Find & Compare Architecture Degree Courses in Malaysia

Gain hands-on approach and technical skills required in the architectural industry with a Architecture Degree and prepare for a professional career as an Architect. Learn more about each institution’s Architecture Degree and find out which university suits you best.

  • Institution
  • Campus
  • Intakes
  • Course Duration
  • Entry Requirements Portfolio may be required
  • Total Estimated Fees
  • Scholarships
  • Partner Universities Direct transfer available
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  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Architecture
  • Intakes
    Jan, May
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM42,000
  • Institution
    Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
  • Campus
    Kajang, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, May
  • Course Duration
    3 years
  • Entry Requirements Portfolio may be required
    A-Level: EEE
    STPM: CCC
    UEC: 5Bs
    SAM / AUSMAT: ATAR 78
    SPM / O-Level: Credit in Mathematics & B in English
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM42,000
  • Scholarships
    Pre-University:
    Up to 100% waiver

    Foundation / Diploma:
    Up to 100% waiver
  • Partner Universities Direct transfer available
    N/A
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  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture
  • Intakes
    Mar, Aug
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM118,540
  • Institution
    Taylor's University
  • Campus
    Subang Jaya, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Mar, Aug
  • Course Duration
    3 years
  • Entry Requirements Portfolio may be required
    A-Level: CDD
    STPM: 3B+
    UEC: 5Bs incl. Math & English
    SAM / AUSMAT: ATAR 70
    Foundation: CGPA 2.67
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM118,540
  • Scholarships
    Pre-University:
    Up to 100% waiver

    Foundation / Diploma:
    Up to 100% waiver
  • Partner Universities Direct transfer available
    Deakin University
    RMIT University
    University of Seoul
    Southwest Minnesota State University
    and more...
    Student exchange programme only
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  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Architecture
  • Intakes
    Jan, Jul
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM78,146
  • Institution
    UCSI University
  • Campus
    Kuala Lumpur
  • Intakes
    Jan, Jul
  • Course Duration
    3 years
  • Entry Requirements Portfolio may be required
    A-Level: CC
    STPM: CC
    UEC: 5Bs incl. Math
    SAM / AUSMAT: ATAR 65
    Foundation: CGPA 2.00 incl. credit in Math
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM78,146
  • Scholarships
    Pre-University:
    Up to 100% waiver

    Foundation / Diploma:
    Up to 100% waiver
  • Partner Universities Direct transfer available
    Deakin University
    University of Northampton
    University of Queensland
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  • Bachelor of Science (Architectural Studies)
  • Intakes
    Mar, Jun, Oct
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM67,218
  • Institution
    Infrastructure University KL
  • Campus
    Kajang, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Mar, Jun, Oct
  • Course Duration
    3 years
  • Entry Requirements Portfolio may be required
    A-Level: EE
    STPM: CC
    UEC: 5Bs incl. Math
    SAM / AUSMAT: ATAR 60
    Foundation / Diploma: CGPA 2.00
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM67,218
  • Scholarships
    Pre-University:
    Up to 100% waiver

    Foundation / Diploma:
    Up to 100% waiver
  • Partner Universities Direct transfer available
    N/A

FAQs about Studying an Architecture Degree in Malaysia

What is Architecture?

Architecture is about the process of designing buildings and physical structures.

The architectural field is a combination of art and science, bringing about remarkable establishments that fulfil their functional contexts. Architecture spans from the macro-level (landscape design) down to the micro-level (construction details).

In addition to the technical skills required to design buildings, a Degree in Architecture will also teach you the importance of architecture in sustainable and environmental development. Studying an Architecture Degree can help build a strong foundation for you to work on your professional qualifications to pursue a career as a qualified architect.

What are the minimum entry requirements for an Architecture Degree?

To pursue a Degree in Architecture, the typical entry requirements are:

  • A-Level: Minimum 2Es including Mathematics; or
  • STPM: Minimum 2C including Mathematics; or
  • Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 65 with credit in Mathematics; or
  • Foundation: Minimum CGPA of 2.0 with credit in Mathematics; or
  • Relevant Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.0 with credit in Mathematics

That said, the entry requirements may vary depending on the university, so be sure to do your research!

What is your education pathway if you study an Architecture Degree?

To pursue a Degree in Architecture, you need to have an SPM qualification or equivalent and a Pre-U qualification. You must also meet the minimum entry requirements of the university.

A Degree in Architecture is usually 3 years long.

Upon completing a Degree in Architecture, you can enter the workforce and work as an Assistant Architect.

To be a Graduate Architect, you will need further qualifications, usually a Masters in Architecture.

Finally, to be a Professional Architect with an “Ar.” title, you will need to have practised as an architect for at least 2 years and complete the relevant project requirements set by the Board of Architects Malaysia.

What are your career prospects with an Architecture Degree?

Once you complete a Degree in Architecture, you can consider the following job options:

  • Assistant Architect
  • Architectural Model / Structure Specialist
  • 3D Visualiser
  • Design Consultant
  • Research Assistant

What should you consider when choosing a university?

Different students may have different preferences when it comes to choosing the right university. Here are some questions to consider when making a decision.

  • Is the institution’s Architecture course accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)?
  • Is the institution’s Architecture Degree recognised by the Board of Architects Malaysia?
  • Do you understand the fees of the course, and are the costs affordable to you?
  • Are you comfortable with the location of the university?
  • Have you visited the campus, and do you like the campus environment and facilities?
  • What support services does the institution have to help you in and beyond university?

Should you study a Degree in Architecture?

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