Dean's Message

Faculty of Built Environment & Surveying,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
UTM Skudai, 81310 Johor,
Tel: +6075557351
Fax: +6075566155

Welcome to the Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying (FABU) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

The Faculty is one of the leading faculties offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the field of Built Environment and Surveying in Malaysia. It offers undergraduate degree programmes in Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Quantity Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Construction, Geoinformation and Real Estate. Our programmes are accredited by a range of national and international professional bodies, including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) United Kingdom.

Both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by the Faculty are well established and well regarded by employers. The Faculty also has close links with the industry, where many of our students enjoy successful careers. The QS World University Rankings by Subject, released recently ranked Faculty in the top 100, worldwide. This is a great achievement for the Faculty.

The Faculty emphasises the integration of academic knowledge and practical skills required for professional practice. Apart from imparting technical knowledge, acquisition of generic skills is vital for graduates to be competitive in the job market and successful in the future. Hence, generic skills are addressed in our courses.

International exposure is another key to success in today’s complex and dynamic world. It is important for students to gain awareness and insights into foreign cultures and policies in widening their knowledge in various aspects of global issues and challenges. The opportunity for this exposure is in-built in the University’s academic system through the internationalisation programmes, namely: global outreach, internship abroad, service learning and summer school programmes. The faculty strongly encourages students to participate in at least one of the internationalisation programmes during their study.

I hope students will take part in academic activities organised by the Faculty as well as portray an optimistic work culture with positive moral values in developing leadership qualities and individual generic skills. This is important not only for individual academic excellence but will also contribute to the development of the nation, towards becoming a developed country socially, culturally and politically.

I sincerely hope you will enjoy your time at the Faculty, and that your education here will serve you well in the future to be a great alumnus.

Prof. Sr Dr. Kherun Nita binti Ali
Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying