Architecture is the art and science of building. Its activities encompass the design, development, and planning of the built environment as well as managing the construction process. Architects play the key role in creating buildings and habitats that serve as integrated solutions to issues and contexts as diverse as design, research, practice, construction, socio-culture, human behavior, history, and the environment. An architect’s design could extend from working places and simple individual living to communal and urban living of the society. Such role demands highly professional and ethical individuals in creating a better-built environment. The Bachelor of Science in Architecture programme at UTM is designed to produce individuals that can fulfill this role.
The Bachelor of Science in Architecture Programme is a professional degree that is equivalent to the professional qualification of the Board of Architects Malaysia Part I, which is the first part of a two-tier architecture programme. The programme emphasizes architectural design skill based studio projects and the complementary courses. Competent skills and knowledge addressed with the programme, contribute to the development of architecture within the National framework, for sustainable development.