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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture

Offered by: UCSI University
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)91140/Course
CampusUCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
FacultyFaculty of Architecture & Built Environment
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyArchitecture & Building
Course Description

Architecture is the art of designing the human built environment. Buildings are one of the most visible productions of man, and vary greatly in design, function, and construction implementation across the globe. The vision that Architects conceive is projected onto the society and the built environment in which they practice. These conceptions and ideas will inadvertently have profound effects on the built environment, and consequently on the people who interact with that environment. Architecture is, therefore, an art form, the learning of which requires professional practice, personal artistic development and technical knowledge of building. The constant dialogue between society and the architect is what produces architecture - as a product and as well as a discipline.

Unique selling points of the course
Architecture is an art form - the learning of which requires professional practice, personal artistic development and technical knowledge of a building. The constant dialogue between society and the architect is what produces architecture - as a product and as a discipline.

The School of Architecture and Built Environment understands that all those who study and work in the ?eld of architecture need a framework for aesthetics and a functional appreciation for buildings and context. This can only be achieved via a thorough grounding in the design process, building sciences and technologies allied to an understanding of the important social, cultural, artistic, and historical factors which in?uence architecture. This philosophy underpins every teaching and research programme delivered at the School.

The architecture programme develops both academic understanding and practical skills required for careers in the professional ?eld. Graduates will be equipped for careers in the broad ?eld of design in the built environment sector.


All of UCSI University’s Architecture & Interior Architecture degree programmes comply with the latest requirements for accreditation by the Council of Architectural Accreditation & Education Malaysia (CAAEM), Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM).

Year 1 Semester 1
  • Architecture Design Studio 1
  • Building Construction and Technology 1
  • Architecture History 1
  • Design Communication 1
  • Professional Communication
Semester 2
  • Architecture Design Studio 2
  • Structure 1
  • Building Construction and Technology 2
  • Architecture History 2
  • Design Communication 2
Year 2 Semester 3
  • Architecture Design Studio 3
  • Building Services 1
  • Building Construction and Technology 3
  • Architecture History 3
  • Computer-aided Design 1
  • Building Science 1
Semester 4
  • Architecture Design Studio 4
  • Building Construction and Technology 4
  • Theories of Architecture & Design
  • Building Science 2
  • Structure 2
  • Experiencing Architecture
Year 3 Semester 5
  • Architecture Design Studio 5
  • Building Services 2
  • Professional Architecture O?ce Practice
  • Architecture Inquiries
  • Architecture Option*
* Architectural Option 1 (Choose any ONE)
  • Furniture Workshop
  • Project Management
  • Digital Architecture
  • Architecture Site Planning
  • Architecture Site Surveying & Coordination
End Sem 5 / 6 Practical
  • Professional Architectural Internship
Semester 6
  • Integrated Architectural Design Project
  • Working Drawing Option*
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1   –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation

        –   For Foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
U4   –   Local & International:
  1. Experiencing Architecture
  2. Minor: Experiencing Culture 1
  3. Minor: Experiencing Culture 2

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.

Entry Requirements

For Engineering degree: STPM Minimum 2C including Mathematics and Physics ‘A’ Levels Minimum 2D including Mathematics and Physics UEC Minimum 5 credits, including Mathematics and Physics CPU CPU – Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects, incl. of a minimum score of 60% in Mathematics and Physics Local Matriculation Minimum CGPA 2.0 Foundation from other University/ College Minimum CGPA 2.0 WAEC/NECO Maximum aggregate of 15 points out of best 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum B’s in Mathematics and Physics Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent Pass (Subject to School discretion after reviewing transcript & syllabus. Max credit transfer of 30%) Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by MQA Minimum overall average of 65%, inclusive of minimum 65% in Mathematics and Physics International Baccalaureate Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects (Minimum scores of 4/7 in Mathematics & Physics) SAM SAM – Minimum average of 65% in 5 subjects, incl of minimum scores of 65% in Mathematics and Physics *Chemistry is required for Chemical Engineering; Physics is required for all other programmes. For Engineering Diploma, Interior Architecture and Architecture programmes, please refer to for more details.

Intake Months

April, Sept, Dec

Career Prospects

The Architecture programme develops both academic understanding and practical skills required for careers in the professional field. Graduates will be able to gain professional working experience in an Architectural Firm, Interior Architectural Firm, Developer Firm, Construction Firm, Supplier & Manufacturer Firm and Educational Institution. Creative and well-trained individuals who are able to use their architectural knowledge to solve problems in this field are the key to future progress and these are the professionals who are valuable to the built industry.

Graduates who wish to enter the workforce at this level are equipped for careers in the broad field of design in the built environment. Scope of work varies from an Assistant Architect, a Project Manager, an Interior Designer, Design Consultant, Project Executive, Design Research Assistant Free lance Designer, to an Academic Tutor. Graduates may also venture into other fields of expertise such as Furniture Design, Lighting Design, Theme Park Design, Retail Design, Commercial Design, Hospitality Design, Healthcare Design, Corporate Office Design, Stage Design, Exhibit Design, Film & Television Set Design, Environmental Design, Museum Design, Residential Design and Graphic Design. The career opportunities in this field have a good record of graduate employment. Opportunities also exist in the other areas, including marketing, promotion, facility management and development. Many large organisations, such as departmental stores hotels, resorts and property developers, also employ architects and architectural graduates as designers as well as managers and supervisors. Following experience with larger firms, graduates may start their own consulting business.

Graduates may also continue on to a professional and recognised Bachelor of Architecture programme, which upon completion and further post-graduate working experience will allow the candidates to sit for professional examinations and become qualified professional architects.

BSc(Hons) Architecture

  • Assistant Architect
  • Design Consultant
  • Interior Designer
  • Visualiser
  • Research Assistant
  • Academic Tutor

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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