The Bachelor of Architecture programme requires:
One year full-time studies upon completion of BSc HBP (Architecture) (4
ii. Two year full-time studies upon completion of BSc HBP(Architecture) (3 years programme).
The School also
receives candidates from other recognised higher educational
and abroad) in architecture. The selection is based on a case-by-case basis.
This programme has been given a Part II recognition by the Board of
To produce graduates of high calibre with specialisation in any one of the architectural disciplines. The programme emphasises on:
RAS 403/8 - Architectural Studio 5
RAS 404/8 - Architectural Studio 6
- History &
Theory of Architecture 2
RAS 503/12 - Architectural Studio 7
RAS 504/12 - Architectural Studio 8
RAK 552/3 - Architectural Professional Practice
RAG 562/3 - Building Technology
RPK 332/3 - Urban Design
REG 361/3 - Construction Methods
RHS 505/3 - Housing Laws
RPK 535/3 - Town & Country Planning
RMT 554/3 - Development Management and Design Economics
Building Services Technology
REMEDIAL COURSE (Non HBP students)
RAG 232/3 - Architectural Working Drawing & Documentation
RAG 265/3 - Building Construction 2
RAG 322/3 - Environmental Science 2
RAS 403 – Architectural
Knowledge and design of multi-storey building with its various services together with aspects of structural systems analysis, facilities and services, environmental requirements in relation to its urban context.
404 - Architectural Studio 6
Study of architectural design pertaining to urban design as a whole
through research and projects. To
expose student on the understanding of a comprehensive
planning concepts for special or specific areas.
442 – History & Theory of
Exposure to modern architectural movements and history of western and eastern architecture covering approaches and discussions on concept of space, time, scale and symbolism.
503/504 – Architectural Studio 7/8
Students are assumed to have reasonable basic skills in design process and techniques. They are required to choose a project of their interest in the following disciplines:
Health, Transport, Community and Cultural Development, Commercial, Residential and Educational Institutions. The product must be in accordance with professional standards, complete with report describing conceptual detail plans, contract documentation and construction methods.
552 – Architectural Professional Practice
Aspects of architectural professionalism, Architects’ Act 1967, PAM & LAM Registration, responsibilities and professional ethics towards the public, work scope and professional fees, appointment and relationship with clients, consultants and contractor. Stage and tender procedures, project control (on site).
562 – Building Technology
Detailed drawings on superstructure using cables, pneumatic types and 3 dimensional structure. Integration between structure and building services such as fire fighting, lift and escalator, water, electricity, air-conditioning, computer, etc. Structural steel frame buildings and new discoveries in the design of hi-tech buildings.
574 – Research Project
The students are guided to carry out a systematic and detailed research on any chosen topic of interest for new ideas. The chosen topic has to relate to any aspect of architecture in Malaysia.
332 – Urban Design
Development of urban form. Definition of basic concept of urban form, combination of theory and practice, utopian concepts and reality: history of the development of urban form, photography period until the movement of the garden city.
361 – Construction Methods
Procedures, machinery, organisation on various aspects of earthwork including soil stabilization, stages, excavation, cut and fill, road laying and pedestrian corridor, drainage and embankment, substructure work, design, piling, foundation design and preparation of concrete mix, fixing and dismantling of formwork, structural support and underpinning, drying movement.
505 – Housing Laws
Malaysian Legal System is introduced during the initial stages, followed by exposure on laws relating to housing, from supply and delivery stages to marketing.
535 – Urban and Regional Planning
The course introduces the concepts of urban and regional planning; basic economic theory for regional settlement and the characteristic of rural community; theory of hierarchy of settlement, rural resources exploitation pertaining to marketing and transport facilities; communication concepts between states for balance in national development.
Development Management and Design Economics
Project cycle, identification of projects and resources, project selection planning and techniques, budget systems, tendering policies, project control and monitoring. Property development process, development evaluation, planning policies, financial evaluation. Design economics, cost control process, techniques and approaches, preliminary cost advice, cost-in-use analysis, life-cycle costing and cost.
Building Services Technology
Multi-aspects of building science and services, building engineering such as electrical system, air-conditioning system, fire fighting system, energy management system, thermal comfort, passive solar energy system and various aspects of design and analysis of energy using computer software.
Candidates must hold an outstanding first degree in any of the following:
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Penang, Malaysia
Telephone : 04-6533888 Ext. 3141/2688
Fax : 04-6590349
School of Housing, Building and Planning
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Pulau Pinang
Telephone : 04-6533888 Ext. 3172/3173
Fax : 04-6576523
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