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


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

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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.

Upon accreditation of the degree by the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM), Taylor’s graduates who obtained the Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons) will be required to take the Joint Test of Professional Competence (JTPC) in Quantity Surveying, jointly conducted by BQSM and RISM (QS Division). Upon passing the JTPC and a professional interview, one may register with BQSM as a Registered Surveyor and become a Corporate Member with RISM that carriers the title ‘Sr’.

Taylor’s University is an award-winning university for architecture and acknowledged as the best for architecture and quantity survey courses in Malaysia.

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

The 1-year Foundation in Natural & Built Environments programme at Taylor’s University aims to

Architecture students at Taylor's University

Architecture students at Taylor’s University

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 degrees in Architecture or Quantity Surveying (QS).

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.

Programme Structure for the Foundation in Natural & Built Environments programme at Taylor’s University

Architecture students at Taylor's University

Architecture students at Taylor’s University

Semester 1

  • Elements of Natural & Built Environments
  • Creative Thinking Skills
  • English I
  • Introduction to the Construction Industry
  • Elective I

Semester 2

  • Constructed Landscape
  • English II
  • Introduction to Drawing
  • Elective II
  • Elective III
X-Space Classroom at Taylor's University - Promoting Learning Collaboratively, From the Lecturer, Peers and the World

X-Space Classroom at Taylor’s University – Promoting Learning Collaboratively, From the Lecturer, Peers and the World

Electives

Semester 1

  • Business Enterprise
  • Principle of Economics

Semester 2

  • Culture & Civilisations
  • Public Speaking Skills

Semester 3

  • Introduction to Design
  • Quantitive Techniques

Professional Recognition

Redefining the Standards of Built Environment Practice

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.

The Quantity Surveying (QS) programme at Taylor’s University is also acknowledged and accredited by leading international boards, including the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS). The RICS and PAQS accreditations place our QS graduates on par with international standards, meeting the requirements for professional surveyors from over 140 countries. Taylor’s University graduates will also gain automatic membership to BQSM upon graduation.

Taylor’s University programmes meet the rigorous standards of these professional accreditation boards, due to our stringent entry requirements, comprehensive curriculum, students’ work and achievements, as well as the qualified teaching faculty.

Board Of Architects Malaysia Or Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM)
The Board of Architects Malaysia or Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) is the Malaysian statutory authority responsible for the enforcement of the Architects Act. The Board has many roles and functions, one of them is to accredit architectural programmes offered in Malaysia.
Board Of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM)
Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) is a statutory body, governing the quantity surveying profession and promoting the growth of the quantity surveying profession through regulation and continuous professional development.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in property, land and construction. RICS memberships offer a global passport to professional opportunities to more than 140 countries.
The Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS)
The Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) is an international association of national organisations representing quantity surveyors in the Asia and Western Pacific region. One of the main roles of PAQS is to promote best practices of quantity surveying in the region.

Designing Functional Legacies at Taylor’s University

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.

As part of our initiatives to document our heritage, the students visited Kampung Cina, Kuala Terengganu, to examine the site and produce detailed drawings. These drawings were subsequently used to restore a temple to its former glory, after it was partly ruined in a fire.

Other research projects undertaken by our students include:

  • Modern Architecture Kuala Lumpur Series featuring Masjid Negara, Muzium Negara, Stadium Negara, Stadium Chin Woo and British Council
  • The Inventory of Sungai Buloh Leprosy Settlements, Selangor
  • Chapel of St. Francis Institution, Malacca
  • No. 6, Hereen Street, Bandar Hilir, Malacca
  • Ho Ann Kiong Temple, Kampung Cina, Kuala Terengganu and many more

Extensive Exposure for School of Architecture, Building & Design Students at Taylor’s University

Site Visits

Students participate in site visits, which teach them how to compose and analyse space, as well as understand the purpose and process of space creation.

  • Dive Centre, Pulau Redang
  • Jonker Street, Malacca
  • Taiping Zoo, Perak
  • Signal Hill Community Centre, Sabah
  • Egyptian Tourism, KL
  • Chew Jetty, Penang
  • Bentong, Pahang
  • Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Field Trips

Students undertake educational visits to various places of interest both locally and abroad, including art galleries, historical sites, factories, and more, to gain insights and witness the concept of architecture and design in practice.

  • Bauhaus International Summer School, Dessau, Germany
  • London, Edinburgh & York, United Kingdom
  • Henderson Wave Bridge, Singapore
  • Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
  • Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, Selangor
  • Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Selangor
  • Rimbun Dahan, Selangor
  • Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
  • Photovoltaic (PV) System Manufacturing Factory, Pahang
Technical Visits

On-site technical visits provide the opportunity for students to understand construction methodologies, as well as project management concepts, tools and techniques.

  • Morib Sand Castle Building Competition
  • Kelana-Subang Elevated Highway Link
  • The Pinnacle Sunway Site Visit
Professional Networks

Students have the opportunity to participate in annual gatherings organised by PAM, RICS and RISM providing students networking opportunities among peers and industry experts and a platform for exchange and discussion of current issues, best practices, trends and challenges.

  • PAM Architecture Student Workshop
  • RICS-RISM International Undergraduate Student Conference
  • Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) QS Jamboree
Exposure to Creative Solutions

We provide various platforms for students to compete, showcase and highlight their work, at national and international levels enabling them to benchmark their work against peers and professionals alike.

  • Hyundai Veloster Rev-It-Up Inter-College Challenge
  • Penang Eco Retreat Student Ideas Competition
  • KL Pac Open Day
  • Creative Mafia @ Youth
Activity Week

During the course of their studies, students have the opportunity to travel and explore new surroundings, to enhance their perception of cultures, languages, design ideas and construction techniques. These travel experiences provide students with first-hand insight into environments and understand how they influence the built environment.

  • New York, USA
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Amsterdam, Netherland
  • Rome, Italy
  • Moscow & Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Nepal, India
  • Agra, India
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Beijing, Shanghai, Yunnan, China
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Tokyo & Kyoto, Japan
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Singapore
  • Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Melbourne, Australia

Achievements of the School of Architecture, Building & Design at Taylor’s University

2014
  • Full Accreditation for both bachelor programmes by Board of Architects Malaysia, Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors.
  • Special Mention Paper – 6th RICS International Surveying Conference for Undergraduates
2013
  • Honorable Mentions
    • PAM-Lafarge Architecture Students Competition
  • Best Contingent Award
  • 2nd Place- Multimedia Competition
  • 3rd Place – Photography Competition Category B
    • Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Architecture Student Workshop
2012
  • Champion
    • Hyundai Veloster Rev-It-Up Inter-College Challenge
  • 2nd Place – Installation Category
  • 3rd Place – Multimedia Competition
    • Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Architecture Student Workshop
  • Special Mention Paper and Best Presenter Award
  • 4th RICS-RISM International Surveying Conference for Undergraduates
2011
  • 1st Place – Booth Design Competition
    • Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Student Exhibition
  • Champion
    • Electrolux Student Think Eco Challenge Competition
  • Champion
    • 7Up Lipton Ice Tea Natural Arts Campus Design Challenge
  • 2nd Place
    • Cool Art Competition organised by Goethe Institute Malaysia
  • 3rd Place
    • Wharf Hoarding Design Competition 2011 organised by Bolton
2010
  • Champion, Penang Eco Retreat Student Ideas Competition organised by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) and the Green Building Index
2009
  • Champion, SBC Corporation Berhad / Taylor’s Architectural Design Award
2008
  • 1st Place – Booth Design Competition
  • 2nd Place – Student 1 Day Competition
    • Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Student Exhibition
  • Winner – Best Female Participant
  • 2nd Place – Multimedia Competition
  • 2nd Place – Sketch Competition
  • 2nd Place – Fashion Design Competition
    • Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Architecture Student Workshop
2007
  • 2nd Place – Booth Design Competition
    • Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Student Exhibition
  • Champion
    • SBC Corporation Berhad / Taylor’s Architectural Design Award 2007

Leveraged Networking for School of Architecture, Building & Design Students at Taylor’s University

Industry Advisory Panel
The Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) consists of leading professionals and industry experts, who work closely with the School to ensure that the curriculum offered is up-to-date and relevant with current industry practices and requirements. The IAP also assists in providing students with industry placements and career opportunities.
Conferences
Conferences serve as a platform for faculty members and students to network and gain insight into the latest industry developments and best practices.
Workshops
These interactive platforms are an opportunity for students to showcase and present their work every semester, to a panel of industry members and academics from different backgrounds. Through the panel’s objective and valuable feedback, students are able to improve their quality of work or approach.
SABD Lecture Series

Organised throughout the academic year, the SABD Lecture Series provides students with valuable exposure to the industry, equipping them with the understanding of current developments and issues that may impact their future practices. Students get the opportunity to engage in lively discussions and presentations with well-known and respected industry professionals from both the architecture and quantity surveying fields.

Architecture

  • The Traditional Architectural Culture of Tibet
    Xu Zongwei
    Architectural Society of China (ASC)
  • Platforms and Displacements as Design Strategies
    John Sergeant
    Architect
  • Workplace: The New Paradigm (Point 92)
    Huat Lim
    Managing Director, ZLG Sdn Bhd
  • Vision Culture
    Gregory Burgess
    Architect, Gregory Burgess Architects
  • The Architecture of Daniel Liebeskind: Berlin and New York
    John Stevenson
    Head of Design (Architecture), Department of Architecture
    Oxford Brookes University
  • The Construction Chemical Industry in Malaysia
    Syed Nur Azman Bin Syed Mustaffa
    Associate Professor, Malaysia University of Science & Technology
  • Design
    Kevin Mark Low
    Founder, Small Projects
  • Chandigarh: The Modernistic Experiment in Architecture and Town Planning
    Ar. Sangeet Sharma
    Partner Architect, SD Sharma & Associates
  • Recent Works + Thoughts
    Nini Andrade Silva
    Architect, The Atelier of Architecture & Interior Design
  • Design Process
    Karsten Vollmer
    Partner, Foster + Partners

Quantity Surveying

  • BIM Applications in a Malaysian Company
    Yap Yoke Wan
    Enterprise Architect, Brunsfield Group
  • Role of Quantity Surveyor in the Project
    Vincent Tan
    Contract Manager in Pembinaan Megah Ikhlas Sdn Bhd
  • Professional Practice: Variation Order
    Sr. Lee Wing Tey
    Registered Quantity Surveyor
  • Quantity Surveying – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
    Sr. Dianna Baharuddin
    Registered Quantity Surveyor
  • The Winds of Change
    Sr. Eddie Wong
    Director, Perdana Juruukur Bahan (Quantity Surveyors)
  • So You Want to be a Professional Quantity Surveyor?
    Sr. Wan Maimun Wan Abdullah
    Director, Khalid Ahmad Architects

State-of-the-Art Facilities at Taylors University

Taylor's University Lakeside Campus encompasses a modern, functional design with state-of-the-art facilities together with lush greenery and its trademark 5.5 acre lake

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus encompasses a modern, functional design with state-of-the-art facilities together with lush greenery and its trademark 5.5 acre lake

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus encompasses a modern, functional design with state-of-the-art facilities together with lush greenery and its trademark 5.5 acre lake; striking a balance between form and function to embody Taylor’s University’s modern approach and perspective in premium education with an approach to holistic growth outside the classroom.

Surrounding the serene lake are buildings that house the academic wings and the commercial annexe that comprise of wide and spacious corridors, pleasing and rich landscapes and all in all, a sustainable and conducive environment for education. Besides, being visually comforting and naturally soothing, the overall design also enhances the air quality, both indoor and outdoor.

Taylor’s provides the necessary conducive environment for learning and development, to complement our quality academic programmes. Our campuses provide students with a comprehensive list of features and facilities to cater to our students’ learning needs and comfort during their years at Taylors University.

Service Facilities at Taylors University

Taylor's University Lakeside Campus

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus

  • Career Services Centre
  • Computer Labs
  • Counselling and Psychological Services Centre
  • Experimental Theatre
  • Lecture Theatres
  • Library
  • Sick Bay
  • Sports and Recreation Centre
  • Student Life Centre
  • The Grand Hall
  • U-Residence
  • UniGym

Service Facilities:

Career Services Centre
This centre provides students with reference materials and information about occupations, corporations and career opportunities.


Computer Labs
For computer practical classes. Each lab has an average of 33 computers.


Library
1300-seater 4-storey library to suit students’ individual learning styles. The library is equipped with 24/7 study areas, discussion rooms, multimedia rooms, theatrette, computers, printing & photocopying facilities.


Sick Bay


U-Residence
Residence for students living on campus.


