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ARCHITECTURE

Head of programme’s Message

 

Architecture programme in University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) was established in September 2014 with the introduction of Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture, a 3-year undergraduate programme under School of Built environment (SBE). This is the first of a two-tier architectural education programme offered with a total of 120 credits. The curriculum is designed to produce graduate equipped with knowledge on architectural theories and design, building construction, materials and services, CAD and 3D software in producing design solutions, drawings, documents and communicating ideas at semi-professional level. In 2017, the programme received LAM Part I accreditation from Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM).

In September 2018, Master of Architecture, a 2-year postgraduate programme (leading to LAM Part ll accreditation) was introduced under the School of Postgraduate Studies. This is the second of a two-tier architectural education programme offered with a total of 60 credits. This programme is designed to produce graduate architects with critical thinking skills and competency in various advanced architecture fields. It takes on an integrated approach to learning architecture and adopts the teaching philosophy of ‘innovation and creative problem solving’. This programme is expected to be accredited by LAM for Part ll examination exemption by end of 2020.

University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) is the very first University in Malaysia to achieve a GBI “Platinum Index” rating through its futuristically designed campus and state-of-the-art facilities. It is a well-planned physical environment campus that provides world-class facilities, such as the studio, furniture, critique room and teaching equipment. Hence, the environment is very conducive for an architecture programme to be conducted whereby students can learn architecture and technological design and sustainable state of the art of facilities from the UCTS campus itself.

Located in Sibu, Sarawak, Architecture in UCTS draws on its rich Borneo context and niche. The school focuses on local issues and Borneo Regionalism in the courses and Design Studio, which have not been explored by other architecture programmes in Peninsular Malaysia. This includes documenting and studying the changes and evolution of Borneo Architecture and relates them to local needs and socio-cultural context, particularly in Sarawak. This is done through the newly set up Borneo Regionalism and Conservation Center (BORC) to enhance Borneo regionalism and identity. Students participated in real-life projects such as Conservation of Masjid Al-Qadim Sibu and Conservation of Sarawak Museum. The main objective of these projects is to expose the students to real-life practice in the industry. Students are also involved in Community engagement project between the school and the society such as Community Engagement at Rumah Panjang Mengga and workshop on Conservation of Fort Emma.

Apart from that, programme also facilitate extra-curricular activities for students such as annual Sibu Street Art Festival, Lantern Festival, Christmas Tree Competition, Bamboo Pavilion, Stem Playground, Minggu Alam Bina and Cardboard City Competition, ArchiNite, InfoDay, Architectural Drawing Convention workshops and Joint Summer Camp in Pontianak through Architecture Students Club (ASC). ASC is also open to all students from other discipline to participate and all the activities are in line with the vision and mission of programme, school and UCTS.

Students are expected to balance their commitment between extra curriculum activities and academic especially in their studio project. In studio projects, students are expected to produce innovative solutions within the cultural and regional context whereby aspects of science, technology and culture are integrated into design solutions. Apart from studio projects, students will participate in studio and course lectures, seminars, tutorials, site visits, fieldwork, workshops, and also architectural study trips, as well as extra curriculum activities.

Architecture students received many awards in the academic field. In 2018, Mr Chan Lek Heng won and Academic Award 2018 at University level and Ms Angie Fung won the PAM Academic Excellence Award 2018 at National level. In 2019, Mr Titus Ling How Zhe won the PAM Yayasan Feruni Scholarship Award while and Ms Lau Sing Yi won the PAM Academic Excellence Award 2019. Increased number of students received Dean’s list every semester shows that students are committed to being their best. It is hoped that these achievements will inspire other students to strive for excellence in both extra curriculum and academics in the future.

In line with UCTS vision and mission, Architecture in UCTS was envision as an educational platform to facilitate collaborative setting, not only to learn how to understand the complexities of our built environment, but also to nurture and develop a community of innovative, creative, educated and highly skilled Architects for the new and emerging industries.

