At UCSI University, we believe that creativity, curiosity and strong intellectual grounding are fundamental aspects of an architectural education. As students, you will thrive as you develop a sense of both breadth and depth through courses infused with market-driven software.... These courses, from building construction and technology to the history of architecture, will equip you with creative design and practical skills. You will also benefit from yearly visits to architectural sites in Asia including Bali, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Korea, Tokyo and Beijing, for example. As a graduate, you will leave with a desire to make a positive contribution to the lives of people and the environments in which they live
* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2020. (Source: ge.mohe.gov.my/)
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.
This programme is recognised as LAM Accredited Architecture Part 1. 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).
Foundation in Arts/ Science/ Equivalent
Minimum CGPA 2.0 with credit in Maths AND
Minimum credit Maths in SPM or grade ‘C’ in O-Levels
Minimum CGPA of 2.0 (or equivalent)
With minimum Grade ‘C’ for 2 subjects INCLUDING Maths
Minimum 5 Credits (‘B’ grade) INCLUDING Maths
Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects INCLUDING Maths
Minimum average of 65% in 6 subjects INCLUDING Maths
Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects (Minimum score of 4/7 in Maths)
Minimum CGPA 2.0 INCLUDING Maths
Minimum credit Maths in SPM or grade 'C' in O-Level
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ equivalent
Minimum CGPA 2.0<
- Subject to School discretion and credit transfer after reviewing transcript, syllabus description & portfolio.
- Max. 30% credit transfer
Other qualification deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by MQA
Students will be considered on a case by case basis.
**Faculty reserves the right to request an interview if deemed necessary. This applies to both local and foreigners.
Note / Legend:
Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.SPM: Minimum Credit – 'C' grade
O-Level: Minimum Credit – 'C' grade
UEC: Minimum Credit – 'B6' grade
STPM: Minimum Pass – 'C' grade
A-Level: Minimum Pass – 'D' grade
SAM/CPU: Minimum Pass – 65% (Degree)
English Language Requirements
For Local Students
SPM English LanguageGrade B+
SPM English Language 1119/O-Level/IGCSEGrade C
UEC English LanguageGrade A2
- In the event that the English language requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take the Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the programme.
For International Students
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests154
Pearson Test of English47
- International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00920) which helps them prepare for attaining a required band score. Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and / or the outcome of the English Placement Test.
- The applicants who have met the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement may be advised by Faculty to improve their proficiency by undertaking the additional English proficiency courses.
- 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
- Computer-aided Design 2
- Building Science 2
- Structure 2
- Experiencing Architecture
- Architecture Design Studio 5
- Building Services 2
- Professional Architecture Office Practice
- Architecture Inquiries
- Architecture Option*
- Integrated Architectural Design Project
- Working Drawing
- Furniture Workshop
- Project Management
- Digital Architecture
- Architecture Site Planning
- Architecture Site Surveying & Coordination
- Cinematic Architecture
- Material & Fabrication
+ 3-month Professional Architectural Internship
- Ethnic Relations
- Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
- Malaysian Studies
- Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
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.
BSc (Hons) Architecture
- Assistant Architect
- Design Consultant
- Interior Designer
- Research Assistant
- Academic Tutor
|MArch Architectural Design (International) – Postgraduate||3 + 2||University of Strathclyde||United Kingdom||£ 18,100|
|2 years - Bachelor of Science Architectural Studies & 1 year - March Architectural Design (International) – Postgraduate||2 + (2 + 1)||University of Strathclyde||United Kingdom||£ 18,100|
|1 year - Graduate Diploma & 1 year - Master of Science Architectural Design for the Conservation of Built Heritage – Postgraduate||3 + (1 + 1)||University of Strathclyde||United Kingdom||£ 18,100|
|1 year - Graduate Diploma & 1 year - Master of Science Urban Design – Postgraduate||3 + (1 + 1)||University of Strathclyde||United Kingdom||£ 18,100|
|1 year - Graduate Diploma & 1 year - Master of Science Sustainable Engineering: Advanced Construction Technologies and BIM – Postgraduate||3 + (1 + 1)||University of Strathclyde||United Kingdom||£ 18,100|
|1 year - Graduate Diploma & 1 year - Master of Science Sustainable Engineering: Architecture and Ecology – Postgraduate||3 + (1 + 1)||University of Strathclyde||United Kingdom||£ 18,100|
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