Bachelor of Science (Architectural Studies)

Bachelor of Science (Architectural Studies)


1. Program/MQR No.

Bachelor of Science Architectural Studies (Honours) / 10226

2. Brief introduction

The programme is designed to train students after a successful completion of IIUM's AED matriculation programme or the STPM / GCE 'A' Level or Equivalent. Students embark into a program that introduce them to core areas of architecture and inculcate a sense of responsibility and commitment to the natural and built environment. This is done through the understanding of Tauhidic approach, where islamic values & worldview are integrated into the courses. BSc in Architectural Studies provides the design and technical skills requirements of the overall architectural education leading to Part I and a basic entry requirement to the Master of Architecture [Part II] for the professional degree programme.


Program Outcome

At the end of the programme, students are expected to be able to:



Outcome Domain


Apply architectural knowledge as required by the industry.



Demonstrate practical skills in the various aspects of architecture and the built environment.

Practical Skills


Possess the required social skills and responsibilities as a member of society in the practice of architecture.

Social Skills and Responsibility


Exhibit ethical values and attitude in line with Islamic teachings and codes of professional conduct in architecture and related fields through Tawhidic approach.

Value, Attitudes, Professionalism


Present and communicate knowledge and ideas effectively, possess leadership qualities and teamwork skills.

Communication, Leadership, and Team Skills


Employ intellectual, creative, spiritual and scientific skills to problem-solving in the field of architecture and the built environment.

Problem Solving and Scientific Skills


Demonstrate state-of-the-art technology and lifelong learning skills in architecture and the built environment.

Information Management and Life Long Learning Skills


Exhibit managerial and entrepreneurial skills in architecture and the built environment

Managerial and Entrepreneurial Skills


Integrate Islamic principles towards sustainable development in architecture and the built environment.

Integration of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Values


Career Opportunities

Job prospects for the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies graduates include:

    i.    Government or Public Assistant Architect with the Public Works Department and Statutory Bodies
    ii.    Assistant Architect to Professional Architect as an employee in a beg architectural organisation
    iii.    Project Manager - managing a development project on behalf of a client
    iv.    Specialist in the field of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)
    v.    Research Officer (with universities, research institutions, NGO's or private firms)
    vi.    Graphic Illustrator
    vii.    Academic
    viii.    Architectural writer for journals
    ix.    Developer, Manufacturer, Entrepreneur, Contractor and others


Program Structure

University Required Courses (20 credit hours)

Course title          Course Code
MPU 3112          Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Only)
MPU 3122          Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) Malaysia Only
LM 1020             Bahasa Melayu 1 for Nusantara (Nusantara Only)
LM 1021             Bahasa Melayu 2 for Nusantara (Nusantara Only)
LM 1040             Bahasa Melayu 1 for International (International Only)
LM 1041             Bahasa Melayu 2 for International (International Only)         
UNGS 2060        Malay Virtues Heritage & Malaysian Society (International & Nusantara)
TQ 1001             Tilawah Al-Quran 1
TQ 2001             Tilawah Al-Quran 2
LQ 1008             Quranic Language 1
LQ 2008             Quranic Language 2
CCUB 1621        Usrah 1 (BUDI)
CCUB 2621        Usrah 2 (BUDI)
CCUB 3621        Usrah 3 (BUDI)
CCUB 4622        Usrah 4 (BUDI)
CCLM 2051        Leadership Package 1
CCFM 2052        Leadership Package 2
CCAC XXXX       Skills Package 1
CCAC XXXX       Skills Package 2
UNGS 2080        Ethics and Fiqh for Contemporary Issues
UNGS 2090        The Islamic Worldview, Knowledge and Civilization
UNGS 2011        Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
LE 4000               English for Academic Writing

Kulliyyah Required Courses (5 credit hours)

Course title         Course Code
AAR 1230           Quran Sunnah and Built Environment
LM 2026              Bahasa Melayu Kerjaya (Malaysian Only)

Department Required Courses (102 Credit Hours)

Year 1 (Semester 1)

Course code        Course title    
AAR 1104            Architectural Design 1 (Studio)
AAR 1134            History and Theory of Architecture 1
AAR 1195            Building Construction & Materials 1
AAR 1105            Architecture Graphics

Year 1 (Semester 2)

Course code        Course title    
AAR 1201            Architectural Design 2 (Studio)
AAR 1236            History and Theory of Architecture 2
AAR 1295            Building Construction & Materials 2
AAR 1297            Environmental Science & System 1
AQS 1292            Land Surveying

Year 1 (Semester 3)

Course code        Course title    
AAR 1396            Computer Aided Design – 2D

Year 2 (Semester 1)

Course code        Course title    
AAR 2101            Architectural Design 3 (Studio)
AAR 2181            Structure
AAR 2194            Building Services 1
AAR 2198            Building Construction & Materials 3
AAR 2199            Environmental Science and Systems 2

Year 2 (Semester 2)

Course code        Course title    
AAR 2201            Architectural Design 4 (Studio)
AAR 2203            Working Drawing and Specification
AAR 2297            Building Services 2
AAR 2243            Cultural and Human Behaviour in the Build Environment

Year 2 (Semester 3)

Course code        Course title    
AAR 21396          Computer Aided Design – 3D
AQS 1301            Integrated Multi Discipline Project 1

Year 3 (Semester 1)

Course code        Course title    
AAR 3101            Architectural Design 5 (Studio)
AAR 3131            Theory of Architecture
AAR 3132            Landscape and Urban Planning

Year 3 (Semester 2)

Course code        Course title    
AAR 3201            Architectural Design 6 (Studio)
AAR 3252            Professional Practice & Management 1
AAR 3280            Environmental Conscious Design
AAR 3234            History and Theory of Architecture 3

Year 3 (Semester 3)

Course code        Course title    
AAR 21396          Computer Aided Design – 3D


Duration of Study

The full time programme would normally require 3 years (6 semesters) to complete. The maximum period allowed for the completion of the full time Programme is 6 years (12 semesters).
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