Sports and Recreation Centre
Multi-purpose courts (Futsal, netball, volleyball, basketball, cricket nets, tennis, dodgeball)


Student Life Centre
The Student Life Centre is a purpose driven centre devoted to provide a platform for Student Leaders and the student communities as a whole to engage in creative thinking, brainstorming of new ideas and implement the execution of these ideas.

The Centre features Discussion Hubs, a meeting room, independent study area and a Mini Events Zone. It is also where the TU Student Council office, Community Service Initiatives Volunteers office and International Student Services Centre are located.


The Grand Hall
1000-seater hall designed for campus events and activities such as convocations, examinations, exhibitions and gala dinners; as well as sports activities.


Lecture Theatres
Lectures and events are conducted in the hall which can seat up to 300 people.


Experimental Theatre
Suitable for stage performances (dramas and plays) and can be used for practice sessions. Equipped with stage, hi-tech acoustics and lighting systems. Seats surround the stage, providing a 360 degree view of performance.


UniGym


Counseling and Psychological Services Centre
A centre for students, staff and parents to receive counselling on various emotion related issues.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

  • On Campus (U Residence @ Lakeside Campus)
    • Located in Taylor’s University, Lakeside Campus
    • This 6-storey building has 890 beds, 126 apartment units and 116 en-suites, all tastefully furnished
    • 24-hour multi-level security
    • Resident housemaster
    • Onsite maintenance support
    • Housekeeping services
    • Recreational areas
    • Learning spaces
    • Shuttle bus services
  • Off-Campus (Various Locations)
    • Units are located within the vicinity of the campuses
    • 24-hour security
    • Onsite maintenance support
    • Housekeeping services

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Best University in Malaysia for Diploma in Interior Architecture at UCSI University that’s Affordable


Study the Best Interior Architecture Diploma in Malaysia

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In choosing the best interior architecture or interior design diploma course in Malaysia to study, students after SPM or O-Levels should look at the awards won by the university and the students as evidence of their quality.

UCSI University produces Award Winners in Interior Architecture in Malaysia

  • Gee Sze Yong, 19, Ting Ying San, 21 and Lim Chuun Kiat, 19 who are pursuing the Diploma in Architecture Studies and Interior Architecture programme at UCSI University win in the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) furniture design competition 2014
  • UCSI University recently swept 13 prizes at the 17th MIID Interior Design Competition 2013. Themed, ‘Re-invent’, the national competition saw UCSI students bag first and second place in Residential Design and Commercial Design; first place in Hospitality Design, Installation Design and Performance; and another six awards in other categories such as furniture design, photography, and sketching, among others.
  • UCSI University architecture students win 7 awards in the 25th Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) Architectural Students Workshop 2013
  • 13 prizes at the 17th MIID Interior Design Competition organised by Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) or Pertubuhan Perekabentuk Dalaman Malaysia (PPDM)
  • Simon Chong Sin Man, Interior Architecture degree student from UCSI University, was 1 out of 3 students who emerged as winners of the Dulux Emerging Talent Awards (DETA) 2012. Specially brought to the Interior Design students by AkzoNobel, DETA 2012 aims to unearth and nurture emerging talent while also grooming these young designers to become sustainability-conscious leaders of the future
  • UCSI University Interior Architecture student, Ng Ann Kee, won Students’ Choice Award in the 2010 Nippon Young Designers Award in the Interior Design Category

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Job Prospects for Interior Architecture Graduates in Malaysia

Interior Architecture Degree Graduates in Malaysia will be able to gain professional working experience in:

The winners of the 17th MIID Interior Design competition from UCSI University

The winners of the 17th MIID Interior Design competition from UCSI University

  • Interior Design & Architectural Firm
  • Developer Firm
  • Film and Television Organisation
  • Construction Firm

Interior Architecture Degree Graduates in Malaysia may also venture into other fields of expertise, such as:

  • Interior Architect/Designer/Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Environmental & Theme Park Design
  • Residential Design
  • Hospitality & Healthcare Design
  • Technical Assistant / Draftsperson
  • Site Supervisor
  • Lighting & Furniture Design

    UCSI University's North Wing campus

    UCSI University’s North Wing campus

  • Retail & Commercial Design
  • Stage, Set & Exhibit Design

Opportunities also exist for Interior Architecture Degree Graduates in Malaysia  in support areas including:

  • Building Product Marketing & Promotion
  • Building Industry Resource-Supplier
  • Facilities Management & Development
  • 3-D Visualiser

 

Choose to Study the Diploma in Interior Architecture at UCSI University

Interior Architecture explores the link between the interior and architecture where interior spaces are inhabited and experienced

UCSI University Interior Design students putting the final touches on their project before judging

UCSI University Interior Design students putting the final touches on their project before judging

as works of art that are rich in spatial investigations and interventions.

The programme embarks on a revitalisation and enrichment journey through the development of design, conceptual creativity, theory and philosophy of spaces to create exciting and practical environments in which people live, work and play.

The Diploma in Interior Architecture course offered by the School of Architecture and Built Environment at UCSI University is a 3-year full time diploma programme in the discipline and professional practice of Interior Architecture.

The course emphasises on delivering professional standard knowledge impartment, the understanding and skills in resolving and communicating design, technical and constructional drawing, practical and technological skills in its application to Interior Architecture projects.

The Department of Interior Architecture at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at UCSI University beliefs in Interior Architecture as a holistic and multi-disciplinary design education domain which deals with a broad range of places and spaces

UCSI University's North Campus houses the engineering & architecture programmes and is located across the highway from the Main South Campus

UCSI University’s North Campus houses the engineering & architecture programmes and is located across the highway from the Main South Campus

used not only to make a personal statement in the design of an interior but also to promote a shared understanding of the social and architectural conventions as a common language in the realm of the built environment.

The Diploma in Interior Architecture program at UCSI University also emphasises on the latest industry input for each graduate.

Students are required to undergo Industry Experience programme under Co-operative Placement Scheme with a minimum duration of 12 weeks, to learn and familiarize themselves with the working environment of the building and construction industry.

Upon successfully completion of the Diploma programme, students will gain direct entry into Year 2 (semester 3) of B.A. (Hons.) in Interior Architecture at UCSI University.

Entry Requirements into the Diploma in Interior Architecture at UCSI University

Qualifications Academic Requirements Admission Level
SPMV/SPM/‘O’ Levels
(Arts/Science stream)
Pass with minimum 3 (‘C’ grade for O-Level) Credits Direct into Year 1
English requirements apply
Art requirement applies*
SKM / SKK Pass SKM/SKK level 3 in related field AND *Pass SPM with min 1 credit
Community College
(Level 3, MQF)
1. Pass Community College Certificate (Level 3 MQF) in the related field AND *Pass SPM with min 1 subject
OR
2. Pass Community College Certificate (Level 3 MQF) with 2.0 CGPA in the related field
UEC
(Commerce/Science stream)
Pass with minimum grade ‘B’ for 3 credits
STPM Pass with minimum ‘C’ grade (2.0 CGPA) for 1 subject
STAM Pass with (Magbul grade)
A-Level Minimum 1 Principal
SAM/ CPU SAM – Minimum average of 50% in 5 subjects
CPU – Minimum average of 50% in 6 subjects
11 years Foreign Education
[MQA Recognition applies]
Minimum average of 50%
Any other equivalent qualifications Pass in drawing/engineering drawing at SPM or equivalent
OR
Pass Portfolio test for those who failed or never take the drawing paper at SPM or equivalent

Subjects for the Diploma in Interior Architecture at UCSI University

Year 1
  • Technical Mathematics
  • Building Construction & Science
  • Introduction to Design Principles
  • Architecture Drawing I
  • Furniture Design
  • English Communication
  • Interior Architecture Studio 1
  • Architecture Drawing II
  • Building Construction & Materials
  • Architecture History 1
  • Architectural Digital Media 1 (MPU-U2)
  • Introduction to Writing & Research
  • Architectural Digital Media 2
Year 2
  • Furniture Workshop
  • Community Architecture (MPU-U4)
  • Interior Architecture Studio 2
  • Architecture Drawing III
  • Building Construction I
  • Architecture History 2
  • Services
  • Interior Architecture Studio 3
  • Interior Architecture Technology 2
  • Professional Office Practice (MPU-U3)
  • Interior Architecture Research & Dev.
  • Working Drawing
Year 3
  • Industry Experience
Elective :
to choose max 2 courses to make up 4 credits to graduate
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2

Study at the Top Ranked UCSI University in Malaysia

EduSpiral took us on a tour of UCSI University's Architecture Gallery and the North Wing campus

EduSpiral took us on a tour of UCSI University’s Architecture Gallery and the North Wing campus

UCSI University is a vibrant community of learning and scholarship. With more than 10,000 students from 80 different countries, the University stands out as a melting pot of diversity and learners will supplement their pursuit of knowledge with a keen sense of cultural appreciation – a vital trait in today’s borderless world.

As one of Malaysia’s first private universities,UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science.

Many of UCSI University’s academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, UCSI’s academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application.

Since its inception in 1986, UCSI University has been committed to further the discovery and celebration of knowledge.

Co-Operative Education Training Programme for Every Year of Degree Studies at UCSI University

UCSI University architecture students' projects

UCSI University architecture students’ projects

With its innovative academic curriculum, UCSI University students also enjoy the unique benefits of its Co-Operative Education Training Programme (Co-Op) that enhances their employability by integrating classroom learning with workplace training in Co-Op employer organisations.

Completing two months’ work experience for every study year, a UCSI University student would have six to eight months’ work experience to stand ready for full-time employment upon their graduation.

Currently, UCSI University has more than 1,000 employer organisations registered as heir Co-Op employers.

With the number rising annually, these partnerships create job opportunities for students to be job-ready upon their graduation.

State-of-the-Art Facilities at UCSI University

Situated on a 19-acre piece of land, the Campus is located in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur with convenient access to

UCSI University students won the 17th Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) Interior Design Competition for LED inspired performance

UCSI University students won the 17th Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) Interior Design Competition for LED inspired performance

numerous facilities including banks, restaurants, transportation services, entertainment, and accommodation. Fully wireless, it is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology to access the world of e-learning and e-resources.

Housing 7 different blocks, the Campus includes the Student Centre (Menara Gading), the Resource Centre, the Academic Blocks and Residential Halls to comfortably accommodate a student population of more than 15000.

Sporting facilities in this Campus include: basketball, badminton and squash courts, as well as a gymnasium, a football field, and a swimming pool.

Other facilities include the four-level library, an auditorium, a recital hall, a multi-purpose hall, computer laboratories, residential halls, bookstores and cafeterias. Also available on Campus is an Apple Experience Centre.

The Campus faculty-centric facilities include: the Anatomy & Pathology Museum, Clinical Skills Laboratories,

Woodwork workshop for Architecture & Interior Architecture students at UCSI University

Woodwork workshop for Architecture & Interior Architecture students at UCSI University

Petrochemical Laboratory, Physiology & Pharmacology Laboratory, Molecular Biology Laboratory, and Microbiology Laboratory, fashion design workshops, Psychology Laboratory, as well as drafting and design studios.

The University is also constantly working with the industry to set up specialised labs which ensure students are updated with the latest industrial practices.

Currently, the University has established laboratories jointly with National Instruments and RICOH under the School of Engineering and the School of Information Technology, respectively.

Due to its rapid expansion, an additional 48-storey building will be built on the existing Campus that will include a 5-Star hotel, twelve floors of parking bays and hostel accommodations for UCSI University students, administrative offices, restaurants, a ballroom and also a clubhouse.

Sports Facilities at UCSI University

Students get value for money at UCSI University with access to excellent sports facilities

Students get value for money at UCSI University with access to excellent sports facilities

  • Badminton Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Football Field
  • Futsal Court
  • Gymnasium
  • Pool Tables
  • Squash Courts
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball Court

 

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Students interested in Architecture should be prepared for a long road ahead to achieve the status of obtaining the title “Ar.” as a professional architect. Architecture is a combination of creativity, history, sciences, and design. You will learn how to conceptualise and design buildings in relation to the economic, technical, environmental and social needs. Architecture strongly relates to built environment and urban planning disciplines such as civil and structural engineering, quantity surveying, and property economics and management.

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The Education Pathway after SPM to Become a Professional Architect in Malaysia

Architecture students at Taylor's University

Architecture students at Taylor’s University

If you are interested in creating things, buildings and spaces, technology, art and design, a career in architecture may be for you. Basically, an architect is a person who creates the designs of buildings. They don’t actually build them, that’s the job of the Civil Engineer. Architects role is like a project leader who works with different people to coordinate and get the building up on time within budget.

