About Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying

Contact Us :

Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
UTM Skudai, 81310 Johor,

Tel: +6075557351
Fax: +6075566155
Email: fabu@utm.my

The Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying was recently formed on 1 July 2018 under the UTM Synergy 4.0 exercise to restructure the academic entities. The exercise aimed to open more opportunity for synergy and collaboration between academia and students. This newly entity is the result of merging between the previously known Faculty of Built Environment and the Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate.

The then Faculty of Built Environment was initially established in 1970, as the Faculty of Architecture and became the Faculty of Built Environment in 1974. While the later was initially established in 1972 as the Faculty of Surveying, before rebranded to the Faculty of Surveying and Real Estate in 1994, Faculty of Engineering and Geoinformation Science and the Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate.

Currently the Faculty offers 9 Undergraduate degree programmes, 12 Master by Coursework programmes, 8 Master of Philosophy programmes and 8 Doctor of Philosophy programmes under 6 academic disciplines, namely Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Urban and Regional Planning, Geoinformation and Real Estate. The student population in the faculty totals about 1,800 undergraduates and 780 postgraduates including about 200 international students.

The undergraduate programmes are designed to provide a firm academic base and professional expertise in the respective disciplines. The Faculty uses its strong industry links to focus on current topics, skills in demand now and in the future. Students are encouraged to undertake real-world projects and participate in international exchange and global outreach programmes. All undergraduate programmes in the faculty are recognised by the Public Service Department of Malaysia and accredited by the respective governing boards of local as well as international professional institutions relevant to the programme. A degree from the Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying will keep graduates at the forefront of national and global agendas in planning, design, construction, operation and development sectors.

The Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying is committed to making a significant and positive impact on the country by combining academic strength with industry partnerships which are at the forefront of dealing with some of the major issues facing the nation today. Sustainability and integrated practice continue to define our teaching and research excellence. With a staff of 174 academics, 97 supporting staff and our excellence in real world teaching, research and consultancy service, the faculty aspires to be a destination of choice for high quality academics.


To be the faculty of choice for education and professional development in built environment


We strive to develop professionals who are responsible towards shaping sustainable built environment through synergistic partnership with the industries, professional bodies and alumni


Professional Built Environment Education for Sustainable Development

Core Values

Creative | Progressive | Collaborative | Inclusive | Sensitive