Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Hons)

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)
Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 8,243
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 12,149

About this course

Architecture is the art and science of building. The word ‘architecture’ was derived from Latin word ‘architectura’ and Greek word ‘arkitekton’, which mean ‘master builder’. As a trained professional and very often the lead player in building projects, an architect is entrusted with transforming the client’s need for space into reality. An architect is usually involved in all aspects related to the design, construction and commissioning of a building project. In the private sector, an architect may be employed in an architectural consultancy firm. After gaining suitable experience, he/she may decide to set up his/her own private practice.

The Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Honours) programme serves as Part I of the architectural education on the pathway towards the registration as Architect. The programme is designed to cater for students who wish to pursue the career of architecture and practice as architects in Malaysia. For candidates without the requisite pre-university qualification, they may choose to complete the Diploma in Architecture programme first before they are promoted to the degree study on credit transfer. Candidates for architectural studies are expected to have an interest in art and design, an ability to appreciate form and space, a love for heritage and culture, as well as an ability to appreciate all the five human senses. Students in this programme go through lectures, tutorials, laboratories, group discussions, seminars and studio works in which they learn draughting skills both manually and by using computer aided design (CAD) tools. Subjects covered in the programme include Design Studios, Design Theory, Construction Technology and Materials, Structural Studies, Environmental Science and Building Services, History of Architecture, Building By-Laws, Digital Modelling, Architectural Drawing etc.

Entry Requirements

(1) STPM - Grade C in 2 relevant subjects listed in Schedule A^
(2) A Level - Grade D in 2 relevant subjects listed in Schedule A^
(3) SAM - ATAR 70 and Grade B in 2 relevant subjects which must include one mathematics subject
(4) UEC - 6 Grade B which must include: one mathematics subject, English Language and 4 other subjects listed in Schedule A^
(5) TAR UC - Foundation in Arts (Track A) OR  Relevant Diploma
(6) Other IHL - Relevant Diploma accredited by MQA

Compulsory subjects:
(1), (2) and (3) must include -
i) SPM Pass/ O Level Grade E(Pass)/ UEC Grade C in English Language**
ii) SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C in Mathematics/ UEC Grade B in one mathematics subject
(1), (2), (3) and (4) must include a Pass in Portfolio Interview conducted by TAR UC

**Grade C and above in AELE0364 English Language conducted by TAR UC is accepted as having fulfilled the English Language requirement for applicants who fail English Language at SPM/O Level/UEC.

a) SPM holders must have at least a pass in Bahasa Melayu and SPM holders from Year 2013 onwards must have a t least a past in Sejarah.


  • Design Studios
  • Architectural Graphic Techniques
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Design Theory
  • History of Eastern Architecture
  • History of Western Architecture
  • History of Modern Architecture
  • CADD
  • Digital Modelling
  • Environmental Science & Building Services
  • Mechanical & Electrical Services
  • Structural Studies
  • Principles of Construction & Materials
  • Construction Technology & Materials
  • Special Construction Technology
  • Building By-Laws
  • Building Analysis
  • Principles of Architectural Practice
  • Design Project Dissertation
  • Industrial Training
  • Planning Studies


English Language, English for Communication, English for the Profession, Tamadun Islam dan Asia, Hubungan Etnik, Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Entrepreneurship, Moral dan Etika/Contemporary Malaysian Issues, Co-curricular

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