Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

Academic Concept It is the preceeding two years of the five years degree programme in architecture after successful completion of Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies or Equivalent. The programme will lead to completion of Part 2 of the two parts professional programme required by the Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM)

Programme Description

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Career Opportunities

Job prospects for Bachelor of Architecture graduates includes:

  1. As a Governments or Public Architect with the Public Works Department and Statutory Bodies;
  2. Corporate/Professional Architect – running own practice or as partnership or as an employee in a big architectural organization;
  3. Project Manager – managing a development project on behalf of a client;
  4. Specialist in the field of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD);
  5. Research Officer (with universities, research institutions, NGO’s or private firms);
  6. Consultant or Advisor – to specific projects;
  7. Graphic Illustrator;
  8. Academician in teaching and lecturing in various architecture and environmental design schools;
  9. Developer, Entrepreneur, Contractor, Manufacturer, Software Programmer, Film Director and others.



University Required Courses

  1. Bahasa Malaysia 1 & 2 (for International Students only)
  2. Bahasa Malaysia Lanjutan 1 & 2
  3. Tilawah – Tajweed 1 & 2
  4. English for Academic Purposes
  5. Courses in Arabic Language
  6. Courses in Islamic Studies
  7. Quran, Sunnah and Built Environment


Bachelor of Architecture Required Courses

  1. Architectural Design  7 & 8
  2. Research Method in Architecture
  3. Professional Practice and Management
  4. Urban Design
  5. Building Technology
  6. Building Economics
  7. Design Thesis 1 & 2
  8. Project Management for the Built Environment
  9. Practical Training
  10. Topical Studies


Bachelor for Architecture Elective Courses

  1. Masjid Architecture
  2. Barrier Free Architecture
  3. Sustainable Ecological Design
  4. Facilities Management
  5. Healthcare Architecture
  6. History and Culture of South East Asian Architecture
  7. Islamic Planning Principles
  8. Advanced Post-Contract Administration
  9. Principles of Islam in Construction Procurement
  10. Recreational Parks Planning
  11. Property Investment and Evaluation
  12. Housing Studies
  13. Principals of  Management for the Built Environment
  14. International Construction Procurement or
  15. Procurement Investment and Valuation
  16. Value Engineering & Management
  17. Comparative Planning System
  18. Tourism Planning and Development
  19. Nature Appreciation
  20. Other (including those offered from within the Kulliiyah and inter Kulliyyah)

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirement

  1. Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies of equivalent recognized by the Ministry of Education or the Board of Architects Malaysia as equivalent to Part 1
  2. Subject to interview and portfolio review by the department


Language Requirement

English is the primary medium of instruction. All applicants should submit a score of 550 in the TOEEFL(Test of English as a Foreign Language) or 6.0 points in the IELTS (International English Language Testing Services) or EPT (English Placement Test). The latter is administrated by IIUM. Candidates who do not meet the above requirements may take up language proficiency courses within the university to achieve the required standard. Arabic is employed as a secondary medium of instructions.