Master Of Architecture

Approval Code R/581/7/0054; 08/2020
Accreditation Code MQA/FA4224
Classification Master of Architecture
Subject Area Architecture
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 2 Years / 4 Semesters
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January and July

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

MA Pathway

Academic Requirements
Graduate from LAM Part 1 Architecture programme

Complete and pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.50; Must possess minimum 6 months practical experience*

Design Grade - minimum C+ obtained during the final semester.



Complete and pass with CGPA 2.0 to 2.49; Must possess minimum 5 years practical experience*

*Practical experience refers to working experience at a registered architect office, an approved architectural-related organisation or practice within the building industry.


English Language Requirements

IELTS score Band 5.0; MUET Band 3; TOEFL score of 34 (IBT) or 410 (paper-based) or 160in CAE or 180 in CPE or 36 in PTE or a first degree from a University where the medium of instruction is English.

* As per Malaysia MOE approval.

General Requirement

An admission interview is required for all candidates applying to the programme.

This postgraduate degree programme is an excellent preparation for the career as a graduate architect.

Semester 1
  • Integrated Architecture Design 1
  • Advance Structure & Construction
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Architecture Theory
Semester 2
  • Integrated Architecture Design 2
  • Integrated Building System
  • Computer Aided Modelling & Simulation
  • Research Methodology
Semester 3
  • Design Thesis 1
  • Architectural Economics
  • Sustainable Environment
  • Architectural Practice & Management 1
Semester 4
  • Design Thesis 2
  • Architectural Practice & Management 2

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