Bachelor of Science (Architectural Studies)

Bachelor of Science (Architectural Studies)


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:

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
viii.Architectural writer for journals
ix.Developer, Manufacturer, Entrepreneur, Contractor and others


Programme Structure

University Required Courses (20 credit hour)

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

English for Academic Writing

Kulliyyah Required Courses (5 credit hours)

Course Code         
Course Title
AAR 1230Quran Sunnah and Built Environment
LM 2026

Bahasa Melayu Kerjaya (Malaysian Only)

Department Required Courses (102 credit hours)

Year 1: Semester 1
Course CodeCourse Title  
Credit Hour  
Contact Hour  
AAR 1104
Architectural Design 1 (Studio) 510-
AAR 1134
History and Theory of Architecture 133-
AAR 1195
Building Construction & Materials 133-
AAR 1105
Architectural Graphics36-
AAR 1192
Land, Site and Surveying33-

Year 1: Semester 2  
Course Code Course Title Credit HourContact HourPre-Requisite
AAR 1201

Architectural Design 2 (Studio)
10AAR 1104
AAR 1236
History and Theory of Architecture22-
AAR 1298
Environmental Science 133-
AAR 1295
Building COnstruction & Materials 233AAR 1195
AAR 1230
Quran, Sunnah & Built Environment33

Year 1: Semester 3
Course Code Course TitleCredit HourContact HourPre-Requisite
AAR 1396
Computer Aided Design - 2D24

Year 2: Semester 1
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HourContact HourPre-Requisite
AAR 2101
Architectural Design 3 (Studio)612AAR 1201
AAR 2194
Building Services 133-
AAR 2181
AAR 2198
Building Construction & Materials 333AAR 1295
AAR 2190
Environmental Science 233-

Year 2: Semester 2
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HourContact HourPre-Requisite
AAR 2201
Architectural Design 4 (Studio)612AAR 2101
AAR 2297
Building Services 233AAR 2194
AAR 2203
Working Drawing and Specification
36AAR 1105
AAR 2244
Culture and Architecture33-

Year 2: Semester 3
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HourContact HourPre-Requisite
AAR 2396
Computer Aided Design - 3D36AAR 1396
Elective Courses (To choose one only)
AQS 1301
Integrated Multi-Disciplinary Project 136-
AAR 2303
Summer Project36-
AAR 2304
Practical Training

Year 3: Semester 1
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HourContact HourPre-Requisite
AAR 3101
Architectural Design 5 (Studio)612AAR 2201
AAR 3102
Heritage Studies 1
AAR 3136
History and Theory of Architecture33-
AAR 3180
Environmental Conscious Design

Year 3: Semester 2
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HourContact HourPre-Requisite
AAR 3201
Architectural Design 6 (Studio)612AAR 3101
AAR 3252
Professional Practice & Management 133AAR 2201
AAR 3204
Heritage Studies 233AAR 3102


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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