Bachelor of Science (Property Management)

1.0 Introduction

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
b) Conferment
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.
and
Obtained Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) with at least:
• Grade C (NGMP 2.67) in General Paper
and
• Grade C (NGMP 2.67) in two (2) other subjects
and
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:
• Mathematics
• Business Management/Accounting/Economic
and
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
and
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
or
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.
Award requirements:
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.

Introduction

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.

Programme Philosophy
The program is committed to academic and professional competency as prerequisites to advance in the architectural world. This program provides a holistic approach for students to excel in architecture through creative knowledge, technology and conviction towards the development of a caring and sustainable built environment.
Aim
The aim of the programme is to train and produce qualified professional architects (LAM Part I) with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Architecture. The program provides essential knowledge and skills in the core areas of design, communication, technology, environment, culture and practice; while committed to develop students’ creative, innovative and versatile qualities with the essential generic skills and ethics required.
Entry Requirements
Accreditation
The Bachelor of Science in Architecture programme is recognised by the Board of Malaysian Architects (LAM), Association of Malaysian Architect (PAM) and Public Service Department (JPA). The UTM architecture programme is the first in the country acknowledged by PAM and LAM. The 3 year Bachelor of Science in Architecture is accredited for LAM/PAM Part I; and the following 2 year Master of Architecture is accredited for Part II.

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.

Career Prospects
Graduates from this programme are competent to work in both public and private sectors as architectural officer, assistant architect, building designer, project architect, project supervisor, design consultant and other architectural design based interests.
Mode and Duration of Study
Mode of Study : Full-time
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
Award Requirements
To be eligible to graduate from this programme, students must complete a total of 120 credit hours or more, accumulated from courses that are set according to the classification scheme shown, with a minimum CGPA of 2.0.
Programme Implementation
The programme is delivered using a variety of approaches:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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Student Academic Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used to match the learning outcomes of programme and students learning styles.

  1. Design projects : to assess competence in practical skills, techniques and problem solving; and skills/values to professionalism.
  2. Comprehensive design projects : to assess competence in architectural project and skills/values professionalism.
  3. Architectural, oral, visual & multimedia presentations : to assess effective architectural communication and presentation skills.
  4. Case/field studies : to assess reasoning skills and ability to derive learned material to real-life situations.
  5. Examinations, tests and quizzes : to assess breadth of knowledge.
  6. 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.
  7. Comprehensive Design Project Report : to assess full systematic process and comprehensiveness of project solution.
  8. Peer/self review : to assess generic skills mainly team working, lifelong learning, leadership, entrepreneurship.