Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Architecture

About Program

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Architecture is designed to cater for students who wish to pursue the professional career in architecture and practice as Architects in Malaysia. The programme is a 3 years full-time accredited degree qualification recognised by the Board of Architects Malaysia or Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) as Part I of the professional exam. Upon complete of the architecture degree programme, graduates will be able to work as Assistant Architects and/or may continue to pursue their Masters in Architecture at UTAR (fully accredited as LAM Part II exam) so to register as Graduate Architect with the Board of Architects Malaysia. 

The programme has been designed to provide students with sound knowledge an architectural design and building construction, architectural detailing, transferable skills in presentations and IT, as well as the development of analytical and creative thinking. Students learn about basic design, theory, manual and computer-aided drawing in first year. The second year programme introduces them to small scaled buildings, building science and services, building construction and technology. The third year emphasises on more complex, mid-rise building development, which integrates environmental sciences, structure, building services, construction and theory into the studio projects.  

Programme Details:


Bachelor of Science (Honours) Architecture

Accreditation Status:   

Fully accredited   


3 years (Full-time)


January, May

Total Programme Fees:   


Medium of Instruction:   



Sungai Long Campus


Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKCFES)

Programme Highlights:

Student Centered Learning

The programme emphasises on the balance between theories and hands-on experience. Through design studios and other integrated projects, students involve in wide-range learning experiences where each individual is encouraged to develop his/her own creativity in finding solution to real issue.

Good Facilities and Resources

Our architecture studio spaces are conducive with allocation of minimum individual working space of 2.5sqm. each with a drafting table and storage facilities. The programme is supported with a well-resourced library and online resources. The wet and dry workshops are equipped with sufficient equipment and qualified assistants.

Well Balanced Academic Team

Our academic staff consist of qualified professional architects, specialist, as well as academic researchers, all with intensive industry experience and overseas exposures in multi disciplinary field. 

Site Visitations

Architectural study tours and field excursions are held every trimester enabling students to visit various significant buildings and sites in Malaysia and overseas. Our students have visited Sri Lanka, Bali, Cambodia, Guilin, Yunnan, Myanmar, Singapore and Taiwan besides many local notable locations in Malaysia.

Well-Proportioned Ratios of Lecturers to Students

The LAM guideline of staff to student ratio of 1:15 in design studios are strictly adhered to, while for other studio based subjects such as Drawing I and II, a ratio of 1:20 is applied.


Career Prospects:

Graduates of architecture degree qualification from UTAR are able to work in a variety of disciplines in the construction industry:

Assistant Architect Architecture Designer Architectural Illustrator Architectural Model Specialist  Project Executive Assistant Project Manager Draft Person Contractor They may pursue continue their Master's degree in architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, construction management, uban design, interior design, project management and other related field of study. 

Professional Recognition/Accreditation:

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Architecture offered by UTAR is accredited by:

Board of Architects Malaysia

How to Become a Professional Architect in Malaysia? 

Architects in Malaysia are required to have a certain level of qualification, which is governed by the Board of Architects Malaysia, or Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM). It is known as LAM Parts I, II, and III.

The LAM-accredited UTAR Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programmes exempt graduates from the LAM Part I and LAM Part II exams respectively. To be qualified as a Professional Architect in Malaysia, you must work as an architect for at least two years after graduating from these programmes and have completed all of the project requirements set by LAM before submitting an evaluation report and passing the LAM Part III examination.

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Jenjang Pendidikan

Bachelor Degree (S1)

Study Area

Design and Architecture

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Guided by its vision to be a global university of educational excellence, UTAR is highly reputed as one of the fastest growing private higher education institutions in the country with phenomenal growth in all aspects of its development since its inception. With the first intake of only 411 students in its Petaling Jaya campus in 2002, the University’s enrolment has now reached about 22,000 students with campuses located in Kampar, Perak and Bandar Sungai Long, Selangor.

UTAR has graduated over 72,000 students since its inaugural convocation in 2005 and has made impressive strides in establishing a strong reputation as a comprehensive University with dedication to achieving excellence in teaching and research. The University currently offers 129 academic programmes from Foundation Studies to Bachelor's, Master’s, and PhD degrees in the fields of Accounting, Business and Economics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Process Management, Agriculture and Food Science, Arts, Social Sciences and Education, Creative Industries and Design, Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, and Medicine and Health Sciences.


Global Recognition 

UTAR has been ranked #1001-1200 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022, #119 in the the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2021, #201-300 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021, #=74 for SDG: Quality Education in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021, #800-1,000 in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2021 and #167 in  the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Ranking 2022. 

Recognised Qualification

All study programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia and the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). Professional recognition is being actively sought from leading professional bodies for the relevant professional-related programmes. This enables students to acquire additional internationally-recognised qualifications by professional bodies. UTAR is constantly enhance its programmes by working closely with industry advisors and external examiners from other world-class universities. 

Affordable Fees UTAR as a non-for-profit university in Malaysia ensures our programme fees are affordable for all. For Malaysian students, we have financial aid to support the financial-needy students to continue their higher education as well as scholarships to students excel academically or in sport/talent. Global Exposure

UTAR's collaboration with numerous university partners and industry partners worldwide gives our students opportunities to experience global exposure through study abroad programmes, study tours, conferences and research projects - to name a few. Credit transfer options are available through the student exchange programmes.

Industrial Exposure

All undergraduate students will undergo industrial training for experiential learning. UTAR also work closely with industry partners to launch the work-based learning programmes in where students will to learn on the university campus for 2 years and undergo 1 year of hands-on practical learning at the premise of our industry partner. For postgraduate studies, we invite the guest speaker from industries as well as arrange consultancy trips to international organisations. 

Holistic Student Development

We encourage students to take part in extracurricular activities such as community  services, student entrepreneurship activities, sports and other character building events. Ambitious students can participate in the UTAR Undergraduate Research Scheme (URS) which allows them to be trained to conducted scientific research and work with our researchers on a real project. Participation in extracurricular activities organised by clubs and societies, UTAR Soft Skills Development Certificate (USSDC) and UTAR CARE Programme, all these will enhance their soft-skills and strengthen their characters. 

Excellent Learning Environment

UTAR's dedicated, resourceful and approachable lecturers and professors are qualified with extensive experiences in teaching and learning. Classroom learning is supplemented by experiential learning through practical sessions, final-year projects, compulsory industrial attachment, talks and seminars by industry experts. All UTAR campuses are equipped with sufficient, up-to-date facilities and conducive environment for learning.

  High Employability Rate 

UTAR focuses on preparing students for a career in a globalised world. 95% of UTAR graduates are employed within 9 months after graduation (as at 2020). UTAR alumni work in multinational and SME companies in Malaysia and overseas. 

International Student Support

As a melting pot of nationalities, UTAR makes a concerted effort to develop initiatives that enhance the international student experience. UTAR assists international students throughout their time at the University, from enrolment to graduation. Among the services provided by UTAR are a'meet and greet' session at the airport for incoming first-year students and assistance with housing arrangements. The University hosts orientation programmes that include events and activities aimed at fostering new student networking. 

UTAR ensures the safety and security of its students on campus and cares for them through a variety of awareness campaigns on topics such as emergencies, stress management, and first aid. Additionally, students may seek emotional or personal assistance from licensed counsellors through the University's confidential counselling services.

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