UCSI University’s Master of Architecture is a project-based programme that puts Design as its core emphasis. Other focus areas in the two-year programme include Technology and Environment, Architectural Management, Cultural Context and Communication. Notably, this programme will see graduate students working... hand in hand with developers, local agencies and other relevant bodies on industrial projects – from public-social housing to commercial development – under the tutelage of experienced academics. Exposure to such pragmatic projects will ensure they are well-equipped to work independently – with minimal supervision – on their design thesis.
At UCSI, we are strongly committed to address issues pertaining to sustainable architecture. We also devise architectural solutions to improve the quality of life. We engage local and international universities and partner with leading architectural firms to open doors for graduate students in the areas of research collaboration and industry networking. In today’s ever-changing architectural landscape, relevance is key and this is the reason we want to equip our students with an education geared to the realities of the professional market. Take for example the course on Building Information Modelling (BIM) – the process of designing a building collaboratively using an integrated system of computer models. Through this course, students can tackle – and simplify – complex design issues using modern technology while strengthening their career prospects in the field.
As a postgraduate student at the School, your learning experiences will be varied and engaging. Projects will be commonplace but more than that, you will also refine your technical know-how independently in a dedicated studio environment. Collectively, you and your peers will have the opportunity to explore architectural design concerns through lectures, seminars, scholarly research and writing. You will be expected to appraise case studies and surveys related to national and global concerns in the architectural sphere. And you will meet – and brainstorm with – other practising architects who are experts in their fields.
These vital points set the Master of Architecture apart as more than a postgraduate qualification; it connects you to an exceptional range of individuals, experiences and opportunities.
* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2020. (Source: ge.mohe.gov.my/)
The Master of Architecture programme is a 2-year full-time professional degree. It is designed for individuals who have already successfully completed a 3-year undergraduate professional architectural programme. This Master of Architecture will enable students to engage with current public expectations of architectural practice and trends, particularly towards sustainable designs. With this programme, UCSI University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment is doing its part to boost the number of professional architects in Malaysia, which is in line with the country’s aim to achieve developed nation status by 2020.
The Pathway for Professional Architects in Malaysia
Graduate from LAM Accredited Part 1 Architecture programme with CGPA of 2.75 and above,
At least 6 months working experience at a registered architect office, or a practice within the building industry after obtaining the degree.
Graduate from LAM Accredited Part 1 Architecture programme with CGPA between 2.50 – 2.74,
At least 12 months working experience at a registered architect office, or a practice within the building industry after obtaining the degree.
Graduate from LAM Accredited Part 1 Architecture programme with CGPA between 2.00 – 2.49,
At least 3 years working experience at a registered architect office, or a practice within the building industry after obtaining the degree.*Portfolio review and interview are required for all applicants.
English Language Requirements
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests154
Pearson Test of English47
- The faculty reserve the right to advise applicants who have met the minimum academic programme’s English Language Requirement to undertake additional English Proficiency courses.
- 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.
- Integrated Architecture Design 1
- Advance Structure & Construction
- Building Information Modelling
- Architecture Theory
- Integrated Architecture Design 2
- Integrated Building System
- Computer Aided Modelling & Simulation
- Research Methodology
- Design Thesis 1
- Architectural Economics
- Sustainable Environment
- Architectural Practice & Management 1
- Design Thesis 2
- Architectural Practice & Management 2
This postgraduate degree programme is an excellent preparation for the career as a graduate architect.