Muhammad Khairi b. Ismail
Head of Programme, Architecture
School of Built Environment

 

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Hons)

[N/581/6/0051] [5/19] [MQA/FA4450]

  • OVERVIEW
  • VISION + MISSION
  • COURSES
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • FEE
  • CAREER
  • FAQS

APPROVAL CODE

N/581/6/0051; 5/19

ACCREDITATION CODE

MQA/FA4450

QUALIFICATION

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Hons)

COURSE DURATION

3 years

INTAKES

February, July, September

CAMPUS

Sibu, Sarawak

University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) offers Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture programme to produce creative and innovative architect graduates who will serve the needs of the local and global community. It is the first part of the professional programme which prepares students to understand both theoretical and hands-on skills in order to formulate proposals in the pursuance of improving built environment. Compulsory internship will train students real architectural experiences, nurture their management, communication skills and provide platform to apply design and theoretical skills. Students are required to complete 120 credits hours (inclusive of internship) in three (3) years.

ACCREDITATION

The Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture has received MQA recognition and Full Accreditation from the Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM Part I).

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) / Board of Architects Malaysia
Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA)

OUR VISION

To be a global technical university founded on science and technology

 

OUR MISSION

To provide world-class educational programmes and learning environment to nurture creative and entrepreneurial leaders
through a broad education in science and technology

 

PROGRAMME AIM

The programme aims to produce alumni with strong architectural background, capable to fulfil their professional demands in highly competitive market with confidence, outstanding ethical and moral values.

 

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)
  • Graduates will be able to apply the understanding of construction, materials, services, historical, cultural and regulatory application in architectural design.
  • Graduates will be able to translate design that comply to the requirements of the local authorities and produce technical drawings with appropriate architectural communication skills.
  • Graduates will be able to display good work ethics, work independently and collaborate in team to fulfil the demand of architectural practice.

 

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs)

At the end of the programme, students should be able to attain the following learning outcomes:

  1. Ability to acquire and apply knowledge of historical and cultural context, legislation, technology and environment in architectural design.
  2. Ability to produce design using related or relevant architectural communication skills.
  3. Ability to solve problems through creative and innovative architectural design strategies that are responsive to societal and environmental needs.
  4. Ability to apply soft skills in multi-disciplinary networking.
  5. Ability to demonstrate leadership and professional responsibility when working in team.
  6. Ability to apply entrepreneurial skills for effective architectural practice.
  7. Ability to show good ethical behaviour architectural profession.
  8. Ability to develop self-learning skills and value the importance of continuous learning.
COURSE STRUCTURE

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1

  • Design Studio 1
  • Architectural Graphic
  • Principles of Design
  • Building Technology 1
  • *Elective Subject

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1

Design Studio 1
Architectural Graphic
Principles of Design
Building Technology 1
*Elective Subject

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2

Design Studio 2
Building Services 1
Environmental Science
History and Theory of
Architecture 1

YEAR 2, SEMESTER 3

Design Studio 3
Building Technology 2
Computer Aided Drafting
History and Theory of
Architecture 2

YEAR 2, SEMESTER 4

Design Studio 4
Building Services 2
Working Drawings
*Elective Subject
 

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2

  • Design Studio 2
  • Building Services 1
  • Environmental Science
  • History and Theory of
  • Architecture 1

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2

  • Design Studio 2
  • Building Services 1
  • Environmental Science
  • History and Theory of
  • Architecture 1

YEAR 3, SEMESTER 5

Design Studio 5
Building Technology 3
Environmental Design
History and Theory of
Architecture 3

YEAR 3, SEMESTER 6

Comprehensive Design
Project
Architectural Practice
*Elective Subject
 

ELECTIVES

Elective Courses are subject to availability

Computer Aided Design Architectural Detailing Measured Drawing Photography Green Architecture Environmental Psychology Intro. to Information Technology

PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP

Students are required to undergo 6 months internship training in the professional firms

Professional Internship I
(3 months)
Professional Internship II
(3 months)

UCS & MPU Courses

University Compulsory Subjects (UCS) and Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

Hubungan Etnik Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) Malaysian Economy Entrepreneurship Skills Co-curriculum Communication in the Workplace Professional English Creativity & Innovation Green Technology Bahasa Kebangsaan

  • Pass STPM /A-Level with full pass in two (2) subjects and SPM/O-level credit in Mathematics; or
  • Pass UEC with five (5) Grade B’s including Mathematics; or
  • Pass Matriculation / Pre-U / Foundation from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA 2.0 and Pass SPM / O-level equivalent with a minimum of credit in Mathematics; or
  • Pass Diploma in related fields from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA 2.0; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government; and
  • SPM/O-level pass in Visual Arts / Pass UCTS Portfolio Assessment / Interview
TUITION FEE

For more details and information, please contact our Marketing Office at (+6) 084-367300 or email to enquiry@ucts.edu.my.

CAREER PROSPECTS

When you’ve successfully completed this degree programme, you could embark on any of these exciting careers, including:

  • Assistant Architect
  • Design Consultant
  • Interior Designer
  • 3D Visualiser
  • Graphic Illustrator
  • Research Assistant
  • Academic Tutor
FAQs

This depends on your interest. Do you always find yourself with a pencil or pen in hand, constantly doodling, drawing and sketching? Have you always been fascinated with buildings design around your home town? If so, perhaps you might want to consider a course in Architecture!

The first-year design studio curriculum will help you develop skills in all kinds of media from sketching to constructing your designs in the computer. You will be amazed at how much you will learn in one year!

The following aspect of architectural knowledge and skills are integrated in the architectural education programme: Design, Technology and Environment, Cultural Context, Communication and Management Practice and Law.

All architecture programme will have design studio projects, requiring you to present concepts, drawings and models to support your design work. The Design Studio is the backbone of the curriculum. It’s intense and fun! Your studio master will both challenge you and guide you to develop your skills in design thinking.

The most common items to include in a portfolio interview are graphic images (freehand drawings, paintings, etc.) and photographs of material constructions you have made (furniture, sculpture, etc.). Not only that, we would love to hear about your hobby too! Not to forget your general knowledge on architecture and current issues.

In Malaysia, two-tier architectural education programme is being practiced. The first tier is the undergraduate programme equivalent to LAM Part 1 Examination while the second tier is the post graduate programme equivalent to LAM Part 2 Examination.

You need a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from LAM Part 1 accredited programme before you can apply for Master’s programme.

Yes. Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture programme is accredited by the Board of Architects Malaysia as equivalent to its professional Part I qualification. Graduates may opt to pursue UCTS’s Master of Architecture (leading to LAM Part II qualification) or work in the architecture or built environment industry.

B.Sc. in Architecture is a pre-professional architecture degree (LAM Part 1). You are required to complete a professional degree, Master in Architecture (LAM Part ll )before being able to sit for the Architect Registration Exam (LAM Part lll) and become an Architect.

Career options that you can consider as a graduate of an Architecture degree:

  • Project Architect
  • Design Architect
  • Resident Architect
  • Conservator
  • Project Manager
  • Urban Designer
  • Architectural Model Specialist
  • Architectural Structure Specialist
  • 3D Visualiser
  • Graphic Illustrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Academician
  • Researcher

Master of Architecture

[N/581/7/0106] [06/23][MQA/PA 9736]
  • OVERVIEW
  • VISION + MISSION
  • COURSES
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • FEE
  • CAREER
  • FAQS

APPROVAL CODE

N/581/7/0106; 06/23

ACCREDITATION CODE

On-going

QUALIFICATION

Master of Architecture

COURSE DURATION

2 years

INTAKES

September

CAMPUS

Sibu, Sarawak

The Master of Architecture is a 2 year full-time professional Master’s programme that centres on the advanced study of Architecture. It is equivalent to Part II of the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) Professional Examination.

