Student Info & Guide

Study Architecture and Building in Malaysia

by StudyMalaysia.com on October 20, 2016 | Career Guide

architecture-building.jpgArchitecture 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. 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.

What you will learn

Architecture and town planning

Architecture teaches you to design, alter, adapt, conserve and preserve buildings. You will learn about architectural history, architectural design, structural design and theory, architectural drawing, building drawing, architectural graphics, architectural technologies, building methods, materials and assemblies, building services, and project management. Town planning courses will teach you about the planning and development of urban and rural areas, taking account of function, aesthetic sensitivity, technology, and social, psychological and economic well-being.

Building and civil engineering

Building is the study of the science, technology and techniques of assembling, erecting and maintaining public, commercial, industrial and residential structures and their fittings. These courses prepare you to assist architects and engineers in planning and designing structures and buildings, testing materials, constructing and inspecting buildings, construction technology, model building and design estimating. Civil engineering is the study of planning, designing, testing and directing the construction of large scale buildings, structures, transport systems, water supply, pollution control and sewerage systems. It includes economic, functional and environmental considerations in its design and construction.

Courses offered in this field

Courses offered in this field include diploma and bachelor degree programmes. Get course listings at www.StudyMalaysia.com in the Fields of Study section under Architect & Building.

Some Examples:

Bachelor Degree Programmes in Architecture
Bachelor of Science (Architecture)
By: Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Bachelor of Geomatics Science (Hons)
By: Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Hons)
By: Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Bachelor of Town & Regional Planning (Hons)
By: Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Bachelor of Park & Amenity Management (Hons)
By: Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
B.Sc.(Hons) Housing, Building & Planning (Building Surveying)
By: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
BSc (Hons) Housing, Building & Planning (Urban & Regional Planning)
By: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
By: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning (Hons)
By: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons)
By: Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning
By: University of Malaya (UM)
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
By: University of Malaya (UM)
BSc (Geoinformatics)
By: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
BSc (Construction)
By: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning
By: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Bachelor of Architecture
By: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Bachelor of Architecture in Landscape
By: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
BSc (Land Administration & Development)
By: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Bachelor of Architecture
By: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Bachelor of Architecture (Landscape)
By: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning
By: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
BSc (Hons) in Architecture
By: UCSI University
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture
By: UCSI University
BSc (Hons) Housing, Building & Planning (Architecture)
By: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
BSc in Architectural Science
By: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Bachelor of Architecture
By: Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)
BSc (Hons) Architecture
By: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
BSc (Hons) Architecture
By: Taylor's University
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture
By: Taylor's University
Bachelor of Architecture
By: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
BSc (Architectural Studies) (Hons)
By: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
BSc in Architectural Studies
By: LIMKOKWING University of Creative Technology
BA in Interior Architecture
By: LIMKOKWING University of Creative Technology
BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture
By: LIMKOKWING University of Creative Technology
BA (Hons) Urban Planning & Design
By: LIMKOKWING University of Creative Technology
Bachelor of Architecture
By: LIMKOKWING University of Creative Technology
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture
By: SEGi University
BSc in Architecture Studies
By: Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)
BSc (Hons) in Housing, Building & Planning (Urban & Regional Planning) [Building Technology]
By: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

 

Possible occupations

(Some occupations listed here may need further training and/or professional certification)

  • Architects
  • Architectural Designers
  • Architectural Drafters
  • Architectural Historians
  • Architecture Teachers
  • Architectural Technologists
  • Building Contractors
  • Building Surveyor
  • Cartographers and
  • Photogrammetrists
  • Civil Drafters
  • Civil Engineering
  • Technicians
  • Civil Engineers
  • Construction and Building Inspectors
  • Construction Managers
  • Cost Estimators
  • Drafters
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Drafters
  • Engineering Teachers
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Environmental Policy
  • Analyst
  • Geothermal Technicians
  • Industrial Designers
  • Interior and Spatial
  • Designers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Lecturers
  • Mechanical Drafters
  • Naval Architects
  • Project Managers and
  • Supervisors
  • Property Developers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Restoration Architects
  • Solar Energy Installation
  • Managers
  • Supervisors of Construction
  • Surveying and Mapping
  • Technicians
  • Surveyors
  • Town Planner
  • Urban Designers
  • Urban Planners

Featured courses

Diploma in Architecture at International University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

Diploma in Architecture at International University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

toplogo_kliuc.pngThe programme prepares students for a career in the building industry as well as for higher level of studies in the field of architecture. Students are exposed to basic concepts and theories of architectural design, knowledge on building construction and materials and the use of relevant computer software which will enable them to contribute effectively to the construction industry.

