Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Honours)

Application Dates
Course Overview
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition Fees
Malaysian Students: RM 34,400
Kuala Lumpur
3 years
Study Field

Programme Overview

Architecture is the art and science of building. The word ‘architecture’ was derived from Latin word ‘architectura’ and Greek word ‘arkitekton’, which mean ‘master builder’. As a trained professional and very often the lead player in building projects, an architect is entrusted with transforming the client’s need for space into reality. An architect is usually involved in all aspects related to the design, construction and commissioning of a building project. In the private sector, an architect may be employed in an architectural consultancy firm. After gaining suitable experience, he/she may decide to set up his/her own private practice.

The Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Honours) programme serves as Part I of the architectural education on the pathway towards the registration as Architect. As one of the accredited architecture courses in Malaysia, the programme is designed to cater for students who wish to pursue the career of architecture and practice as architects in Malaysia. For candidates without the requisite pre-university qualification, they may choose to complete the Diploma in Architecture programme first before they are promoted to the degree study on credit transfer.

Candidates for architectural studies are expected to have an interest in art and design, an ability to appreciate form and space, a love for heritage and culture, as well as an ability to appreciate all the five human senses. Students in this programme go through lectures, tutorials, laboratories, group discussions, seminars and studio works in which they learn draughting skills both manually and by using computer aided design (CAD) tools. Subjects covered in the programme include Design Studios, Design Theory, Construction Technology and Materials, Structural Studies, Environmental Science, Building Services, History of Architecture, Building By-Laws, Digital Modelling, Architectural Drawing etc.


Faculty of Built Environment

Entry Requirements

(1) STPM - Grade C in 2 relevant subjects listed in Schedule A and SPM Credit/O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in one mathematics subject#
(2) A Level - Grade D in 2 relevant subjects listed in Schedule A and SPM Credit/O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in one mathematics subject#
(3) UEC - Grade B in 6 relevant subjects which must include: one mathematics subject and 5 other subjects listed in Schedule A
(4) TAR UC - Foundation in Arts (Track A) OR  Relevant Diploma
(5) Other IHL - Relevant Diploma accredited by MQA and SPM Credit/O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in one mathematics subject

Compulsory subjects:
i) (1), (2), (3) and (5) must include SPM Credit/O Level Grade C/UEC Grade B in English Language and Bahasa Melayu/Malay Language AND
Pass in Portfolio Interview conducted by TAR UC.
(can remove this) ii) (1), (2), (3) and (5) must include a Pass in Portfolio Interview conducted by TAR UC

#Grade B and above in AMMS0104 General Mathematics conducted by TAR UC is accepted as having fulfilled the Mathematics requirement for applicants with a pass in SPM/Grade D or Grade E (pass) in O Level/Grade C in UEC in the required Mathematics subject.

a) Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Bachelor Degree.
b) TAR UC Diploma will be accepted on credit transfer into Bachelor Degree programmes.
c) Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
d) Information is correct at the point of printing. Subject to the Ministry of Education latest requirements.

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