It takes on an integrated approach to learning Architecture and adopts the teaching philosophy of “innovation and creative problem solving”.

It aims to develop talented and skilled Architects that meets demands of construction industry as well as complies with the objectives of the Council of Architectural Accreditation and Education Malaysia (CAAEM) under the Board of Architect Malaysia.

Students will undertake a range of advanced and research-based studio projects supported by knowledge and application of technology and environment, cultural context, management practice and law.

OUR VISION

To be a global technical university founded on science and technology

OUR MISSION

To provide world-class educational programmes and learning environment to nurture creative and entrepreneurial leaders
through a broad education in science and technology

PROGRAMME AIM

Master in Architecture is designed to produce talented and skilled human capital that meets the demands of construction industry as well as complies with the objectives of the Council of Architectural Accreditation and Education Malaysia (CAAEM) under the Board of Architects Malaysia.

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)
  • Graduates will be able to apply architectural knowledge and skills in professional practice;
  • Graduates will be able to apply their abilities in architectural communication and collaborative skills with multi-disciplinary teams in the construction industry;
  • Graduates will be able to interpret current architectural issues and apply appropriate solutions.
PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs)

At the end of the programme, students should be able to attain the following learning outcomes:

  1. Ability to develop ideas through creative and innovative problem solving approach to produce architectural design of suitable complexity and scale that meets functionality, aesthetics and local Acts;
  2. Ability to interpret and analyse design requirements from design brief into functional design;
  3. Ability to apply and integrate knowledge of architectural theories with respect to technology, environment, socioeconomic, socio-cultural, urban design and planning principles in architecture;
  4. Ability to communicate design through advanced architectural presentation;
  5. Ability to work in a team and demonstrate understanding of inputs of other relevant professions within the building industry;
  6. Ability to demonstrate awareness of cost implication in design options;
  7. Ability to demonstrate professionalism and leadership within the framework of architectural practice in the building industry.
COURSE STRUCTURE

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1

  • Advanced Design Studio 1
  • Urban Design
  • Architectural Concept
  • and Philosophy

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1

Advanced Design Studio 1
Urban Design
Architectural Concept
and Philosophy

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2

Advanced Design Studio 2
Architectural Technology
Design
Research Methods

YEAR 2, SEMESTER 3

Design Thesis 1
Project Development
Dissertation 1
*Elective Subject

YEAR 2, SEMESTER 4

Design Thesis 2
Dissertation
Construction Law
Contract

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2

  • Design Studio 2
  • Building Services 1
  • Environmental Science
  • History and Theory of

ELECTIVES

Elective Courses are subject to availability

Housing Issues
Conservation
Adaptive Reuse
Borneo Regional Design
Landscape Design
Sustainable Passive Design

  • Graduate from LAM Part I Architecture programme.
  • Complete and pass with minimum CGPA of 2.75, with 6 months practical experience in related field, or
  • Complete and pass with less than CGPA of 2.75, but not less than 2.50, with minimum 18 months practical experience in related field.
  • Pass portfolio review and interview by UCTS panel
TUITION FEE

For more details and information, please contact our Marketing Office at (+6) 084-367300 or email to enquiry@ucts.edu.my.

CAREER PROSPECTS

When you’ve successfully completed this master programme, you could embark on any of these exciting careers, including:

  • Project Architect
  • Design Architect
  • Resident Architect
  • Conservator
  • Project Manager
  • Urban Designer
  • Architectural Structure Specialist
  • Interior Designer
  • Property Developer
  • Academician
  • Researcher
  • Building Information Model Specialist
FAQs

 

SCHOOL OF BUILT ENVIRONMENT (SBE)
University College of Technology Sarawak
No 1 Jalan Universiti
96000 Sibu Sarawak
T: (+6) 084 367300
F: (+6) 084 367301