How do you find out if a career in architecture and construction is right for you? Is it enough that you grew up playing Lego or that you were hooked on Minecraft for months? Do you like making things with your hands? Are you constantly observing your surroundings, both indoors and outdoors? Do you often do repair work or home improvement projects? Do you enjoy beautifying your garden or helping friends redecorate their homes?
Fields of Study: Architecture and Building
by StudyMalaysia.com on March 17, 2017
What’s It About ?
Architecture and building is the study of the art, science and techniques involved in designing, constructing, adapting and maintaining public, commercial, industrial and residential structures and landscapes. It involves the surrounds of buildings and other external environments; and the functions and form involved in the art and science of designing.
The aim of this field is to develop an understanding of the structural, aesthetic, operational and environmental aspects of building design; and the functional aspects of construction, planning, development and management of buildings.
- Architectural Designers
- Architectural Drafters
- Architectural Engineers
- Architectural Historians
- Architecture Teachers
- Building Contractors
- Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
- Civil Drafters
- Civil Engineering Technicians
- Civil Engineers
- Construction and Building Inspectors
- Construction Carpenters
- Construction Managers
- Cost Estimators
- Electrical and Electronics Drafters
- Engineering Teachers
- Engineering Technicians
- Geothermal Technicians
- Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers
- Industrial Designers
- Interior Designers
- Landscape Architects
- Mechanical Drafters
- Operations Research Analysts
- Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters Plumbers
- Project Managers and Supervisors
- Property Developers
- Quantity Surveyors
- Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
- Restoration Architects
- Solar Energy Installation Managers
- Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians
- Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
- Surveying and Mapping Technicians
- Urban Designers
- Urban Planners
Courses Offered In This Field
Careers in architecture and construction are not just about architects or builders – there’s much more! Historians, interior designers and even software developers fall under this career cluster. If you like the idea of a job that lets you design, plan, build or manage buildings and structures, a career in architecture and construction could be a good match for you.
Architecture and construction is the study of the art, science and techniques involved in designing, constructing, adapting and maintaining public, commercial, industrial and residential structures and landscapes. It involves adjusting the external environment of buildings to the functions and form involved in the art and science of designing. Learn more here.
The architecture programmes at Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) are recognised for its hands-on approach. Students are exposed to a real working environment that allows them to experience the exploration of materials and the investigation of site and context.
Career Options in Architecture and Building
If you like to plan and design structures such as homes, office buildings, and other structural property that serve as places for people to live, work, eat and play, then this could be the career for you. Architects need to find a balance between their client's objectives, requirements, and budget and the feasibility, design and cost involved in the project.
Have you ever wondered why your career counsellor makes you answer questions about what you like (or don’t like) doing? Have you ever filled out a questionnaire that helped reveal your personality? Well, according to Holland, people who need help with career decisions can be supported by understanding their similarity to the following six vocational personality types. Read more here.
Realistic individuals are active and stable and enjoy hands-on or manual activities, such as building, mechanics, machinery operation and athletics. They prefer to work with things rather than ideas and people. Are you a realistic person? Read more here.
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Source: Education Guide Malaysia 14th Ed.