Architecture in Malaysia

All about Architecture in Malaysia

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Simply put “Architecture is the art and science of designing buildings and other physical structure.”

To many, architecture is a creative and artful way of making an impact on the society. If you are thinking that architecture only has to do with the designing and building of homes, it is just the tip of the iceberg. It is architecture which fills a city’s skyline with multistoried buildings, builds hotels and convention centers, schools and hospitals, recreation centers, and everything that you see around you made of concrete and standing right up around you. It is the creative genius of an architect that gives people a home to stay in, offices to house businesses, factories to carry out manufacturing of goods and schools for children to study.

So, here are few reasons why you may want to study Architecture.

  1. You have a passion for building things
  2. You are creative and practical at the same time
  3. You have a passion for space and how it can be best utilized.
  4. You want to be part of something significant
  5. You enjoy challenges

 

What does a degree in Architecture entail?

A degree in Architecture will teach you how to plan, design and build structures so that they align with the environment around and render effective services. It'll also equip you to consider the environmental impact of what you are about to design and pushes you to think about how those designs might be reasonably executed, without compromising the environment.

There are few ways of becoming an Architect; but the best of them is to acquire a degree in the subject. A good course in Architecture will also teach you to link geo-politics to your design, will help you to understand the nature and design of historical buildings and will mold you to think creatively and pragmatically through your design. All in all, it is a perfect blend of science and arts.

The student doesn’t slog himself through unending lectures followed by spending hours in the library taking notes. A typical course in Architecture will involve the student in projects, workshops where the student can showcase his/her creativity and design skills. The student studies History, Art, Material Science, Physics, and Engineering. There is no scope of monotony as every project is different and every structure is different.

 

Architecture Degree in Malaysia

If you have made up your mind to study Architecture in Malaysia, you are in for some great university experience, as Malaysia a beautiful blend of beautiful rural areas and sustainable urban landscaping, and students will get to learn about some of the secrets behind the architecture all around them.

 

Given below are some of the good Architecture courses offered by Malaysian universities.

University

Course

Eligibility & Intake

Course Fee

Limkokwing

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Landscape Architecture – 4 years Full-time

Entry requirements:

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6

Intake – 29 July

RM17,000 per year

Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture – 2 years Full-time

Entry requirements:

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6

Intake – 29 July

RM19,550 per year

Bachelor of Science (Architectural Studies) – 3 years Full-time

Entry requirements:

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6

Intake – 29 July

RM24,000 per year

Taylor University

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Interior Architecture – 3.5 years Full-time

Entry requirements:

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6

Intake - 1 April, 26 August

$33,614

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture – 3 years Full-time

Entry requirements:

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6

Intake - 1 April, 26 August

$38,025

UCSI

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture – 3.3 years Full-time

Entry requirements:

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6

- National matriculation with CGPA of 2.0

Intake- July

Year 1: RM 26,180; Year 2: RM 31,910; Year 3: RM 26,410

Diploma in Architectural Studies – 2.5 years Full-time

Entry requirements:

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6

- National matriculation with CGPA of 2.0

Intake- July

Year 1:

RM 23,083; Year 2: RM 26,252; Year 3: RM 1,139

Diploma in Interior Architecture – 2.5 years Full-time

Entry requirements:

- High school certificate

- IELTS: 6

- National matriculation with CGPA of 2.0

Intake – May’19 and September’19

Year 1: RM 20,394; Year 2: RM 18,915; Year 3: RM 1,138

 

Career Prospects of an Architect

After successful completion of a degree in Architecture, you will have honed up both your technical and design skills. So, you would be looking forward to a career in fields like construction, restoration, landscape designing, and urban planning, built environment or architecture. Some of the career options are listed below:

  • Architect
  • Architectural Structure Specialist
  • 3D Visualiser
  • Architectural Model Specialist   
  • Resort / Hotel Conceptual Architect
  • Design Consultant
  • Landscape Architect
  • Town Planning Conceptual Architect
  • Urban Planner
  • Restoration Architect
  • Research Architect
  • Industrial Designer