Bachelor of Science (Property Management)
The property management degree programme run by the department is the rst real estate degree programme in the country. The programme is mainly designed to meet the different real estate professional needs in the region. From time to time changes were made to the programme to re ect the changing needs of the industry.The competitiveness of the real estate industry across the region has affected practitioner’s expectation of graduates in the eld. The changing trend in the industry from purely knowledge based professionals to one with knowledge and human skills have change the way real estate professionals are trained. Currently the outcome based education (OBE) is being practiced here to ensure that the objectives of the programs are attained.
2.0 Programme Name and Conferment
a) Programme Name
Bachelor in Property Management
Bachelor of Science (Property Management)
3.0 Programme Recognition
This rst intake to the programme was rst offered by the University in the 1973/74 academic session. The award conferred was Bachelor in Surveying (Property Management). It was conducted as a ve year degree programme and the rst batch of graduate completed their studies in 1978. The programme received its recognition from The Public Services Department (ref: JPA.SULIT. 130/15-1SK.29) after it was deliberated at the Mesyuara tJawatankuasa Tetap Penilaian dan Pengiktirafan Kelayakan-Kelayakan which sat on the 24th November 1978.
In 1995, the name of the programme was changed from B.Surv (Property Management) to B.Sc (Property Management). The name and award changed requires a new recognition from JPA of which was eventually
obtained when they convene their meeting on the 25th April 1996. (ref: JPA.SULIT. 130/15-1SK.29). Currently the programme is also recognized by the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents, Malaysia.
4.0 Programme Goal
The goal of the programme is to produce knowledgable and skill professional valuers and property consultants.They are also equipped with positif and balanced attitude and are able to solve problems in real situations in groups or individually. They are also trained to acquire continuous learning skills in order to be specialist and skill worker in the property management eld.
5.0 Programme Objectives
i) Meet market demand.
ii) Become skillful and expertise in real estate profession.
iii) Generate and establish good relationship with real estate industries.
iv) Convey effective communication and embraces qualities leadership.
v) Engage in life-long learning.
vi) Cultivate the culture of effective team working.
v) Inculcate business and entrepreneurship skills.
vi) Think creative and innovatively.
6.0 Entry Requirements
Candidates are required to ful ll the University General Requirement and the Program Special Requirements. University General Requirements Possessed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper.
Obtained Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) with at least:
• Grade C (NGMP 2.67) in General Paper
• Grade C (NGMP 2.67) in two (2) other subjects
Obtain at least Band 1 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
Programme Specific Requirements
A. Minimum Quali cation of Ministry of Education (MOE) Matriculation/Universiti Malaya (UM) Foundation Studies in Science/Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Foundation Studies in Law applicant:
i) Minimum of Grade C passes in combination of two following subjects:
• Business Management/Accounting/Economic
ii) Passes in all subject of specialization
iii) Credit pass in Mathematics at SPM or equivalent
B. Minimum Qualification for the Candidate of Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM)
i) Minimum of Grade C (CPA 2.67) passes in combination of two following subjects:
• Mathematics S/Mathematics T
• Business Management/Accounting/Economy/Geography
ii) Credit pass in Mathematics at SPM or equivalent
C. Academic Quali cation Candidate with Diploma/Equivalent
Obtained Diploma in Valuation/Diploma in Property Management from UTM/Equivalent with at least CPA of 2.70
Candidates with CPA of less than 2.70 but with at least 2 years working experience in related eld are qualified to apply.
Obtained at least a credit at SPM level or equivalent, in the mathematics subject or obtained at least a Grade C in any one of the mathematic subjects at the Diploma level.
Candidate must send in their full examination transcript for the Diploma programme (all semesters) to UTM. Candidates are also required to submit a copy of the Diploma or a con rmation letter that they have completed their studies. Candidates with Diploma in Valuation or Property Management will enroll with the second year of four year programme.
Note: The actual entry year and duration of study are subjected to the credits transferred/ exempted as approved by UTM.
7.0 Programme Implementation
This programme is run on a fulltime basis and emphasises on both the theoretical and practical aspect. The practical work is carried out in laboratories and on-site. The learning process is supervised and
conducted by quali ed lecturers.
In addition to the on campus teaching and learning activities, students will pursue an Industrial Training for one(1) semester. It will be the second semester of their third year study. Students will be attached to various organizations and expose to the real working environment in real estate industry. The Industrial Training is undertaken with the collaboration from both the public and the private sector.
8.0 Programme Structures
This programme is offered on fulltime and part time mode and is based on a 2-Semester Academic Session with several courses being delivered and assessed in each semester. Assessment is based on coursework, final examination and final year project.
To graduate, students should:
• Attain a minimum of 130 credits
• Maximum study period is 10 semesters
9.0 Laboratory Facilities
Laboratories and other facilities that are provided by the Department particularly for teaching and learning include:
• Computer Lab 1
• Computer Lab 2
• Computer Aided Mass Appraisal (CAMA) Research Lab
Teaching and learning facilities:
• Nine (9) smart classrooms
• Two (2) seminar rooms
• One (1) resource centres
• Several lecture and tutorial rooms
Centres of Excellence (CoE):
• Institute for Geospatial Science and Technology (INSTEG)
• Centre for Real Estate Studies (CRES)
10.0 Career Opportunities
Graduates of this programme can seek employment as real estate professional either in the public or private sector; local and overseas. The typical positions that they usually hold are:
• Valuation Of Officer
• Property Manager
• Facilities Manager
• Real Estate Agents
• Project Manager
• Real Estate Agency
• Real Estate Consultant
Accordingly, organizations and agencies that usually employ Real Estate graduates include:
i) Agency who is directly with valuation and property management field such as Valuation and Property Services Department, Ministry of Finance Malaysia, Local Authority.
ii) Organization related to the provision and maintenance of public utility such as Department of Water Supply, TELEKOM and Tenaga Nasional.
iii) Private companies which are involve in real estate; Valuation Companies, Estate Agencies, Corporations, Hyper Market, Developer and Banks.
iv) Other agencies related to real estate for instance FELDA, FELCRA, RISDA and PETRONAS.
Architecture is the art and science of building. It’s activities encompass the design, development and planning of the built environment as well as managing the construction process. Architects play the key role in creating buildings and habitats that serve as integrated solutions to issues and contexts as diverse as design, research, practice, construction, socio-culture, human behaviour, history, and the environment. An architect’s design could extend from working places and simple individual living, to communal and urban living of the society. Such role demands highly professional and ethical individuals in creating better built environment. The Bachelor of Science in Architecture programme at UTM is designed to produce individuals that can fulfil this role.
The Bachelor of Science in Architecture Programme is a professional degree that is equivalent to the professional qualification of the Board of Architects Malaysia Part I, which is the first part of a two tier architecture programme. The programme emphasise on architectural design skill based studio projects and the complementary courses. Competent skills and knowledge addressed with the programme, contribute to the development of architecture within the National framework, for sustainable development.
To continuation of the Board of Architects Malaysia Part II is addressed in the Master of Architecture programme.
UTM degree holders with Bachelor of Science in Architecture and followed by degree in Master of Architecture, who have 2 years experience are eligible to sit for the LAM Part III examination in order to be registered as professional architects.
Mode and Duration of Study
Minimum Duration : 3 years
Maximum Duration : 5 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||61||100||83|
|B. Technology & Environment||15|
|C. Cultural Context||15|
|D. Management Practice & Law||9|
|2. Elective Courses||EA, EB, EC, ED. Elective Courses||30||30||25|
|3. University Courses||F. University Courses||20||20||20|
|Total credit hours to graduate|
- Project-Based Learning in Design Studio
For the core Design courses, design learning is mostly take place takes place in studio-based environment, where students learn through design projects in designated workspace in studios, within the Year. Students of each year are divided into smaller groups of not more than 15. The groups will be allocated to a studio master. The small group will ensure that each student’s uniqueness and individual creativity be catered for. Uniqueness and individual creativity is important virtue that the school upholds. Studio is an active student-centred learning place, a rich laboratory producing competency, innovation and creativity.
- Subject & Theory Learning
Complimentary to the studio project-based learning is the theory input. Categories of theory are Culture, Technology and Environment, Management, Practice and Law.
- Practice Learning Environment
Design Studio learning is carried out similar to an office environment. The Studio Master acts as the office principle whereas students are the staffs. In more advance cases students are to take the role of the leader for the office environment. Students are required to show discipline and professionalism required in firm. Occasionally professional architects and expert inputs are brought in to provide the balancing edge between working and academic, thus reducing the gap and prepare the students to excel within both worlds. Some hands on approach adopted by the workbases is also another form of practice learning environment.
- Research Base-Learning
Various research-based subjects promote inquisitive and systematic thinking skills and contributing to the body of local as well as world knowledge. The product of Malaysian Architectural Heritage research-based subject, for example has contributed to the nation’s largest collection of architectural heritage documentation, the learning products are now wealth of base knowledge, and these products are kept in KALAM and Library.
- Laboratory Testing & Simulation and Hands on Workshop
The programme encourages students to learn through Building Science and Computer Graphics testing and simulation. On the other spectrum, the students also learn from hands on approach in building workshop. These enable students to experience both real as well as virtual understanding of learning.
- Seminars, Workshops and Exhibition
The programme becomes venues for various intellectual platforms to allow dispersal and sharing of knowledge. Seminars, workshops and exhibitions take place at school level to national, and even to international level.
- National & International Competition
The programme promotes student/staff participation in both national and international competitions. This is important as a yardstick to measure our standing as the leading architecture school. The Department views competition as one of the instrument to gauge staffs’ and students’ performance and ability beyond academic realm of campus boundary.
- Field Study
The programme ensures architectural learning through firsthand experience of real places. Workbase trips are organized each semester to visit buildings, places, sites, architects offices.
- Global Outreach, Student Exchange & Internationalisation
The University promotes global outreach, student exchange and other internationalisation activities through subsidized schemes. The participating student will experience working with international partners thus expanding to greater horizon. The enrolment of international students in the programme also enriches learning experience within multi-cultural environment.[/restab]
Student Academic Assessment
A variety of assessment methods are used to match the learning outcomes of programme and students learning styles.
- Design projects : to assess competence in practical skills, techniques and problem solving; and skills/values to professionalism.
- Comprehensive design projects : to assess competence in architectural project and skills/values professionalism.
- Architectural, oral, visual & multimedia presentations : to assess effective architectural communication and presentation skills.
- Case/field studies : to assess reasoning skills and ability to derive learned material to real-life situations.
- Examinations, tests and quizzes : to assess breadth of knowledge.
- Assignments : to assess independent aspect of learning, which includes gathering of relevant information, analysis and presentation of findings. To assess ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Comprehensive Design Project Report : to assess full systematic process and comprehensiveness of project solution.
- Peer/self review : to assess generic skills mainly team working, lifelong learning, leadership, entrepreneurship.