Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (BSc. Arch)

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (BSc. Arch)

Programme Description

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Academic Concept

It is a three years architectural degree courseof a five years programme after a successful completion of IIUM's AED matriculation programme or the STPM / GCE 'A' Level or Equivalent. Whilstthe emphasis of the IIUM’sArchitecture & Environmental Design (AED) Matriculation Programme is in preparing the students with SPM with Language skills (English and Arabic), it also provides them with the basic foundation knowledge ofenvironmental design. BSc in Architectural Studies providesthe design and technical skillsrequirements of the overall architectural education leading to Part I and a basic entry requirement to the Bachelor of Architecture Degree [Part II]for the professional degree programme

Career Opportunities

Job prospects for theBachelorof Science in Architectural Studiesgraduates include:

  1.    A Government or Public Assistant Architect with the Public Works Department and Statutory Bodies
  2.    AssistantArchitect to Professional Architect as an employee in a beg architectural organisation
  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.    Graphic Illustrator
  7.    Academician
  8.    Architectural writer for journals
  9.    Developer, Manufacturer, Entrepreneur, Contractor and others


Entry Requirements

University Required Courses

  1. Bahasa Malaysia I& IIfor Foreign Students (International Students only)
  2. Bahasa Melayu Berjaya (Sains Dan Teknologi) (Malaysian Students only)
  3. Bahasa Melayu Nusantara I & II (For Singapore, Brunei Students only)
  4. Tilawah Al Quran I& II (In English and Malay language)
  5. EnglishLanguage for Academic Purposes
  6. Arabic Language: Elementary Quranic I & II
  7. Revealed Knowledge courses:
  • Quran, Sunnah and Built Environment
  • The Islamic World View
  • Islam, Knowledge and Civilisation
  • Ethics and Fish for Everyday Life

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies Required Courses

  1. Architectural Design 1,2,3,4, 5, and 6
  2. History and Theory of Architecture 1,2 & 3
  3. Theory of Architecture
  4. Building Construction and Materials 1,2 & 3
  5. Architectural Graphics
  6. Building Services 1 & 2
  7. Structure 1 & 2
  8. Environmental Science & Systems 1 & 2
  9. Computer Aided Design - 2D
  10. Computer Aided Design - 3D
  11. Land Surveying
  12. Landscape and Urban Planning
  13. Cultural and Human Behaviour in the Built Environment
  14. Heritage Studies
  15. Professional Practice and Management 1
  16. Integrated / Multi-Disciplinary Project 1
  17. Working Drawing & Specification
  18. Environment Conscious Design


Language Requirements

English is the primary medium of instruction. All applicants should submit a

score of 550 in the TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreigh Language) or 6.0 points in the IELTS (International English Language Testing Services) or EPT (English Placement Test). The latteris 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 instruction.