The architecture profession in Malaysia is protected by law and is regulated by the Lembaga Akitek Negara (LAM). They govern the entire profession starting from the definition of an architect under the Malaysian Constitution, licensing, practice, acts and enactments as well as education.

Another important body concerning architects is the Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) who takes care of the well being of the architects including professional development from the lowest to the highest qualifications. They also organise functions and activities for their members.

Gallery of architecture students' work at UCSI University

Gallery of architecture students’ work at UCSI University

Students after SPM or O-Levels interested to major in architecture can either go for the Diploma or the Foundation program in architecture in Malaysia.

Upon successful completion of the 1-year Foundation, they will then enter into the undergraduate degree in architecture for another 3 years at UCSI University which is accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) equivalent to LAM Part 1.

Students after SPM taking the Diploma in Architectural Studies will study for 2.5 years and then enter Year 2 of the architecture degree for another 2 years.

Students who have obtained the relevant results in STPM, UEC, A-Levels and other 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 will take you about 8 years to become a professional architect in Malaysia.

 

Shortage of Professional Architects in Malaysia

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EduSpiral taking students on a tour of UCSI University’s Architecture Gallery and the North Wing campus

At the 2014 Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia -Tan Sri Ar Chan Sau Lai Architecture Award prize-giving ceremony today, Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said that the current ratio of architects in Malaysia is one to 17,257 people.

There is a shortage of architects in Malaysia due to the low passing rate in the final test which would enable them to become professional architects, which carries the title of Ar.

There are only 1700 Registered Architects in Malaysia. The Average pass rate is 9%~20%

How to achieve Professional Architect (Ir.) status in Malaysia

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

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

The architecture profession in Malaysia is protected by law. The regulating and governing body of the architecture profession in

Malaysia is known as Lembaga Akitek Negara (LAM). They govern the entire profession starting from the definition of an architect under the Malaysian Constitution, licensing, practice, acts and enactments as well as education.

The other body that concerns the well being of architects themselves is Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia.

It functions as an association that takes care of its members, organize functions and manages the professional development of an architect from the lowest to highest qualification. Just like Bar exams for lawyers, architects also require certain level of qualification that is a standard worldwide.

The qualifications are known as LAM Part 1, 2 and 3. The equivalent of this is RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), AIA (American Institute of Architects) and RAIA (Royal Australian Institute of Architects).

The diagram above shows the career path of an architect. After graduating with Part 2, a person is known as an architect, and

UCSI University architecture students are taught by qualified experienced industry professionals

UCSI University architecture students are taught by qualified experienced industry professionals

will be able to practice according to the job specification of an architect. This should be the minimum target of anyone pursuing this profession. Anything less is a waste of time.

These qualifications can be obtained in two ways:

  • Obtaining a fully accredited degree (or equivalent) that carries Part 1 or 2 equivalent.
  • Sitting for individual exams after obtaining a non-accredited degree for Part or 2.

Part 3 can only be obtained after practicing as an architect for a minimum of 2 years and fulfilling all the project requirements set by LAM.

Fulfilling these needs, the architect will then submit themselves to a series of interviews and exams to determine that they are capable and absolutely qualified. These exams are conducted by Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM).

Entry Requirements for the Architecture Degree Course at Top Private Universities in Malaysia Accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia

UCSI University Architecture students' project

UCSI University Architecture students’ project

After SPM, students must possess a credit in Maths & any one Science subject in order to enter into the Foundation in Architecture at UCSI University. To enter the BSc (Hons) Architecture at UCSI University, students need to have the following qualifications:

  • Foundation in Arts or Science Entry Requirement for Architecture degree -Minimum CGPA 2.0 including credit in Maths
  • STPM Arts or Science Stream Entry Requirement for Architecture degree -Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.00 (or equivalent) Minimum Gred C for 2 subjects INCLUDING Maths
  • A-Levels Entry Requirement for Architecture degree -Minimum Gred C for 2 subjects INCLUDING Maths
  • UEC Commerce or Science Stream Entry Requirement for Architecture degree -5 Credits (‘B’ grade) inclusive of Maths
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM) Entry Requirement for Architecture degree – Minimum average of 65% in 5 subjects inclusive of Maths
  • Canadian Pre-U (CPU) Entry Requirement for Architecture degree – Minimum average of 65% in 6 subjects inclusive of Maths

Entry Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture at Taylor’s University

Taylors University offers a conducive environment for students to excel in their studies

Taylors University offers a conducive environment for students to excel in their studies

Students after SPM or O-Levels may go for the Foundation in Natural & Built Environments for 1 year before continuing on to the architecture degree at Taylor’s University. Students who are not sure of whether to pursue architecture yet may go for the Foundation in Arts instead where they have more choices for the degree.

The top rated Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture programme at Taylor’s University is a pre-professional course that is accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) which exempts graduates from the LAM Part 1 Professional Examination.

Taylor’s University is an award-winning university for architecture and acknowledged as the best for architecture courses in Malaysia.

Architecture studio at Taylor's University

Architecture studio at Taylor’s University

  • Taylor’s Foundation in Arts (FIA)
    Pass with min. CGPA 2.67
  • Taylor’s Foundation in Natural & Built Environments (FNBE)
    Pass with min. CGPA 2.33
  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
    Min. CGPA 2.67 in 3 subjects
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
    Pass with min. 5Bs including English and Mathematics
  • A Levels
    Min. CDD excluding General Paper / General Studies in student’s first language
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)/SACE International
    Min. ATAR 70
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)
    Min. average of 65% in 6 subjects
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
    Min. 28 points in 6 subjects
  • Other Qualifications
    Students with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

What you will Study in the Architecture course in Malaysia

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Architecture is a mixture of practical and theoretical studies. It is important to understand the philosophy, history and culture in order to create stunning buildings.

Architecture major students in Malaysia will learn how to use design software to create models, drawings, prototypes and structures. You will learn how to use creative and rational inquiry to analyse and provide solutions to design problems, integrating emerging aesthetic, technical, social and ethical concerns.

Architecture degree students in Malaysia will apply advanced digital design tools to solve design problems and address sustainability issues. Students will spend long hours in research and project-based architectural design subjects to create aesthetically beautiful design pieces that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.

To create these projects will require you to think logically on how the buildings function and are constructed, and then combine them with innovative & creative concepts.

Some of the design software that you will learn how to use are:

  • Photoshop
  • AutoCAD
  • 3D Max

What will your work as an Architecture Degree Graduate be in Malaysia?

Taylors University is strategically located at Subang Jaya, Selangor in a safe self-sustaining 27-acre campus

Taylors University is strategically located at Subang Jaya, Selangor in a safe self-sustaining 27-acre campus

Architecture Graduates in Malaysia will be able to gain professional working experience in an Architectural Firm, Interior Architectural Firm, Developer Firm, Construction Firm, Supplier & Manufacturer Firm and Educational Institution.

Scope of work varies from an Assistant Architect, a Project Manager, an Interior Designer, Design Consultant, Project Executive, Design Research Assistant Free lance Designer, to an Academic Tutor.

Architecture Graduates in Malaysia may also venture into other fields of expertise such as:

  • Furniture Design
  • Lighting Design,
  • Theme Park Design
  • Retail Design
  • Commercial Design
  • Hospitality Design
  • Healthcare Design
  • Corporate Office Design
  • Stage Design
  • Exhibit Design
  • Film & Television Set Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Museum Design
  • Residential Design and Graphic Design.

The career opportunities in this field have a good record of graduate employment. Opportunities also exist in the other areas, including marketing, promotion, facility management and development.

Many large organisations in Malaysia, such as departmental stores hotels, resorts and property developers, also employ architects and architectural graduates as designers as well as managers and supervisors. Following experience with larger firms, graduates may start their own consulting business.

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UCSI University’s Diploma in Architecture students’ win MIID 8 Belas competition Design Competition


UCSI University Interior Architecture Students win MIID Furniture Design Competition

A detachable and eco-friendly chair captured the attention of the judges at the recent Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers

Winners of the MIID Furniture Design Competitioin, Gee Sze Yong, 19, Ting Ying San, 21 and Lim Chuun Kiat, 19 who are pursuing the Diploma in Architecture Studies and Interior Architecture at UCSI University

Winners of the MIID Furniture Design Competitioin, Gee Sze Yong, 19, Ting Ying San, 21 and Lim Chuun Kiat, 19 who are pursuing the Diploma in Architecture Studies and Interior Architecture at UCSI University

(MIID) furniture design competition. The entry was submitted by UCSI University’s (UCSI) Diploma in Architecture students and was awarded the first prize at the prestigious competition.

Themed ‘Fantastic Futuristic, the MIID 8 Belas competition featured notable works from architecture and design students of 20 public and private universities.

UCSI was represented by Gee Sze Yong, 19, Ting Ying San, 21 and Lim Chuun Kiat, 19 who are pursuing the Diploma in Architecture Studies and Interior Architecture programme.

Their innovative chair design was themed “Flexible Relaxation” and utilised old planks and discarded fabrics to ensure it was eco-friendly.

As students, mobility was a major concern and they designed the chair to be easily dismantled and reassembled. According to Lim, the challenge was making the chair sturdy without using a single nail or screw.

“Our first design was an S-shaped mould with screws but it was unstable. However, after much trial and error, we overcame the flaws, making it easy to detach and reattach,” he said. He added that the rigorous lectures and tutorials he attended at UCSI were very useful.

The design edged out submissions by other universities including Taylor’s University, Sunway University and KBU International College.

When asked how they felt about winning the award, the students flashed a grin and said, “Surprised”.

Ting and Gee added that it gave them a sense of contentment knowing that their efforts have been recognised by others.

UCSI University's award winning innovative chair design was themed “Flexible Relaxation” and utilised old planks and discarded fabrics to ensure it was eco-friendly.

UCSI University’s award winning innovative chair design was themed “Flexible Relaxation” and utilised old planks and discarded fabrics to ensure it was eco-friendly.

“The key behind the achievement is wise teachings from our lecturers,” said Lim.

“They deserve to win. Four weeks of hard work really paid off,” said the two team advisers and lecturers Ms Rosidah Abdul Ghani and Mr Zulkifli Husin.

Winning the competitions speaks volumes of the quality of UCSI’s architecture programmes as the competition organiser MIID is the national institute representing the interior design profession in Malaysia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top Diploma in Architecture at the Best Private University in Malaysia at UCSI University


Study Diploma in Architecture at Top Ranked UCSI University in Malaysia

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Are you interested in a career as an architectural technologist or draftsperson? Students after SPM or O-Levels can go for the architecture diploma at top ranked UCSI University before entering into Year 2 of the Architecture degree for another 2 years. The Diploma in Architecture at UCSI University combines the latest computer technology and manual drawing skills, working with architects to turn design concepts into the documents to construct a building.

A Diploma in Architectural Studies will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to design and produce construction drawings for both residential and commercial buildings. To become a professional Architect in Malaysia will take Students after SPM or O-Levels about 8-9 years of study and working.

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Exceptional Diploma in Architectural Studies in Malaysia at UCSI University

The Diploma in Architectural Studies at UCSI University is a 3-year program, designed to provide the necessary technical

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knowledge and the required practical skill for individuals who wish to join the industry’s work force at an early stage.

The building industry is in need of competent support groups who are knowledgeable in their field to fill positions as technical draftsperson, CADD draftsperson, site supervisors and material-supplier specialist to name a few.

In response to this demand, the Diploma in Architectural Studies at UCSI University offers a well-rounded and integrated range of courses to prepare graduates to enter the working environment, or to pursue their studies act the higher level of the Architecture Degree programs. Upon completion of the 2.5 year Diploma, graduates can continue on to the BSc (Hons) Architecture entering into Year 2 at UCSI University.

The program also emphasises on the latest industry input for each graduate. Students are required to undergo Industry Experience programme under Co-operative Placement Scheme with a minimum duration of 12 weeks, to learn and familiarize themselves with the working environment of the building and construction industry.

The School of Architecture and Built Environment at UCSI University understands that all those who study and work in the field of architecture need a framework for aesthetics and a functional appreciation for buildings and context.

This can only be achieved via a thorough grounding in the design process, building sciences and technologies allied to an understanding of the important social, cultural, artistic, and historical factors which influence architecture. This philosophy underpins every teaching and research programme delivered at the School.

The architecture programme develops both academic understanding and practical skills required for careers in the professional field. Graduates will be equipped for careers in the broad field of design in the built environment sector.

Award-Winning Architecture Programme at UCSI University

For architecture, you must choose carefully as not all the architecture programmes from the universities are approved and accredited by the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM). The degree at UCSI University is accredited by LAM and is the Level 1. UCSI University also offers the Master in Architecture that you can continue on to after your degree.

