The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Architecture is designed to cater for students who wish to pursue the professional career in architecture and practice as Architects in Malaysia. The programme is a 3 years full-time accredited degree qualification recognised by the Board of Architects Malaysia or Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) as Part I of the professional exam. Upon complete of the architecture degree programme, graduates will be able to work as Assistant Architects and/or may continue to pursue their Masters in Architecture at UTAR (fully accredited as LAM Part II exam) so to register as Graduate Architect with the Board of Architects Malaysia.
The programme has been designed to provide students with sound knowledge an architectural design and building construction, architectural detailing, transferable skills in presentations and IT, as well as the development of analytical and creative thinking. Students learn about basic design, theory, manual and computer-aided drawing in first year. The second year programme introduces them to small scaled buildings, building science and services, building construction and technology. The third year emphasises on more complex, mid-rise building development, which integrates environmental sciences, structure, building services, construction and theory into the studio projects.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Architecture
3 years (Full-time)
January, May, October
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Student Centered Learning
The programme emphasises on the balance between theories and hands-on experience. Through design studios and other integrated projects, students involve in wide-range learning experiences where each individual is encouraged to develop his/her own creativity in finding solution to real issue.
Good Facilities and Resources
Our architecture studio spaces are conducive with allocation of minimum individual working space of 2.5sqm. each with a drafting table and storage facilities. The programme is supported with a well-resourced library and online resources. The wet and dry workshops are equipped with sufficient equipment and qualified assistants.
Well Balanced Academic Team
Our academic staff consist of qualified professional architects, specialist, as well as academic researchers, all with intensive industry experience and overseas exposures in multi disciplinary field.
Architectural study tours and field excursions are held every trimester enabling students to visit various significant buildings and sites in Malaysia and overseas. Our students have visited Sri Lanka, Bali, Cambodia, Guilin, Yunnan, Myanmar, Singapore and Taiwan besides many local notable locations in Malaysia.
Well-Proportioned Ratios of Lecturers to Students
The LAM guideline of staff to student ratio of 1:15 in design studios are strictly adhered to, while for other studio based subjects such as Drawing I and II, a ratio of 1:20 is applied.
Graduates of architecture degree qualification from UTAR are able to work in a variety of disciplines in the construction industry: