Bachelor Of Science (Hons) In Architecture

Approval Code R2/581/6/0022; 07/2019
Accreditation Code MQA/FA 1627
Classification BSc (Hons)
Subject Area Architecture
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 3.3 years / 7 semesters (inclusive of 16 weeks Professional Internship)
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January and July

International Degree Pathways

Architecture is the art of designing the human built environment. Buildings are one of the most visible productions of man, and vary greatly in design, function, and construction implementation across the globe. The vision that Architects conceive is projected onto the society and the built environment in which they practice. These conceptions and ideas will inadvertently have profound effects on the built environment, and consequently on the people who interact with that environment. Architecture is, therefore, an art form, the learning of which requires professional practice, personal artistic development and technical knowledge of building. The constant dialogue between society and the architect is what produces architecture - as a product and as well as a discipline.


Architecture is an art form - the learning of which requires professional practice, personal artistic development and technical knowledge of a building. The constant dialogue between society and the architect is what produces architecture - as a product and as a discipline.

The School of Architecture and Built Environment understands that all those who study and work in the field of architecture need a framework for aesthetics and a functional appreciation for buildings and context. This can only be achieved via a thorough grounding in the design process, building sciences and technologies allied to an understanding of the important social, cultural, artistic, and historical factors which influence architecture. This philosophy underpins every teaching and research programme delivered at the School.

The architecture programme develops both academic understanding and practical skills required for careers in the professional field. Graduates will be equipped for careers in the broad field of design in the built environment sector.


All of UCSI University’s Architecture & Interior Architecture degree programmes comply with the latest requirements for accreditation by the Council of Architectural Accreditation & Education Malaysia (CAAEM), Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM).

Professional Recognition


Academic Requirements
Foundation in Arts/ Science/ Equivalent
Minimum CGPA 2.0 with credit in Maths AND
Minimum credit Maths in SPM or grade ‘C’ in O-Levels
(Arts/Science stream)
Minimum CGPA of 2.00 (or equivalent)
With minimum Grade ‘C’ for 2 subjects INCLUDING Maths
Minimum Grade ‘E’ for 2 subjects INCLUDING Maths
(Commerce/Science stream)
Minimum 5 Credits (‘B’ grade) INCLUDING Maths
Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects INCLUDING Maths
Minimum average of 65% in 6 subjects INCLUDING Maths
International Baccalaureate
Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects (Minimum score of 4/7 in Maths)
Local Matriculation
Minimum CGPA 2.0 INCLUDING Maths
Minimum credit Maths in SPM or grade 'C' in O-Levels
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent
Minimum CGPA 2.0
  • Subject to School discretion and credit transfer after reviewing transcript, syllabus description & portfolio.
  • Max. 30% credits transfer as per MOHE ruling


Academic Requirements
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum average of 65% inclusive minimum 65% for Maths


*Faculty reserve the right to request interview if deemed necessary. This apply to both local and foreigner.

English Language Requirements

  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM or A2 in UEC level or Band 5.0 in IELTS or 410 in TOEFL PBT or 34 in TOEFL IBT or 160 IN CAE or 180 IN CPE or 36 in PTE or MUET Band 3.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the English for Tertiary Education (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.

Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM: Minimum Credit – 'C' grade
O-Level: Minimum Credit – 'C' grade
UEC: Minimum Credit – 'B6' grade
STPM: Minimum Pass – 'C' grade
'A' Levels: Minimum Pass – 'E' grade
SAM/CPU: Minimum Pass – 65% (Degree)

The Architecture programme develops both academic understanding and practical skills required for careers in the professional field. Graduates will be able to gain professional working experience in an Architectural Firm, Interior Architectural Firm, Developer Firm, Construction Firm, Supplier & Manufacturer Firm and Educational Institution. Creative and well-trained individuals who are able to use their architectural knowledge to solve problems in this field are the key to future progress and these are the professionals who are valuable to the built industry.

Graduates who wish to enter the workforce at this level are equipped for careers in the broad field of design in the built environment. Scope of work varies from an Assistant Architect, a Project Manager, an Interior Designer, Design Consultant, Project Executive, Design Research Assistant Free lance Designer, to an Academic Tutor. Graduates may also venture into other fields of expertise such as Furniture Design, Lighting Design, Theme Park Design, Retail Design, Commercial Design, Hospitality Design, Healthcare Design, Corporate Office Design, Stage Design, Exhibit Design, Film & Television Set Design, Environmental Design, Museum Design, Residential Design and Graphic Design. The career opportunities in this field have a good record of graduate employment. Opportunities also exist in the other areas, including marketing, promotion, facility management and development. Many large organisations, such as departmental stores hotels, resorts and property developers, also employ architects and architectural graduates as designers as well as managers and supervisors. Following experience with larger firms, graduates may start their own consulting business.

Graduates may also continue on to a professional and recognised Bachelor of Architecture programme, which upon completion and further post-graduate working experience will allow the candidates to sit for professional examinations and become qualified professional architects.

BSc (Hons) Architecture

  • Assistant Architect
  • Design Consultant
  • Interior Designer
  • Visualiser
  • Research Assistant
  • Academic Tutor
Year 1 (Semester 1)
  • Architecture Design Studio 1
  • Building Construction and Technology 1
  • Architecture History 1
  • Design Communication 1
  • Professional Communication

Year 1 (Semester 2)

  • Architecture Design Studio 2
  • Structure 1
  • Building Construction and Technology 2
  • Architecture History 2
  • Design Communication 2
Year 2 (Semester 3)
  • Architecture Design Studio 3
  • Building Services 1
  • Building Construction and Technology 3
  • Architecture History 3
  • Computer-aided Design 1
  • Building Science 1

Year 2 (Semester 4)

  • Architecture Design Studio 4
  • Building Construction and Technology 4
  • Theories of Architecture & Design
  • Building Science 2
  • Structure 2
  • Experiencing Architecture
Year 3 (Semester 5)
  • Architecture Design Studio 5
  • Building Services 2
  • Professional Architecture Office Practice
  • Architecture Inquiries
  • Architecture Option*

* Architectural Option 1 (Choose any ONE)

  • Furniture Workshop
  • Project Management
  • Digital Architecture
  • Architecture Site Planning
  • Architecture Site Surveying & Coordination
Year 3 (End Sem 5 / 6 Practical)
  • Professional Architectural Internship

Year 3 (Semester 6)

  • Integrated Architectural Design Project
  • Working Drawing Option*


General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
– For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
– For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
– Local & International:
  1. Experiencing Architecture
  2. Minor: Experiencing Culture 1
  3. Minor: Experiencing Culture 2

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.

International Degree Pathway (IDP) via Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture

IDP Programme Pathway University Country Fee
BSc Architectural Studies 2+2 University of Strathclyde United Kingdom £ 16,800

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