UCSI is the best for architecture in Malaysia seeing the number of awards that their students have won.

  • UCSI University Architecture student, Lam Chee Hau, won Silver in the 2015 Nippon Young Designers Award in the Architecture Category
  • UCSI University Architecture student, Lam Chee Hau won Honorary Mention in the 2014 Nippon Young Designers Award in the Architecture Category
  • UCSI University Architecture students, Wan Mei Zhen, won Silver and Tan Kwon Chong Best Green Innovation & Honorary Mention in the 2013 Nippon Young Designers Award in the Architecture Category
  • UCSI University Architecture student, Yap Yan Xun, won Honorary Mention in the 2010 Nippon Young Designers Award in the Architecture Category
  • UCSI University Interior Architecture student, Ng Ann Kee, won Students’ Choice Award in the 2010 Nippon Young Designers Award in the Interior Design Category
  • Gee Sze Yong, 19, Ting Ying San, 21 and Lim Chuun Kiat, 19 who are pursuing the Diploma in Architecture Studies and Interior Architecture programme at UCSI University win in the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) furniture design competition 2014
  • UCSI University recently swept 13 prizes at the 17th MIID Interior Design Competition 2013. Themed, ‘Re-invent’, the national competition saw UCSI students bag first and second place in Residential Design and Commercial Design; first place in Hospitality Design, Installation Design and Performance; and another six awards in other categories such as furniture design, photography, and sketching, among others.
  • UCSI University architecture students win 7 awards in the 25th Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) Architectural Students Workshop 2013

Entry Requirements for Diploma in Architecture Course in Malaysia

Award-winning architecture design from UCSI University

Award-winning architecture design from UCSI University

With any 3 credits in SPM including Maths & Science and a Pass in BM & Sejarah, you can go for the Diploma in Architecture at a top private university in Malaysia.

After the 2.5 or 3-year diploma, you can continue on to Year 2 of the Degree at the same university or college if the degree course is offered. There is no need to perform exemptions if you continue on to degree at the same university.

If not, you can transfer your diploma credits into another university to enter into Year 2 of the degree for another 2 years depending on the exemptions.

It will take about one to three weeks for the university to perform the exemption evaluation.

To perform exemptions, you will need to submit the following documents to the university of interest for exemption evaluation:

  • Transcripts for the subjects taken
  • Course outline for all subjects taken
  • Letter of Completion or Diploma Certificate
  • Copy of SPM certificate

PTPN Loan for Diploma in Architecture Course in Malaysia

Please note that there is no PTPN Loan for Foundation. For the Diploma you can apply for the PTPN Loan 

Why Study the Diploma instead of Foundation?

UCSI University architecture students won the runner-up prize in the PAM­-Lafarge Architecture Student Competition 2013

UCSI University architecture students won the runner-up prize in the PAM­-Lafarge Architecture Student Competition
2013

If you are sure of what course you want to study for your degree, you can just go straight into the Diploma course. The Diploma in Architecture subjects are more specific to the course, therefore, will prepare you better to handle the degree programme.
If you are not sure of what you want to study in the degree, go for Foundation because you have one year to decide on what to take for your degree. You can apply for the PTPN Loan for Diploma while there is no loan for the Foundation.
In the diploma you will study subjects related to your course while in the Foundation, you will study general subjects mostly unrelated to your course.
  • SPM (5 relevant credits) – Foundation (1 year) – Degree (3 years)
  • SPM (3 relevant credits) – Diploma (2 or 2.5 years) – enter degree Year 2 (3 years)

Programme Details for the Diploma in Architectural Studies at UCSI University

UCSI University Architecture students' project

UCSI University Architecture students’ project

Students are required to complete approximately 40 credits comprising seven compulsory core courses, one elective course, and a project. The project is research-based and is carried out over two semesters.

The project work must have research potential in an area of study interest relevant to the field of energy and power. It may also be carried out at the university or as part of an industry project. The project will be assessed by a panel of examiners at the end of the programme.

Assessments vary from the list below depending on the course:

  • Project critique session
  • In-class assignment
  • Coursework
  • Written examination
  • Site investigation/survey
  • Portfolio review
  • Workshop participation

Year 1 Subjects for the Diploma in Architectural Studies at UCSI University

  • UCSI University architecture students are taught by qualified & experienced lecturers

    UCSI University architecture students are taught by qualified & experienced lecturers

    Technical Mathematics

  • Building Construction & Science
  • Intro to Design principles
  • Architecture Drawing I
  • Introduction to Structure
  • English Communication
  • Architecture Design Studio I
  • Architecture Drawing II
  • Building Construction & Materials
  • Architecture History I
  • Architectural digital Media I (MPU-U2)
  • Introduction to Writing & Research
  • Architectural digital Media II

Year 2 Subjects for the Diploma in Architectural Studies at UCSI University

  • Woodwork workshop for Architecture & Interior Architecture students at UCSI University

    Woodwork workshop for Architecture & Interior Architecture students at UCSI University

    Furniture Workshop Elective 3

  • Community Architecture (MPU-U4)
  • Architecture Design Studio II
  • Architecture Drawing III
  • Building Construction I
  • Architecture History II
  • Services
  • Architecture design Studio III
  • Building Construction II
  • Professional Practice (MPU-U3)
  • Structure
  • Working Drawing

Year 3 Subjects for the Diploma in Architectural Studies at UCSI University

  • Industry Experience
  • Elective (choose max 2 courses to make up 4 credits to graduate)
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1
    • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2

Career Opportunities for Graduates of the Diploma in Architectural Studies at UCSI University

UCSI University architecture students' projects on display at the Gallery

UCSI University architecture students’ projects on display at the Gallery

This post graduate degree programme is an excellent preparation for a life-long professional career in the sector of power and energy.

The Architecture programmes develop both the academic understanding and practical skills required for careers in the professional field. Graduates will be able to gain professional working experience in an Architectural Firm, Interior Architectural Firm, Developer Firm, Construction Firm, Supplier & Manufacturer Firm and Educational Institution.

Graduates with Diploma possess technical skill knowledge crucial to the existence of the built environment as a whole.

Graduates can opt for work force in the technical support designation such as Draftsperson, 3-D Visualiser, Industry Resource Supplier, Site Supervisor or advance their studies in the Architecture Degree program. Opportunities also exist in the other areas, including marketing, promotion, facility management and development.

Many large organisations, such as departmental stores hotels, resorts and property developers, also employ architectural graduates as designers as well as managers and supervisors in their architectural and design team.

  • Technical Assistant
  • Draughtsperson
  • Marketing Promoter
  • Facility Manager
  • Visualiser
  • Model Maker
  • Supervisor

UCSI University Ranking in Malaysia and Globally

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 2013 rating system by MQA.

The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science.

Many of their academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, UCSI’s academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application.

Since its inception in 1986, UCSI University has been committed to further the discovery and celebration of knowledge.

Co-Operative Education Training Programme for Every Year of Degree Studies at UCSI University

With its innovative academic curriculum, UCSI University students also enjoy the unique benefits of its Co-Operative Education Training Programme (Co-Op) that enhances their employability by integrating classroom learning with workplace training in Co-Op employer organisations.

Completing two months’ work experience for every study year, a UCSI University student would have six to eight months’ work experience to stand ready for full-time employment upon their graduation.

With a total of 6 months of internship work experience gained, UCSI University has the longest internship programme amongst all the universities in Malaysia. Currently, UCSI University has more than 1,000 employer organisations registered as heir Co-Op employers and continues to increase each year. With the number rising annually, these partnerships create job opportunities for students to be job-ready upon their graduation.

State-of-the-Art Facilities at UCSI University

Located on a 19-acre piece of land, the Campus is located in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur with convenient access to numerous facilities including banks, restaurants, transportation services, entertainment, and on & off campus accommodation. UCSI University is about 15 minutes away from KLCC and Midvalley Megamall and a free bus shuttle is provided for students to the Bandar Tasik Selatan LRT station and TBS.

The university is fully wireless and is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology to access the world of e-learning and e-resources.

Housing 7 different blocks, the Campus includes the Student Centre (Menara Gading), the Resource Centre, the Academic Blocks and Residential Halls to comfortably accommodate a student population of more than 15000.

Sporting facilities in this Campus include: basketball, badminton and squash courts, as well as a gymnasium, a football field, and a swimming pool. Other facilities include the four-level library, an auditorium, a recital hall, a multi-purpose hall, computer laboratories, residential halls, bookstores and cafeterias. Also available on Campus is an Apple Experience Centre.

The Campus faculty-centric facilities include: the Anatomy & Pathology Museum, Clinical Skills Laboratories, Petrochemical Laboratory, Physiology & Pharmacology Laboratory, Molecular Biology Laboratory, and Microbiology Laboratory, fashion design workshops, Psychology Laboratory, as well as drafting and design studios.

The University is also constantly working with the industry to set up specialised labs which ensure students are updated with the latest industrial practices. Currently, the University has established laboratories jointly with National Instruments and RICOH under the School of Engineering and the School of Information Technology, respectively.

Due to its rapid expansion, an additional 48-storey building will be built on the existing Campus that will include a 5-Star hotel, twelve floors of parking bays and hostel accommodations for UCSI University students, administrative offices, restaurants, a ballroom and also a clubhouse.

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Best Private Universities in Malaysia for Architecture Degree Accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM)


Study the Architecture Degree at Top Private Universities that’s Accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM)

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What is Architecture?

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Students interested in Architecture should be prepared for a long road ahead to achieve the status of obtaining the title “Ar.” as a professional architect. Architecture is a combination of creativity, history, sciences, and design. You will learn how to conceptualise and design buildings in relation to the economic, technical, environmental and social needs.

Architecture strongly relates to built environment and urban planning disciplines such as civil and structural engineering, quantity surveying, and property economics and management. If you are interested in creating things, buildings and spaces, technology, art and design, a career in architecture may be for you.

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Study Architecture at Outstanding Private Universities in Malaysia

At the 2014 Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia -Tan Sri Ar Chan Sau Lai Architecture Award prize-giving ceremony today, Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said that the current ratio of architects in Malaysia is one to 17,257 people.

There is a shortage of architects in Malaysia due to the low passing rate in the final test which would enable them to become professional architects, which carries the title of Ar.

There are only 1700 Registered Architects in Malaysia. The Average pass rate is 9%~20%

The Education Pathway to Become a Professional Architect in Malaysia

Architecture students learn from experienced and qualified lecturers at UCSI University

Architecture students learn from experienced and qualified lecturers at UCSI University

Students after SPM will go for the Foundation program for one year.

Upon successful completion, they will then enter into the degree for another 3 years at UCSI University which is accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) equivalent to LAM Part 1.

The next step is to go into an accredited Masters equivalent to LAM Part 2 for another 2 years. The Masters in Architecture is also offered at UCSI University.

Graduates 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 will take you about 8 years.

What you will Study in the Architecture degree course in Malaysia

UCSI University Architecture students' project

UCSI University Architecture students’ project

Architecture is a mixture of practical and theoretical studies. It is important to understand the philosophy, history and culture in order to create stunning buildings.

Architecture students will learn how to use design software to create models, drawings, prototypes and structures. You will learn how to use creative and rational inquiry to analyse and provide solutions to design problems, integrating emerging aesthetic, technical, social and ethical concerns.

Architecture students in Malaysia will apply advanced digital design tools to solve design problems and address sustainability issues. Students will spend long hours in research and project-based architectural design subjects to create aesthetically beautiful design pieces that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.

To create these projects will require you to think logically on how the buildings function and are constructed, and then combine them with innovative & creative concepts.

Some of the design software that you will learn how to use are:

  • Photoshop
  • AutoCAD
  • 3D Max

What will your work as an Architecture Degree Graduate be in Malaysia?

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Graduates will be able to gain professional working experience in an Architectural Firm, Interior Architectural Firm, Developer Firm, Construction Firm, Supplier & Manufacturer Firm and Educational Institution.

Scope of work varies from an Assistant Architect, a Project Manager, an Interior Designer, Design Consultant, Project Executive, Design Research Assistant Free lance Designer, to an Academic Tutor.

Architecture Graduates may also venture into other fields of expertise such as:

  • Furniture Design
  • Lighting Design,
  • Theme Park Design
  • Retail Design
  • Commercial Design
  • Hospitality Design
  • Healthcare Design
  • Corporate Office Design
  • Stage Design
  • Exhibit Design
  • Film & Television Set Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Museum Design
  • Residential Design and Graphic Design.

The career opportunities in this field have a good record of graduate employment.

Opportunities also exist in the other areas, including marketing, promotion, facility management and development.

