What is Architecture?

Architecture is the art and science of designing living spaces and physical structures. Good architecture balances functionality, aesthetics and environmental concerns.

What is Interior Architecture?

Generally referred to as the spatial art of environmental design, form and practice, interior architecture is the process through which the interiors of buildings are designed, concerned with all aspects of the human uses of structural spaces.

Why study Architecture at UCSI?


UCSI’s architecture students have the opportunity to visit and learn from architectural sites in Asia like Bali, South Korea and Beijing.


UCSI’s architecture students have the opportunity to design structures that change the lives of communities. They have transformed abandoned shops into learning centres, among others.


With the guidance of UCSI’s experienced lecturers, our students win prestigious competitions and awards at the national and international level every year.

Success Stories

1st Prize Winners, Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers furniture design competition (MIID 8 Belas)

Finalist in the prestigious Nippon Paint Young Designer Award 2014

1st Runner-up in the Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) - Lafarge Architecture Student Competition 2014


Faculty of Engineering, Technology & Built Environment

UCSI School of Architecture and Built Environment (SABE) was born in 2005, at the suburban area of Cheras, Malaysia. Taking pride in architecture and interior architecture education and with such passion, decided to take on a challenging path by embracing the Joint Productive Activity as effective pedagogy.

UCSI SABE commitment to continuous improving architectural education is to prepare the future generation of the architecture profession to the global community, making alignment between the profession and the academy, creating that sweet spot. It is a choice that the school of architecture and built environment now have, to re-energize professional education. “Mentoring” and “Learning in Action” is characteristic of UCSI’s SABE learning environment, where the pedagogy married the formal “schooled” or “scientific” ideas with real world experience to achieve the highest level of academic achievement.

Learning by doing, hands on programs, cooperative education and the like may be difficult, but its value cannot be denied. The best way to acquire the necessary understanding of how buildings are made is by practicing the art and science rather than just studying it.

UCSI SABE provides the complete academic pathway (Foundation, Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree) for students to fulfil the Professional Architect requirements of Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM).

  • Diploma Programmes
  • Degree Programmes
  • Postgraduate Programmes
  • Dip. Architectural Studies
  • Dip. Interior Architecture
  • BSc (Hons) Architecture
  • BA (Hons) Interior Architecture
  • Master of Architecture

Professional Recognition

Board of Achitects Malaysia

Malaysian Qualifications Agency

School of Architecture and Built Environment

The 2017 UCSI University Trust Scholarships and Grants Programme.

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