DEAN’S MESSAGE

Contact :

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

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

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.

 

Professor Hj. Sr. Dr. Hishamuddin bin Mohd Ali
Dean
Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying

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.

Vision

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

Mission

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

Theme

Professional Built Environment Education for Sustainable Development

Core Values

Creative | Progressive | Collaborative | Inclusive | Sensitive