Master of Architecture

[N/581/7/0106] [06/23][MQA/PA 9736]

Programme Overview

The Master of Architecture is a 2 year full-time professional Master’s programme that centres on the advanced study of architecture. It is equivalent to the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) Part 2 Examination. It takes on an integrated approach to learning architecture and adopts the teaching philosophy of ‘innovation and creative problem solving’.

It aims to develop talented and skilled architects that meets demands of construction industry as well as complies with the objectives of the Council of Architectural Accreditation and Education Malaysia (CAAEM) under the Board of Architect Malaysia. Students will undertake a range of advanced and research-based studio projects supported by knowledge and application of technology and environment, cultural context, management practice and law.

Programme Aims

Master in Architecture is designed to produce talented and skilled human capital that meets the demands of construction industry as well as complies with the objectives of the Council of Architectural Accreditation and Education Malaysia (CAAEM) under the Board of Architects Malaysia.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • Graduates will be able to apply architectural knowledge and skills in professional practice;
  • Graduates will be able to apply their abilities in architectural communication and collaborative skills with multi-disciplinary teams in the construction industry;
  • Graduates will be able to interpret current architectural issues and apply appropriate solutions.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

1. Ability to develop ideas through creative and innovative problem solving approach to produce architectural design of suitable complexity and scale that meets functionality, aesthetics and local Acts;
2. Ability to interpret and analyse design requirements from design brief into functional design;
3. Ability to apply and integrate knowledge of architectural theories with respect to technology, environment, socioeconomic, socio-cultural, urban design and planning principles in architecture;
4. Ability to communicate design through advanced architectural presentation;
5. Ability to work in a team and demonstrate understanding of inputs of other relevant professions within the building industry;
6. Ability to demonstrate awareness of cost implication in design options;
7. Ability to demonstrate professionalism and leadership within the framework of architectural practice in the building industry.

Careers

Project Architect / Design Architect / Resident Architect / Conservator / Project Manager / Urban Designer / Architectural Structure Specialist / Interior Designer / Property Developer / Academician / Researcher / Building Information Model Specialist

Intake

  • September

Duration of Study

  • Full Time: Minimum 2 years (4 semesters)

Programme Structure and Synopsis

Tuition Fees (subject to change)
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Entry Requirements

Applicants for Master of Architecture programme must possess:
a) A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from LAM accredited programme with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications as accepted by the University Senate; AND
b) Demonstrate good Architectural Design through interview and portfolio assessment; AND
c) Minimum of six (6) months of working experience in related field.
OR
a) A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from LAM accredited programme with minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications as accepted by the University Senate; AND
b) Demonstrate good Architectural Design through interview and portfolio assessment; AND
c) Minimum of three (3) years of working experience in related field.

English Language Requirements 

English Language Requirements (for international students only)
a) A minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
i. 550 in the TOEFL (Paper Based Test); OR
ii. 80 in the TOEFL (Internet Based Test); OR
b) A minimum score of 6.0 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); OR
c) Any other qualification, which is of equivalent level as determined by the University Senate.

 

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