Many large organisations, such as departmental stores hotels, resorts and property developers, also employ architects and architectural graduates as designers as well as managers and supervisors.

Following experience with larger firms, graduates may start their own consulting business.

What is Lembaga Akitek Negara (LAM) and Becoming a Professional Architect in Malaysia

The architecture profession in Malaysia is protected by law. The regulating and governing body of the architecture profession in

Award-winning architecture design from UCSI University

Award-winning architecture design from UCSI University

Malaysia is known as Lembaga Akitek Negara (LAM). They govern the entire profession starting from the definition of an architect under the Malaysian Constitution, licensing, practice, acts and enactments as well as education.

The other body that concerns the well being of architects themselves is Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia.

It functions as an association that takes care of its members, organize functions and manages the professional development of an architect from the lowest to highest qualification. Just like Bar exams for lawyers, architects also require certain level of qualification that is a standard worldwide.

The qualifications are known as LAM Part 1, 2 and 3. The equivalent of this is RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), AIA (American Institute of Architects) and RAIA (Royal Australian Institute of Architects).

After graduating with Part 2, a person is known as an architect, and will be able to practice according to the job specification of an architect. This should be the minimum target of anyone pursuing this profession. Anything less is a waste of time.

These qualifications can be obtained in two ways:

  • Obtaining a fully accredited degree (or equivalent) that carries Part 1 or 2 equivalent.
  • Sitting for individual exams after obtaining a non-accredited degree for Part or 2.

Part 3 can only be obtained after practicing as an architect for a minimum of 2 years and fulfilling all the project requirements set by LAM.

Fulfilling these needs, the architect will then submit themselves to a series of interviews and exams to determine that they are capable and absolutely qualified. These exams are conducted by Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM).

Study the BSc. (Hons) Architecture Degree at UCSI University

Architecture is the art of designing the human built environment. Buildings are one of the most visible productions of man, and

Architecture students at UCSI University receive personal attention from their lecturers

Architecture students at UCSI University receive personal attention from their lecturers

vary greatly in design, function, and construction implementation across the globe. The vision that Architects conceive is projected onto the society and the built environment in which they practice.

These conceptions and ideas will inadvertently have profound effects on the built environment, and consequently on the people who interact with that environment.

Architecture is, therefore, an art form, the learning of which requires professional practice, personal artistic development and technical knowledge of building.

The constant dialogue between society and the architect is what produces architecture – as a product and as well as a discipline.

Entry Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Architecture Degree Course in Malaysia

Woodwork workshop for Architecture & Interior Architecture students at UCSI University

Woodwork workshop for Architecture & Interior Architecture students at UCSI University

After SPM, students must possess a credit in Maths & any one Science subject in order to enter into the Foundation in Architecture at UCSI University. To enter the BSc (Hons) Architecture at UCSI University, students need to have the following qualifications:

  • Foundation in Arts or Science Entry Requirement for Architecture degree -Minimum CGPA 2.0 including credit in Maths
  • STPM Arts or Science Stream Entry Requirement for Architecture degree -Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.00 (or equivalent) Minimum Gred C for 2 subjects INCLUDING Maths
  • A-Levels Entry Requirement for Architecture degree -Minimum Gred C for 2 subjects INCLUDING Maths
  • UEC Commerce or Science Stream Entry Requirement for Architecture degree -5 Credits (‘B’ grade) inclusive of Maths
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM) Entry Requirement for Architecture degree – Minimum average of 65% in 5 subjects inclusive of Maths
  • Canadian Pre-U (CPU) Entry Requirement for Architecture degree – Minimum average of 65% in 6 subjects inclusive of Maths

Unique selling points of the Architecture degree course at UCSI University

UCSI University architecture students' projects on display at the Gallery

UCSI University architecture students’ projects on display at the Gallery

Architecture is an art form – the learning of which requires professional practice, personal artistic development and technical knowledge of a building. The constant dialogue between society and the architect is what produces architecture – as a product and as a discipline.

The School of Architecture and Built Environment at UCSI University understands that all those who study and work in the field of architecture need a framework for aesthetics and a functional appreciation for buildings and context.

This can only be achieved via a thorough grounding in the design process, building sciences and technologies allied to an understanding of the important social, cultural, artistic, and historical factors which influence architecture. This philosophy underpins every teaching and research programme delivered at UCSI University.

The architecture degree programme at UCSI University develops both academic understanding and practical skills required for careers in the professional field. Graduates will be equipped for careers in the broad field of design in the built environment sector.

Accreditation of the Architecture Degree Course at UCSI University

All of UCSI University’s Architecture & Interior Architecture degree programmes comply with the latest requirements for accreditation by the Council of Architectural Accreditation & Education Malaysia (CAAEM), Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM).

Professional Recognition


Board of Architects Malaysia

Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Subjects offered for the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Architecture at UCSI University

Year 1 Semester 1
  • Architecture Design Studio 1
  • Building Construction and Technology 1
  • Architecture History 1
  • Design Communication 1
  • Professional Communication
Semester 2
  • Architecture Design Studio 2
  • Structure 1
  • Building Construction and Technology 2
  • Architecture History 2
  • Design Communication 2
Year 2 Semester 3
  • Architecture Design Studio 3
  • Building Services 1
  • Building Construction and Technology 3
  • Architecture History 3
  • Computer-aided Design 1
  • Building Science 1
Semester 4
  • Architecture Design Studio 4
  • Building Construction and Technology 4
  • Theories of Architecture & Design
  • Building Science 2
  • Structure 2
  • Experiencing Architecture
Year 3 Semester 5
  • Architecture Design Studio 5
  • Building Services 2
  • Professional Architecture Office Practice
  • Architecture Inquiries
  • Architecture Option*

* Architectural Option 1 (Choose any ONE)

  • Furniture Workshop
  • Project Management
  • Digital Architecture
  • Architecture Site Planning
  • Architecture Site Surveying & Coordination
End Sem 5 / 6 Practical
  • Professional Architectural Internship
Semester 6
  • Integrated Architectural Design Project
  • Working Drawing Option*

 

Study at the Top Ranked UCSI University in Malaysia

Established in 1986, UCSI University is a vibrant community of more than 10,000 students from 80 different countries.

UCSI University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 offers state-of-the-art facilities at their strategically located campus in Cheras, KL

UCSI University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 offers state-of-the-art facilities at their strategically located campus in Cheras, KL

The University stands out as a melting pot of diversity and learners will supplement their pursuit of knowledge with a keen sense of cultural appreciation – an important characteristic in today’s borderless world.

As one of Malaysia’s first private universities,UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA making it one of the best private universities in Malaysia for your tertiary education.

The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science.

Many of their academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, UCSI’s academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application.

Co-Operative Education Training Programme for Every Year of Degree Studies at UCSI University

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With its innovative academic curriculum, UCSI University students also enjoy the unique benefits of its Co-Operative Education Training Programme (Co-Op) that enhances their employability by integrating classroom learning with workplace training in Co-Op employer organisations.

In the Co-Op programme, UCSI University students work for 2-months each year of their degree studies at top companies in Malaysia to put into practice what they have learnt and to gain invaluable real world work experience so that they are job ready upon graduation.

With a total of 6 months of internship work experience gained, UCSI University has the longest internship programme amongst all the universities in Malaysia.

Currently, UCSI University has more than 1,000 employer organisations registered as heir Co-Op employers and continues to increase each year.

State-of-the-Art Facilities at UCSI University

Located on a 19-acre piece of land, the Campus is located in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur with convenient

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access to numerous facilities including banks, restaurants, transportation services, entertainment, and on & off campus accommodation.

UCSI University is about 15 minutes away from KLCC and Midvalley Megamall and a free bus shuttle is provided for students to the Bandar Tasik Selatan LRT station and TBS.

The university is fully wireless and is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology to access the world of e-learning and e-resources.

Housing 7 different blocks, the Campus includes the Student Centre (Menara Gading), the Resource Centre, the Academic Blocks and Residential Halls to comfortably accommodate a student population of more than 15000.

Sporting facilities in this Campus include: basketball, badminton and squash courts, as well as a gymnasium, a football field, and a swimming pool.

Other facilities include the four-level library, an auditorium, a recital hall, a multi-purpose hall, computer laboratories, residential halls, bookstores and cafeterias. Also available on Campus is an Apple Experience Centre.

The Campus faculty-centric facilities include: the Anatomy & Pathology Museum, Clinical Skills Laboratories, Petrochemical

Laboratory, Physiology & Pharmacology Laboratory, Molecular Biology Laboratory, and Microbiology Laboratory, fashion design workshops, Psychology Laboratory, as well as drafting and design studios.

The University is also constantly working with the industry to set up specialised labs which ensure students are updated with the latest industrial practices. Currently, the University has established laboratories jointly with National Instruments and RICOH under the School of Engineering and the School of Information Technology, respectively.

Due to its rapid expansion, an additional 48-storey building will be built on the existing Campus that will include a 5-Star hotel, twelve floors of parking bays and hostel accommodations for UCSI University students, administrative offices, restaurants, a ballroom and also a clubhouse.

Professional Recording Studio at UCSI University

The recording studio located in the Recital Hall is a professional 24-track digital recording and editing studio with an attached

UCSI University's Professional Recording Studio is a professional 24-track digital recording and editing studio with an attached control room.

UCSI University’s Professional Recording Studio is a professional 24-track digital recording and editing studio with an attached control room.

control room that is connected to the Recital Hall for live recording purposes. Equipped to handle small to integrated productions, advanced editing and CD-R burning, it is available for stereo recording, multi-track recording, fully automated mix-down, CD writing or audio/CD-R production and audio postproduction for vision.

Recording applications available include instrument, choir, ensemble, jazz and pop bands, drums, voice-overs, musicals, vocals, backing tapes, background music, minus ones for lip-syncing, minus ones for vocal performances and video soundtracks. A valuable teaching facility, the studio is also used for many of our audio engineering courses to enable students to work in a setting that closely parallels the professional music world.

The recording studio is also used by the Mass Communication and Branding & Advertising students at UCSI University.

Dewan Tan Sri Ahmad Razali (DETSAR)

Fully equipped with air-conditioning and a sound system, the Hall can accommodate up to 660 pax for examinations and 1,000 pax for dinner functions.

Multipurpose Hall (MPH)

The library & computer labs are located inside the Learning Resource Centre at UCSI University

The library & computer labs are located inside the Learning Resource Centre at UCSI University

The Multipurpose Hall can accommodate up to 420 pax for examinations.

Recital Hall

The Recital Hall and the Auditorium are two identical theatres, which are well-designed for professional performances and functions and furnished with theatre-style seating for 450 people. Both are also well-equipped with their own sound systems, audio/visuals, and recording facilities.

Library & Resource Centre

The five-storey UCSI University Library offers a comprehensive collection of all the latest texts and references, both in hardcopy and online. The e-Library provides access to a wide array of references, from academic peer-reviewed international journals to music scores and audio-visual items. Also available are discussion rooms and workstations, as well as supplementary audio references.

Top Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture in Malaysia at Taylor’s University

This Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture programme at Taylor’s University is a pre-professional

Architecture students at Taylor's University

Architecture students at Taylor’s University

course that is accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) which exempts graduates from the LAM Part 1 Professional Examination.

Taylor’s students will learn from highly qualified academicians who are practicing architects with research experience about in-depth knowledge and understanding of the application of structure, materials, technologies and systems that will impact the field of architecture, through modules such as Building Materials, Building Construction and Building Technology. Students will also be able to select from a wide range of elective modules in specialised areas of expertise and research interest of the academicians.

The architecture degree programme at Taylor’s University also includes lecture series, external design reviews, field trips, site visits and an opportunity to participate in Activity Week, an international study trip. Students also gain valuable exposure via a dynamic internship (practicum):
8-week fieldwork in Year 1 requires students to document historical and architectural buildings, through a set of measured drawings and a report.
8-week internship in Year 2 exposes students to the real-life working environment and enables them to work within a building team.

