.

Integrating both coursework and written examinations, this programme incorporates a practice-oriented approach and furnishes students with relevant interesting, stimulating and hands-on experience via a variety of teaching methods and practical exercises.

Different dynamic learning processes are employed in the delivery of this programme including lectures, tutorials, computer lab work, team-based projects, real-life system developments, presentations and independent projects, to name a few, supervised by both university lecturers and industry experts alike.

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