Master of Architecture


The Master of Architecture Programme is a professional degree equivalent to the professional qualification of the Board of Architects Malaysia Part II. It is a continuation of the Board Architects Malaysia Part I, which is addressed in the Bachelor of Science in Architecture programme in UTM. The programme is a taught course Masters Programme and as such there is a structured curriculum with an emphasis on more research-based architectural design studio projects. This focus enables a more intellectual and theoretical basis in the architectural projects addressed within the programme at the same time contribute to the development of architecture within the National framework, that emphasises on the sustainable development. The focus on research-based is an addition to the technical, scientific and technological considerations that are already embedded in the courses. The Master of Architecture program is recognised by the Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM), Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) and the Public Services Department (JPA). The architecture programme in UTM is the first in country acknowledged by PAM and LAM. The preceding 3 years Bachelor of Science in Architecture is accredited for LAM Part I, and this 2 year Master of Architecture is accredited for Part II.

UTM degree holders in Master of Architecture with 2 years relevant working experience are eligible to sit for the LAM Part III examination in order to be registered as a professional architect.

Programme Educational Objectives
PEO1 To produce graduates who are knowledgeable and competent whilst fulfilling the professional qualification of Board of Architect Malaysia Part II.
PEO2 To produce graduates who are in possession of scholastic characteristics in the aspects of research and are able to solve problems analytically, critically and creatively based on sound scientific approaches and ideas.
PEO3 To produce graduates who are ethical, professional, responsible and acutely aware of the values of humanistic and sustainability.
PEO4 To produce graduates who are communicative and effectively contribute in working teams as well as competitive in the local and global markets.
Programme Learning Outcomes
PO1 Able to analyse and interpret knowledge in the areas of humanities, history and culture, environment and technology, professional practice and by-laws, in relation to architecture and the building industry.
PO2 Able to accomplish designs that are coherent and based on critical thinking and supported by integrated research in culture, behaviour, environment, technology, use of materials and practice.
PO3 Able to solve problems and provide new solutions backed by research and critical thinking on various constraints of issues and problems; technology and nature; contextual and contemporary rationale; by the integration of knowledge in design, communication, technology, environments, culture and practice.
PO4 Able to communicate confidently and able to justify design solutions with the use of appropriate communication media to convince stake-holders and target groups.
PO5 Able to organise and exhibit cooperative and collaborative professional team spirit in the execution of projects that involve group work.
PO6 Able to organise and acquire new concepts and up to date knowledge relevant to architectural design, practice and research.
PO7 Able to carry out the responsibility professionally and ethically as one entrusted with the care of the environment and the community.
PO8 Able to manifest the ability to initiate, lead, motivate and coordinate the team in the search for knowledge, production of architectural design and attainment of goals.
PO9 Able to exhibit entrepreneurial knowledge and abilities in the exploration of the architectural industry and related creative industries.
Mode and Duration of Study

Mode of Study : Full-time
Minimum Duration : 2 years
Maximum Duration : 3 years

Classification of Courses

Courses offered under this programme are based on the classification scheme shown in the table below:

Classification Course Group Credits Total credit hours Percentage
1. Programme Core A. Design + Communication (including research methodology) 39 66 91.7
B. Technology & Environment 6
C. Cultural Context 6
D. Management Practice & Law 9
2. Elective Courses E. Elective Courses 3 3 4.2
3. General Courses F. General Courses 3 3 4.2
Total credit hours to graduate 72 100
Award Requirements

To be eligible to graduate from this programme, students must complete a total of 72 credit hours, accumulated from courses that are set according to the classification scheme shown, with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 and have completed all the relevant courses within the time allowed.

List of Course (Sem 2, 2020/2021)