Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Honours)

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 14,306

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. As one of the accredited architecture courses in Malaysia, 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, 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) UEC - Grade B in 5 relevant subjects listed in Schedule A
(4) Other IHL - RelevantFoundation/ Diploma accredited by MQA
(5) TAR UC - Foundation in Arts (Track A) OR Relevant Diploma

Compulsory subjects:
i) (1), (2), (3) and (4) must include SPM Credit/O Level Grade C/UEC Grade B in one mathematics subject#
ii) (1), (2), (3) and (4) must include SPM Credit/O Level Grade C/UEC Grade B in English Language and Bahasa Melayu/Malay Language AND
Pass in Portfolio Interview conducted by TAR UC.

#Grade B and above in AMMS0104 General Mathematics conducted by TAR UC is accepted as having fulfilled the Mathematics requirement for applicants with a pass in SPM/Grade D or Grade E (pass) in O Level/Grade C in UEC in the required Mathematics subject.

a) TAR UC Diploma will be accepted on credit transfer into Bachelor Degree programmes.
b) Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
c) Subject to the Ministry of Higher Education latest requirements.


Programme Outline:

  • Design Studios
  • Architectural Graphic Techniques
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Theories of Architecture and Design
  • History of Eastern Architecture
  • History of Western Architecture
  • CADD
  • Digital Modelling
  • Environmental Science
  • Building Services
  • Mechanical and 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 Publication
  • Industrial Training
  • Planning Studies
  • Experiencing Architecture (Southeast Asia)
  • Experiencing Architecture (Asia Pacific)

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