Entry Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture at Taylor’s University

Architecture studio at Taylor's University

Architecture studio at Taylor’s University

  • Taylor’s Foundation in Arts (FIA)
    Pass with min. CGPA 2.67
  • Taylor’s Foundation in Natural & Built Environments (FNBE)
    Pass with min. CGPA 2.33
  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
    Min. CGPA 2.67 in 3 subjects
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
    Pass with min. 5Bs including English and Mathematics
  • A Levels
    Min. CDD excluding General Paper / General Studies in student’s first language
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)/SACE International
    Min. ATAR 70
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)
    Min. average of 65% in 6 subjects
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
    Min. 28 points in 6 subjects
  • Other Qualifications
    Students with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Subjects for the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture programme at Taylor’s University

YEAR 1 Subjects for the Architecture programme at Taylor’s University

Architecture students at Taylor's University

Architecture students at Taylor’s University

Semester 1

  • Architectural Design Studio I
  • Architecture Culture & History I
  • Building Materials
  • Design Communication
  • MPU (U1) – Module 1*

Semester 2

  • Architectural Design Studio II
  • Architecture Culture & History II
  • Building Construction I
  • Environmental Sustainable Design
  • MPU (U1) – Module 2*
  • MPU (U2)*

Practicum 1

  • Methods of Documentation & Measured Drawing

YEAR 2 Subjects for the Architecture programme at Taylor’s University

Exhibition by the architecture students at Taylor's University

Exhibition by the architecture students at Taylor’s University

Semester 3

  • Architectural Design Studio III
  • Building Science I
  • Building Construction II
  • Computer Applications
  • MPU (U3)*

Semester 4

  • Architectural Design Studio IV
  • Asian Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Building Structures
  • Core Elective

Practicum 2

  • Internship Training & Report

YEAR 3 Subjects for the Architecture programme at Taylor’s University

Architecture students at Taylor's University

Architecture students at Taylor’s University

Semester 5

  • Architectural Design Studio V
  • Building Science II
  • Building Technology I
  • Theories of Architecture & Urbanism
  • Core Elective
  • MPU (U4)*

Semester 6

  • Architectural Design Project
  • Building Technology II
  • Project Management
  • Core ElectiveNOTE:
    * The Ministry of Education (MOE) requires all students to take Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) (i.e. General Studies) which is categorised under U1, U2, U3 and U4 within the duration of their studies. U1 modules are prescribed by MOE whereas U2, U3 and U4 modules are from a list of University Core Modules (UCM) prescribed as per the Programme Guide.

Professional Recognition for the Architecture and Quantity Survey Course at Taylor’s University

Redefining the Standards of Built Environment Practice

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.

The Quantity Surveying (QS) programme at Taylor’s University is also acknowledged and accredited by leading international boards, including the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS). The RICS and PAQS accreditations place our QS graduates on par with international standards, meeting the requirements for professional surveyors from over 140 countries. Taylor’s University graduates will also gain automatic membership to BQSM upon graduation.

Taylor’s University programmes meet the rigorous standards of these professional accreditation boards, due to our stringent entry requirements, comprehensive curriculum, students’ work and achievements, as well as the qualified teaching faculty.

Board Of Architects Malaysia Or Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM)
The Board of Architects Malaysia or Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) is the Malaysian statutory authority responsible for the enforcement of the Architects Act. The Board has many roles and functions, one of them is to accredit architectural programmes offered in Malaysia.
Board Of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM)
Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) is a statutory body, governing the quantity surveying profession and promoting the growth of the quantity surveying profession through regulation and continuous professional development.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in property, land and construction. RICS memberships offer a global passport to professional opportunities to more than 140 countries.
The Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS)
The Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) is an international association of national organisations representing quantity surveyors in the Asia and Western Pacific region. One of the main roles of PAQS is to promote best practices of quantity surveying in the region.

Designing Functional Legacies at Taylor’s University

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.

As part of our initiatives to document our heritage, the students visited Kampung Cina, Kuala Terengganu, to examine the site and produce detailed drawings. These drawings were subsequently used to restore a temple to its former glory, after it was partly ruined in a fire.

Other research projects undertaken by our students include:

  • Modern Architecture Kuala Lumpur Series featuring Masjid Negara, Muzium Negara, Stadium Negara, Stadium Chin Woo and British Council
  • The Inventory of Sungai Buloh Leprosy Settlements, Selangor
  • Chapel of St. Francis Institution, Malacca
  • No. 6, Hereen Street, Bandar Hilir, Malacca
  • Ho Ann Kiong Temple, Kampung Cina, Kuala Terengganu and many more

Extensive Exposure for School of Architecture, Building & Design Students at Taylor’s University

Site Visits

Students participate in site visits, which teach them how to compose and analyse space, as well as understand the purpose and process of space creation.

  • Dive Centre, Pulau Redang
  • Jonker Street, Malacca
  • Taiping Zoo, Perak
  • Signal Hill Community Centre, Sabah
  • Egyptian Tourism, KL
  • Chew Jetty, Penang
  • Bentong, Pahang
  • Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Field Trips

Students undertake educational visits to various places of interest both locally and abroad, including art galleries, historical sites, factories, and more, to gain insights and witness the concept of architecture and design in practice.

  • Bauhaus International Summer School, Dessau, Germany
  • London, Edinburgh & York, United Kingdom
  • Henderson Wave Bridge, Singapore
  • Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
  • Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, Selangor
  • Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Selangor
  • Rimbun Dahan, Selangor
  • Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
  • Photovoltaic (PV) System Manufacturing Factory, Pahang
Technical Visits

On-site technical visits provide the opportunity for students to understand construction methodologies, as well as project management concepts, tools and techniques.

  • Morib Sand Castle Building Competition
  • Kelana-Subang Elevated Highway Link
  • The Pinnacle Sunway Site Visit
Professional Networks

Students have the opportunity to participate in annual gatherings organised by PAM, RICS and RISM providing students networking opportunities among peers and industry experts and a platform for exchange and discussion of current issues, best practices, trends and challenges.

  • PAM Architecture Student Workshop
  • RICS-RISM International Undergraduate Student Conference
  • Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) QS Jamboree
Exposure to Creative Solutions

We provide various platforms for students to compete, showcase and highlight their work, at national and international levels enabling them to benchmark their work against peers and professionals alike.

  • Hyundai Veloster Rev-It-Up Inter-College Challenge
  • Penang Eco Retreat Student Ideas Competition
  • KL Pac Open Day
  • Creative Mafia @ Youth
Activity Week

During the course of their studies, students have the opportunity to travel and explore new surroundings, to enhance their perception of cultures, languages, design ideas and construction techniques. These travel experiences provide students with first-hand insight into environments and understand how they influence the built environment.

  • New York, USA
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Amsterdam, Netherland
  • Rome, Italy
  • Moscow & Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Nepal, India
  • Agra, India
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Beijing, Shanghai, Yunnan, China
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Tokyo & Kyoto, Japan
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Singapore
  • Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Melbourne, Australia

Achievements of the School of Architecture, Building & Design at Taylor’s University

2014
  • Full Accreditation for both bachelor programmes by Board of Architects Malaysia, Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors.
  • Special Mention Paper – 6th RICS International Surveying Conference for Undergraduates
2013
  • Honorable Mentions
    • PAM-Lafarge Architecture Students Competition
  • Best Contingent Award
  • 2nd Place- Multimedia Competition
  • 3rd Place – Photography Competition Category B
    • Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Architecture Student Workshop
2012
  • Champion
    • Hyundai Veloster Rev-It-Up Inter-College Challenge
  • 2nd Place – Installation Category
  • 3rd Place – Multimedia Competition
    • Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Architecture Student Workshop
  • Special Mention Paper and Best Presenter Award
  • 4th RICS-RISM International Surveying Conference for Undergraduates
2011
  • 1st Place – Booth Design Competition
    • Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Student Exhibition
  • Champion
    • Electrolux Student Think Eco Challenge Competition
  • Champion
    • 7Up Lipton Ice Tea Natural Arts Campus Design Challenge
  • 2nd Place
    • Cool Art Competition organised by Goethe Institute Malaysia
  • 3rd Place
    • Wharf Hoarding Design Competition 2011 organised by Bolton
2010
  • Champion, Penang Eco Retreat Student Ideas Competition organised by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) and the Green Building Index
2009
  • Champion, SBC Corporation Berhad / Taylor’s Architectural Design Award
2008
  • 1st Place – Booth Design Competition
  • 2nd Place – Student 1 Day Competition
    • Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Student Exhibition
  • Winner – Best Female Participant
  • 2nd Place – Multimedia Competition
  • 2nd Place – Sketch Competition
  • 2nd Place – Fashion Design Competition
    • Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Architecture Student Workshop
2007
  • 2nd Place – Booth Design Competition
    • Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Student Exhibition
  • Champion
    • SBC Corporation Berhad / Taylor’s Architectural Design Award 2007

Leveraged Networking for School of Architecture, Building & Design Students at Taylor’s University

Industry Advisory Panel
The Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) consists of leading professionals and industry experts, who work closely with the School to ensure that the curriculum offered is up-to-date and relevant with current industry practices and requirements. The IAP also assists in providing students with industry placements and career opportunities.
Conferences
Conferences serve as a platform for faculty members and students to network and gain insight into the latest industry developments and best practices.
Workshops
These interactive platforms are an opportunity for students to showcase and present their work every semester, to a panel of industry members and academics from different backgrounds. Through the panel’s objective and valuable feedback, students are able to improve their quality of work or approach.
SABD Lecture Series

Organised throughout the academic year, the SABD Lecture Series provides students with valuable exposure to the industry, equipping them with the understanding of current developments and issues that may impact their future practices. Students get the opportunity to engage in lively discussions and presentations with well-known and respected industry professionals from both the architecture and quantity surveying fields.

Architecture

  • The Traditional Architectural Culture of Tibet
    Xu Zongwei
    Architectural Society of China (ASC)
  • Platforms and Displacements as Design Strategies
    John Sergeant
    Architect
  • Workplace: The New Paradigm (Point 92)
    Huat Lim
    Managing Director, ZLG Sdn Bhd
  • Vision Culture
    Gregory Burgess
    Architect, Gregory Burgess Architects
  • The Architecture of Daniel Liebeskind: Berlin and New York
    John Stevenson
    Head of Design (Architecture), Department of Architecture
    Oxford Brookes University
  • The Construction Chemical Industry in Malaysia
    Syed Nur Azman Bin Syed Mustaffa
    Associate Professor, Malaysia University of Science & Technology
  • Design
    Kevin Mark Low
    Founder, Small Projects
  • Chandigarh: The Modernistic Experiment in Architecture and Town Planning
    Ar. Sangeet Sharma
    Partner Architect, SD Sharma & Associates
  • Recent Works + Thoughts
    Nini Andrade Silva
    Architect, The Atelier of Architecture & Interior Design
  • Design Process
    Karsten Vollmer
    Partner, Foster + Partners

Quantity Surveying

  • BIM Applications in a Malaysian Company
    Yap Yoke Wan
    Enterprise Architect, Brunsfield Group
  • Role of Quantity Surveyor in the Project
    Vincent Tan
    Contract Manager in Pembinaan Megah Ikhlas Sdn Bhd
  • Professional Practice: Variation Order
    Sr. Lee Wing Tey
    Registered Quantity Surveyor
  • Quantity Surveying – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
    Sr. Dianna Baharuddin
    Registered Quantity Surveyor
  • The Winds of Change
    Sr. Eddie Wong
    Director, Perdana Juruukur Bahan (Quantity Surveyors)
  • So You Want to be a Professional Quantity Surveyor?
    Sr. Wan Maimun Wan Abdullah
    Director, Khalid Ahmad Architects

State-of-the-Art Facilities at Taylors University

Taylor's University Lakeside Campus encompasses a modern, functional design with state-of-the-art facilities together with lush greenery and its trademark 5.5 acre lake

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus encompasses a modern, functional design with state-of-the-art facilities together with lush greenery and its trademark 5.5 acre lake

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus encompasses a modern, functional design with state-of-the-art facilities together with lush greenery and its trademark 5.5 acre lake; striking a balance between form and function to embody Taylor’s University’s modern approach and perspective in premium education with an approach to holistic growth outside the classroom.

Surrounding the serene lake are buildings that house the academic wings and the commercial annexe that comprise of wide and spacious corridors, pleasing and rich landscapes and all in all, a sustainable and conducive environment for education. Besides, being visually comforting and naturally soothing, the overall design also enhances the air quality, both indoor and outdoor.

Taylor’s provides the necessary conducive environment for learning and development, to complement our quality academic programmes. Our campuses provide students with a comprehensive list of features and facilities to cater to our students’ learning needs and comfort during their years at Taylors University.

Service Facilities at Taylors University

Taylor's University Lakeside Campus

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus

  • Career Services Centre
  • Computer Labs
  • Counselling and Psychological Services Centre
  • Experimental Theatre
  • Lecture Theatres
  • Library
  • Sick Bay
  • Sports and Recreation Centre
  • Student Life Centre
  • The Grand Hall
  • U-Residence
  • UniGym

Service Facilities:

Career Services Centre
This centre provides students with reference materials and information about occupations, corporations and career opportunities.


Computer Labs
For computer practical classes. Each lab has an average of 33 computers.


Library
1300-seater 4-storey library to suit students’ individual learning styles. The library is equipped with 24/7 study areas, discussion rooms, multimedia rooms, theatrette, computers, printing & photocopying facilities.


