Foundation in Arts (Built Environment)
Approval Code R/010/3/030; 01/2020 (KL) | R2/010/3/0196; 04/2024 (Kuching) | KA 9751; 07/2019 (Kuala Terengganu)
Accreditation Code A 11123 (KL) | A 9780 (Kuching) | A 9751 (Kuala Terengganu)
Classification Foundation
Subject Area Arts (Built Environment)
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 1 Year / 3 semesters (14 weeks per semester, no short semester)
Course Location Kuala Lumpur , Kuala Terengganu , Kuching
Intakes January, May and September

International Degree Pathways



The Fourth Industrial Revolution underway is dramatically changing our buildings and urban space in scale, complexity and scope.  As will increasingly complex environmental challenges. Professionals in the built environment field must be prepared for these emergent challenges and opportunities.

Our one-year Foundation in Arts (Built Environment) programme aims to give a good start. Using an integrated and synergised approach, the programme provides a cross-disciplinary introduction and built environment-specific subjects, to help you progress smoothly into your chosen specialisation (architecture, interior architecture or quantity surveying) at the degree level.

Adopting varied and innovative teaching approaches, both in and out of the classroom, our distinguished academics, visiting professors and industry experts will help you develop the subject knowledge as well as creative and critical thinking and study skills.

Drawing on close ties with the industry, you will also have an early exposure to real-world experiences working on community or industrial projects, together with your seniors and leading industry players in a supportive and creative environment.

Design your education pathway and build your career in built environment today.

Assessments

Integrating both coursework and written examinations, this programme incorporates a practice-oriented approach and furnishes students with relevant interesting, stimulating and hands-on experience via a variety of teaching methods and practical exercises. Different dynamic learning processes are employed in the delivery of this programme including lectures, tutorials, computer lab work, team-based projects, real-life system developments, presentations and independent projects, to name a few, supervised by both university lecturers and industry experts alike.

Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
SPM / O-levels 
5 credits (inclusive of Math for Architecture pathway)
 
UEC
3 credits (inclusive of Math for Architecture pathway)
 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Overall average score of 60%
 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Overall average score of 50%

 

English Language Requirements

  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • 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 Certificate in English programme (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 Credits – 'A+' to 'C'
O-levels Credits – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credits – 'A1' to 'B6'



International Degree Pathway (IDP) via Foundation in Arts (Built Environment)

IDP Programme Pathway University Country Fee
BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture 1+4 Griffith College Ireland € 9,400
B Architecture 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
B Architecture (Hons) 1+4 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
B Technology (Education) in Materials & Architectural Technology 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
B Technology (Education) in Materials & Engineering Technology 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology 1+4 Institute of Technology Carlow Ireland € 9,750
BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology 1+4 Cork Institute of Technology Ireland € 11,250
BSc (Hons) Architecture 1+4 Cork Institute of Technology Ireland € 11,250
BSc (Hons) Construction - Facilities & Energy Management 1+4 Institute of Technology Carlow Ireland € 9,750
BSc (Hons) Construction Management 1+4 Cork Institute of Technology Ireland € 11,250
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science & Sustainable Technology 1+4 Cork Institute of Technology Ireland € 11,250
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science (Climate Change / Landscape Ecology / Wastes) 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BSc (Hons) Furniture & Wood Technology 1+4 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Ireland € 9,950
BSc (Hons) in Architectural & Building Information Modelling Technology 1+4 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology 1+4 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Ireland € 9,950
BSc (Hons) in Construction Management 1+4 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Ireland € 9,950
BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering 1+4 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science 1+4 Institute of Technology Carlow Ireland € 9,750
BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying 1+4 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics 1+4 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Ireland € 9,950
BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture 1+4 Cork Institute of Technology Ireland € 11,250
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying 1+4 Cork Institute of Technology Ireland € 11,250
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying 1+4 Institute of Technology Carlow Ireland € 9,750
BSc in Construction Management & Engineering 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423

For enquiry, please contact us at geo@ucsiuniversity.edu.my or call us at +603 9101 8880 ext 2066.