Master of Architecture

Introduction

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.

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.
Class Schedule (Sem 1, 2021/2022)