Sick Bay


U-Residence
Residence for students living on campus.


Sports and Recreation Centre
Multi-purpose courts (Futsal, netball, volleyball, basketball, cricket nets, tennis, dodgeball)


Student Life Centre
The Student Life Centre is a purpose driven centre devoted to provide a platform for Student Leaders and the student communities as a whole to engage in creative thinking, brainstorming of new ideas and implement the execution of these ideas.

The Centre features Discussion Hubs, a meeting room, independent study area and a Mini Events Zone. It is also where the TU Student Council office, Community Service Initiatives Volunteers office and International Student Services Centre are located.


The Grand Hall
1000-seater hall designed for campus events and activities such as convocations, examinations, exhibitions and gala dinners; as well as sports activities.


Lecture Theatres
Lectures and events are conducted in the hall which can seat up to 300 people.


Experimental Theatre
Suitable for stage performances (dramas and plays) and can be used for practice sessions. Equipped with stage, hi-tech acoustics and lighting systems. Seats surround the stage, providing a 360 degree view of performance.


UniGym


Counseling and Psychological Services Centre
A centre for students, staff and parents to receive counselling on various emotion related issues.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

  • On Campus (U Residence @ Lakeside Campus)
    • Located in Taylor’s University, Lakeside Campus
    • This 6-storey building has 890 beds, 126 apartment units and 116 en-suites, all tastefully furnished
    • 24-hour multi-level security
    • Resident housemaster
    • Onsite maintenance support
    • Housekeeping services
    • Recreational areas
    • Learning spaces
    • Shuttle bus services
  • Off-Campus (Various Locations)
    • Units are located within the vicinity of the campuses
    • 24-hour security
    • Onsite maintenance support
    • Housekeeping services

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Malaysia is a a beautiful country with diverse culture and some of the most unique architecture in the world. Students interested

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in architecture should be interested in how the buildings are made, the designs, history and philosophy. Architecture is basically the art or practice of designing and construction of buildings.

Architects design buildings, open areas, communities, and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect. Architecture often includes design or selection of furnishings and decorations, supervision of construction work, and the examination, restoration, or remodelling of existing buildings.

Pathway to become an Architect in Malaysia

To become an architect in Malaysia, students after SPM will go into a 1 year Foundation course. After that, they need to go for a degree in architecture that is accredited by the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia for (LAM) Part 1. After the degree, students will continue on to a 2-year masters which is accredited by the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) Part 2. Finally, after working for 2 years, students will submit their portfolio and sit for the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia Part 3.

To become a professional architect, students must undergo Part 3, where they need to practise architecture for two years and compile a portfolio of their work and fulfil all the project requirements set by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM).

They will then have to go for interviews and pass the final exam set by Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM). Upon passing, they can then use the title “Ar” and be called professional architects.

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Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Towers

Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Towers

 

The Twin Towers, built to house the headquarters of Petronas, the national petroleum company of Malaysia, were designed by the Argentine-born American architect Cesar Pelli; they were completed in 1998.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

 

The station, another one of Arthur Benison Hubback’s magnificent works of architecture. Completed in 1910, to replace an older station on the same site, the station was Kuala Lumpur’s railway hub in the city for the Federated Malay States Railways and Keretapi Tanah Melayu. The station is notable for its architecture, adopting a mixture of Eastern and Western designs. The “Neo-Moorish/Mughal/Indo-Saracenic/Neo-Saracenic” style was not uncommon at the time.

 

 

Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur

Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur

 

Another “Neo-Moorish/Mughal/Indo-Saracenic/Neo-Saracenic” style  building is the Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur. This beautiful building is designed by A.C. Norman and completed 1897. A.C. Norman spent time in Africa and saw Muslim mosques in India which led him to use Mughal architecture in the building’s design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)

 

The concept of KLIA’s terminal building area was prepared by the late Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. The terminal building area was designed using the concept of Airport in the forest, forest in the airport, in which it is surrounded by green space. In the international departures hall, a series of Islamic-style domes—hyperbolic paraboloids—are held aloft by strange, chubby columns that taper toward the top. Even the long transfer hallways, with wooden ceilings pierced with tiny spotlights, possess unmistakable character.

 

 

 

Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan, Perak

Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan, Perak

 

The tower was built in the year 1885 by Leong Choon Chong, a Chinese contractor and was originally used as a water tank to store portable water during dry season for the people living nearby. It is also used as a time keeper of the town as there is a huge clock on top of the tower. The clock was made by J.W. Benson of Ludgatehill London and the cost of building it was contributed by the local people. The building itself is made of bricks and wood. The pagoda style structure has been greatly influenced by Chinese architecture.

 

 

 

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang

 

The construction of the Kek Lok Si temple began in 1893 and was inspired by the chief monk of the Goddess of Mercy Temple at Pitt Street. In 1930, the seven storey main pagoda of the temple or the Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas, was completed. This pagoda combines a Chinese octagonal base with a middle tier of Thai design, and a Burmese crown; reflecting the temple’s embrace of both Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism. In 2002, a 30.2-metre (99 ft) bronze statue of the Kuan Yin was completed and opened to public. Mahayana Buddhism and traditional Chinese rituals blend into a harmonious whole, both in the temple architecture and artwork as well as in the daily activities of worshippers.

 

Christ Church Malacca

Christ Church Malacca

 

Christ Church is an 18th-century Anglican church in the city of Malacca, Malaysia. Completed in 1753, he church is built in Dutch Colonial architecture style and is laid out in a simple rectangle of 82 feet (25 m) by 42 feet (13 m). The ceiling rises to 40 feet (12 m) and is spanned by wooden beams, each carved from a single tree. The roof is covered with Dutch tiles and the walls were raised using Dutch bricks built on local laterite blocks then coated with Chinese plaster. The floors of the church are paved with granite blocks originally used as ballast for merchant ships.

 

 

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is a green campus

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is a green campus

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia at Putrajaya: Malaysia’s first purpose-built green campus. Arfizan Arshad is the project architect from Hijjas Kasturi Associates and the green building index (GBI) consultant is PCR Sdn Bhd’s David Wang. The most outstanding green feature of this new campus is its unique and arching green roof that curves from the ground to the third floor. The 300 metre long, 30 metre wide green roof, the first of its kind in Malaysia, requires the use of particular soil at various parts, waterproofing, irrigation system and suitable grass. The project site predominantly faces north and south, making it ideal to optimise the passive design aspect, the first approach to take in designing for sustainability. The campus will include a built-in control system driven by overall thermal transfer value which essentially measures the energy consumption of air conditioners. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s lighting will be ‘powered’ by the maximum use of natural daylight through passive design such as natural glass glazing with no blinds installed, while T5 lights will power the darker areas.

 

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UCSI University Offers Architecture Degree Programme Accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) Part 1


Study Bachelor of Science (Hons) Architecture Degree at a Top University in Malaysia

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Students after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM or A-Levels interested in Architecture should be prepared for a long road ahead to achieve the status of obtaining the title “Ar.” as a

UCSI University architecture students won the runner-up prize in the PAM­-Lafarge Architecture Student Competition 2013

UCSI University architecture students won the runner-up prize in the PAM­-Lafarge Architecture Student Competition
2013

professional architect. Architecture is a combination of creativity, history, sciences, and design. You will learn how to conceptualise and design buildings in relation to the economic, technical, environmental and social needs.

Architecture strongly relates to built environment and urban planning disciplines such as civil and structural engineering, quantity surveying, and property economics and management.

If you are interested in creating things, buildings and spaces, technology, art and design, a career in architecture may be for you.

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Shortage of Professional Architects in Malaysia

At the 2014 Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia -Tan Sri Ar Chan Sau Lai Architecture Award prize-giving ceremony today, Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said that the current ratio of architects in Malaysia is one to 17,257 people.

There is a shortage of architects in Malaysia due to the low passing rate in the final test which would enable them to become professional architects, which carries the title of Ar.

There are only 1700 Registered Architects in Malaysia. The Average pass rate is 9%~20%

Entry Requirements for the Architecture Degree Course in Malaysia

UCSI University Architecture students' project

UCSI University Architecture students’ project

After SPM, students must possess a credit in Maths & any one Science subject in order to enter into the Foundation in Architecture at UCSI University. To enter the BSc (Hons) Architecture at UCSI University, students need to have the following qualifications:

  • Foundation in Arts or Science Entry Requirement for Architecture degree -Minimum CGPA 2.0 including credit in Maths
  • STPM Arts or Science Stream Entry Requirement for Architecture degree -Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.00 (or equivalent) Minimum Gred C for 2 subjects INCLUDING Maths
  • A-Levels Entry Requirement for Architecture degree -Minimum Gred C for 2 subjects INCLUDING Maths
  • UEC Commerce or Science Stream Entry Requirement for Architecture degree -5 Credits (‘B’ grade) inclusive of Maths
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM) Entry Requirement for Architecture degree – Minimum average of 65% in 5 subjects inclusive of Maths
  • Canadian Pre-U (CPU) Entry Requirement for Architecture degree – Minimum average of 65% in 6 subjects inclusive of Maths

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Study the BSc (Hons) Architecture at UCSI University

EduSpiral took us on a tour of UCSI University's Architecture Gallery and the North Wing campus

EduSpiral took us on a tour of UCSI University’s Architecture Gallery and the North Wing campus

Architecture is the art of designing the human built environment. Buildings are one of the most visible productions of man, and vary greatly in design, function, and construction implementation across the globe.

The vision that Architects conceive is projected onto the society and the built environment in which they practice.

These conceptions and ideas will inadvertently have profound effects on the built environment, and consequently on the people who interact with that environment.

Architecture is, therefore, an art form, the learning of which requires professional practice, personal artistic development and technical knowledge of building.

The constant dialogue between society and the architect is what produces architecture – as a product and as well as a discipline.

Unique selling points of the architecture course at UCSI University

Woodwork workshop for Architecture & Interior Architecture students at UCSI University

Woodwork workshop for Architecture & Interior Architecture students at UCSI University

Architecture is an art form – the learning of which requires professional practice, personal artistic development and technical knowledge of a building. The constant dialogue between society and the architect is what produces architecture – as a product and as a discipline.

The School of Architecture and Built Environment understands that all those who study and work in the field of architecture need a framework for aesthetics and a functional appreciation for buildings and context.

This can only be achieved via a thorough grounding in the design process, building sciences and technologies allied to an understanding of the important social, cultural, artistic, and historical factors which influence architecture. This philosophy underpins every teaching and research programme delivered at the School.

The architecture programme develops both academic understanding and practical skills required for careers in the professional field. Graduates will be equipped for careers in the broad field of design in the built environment sector.

Accreditation of the Architecture Degree at UCSI University

All of UCSI University’s Architecture & Interior Architecture degree programmes comply with the latest requirements for accreditation by the Council of Architectural Accreditation & Education Malaysia (CAAEM), Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM).

Professional Recognition


Board of Architects Malaysia

Malaysian Qualifications Agency

The Education Pathway to Become a Professional Architect in Malaysia

UCSI University architecture students are taught by qualified & experienced lecturers

UCSI University architecture students are taught by qualified & experienced lecturers

Students interested in studying architecture can do so at UCSI University with their accredited programme. School leavers, especially Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) holders from Sarawak can begin their first step to obtain a degree in architecture by enrolling in UCSI’s Foundation Studies in Arts or Science at UCSI’s Kuching campus.

Students after SPM can also join the main campus at Cheras, Kuala Lumpur will for the Foundation program for one year.

The minimum requirement to enrol for the foundation studies is five credits in the SPM examination. The students will then go through the foundation studies at UCSI University Sarawak Campus before they can enter the School of Architecture and Build Environment to pursue an architecture degree at UCSI University’s state-of-the-art campus in Kuala Lumpur.

Upon successful completion, they will then enter into the degree for another 3 years at UCSI University which is accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) equivalent to LAM Part 1.

The next step is to go into an accredited Masters equivalent to LAM Part 2 for another 2 years. Graduates 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 will take you about 8 years.

What is Lembaga Akitek Negara (LAM) and Becoming a Professional Architect in Malaysia

The architecture profession in Malaysia is protected by law. The regulating and governing body of the architecture profession in

Award-winning architecture design from UCSI University

Award-winning architecture design from UCSI University

Malaysia is known as Lembaga Akitek Negara (LAM). They govern the entire profession starting from the definition of an architect under the Malaysian Constitution, licensing, practice, acts and enactments as well as education.

The other body that concerns the well being of architects themselves is Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia.

It functions as an association that takes care of its members, organize functions and manages the professional development of an architect from the lowest to highest qualification. Just like Bar exams for lawyers, architects also require certain level of qualification that is a standard worldwide.

The qualifications are known as LAM Part 1, 2 and 3. The equivalent of this is RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), AIA (American Institute of Architects) and RAIA (Royal Australian Institute of Architects).

The diagram above shows the career path of an architect. After graduating with Part 2, a person is known as an architect, and will be able to practice according to the job specification of an architect. This should be the minimum target of anyone pursuing this profession. Anything less is a waste of time.

These qualifications can be obtained in two ways:

  • Obtaining a fully accredited degree (or equivalent) that carries Part 1 or 2 equivalent.

    UCSI University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 offers state-of-the-art facilities at their strategically located campus in Cheras, KL

    UCSI University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 offers state-of-the-art facilities at their strategically located campus in Cheras, KL

  • Sitting for individual exams after obtaining a non-accredited degree for Part or 2.

Part 3 can only be obtained after practicing as an architect for a minimum of 2 years and fulfilling all the project requirements set by LAM.

Fulfilling these needs, the architect will then submit themselves to a series of interviews and exams to determine that they are capable and absolutely qualified. These exams are conducted by Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM).

The architecture degree in UCSI University is accredited by the Council of Architectural Education Malaysia (CAEM) which is run by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM).

What you will Study in the Architecture course in Malaysia

Architecture students learn from experienced and qualified lecturers at UCSI University

Architecture students learn from experienced and qualified lecturers at UCSI University

Architecture is a mixture of practical and theoretical studies. It is important to understand the philosophy, history and culture in order to create stunning buildings.

Architecture students will learn how to use design software to create models, drawings, prototypes and structures. You will learn how to use creative and rational inquiry to analyse and provide solutions to design problems, integrating emerging aesthetic, technical, social and ethical concerns.

Architecture students in Malaysia will apply advanced digital design tools to solve design problems and address sustainability issues. Students will spend long hours in research and project-based architectural design subjects to create aesthetically beautiful design pieces that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.

To create these projects will require you to think logically on how the buildings function and are constructed, and then combine them with innovative & creative concepts.

Some of the design software that you will learn how to use are:

  • Photoshop
  • AutoCAD
  • 3D Max

Subjects for the BSc (Hons) Architecture at UCSI University

Year 1 Subjects for the Architecture Degree Course at UCSI University

Excellent engineering facilities are housed in UCSI University's North Wing campus

Excellent engineering & architecture facilities are housed in UCSI University’s North Wing campus

Semester 1

  • Architecture Design Studio 1
  • Building Construction and Technology 1
  • Architecture History 1
  • Design Communication 1
  • Professional Communication

Semester 2

  • Architecture Design Studio 2
  • Structure 1
  • Building Construction and Technology 2
  • Architecture History 2
  • Design Communication 2

Year 2 Subjects for the Architecture Degree Course at UCSI University

Semester 3

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    Architecture Design Studio 3

  • Building Services 1
  • Building Construction and Technology 3
  • Architecture History 3
  • Computer-aided Design 1
  • Building Science 1

Semester 4

  • Architecture Design Studio 4
  • Building Construction and Technology 4
  • Theories of Architecture & Design
  • Building Science 2
  • Structure 2
  • Experiencing Architecture

Year 3 Subjects for the Architecture Degree Course at UCSI University

Semester 5

  • Architecture Design Studio 5
  • Building Services 2
  • Professional Architecture Office Practice
  • Architecture Inquiries
  • Architecture Option*
  • Architectural Option 1 (Choose any ONE)
  • Furniture Workshop

    Architecture student's project at UCSI University

    Architecture student’s project at UCSI University

  • Project Management
  • Digital Architecture
  • Architecture Site Planning
  • Architecture Site Surveying & Coordination
  • End Sem 5 / 6 Practical  – Professional Architectural Internship

Semester 6

  • Integrated Architectural Design Project
  • Working Drawing Option*

Study at the Top Ranked UCSI University in Malaysia

UCSI University is a vibrant community of learning and scholarship. With more than 10,000 students from 80 different

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countries, the University stands out as a melting pot of diversity and learners will supplement their pursuit of knowledge with a keen sense of cultural appreciation – a vital trait in today’s borderless world.

As one of Malaysia’s first private universities,UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science.

Many of their academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, UCSI’s academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application.

Since its inception in 1986, UCSI University has been committed to further the discovery and celebration of knowledge.

Co-Operative Education Training Programme for Every Year of Degree Studies at UCSI University

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During my Co-Op at Ogilvy and Mathers, I gained great work experience and insight into what working is like. UCSI University has about 1000 companies partnered with them where I can choose to do my Co-Op.
Paul Kong, UCSI Graduate

With its innovative academic curriculum, UCSI University students also enjoy the unique benefits of its Co-Operative Education Training Programme (Co-Op) that enhances their employability by integrating classroom learning with workplace training in Co-Op employer organisations.

Completing two months’ work experience for every study year, a UCSI University student would have six to eight months’ work experience to stand ready for full-time employment upon their graduation.

Currently, UCSI University has more than 1,000 employer organisations registered as heir Co-Op employers.

With the number rising annually, these partnerships create job opportunities for students to be job-ready upon their graduation.

State-of-the-Art Facilities at UCSI University

Situated on a 19-acre piece of land, the Campus is located in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur with convenient access

UCSI University architecture students' projects

UCSI University architecture students’ projects

to numerous facilities including banks, restaurants, transportation services, entertainment, and accommodation. Fully wireless, it is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology to access the world of e-learning and e-resources.

Housing 7 different blocks, the Campus includes the Student Centre (Menara Gading), the Resource Centre, the Academic Blocks and Residential Halls to comfortably accommodate a student population of more than 15000.

Sporting facilities in this Campus include: basketball, badminton and squash courts, as well as a gymnasium, a football field, and a swimming pool.

Other facilities include the four-level library, an auditorium, a recital hall, a multi-purpose hall, computer laboratories, residential halls, bookstores and cafeterias. Also available on Campus is an Apple Experience Centre.

The Campus faculty-centric facilities include: the Anatomy & Pathology Museum, Clinical Skills Laboratories,

UCSI University architecture students' projects on display at the Gallery

UCSI University architecture students’ projects on display at the Gallery

Petrochemical Laboratory, Physiology & Pharmacology Laboratory, Molecular Biology Laboratory, and Microbiology Laboratory, fashion design workshops, Psychology Laboratory, as well as drafting and design studios.

The University is also constantly working with the industry to set up specialised labs which ensure students are updated with the latest industrial practices. Currently, the University has established laboratories jointly with National Instruments and RICOH under the School of Engineering and the School of Information Technology, respectively.

Due to its rapid expansion, an additional 48-storey building will be built on the existing Campus that will include a 5-Star hotel, twelve floors of parking bays and hostel accommodations for UCSI University students, administrative offices, restaurants, a ballroom and also a clubhouse.

Sports Facilities at UCSI University

Students get value for money at UCSI University with access to excellent sports facilities

Students get value for money at UCSI University with access to excellent sports facilities

  • Badminton Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Football Field
  • Futsal Court
  • Gymnasium
  • Pool Tables
  • Squash Courts
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball Court

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The only design college with a 3D Printer, KBU International College


The role of additive manufacturing or 3D printing in teaching and educational programmes has taken the learning process to a new level.

KBU design students using the 3D Printer

KBU design students using the 3D Printer

Recognising that, KBU International College is offering its best to the holistic learning experience of students by providing students, the opportunity to use the 3D printer, to generate three-dimensional models for their studies or assignments.

School of Design Head Siow Yin Yoong said: “The ability to convert designs into products using the 3D printer is rapidly changing the world.

And, we are proud that KBU is one of the first private educational institutions to introduce such sophisticated technology to the students”.

Explaining further on this, she said: “The 3D printer allows students to come up with three-dimensional models that need no machining or tooling.

It allows the models to be built layer by layer until desired shape is achieved;

3D Printer at KBU International College

3D Printer at KBU International College

which is more convenient and safer compared to the traditional way”.

She said that the printer allows computer 3D models to be sliced into layers and the software directs the pattern as it builds the part from the bottom up.

“The products can be designed in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software or 3D scanners that are used to create designs from existing objects,” added Siow.

The 3D printer is primarily used in teaching students who are undertaking programmes such as BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design (3+0) and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design (3+0), BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Diploma in Interactive Design which are being offered in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, UK.

“Students can benefit from the 3D printer while working on projects such as

Some of the intricate artwork from the 3D Printer at KBU International College

Some of the intricate artwork from the 3D Printer at KBU International College

prototyping a product shape, packaging, character design models or for stationery and premium printouts,” she said.

The School which often incorporates competition briefs into the syllabus and teaching is also a strong advocate of producing industry-ready graduates through collaborations with industry players.

“The School has worked together with professional bodies such as the wREGA Malaysia and Tulis Fikir Sdn Bhd to keep abreast with the constant changes and demands of the industry.

It allows us to tune the teaching to be up to par with the industry,” Siow added.

KBU’s School of Design is also well-known for its track record of producing award winners.

Throughout the years, students have made the College proud by bagging international and local accolades such as the Nippon Paint Young Designer award, Samsung Galaxy Wonderland Competition and Philips Lighting Competition.

KBU’s School of Design also offers BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design (3+0), BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Foundation in Art & Design, Diploma in Interior Design, Diploma in Interactive Design and Diploma in Advertising Design.

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UCSI Architecture students win 7 Prizes at the 25th Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) Architectural Students Workshop


More than 60 Architecture students from UCSI University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment (SABE)

UCSI University's Architecture students all set to perform their 'Michael Jackson meets PSY' routine during the 25th PAM Architectural Students Workshop

UCSI University’s Architecture students all set to perform their ‘Michael Jackson meets PSY’ routine during the 25th PAM Architectural Students Workshop

banded together to participate in various categories in the recent 25th PAM Architectural Students Workshop, bagging seven prizes as the reward for their efforts.

Designing LED-illuminated dance suits and constructing a unique wood-based structure, among other works, the students made a formidable team, edging out tough competitors from local universities – both public and private – as well as foreign universities from Korea, Indonesia and Brunei.
Notably, the young talents won in three categories, namely, Performance Art, Installation and Ideas. For the first two categories, UCSI was given the theme ‘Visible and Invisible’.
The ‘Performance Art’ category saw the students choreographing a unique ‘Michael Jackson meets PSY’ dance that drew an overwhelming response from the crowd and won them the 1st place, Best Performance and Best Costume awards.
Meanwhile, a separate team made a clean sweep of the top three awards in the “Ideas” category. The students were

Award-winning architecture design from UCSI University

Award-winning architecture design from UCSI University

required to design a living capsule and a 1:10 scale model — built within a week — as well as architectural drawings.

In the “Installation” category, the varsity team’s unique creation of a wood-based structure earned them the second place.

“We spent 20 hours a day – five days a week – in the workshop. Some of us werepermanent (fixtures) there,” grins Architecture and Interior Student Association president Ashkan Shirazizadeh Moghaddam, while explaining that it took them approximately two weeks to come up with the idea and design.
“It was challenging to build the structure on such a large scale, the biggest among all other university entries. It is easier to work with a model because you only need glue to stick the pieces together.”
Further elaborating on his experience, he points out: “Unlike past entries, Architecture students from semesters one to six were invited to join the team this year. The teamwork was just amazing and I gained so much experience, especially in terms of design and construction.”
In line with their theme, the ‘The Invisible Project’ was created; a visible structurefor the ‘invisible’ in society.

UCSI University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 offers state-of-the-art facilities at their strategically located campus in Cheras, KL

UCSI University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 offers state-of-the-art facilities at their strategically located campus in Cheras, KL

Highlighting that the entire structure symbolised society as a whole, Ashkan adds: “The hollow wood panels – covered by wire mesh – symbolises the poor and the needy – while the other panels are solid wood that represent how our lives are ‘full’,” he explains.

This structure is part of the students’ efforts to raise funds for a village in the Hulu Langat area.
In an effort to connect to society, the structure was part of the students’ efforts to raise funds for a village in Hulu Langat
Further elaborating on the design concept, Ashkan says “When money is donated, it goes into the wire mesh and ‘completes’ the lives of the underprivileged, making it whole again.”
Such innovative pieces successfully illustrate that the School has nurtured its students to become problem solvers who strive for the best – a sentiment shared by UCSI Group founder and chairman Dato’ Peter Ng.
“I can see that this project draws all of you together as a unit and (the win) must have been a highlight – a definitive moment – for the School,” says Dato’ Peter.
“It is an amazing feat. This is our biggest win (since 2006) and it is a fantastic show of winning spirit.”

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