Institute of Postgraduate Studies & Research

Master of Architecture

(N/581/7/0069)04/20 (MQA/PA4684)

Sungai Long Campus

Programme Details

Programme Overview
The Master of Architecture is a professional architecture training programme conducted with the approval of Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) leading to LAM Part II. This programme a continuation of Part I B.Sc. (Hons) Architecture prepares graduates for a professional career in Architecture after some year of industry experience and sitting for their final LAM Part III exam.
Programme Objectives     
Programme focuses on architecture design, technology integration, sustainable building design, urban planning, research, professional practice and environology. Students are expected to demonstrate the knowledge learnt in the supporting subjects in their Final Design Thesis. Architecture firms and professional architects are involved closely in the preparation of curriculum, training and teaching if the courses. It is a programme fully integrated with theory and practice.
   IntakeMay (Full-Time Mode)
   Duration : Min 2 year - Max 4 years
   Indicative Fee (RM)Malaysian :RM 26,218.00 International: RM37, 460.00
Courses   Credit Hours    % 
 Architectural Design MEAP15208- Advanced Design Studio 1 832
MEAP15608- Advanced Design Studio 2 8
MEAP26108- Architecture Design Thesis 1  8
MEAP26608- Architecture Design Thesis 2 8
   Architectural History and TheoryMEAP15903- Theory of Architecture 38
MEAP15803- Planning and Urban Design3
Elective (Choose One):       
MEAP16402- Building Conservation and Adaptive Re-use2
MEAP16602- Application of Interior Design2
   Architectural Communication MEAP16004- Architectural Research46
MEAP15702- Computer Design Simulation & Analysis 2
Architectural Technology & EnvironmentMEAP15403- Sustainable Building Design & Technologies   8
MEAP16803- Advanced Construction Technologies 3
MEAP16512- Application of Landscape Architecture3
Architectural PracticeMEAP25303- Professional Practice: Construction Laws and Entrepreneurship3    6
MEAP26203- Professional Practice: Contract Management & Specifications3
   Total Credit Hours60      100 % 

Teaching Staff of Design Studios

From left:

Ar.Ooi Aik Hooi,  Specialist II

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Ar. Heng Jee Seng,  Specialist II

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Ar. Quake Huay Tin, Head of Programme,    Specialist II

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Ar. John Lucas, Specialist IV

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Mentor Program 

Mentor Programme is a supportive programme unique for UTAR's Master of Architecture. The programme invites Architectural Consultancy Companies or Practicing Architects to be appointed as “Mentors” that act as an additional intellectual and educative support to students in their design projects. Mentors and Students will meet on regular basis and further explore the design and technical issues in relation to their design projects.

Ar. Ch'ng Sao Inn


Ar. Ngu NgieWoon

Garis Architect

Ar. Loh Ho Mun

Homun Architect

 Mr.Koh Nyap Shin

 Port 25 Sdn Bhd

Ar. Jimmy Wong

Wong SP Architect

 Ar. Dr. Goh Ai Tee

AT Goh  Architect

 Ar. Tang Hsiao Seak

tang_hs ARCHITECT 

Entry Requirement 

Academic Requirement

(1) a Bachelor's Degree with Honours and CGPA of 2.75 and above or a Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of 2.75 and above in a related field from UTAR; or

(2) a Bachelor's Degree with Honours and CGPA of 2.00 and above but less than 2.75 or a Bachelor's Degree with CGPA of 2.00 and above but less than 2.75 in the relevant field of study from UTAR and subjected to rigorous assessment; or

(3) any other qualifications equivalent to (i) and (ii) as recognized by the Senate and Board of Architects Malaysia; 

and at least six months of post degree Practical Experience in a registered architect's office evidenced in a log book;

and a portfolio (Working & Study portfolio) for submission and assessment


1.The applicant must meet the requirements of LAM Part 1 and should attach with evidence of a letter on LAM Part 1 Accreditation from the origin Universities/ Institutions. 

2.Application form should attached with the evidenced in a log book (A4 size report) on the post degree Practical Experience in a registered architect’s office ; and a portfolio (Min A3 size, hardcopy in color)

Language Requirement
- IELTS Academic : 5.0  (CEFR  Level B1) 
- TOEFL : 410-413/ TOEFL iBT Score 34
- Cambridge English Advance (CAE) :160 (CEFR Level B2)
- Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) :180 (CEFR Level C1)   
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) : 36   
- MUET Band 3   


Submit the completed application form, the non-refundable processing fee with all supporting documents to IPSR Office