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 course
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.
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).
The Architecture programme develops both 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. Creative and well-trained individuals who are able to use their architectural knowledge to solve problems in this field are the key to future progress and these are the professionals who are valuable to the built industry.
Graduates who wish to enter the workforce at this level are equipped for careers in the broad field of design in the built environment. 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. 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.
Graduates may also continue on to a professional and recognised Bachelor of Architecture programme, which upon completion and further post-graduate working experience will allow the candidates to sit for professional examinations and become qualified professional architects.
- Assistant Architect
- Design Consultant
- Interior Designer
- Research Assistant
- Academic Tutor
- Architecture Design Studio 1
- Building Construction and Technology 1
- Architecture History 1
- Design Communication 1
- Professional Communication
- Architecture Design Studio 2
- Structure 1
- Building Construction and Technology 2
- Architecture History 2
- Design Communication 2
- Architecture Design Studio 3
- Building Services 1
- Building Construction and Technology 3
- Architecture History 3
- Computer-aided Design 1
- Building Science 1
- Architecture Design Studio 4
- Building Construction and Technology 4
- Theories of Architecture & Design
- Building Science 2
- Structure 2
- Experiencing Architecture
* Architectural Option 1 (Choose any ONE)
- Architecture Design Studio 5
- Building Services 2
- Professional Architecture Oﬃce Practice
- Architecture Inquiries
- Architecture Option*
- Furniture Workshop
- Project Management
- Digital Architecture
- Architecture Site Planning
- Architecture Site Surveying & Coordination
|End Sem 5 / 6 Practical
- Professional Architectural Internship
- Integrated Architectural Design Project
- Working Drawing Option*
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
–   For Malaysian students:
- Ethnic Relations
- Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
–   For Foreign students:
- Malaysian Studies
- Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
–   Local & International:
- Experiencing Architecture
- Minor: Experiencing Culture 1
- Minor: Experiencing Culture 2
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