|Approval Code||R2/581/4/0095; 01/2022|
|Subject Area||Architectural Studies|
|Course Duration||2.5 Years / 7 semesters (inclusive of 24 weeks Professional Internship)|
|Course Location||Kuala Lumpur|
|Intakes||January, May and October|
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 Diploma in Architectural Studies at UCSI University is a 2 and a half years programme, designed to provide necessary technical knowledge and required practical skills 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 at the higher level of the Architecture Degree programs.
The program also emphasises on the latest industry input for each graduate. Students are required to undergo a compulsory Industry Experience attachment for a minimum duration of 6 months, to learn and familiarise themselves with the working environment of the building and construction industry.
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 Diploma in Architectural Studies programme develops both the 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.
Assessments vary from the list below depending on the course:
- Project critique session
- In-class assignment
- Written examination
- Site investigation/survey
- Portfolio review
- Workshop participation
*Pass SPM with min 1 credit and pass Maths OR
Pass SPM with min 1 credit and pass ‘program pengukuhan matematik’
(Level 3, MQF)
Pass SPM with min 1 credit and pass ‘program pengukuhan matematik’
2. Pass Community College Certificate (Level 3 MQF) with CGPA 2.0 in the related field AND *Pass SPM with min 1 credit and pass Maths
All applicants must pass Art Education/ Engineering Drawing/ related subject at SPM/O-Level / equivalent
Pass Portfolio Review in replacement of art subject if applicable.
The general rule applies to both local and foreign applicants.
Upon successfully completing the Diploma programme, students will gain:
- Direct entry into Year 2 (semester 3) of Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture, UCSI University
Note / Legend:
Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.
O-Level: Minimum Credit – 'C' grade
UEC: Minimum Credit – 'B6' grade
A-Level: Minimum Pass – 'D' grade
English Language Requirements
English language competency requirements are as follows: B+ in SPM English Language subject; or C in SPM English Language 1119/ O-Level / IGCSE; or minimum A2 in UEC English Language; or Band 2 in MUET.
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.
English language competency requirements are as follows: 4.0 in IELTS; or minimum score of 30 in TOEFL IBT; or minimum score of 36 in Pearson Test of English or minimum score of 140 in Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests or Band 2 in MUET.
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/00920-00929) 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.
This postgraduate 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.
Dip. Architectural Studies
- Technical Assistant
- Marketing Promoter
- Facility Manager
- Model Maker
- 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
- Introduction to Writing & Research
- Architectural Digital Media II
- Furniture Workshop
- Community Architecture
- Architecture Design Studio II
- Architecture Drawing III
- Building Construction I
- Architecture History II
- Architecture design Studio III
- Building Construction II
- Professional Practice
- Working Drawing
Year 3 (**6 months)
- 6-months Industry Experience
- For Malaysian student: Malaysian Studies
- For foreign students: Communication in Bahasa Melayu
All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.