Diploma in Building

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)
Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Study mode
2 years
June November
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 4,361
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 8,195

About this course

The Diploma in Building [formerly known as Diploma in Technology (Building)] is designed to provide a fundamental academic base in the discipline of construction management and property development needed in the construction industry. This programme focuses on planning, co-ordination and control of the construction project from inception till completion stage and managing the production of design, tender and contract. Students will be equipped with sound building construction technology, measurement, cost estimating and general contract principles of Building Contracts and legal principles related to the construction industry. As the construction industry is undergoing digital transformation to embrace Industrial Revolution 4.0, we work collaboratively with industry partners to prepare our students ahead with fundamental skill set in Building Information Modelling (BIM). The programme will provide effective pathway for students to further their studies at bachelor degree level in the field of construction management.

Entry Requirements

(1)SPM - 3 Credits in the relevant subjects which must include one mathematics subject
(2)O Level - 3 Grade C in the relevant subjects which must include one mathematics subject
(3)UEC - 3 Grade B in the relevant subjects which must include one mathematics subject
(4)Certificate - Relevant Certificate accredited by MQA and SPM Pass/ O Level Grade E (Pass)/ UEC Grade C in one mathematics subject

Compulsory subject:
(1), (2) and (3) must include -
i) SPM Pass/ O Level Grade E (Pass)/ UEC Grade C in English Language*

*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 at least a pass in Sejarah.
b) Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Diploma.
c) Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
d) Subject to the Ministry of Higher Education latest requirements.


Programme Outline:

  • Building Materials

  • Construction Technology
  • Technical Drawing
  • Digital Transformation with BIM
  • BIM & IT
  • Building Science & Services
  • Site Surveying
  • Building Maintenance Technology
  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Structural Studies
  • Basic Soil Mechanics
  • Principles of Management
  • Site Supervision
  • Construction Health & Safety
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Law
  • Principles of Malaysian Land Law
  • Building Acts & Contracts
  • Estimating
  • Measurement of Substructure Works
  • Measurement of Superstructure Works
  • Practical Training in Industry

Share this