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Diploma in Architectural Technology

Offered by: City University Malaysia
Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FacultyFaculty of Architecture and Built Environment
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyArchitecture & Building
Course Description

The objective of the Diploma in Architectural Technology is basically to meet the increasing need for sub-professionals and professionals in the building industries. The programme will expose students to the basic of art and science of design through an understanding of conceptual design. Key features of this programme include principles of design, construction and materials, environmental science, theory and history of architecture and building services. It also provides comprehensive lectures, tutorials, assignments, projects and studios to equip graduates with the ability to design imaginative and functional buildings for the community.


Subject Offered

• English on the Go
• New Direction in English
• Global English
•  Foundation Mathematics
• Building Technology
• Studio Design 1
• Graphic and Technical Drawing
• Architecture Communication Skill
• Architecture Computer Studies (CAD) 1
• Principles of Architectural Design
• Studio Design 2
• Building Services 1
• Environmental Science

• Theory and History of Architecture 1
• Studio Design 3
• Building Construction and Material 1
• Ergonomic and Human Factor
• Building By Law (Architecture)
• Working Drawing and Documentation
• Architecture Computer Studies (CAD) 2
• Studio Design 4
• Building Construction and Material 2
• Theory and History of Architecture 2
• Structure
• Architecture Project Management
• Introduction to Project Management
• Studio Design 5
• Principles of Architecture Practice
• Building Services 2
• Topical Studies
• Industrial Training

Entry Requirements

• Passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia Vokasional (SPMV)/O-Level with at least 3 credits including Mathematics; OR

• Passed Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or equivalent with at least a full pass in one (1) subject and a credit in Mathematics in SPM or equivalent; OR

• Passed Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 in related field that is recognized or equivalent:

- Passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia Vokasional (SPMV)/O-Level with credit in one (1) subject; AND
- Continued studies until Diploma level in the same field; AND
- If necessary, PPT has to prepare a bridging program as a strengthening program for those who are switching from skills sector to academic sector

• Passed STAM with a Jayyid in one (1) subject and a credit in Mathematics in SPM or equivalent; OR

• Passed Certificate (Level 3 MQF) in any related area from Pemberi Pendidikan Tinggi that is recognized by the Malaysian Government with at least a CGPA of 2.00; OR

• Passed Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least a Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics; OR

• Other equivalent qualifications that is recognized by the Malaysian Goverment; AND
- Passed Art Subject/ Engineering Drawing in SPM or equivalent; OR
- Passed the portfolio test for those who failed or did not take Art Subject

Career Prospects

Assistant Architect or Technician, Draughtsman, Construction Technical Assistant,
Site Supervisor

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

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