Is this the course for you? IUKL tells us about the kind of students who will succeed in this course:

Students who take up architecture are usually right-brain thinkers. They are creative people who enjoy working with their hands. They don’t only sketch and draw but they get to build what they have planned on paper, for example, building scale models. Students should enjoy using a hands-on approach as this is crucial when working on most of their assignments.

Typical subjects in this course include:

  • Building Construction
  • Architectural Design

How is this course different from similar courses?

At IUKL, the main focus is on local architecture appreciation and sustainability. Both local and international students are exposed to the appreciation of local architecture including the use of local materials like the various types of bamboo. Students also learn about the use of sustainable building materials and recycled materials that support green architecture.

What can students who enrol in this course look forward to?

Architecture is a creative course that intersects art and technology. Students can look forward to a learning environment that is not just restricted to lectures and classrooms but also exposure to studio work that involves a hands-on approach. They will also spend a lot of time structuring their designs on a full scale model.

Bachelor of Science (Architectural Studies) at International University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

Bachelor of Science (Architectural Studies) at International University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

toplogo_kliuc.pngThe Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies is fully recognised by LAM and is equivalent to the Part I Examination for the Professional Architect Qualification. IUKL provides students a solid foundation through a higher qualification in architecture and gets them a step closer to their dreams. This programme aims to equip students with relevant key skills and architectural knowledge that meet the requirements of the LAM Part 1 qualification. In addition, the programme exposes students to various fields in architecture. IUKL’s architecture programme is recognised for its hands-on approach - students are exposed to the real working environment which includes exploration of materials and investigation of site and context.

Is this the course for you? IUKL tells us about the kind of students who will succeed in this course:

Architecture is the art of building, which includes both aesthetics and construction skills. It has been described as an artful science that has long been an important part of human civilization. Architects are tasked to create spaces that are safe, sustainable, and which can satisfy economic needs. Taking all these into consideration, students who have great interest in both art and building science will likely to do well in this course. At IUKL, we have unique ways of preparing professionals who are qualified to design and able to advise, both aesthetically and technically, on built objects. IUKL graduates will be equipped with solid architectural, engineering and problem-solving skills. They are trained to be versatile, able to think on their feet, and ready to take up responsibilities.

Typical subjects in this course include:

  • Studio Design
  • Building Construction
  • Building Services
  • Building Structures
  • Building Technology

What can students who enrol in this course look forward to?

Students will be exposed to exciting opportunities to expand their learning experience especially through their studio projects. They are free to participate in any architectural events and competitions locally and abroad. IUKL supports its students in getting maximum exposure and experience that will be very useful for them in their future careers.

What are some examples of career prospects?

Students can work as an assistant architect or an architectural designer. For students who aim to be professional architects, they can pursue a professional degree. Upon passing the examination, a graduate can register as a Professional Architect with BAM and embark on a career as a principle architect, principle designer, or assistant architect.

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus

toplogo_hwu.pngThe Guardian University Guide 2015 ranked Heriot-Watt University 13th in the UK and second in Scotland. The university was also ranked top in the UK and Scotland for its Civil Engineering programme.

This programme covers the main civil engineering disciplines of structures, geotechnics, water engineering and highway engineering. It provides students with the key skills and knowledge required to become chartered civil or structural engineers.

After graduation, students are equipped to work for engineering consultants, contractors or government at management level. The core curriculum includes instruction in all main subject areas, concentrating on analysis and materials behaviour, with increasing focus on design and management in the specialisation years. Throughout, there is an emphasis on the personal development of students within a professional environment.

Typical subjects in this course include:

  • Hydraulics
  • Determinate Structures
  • Design Studies
  • Civil Engineering Materials. Second Year
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Concrete Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Steel Element Design
  • Geotechnics
  • Structural Element Design
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Analysis of Indeterminate Structures

What can students who enrol in this course look forward to?

Students have the opportunity to participate in site visits and field courses. In the third year, students undertake a design project that involves collaborative work with students from other disciplines within the built environment professions.

Heriot-Watt University's Civil Engineering programme is supported by the civil engineering industry advisory committee, which provides students with employment advice and work placement opportunities.

There are also opportunities to be accredited by The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), which represents The Institution of Civil Engineers; and to be members of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institute of Highway Engineers.

What are some examples of career prospects?

Graduates can design and oversee construction projects such as urban drainage systems, roads, bridges, buildings and airports. All civil and structural engineering programmes are supported by the civil engineering industry advisory committee, which includes representatives from major multi-national employers offering advice, guidance and work placement opportunities.

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