Study Architecture Abroad!

Introduction to Architecture

Are you someone who loves to sketch and doodle in your free time? Are you fascinated with the design of the Petronas Twin Tower and dream of creating a structure like that one day?

If so, Architecture might be the course for you!

In a career where you are able to freely utilize your creativity, Architecture is one of the most promising fields to work in today. It’s a mixture of art and engineering science in designing buildings that are unique, functional and safe while providing a stable foundation for the inhabitants to reside in. No one wants to stay in a house that will collapse in heavy rain, despite how aesthetically pleasing it is!

This program isn’t just about learning how to design a building. It also involves the planning, surveying, and construction of the structure from start to finish. As an architecture student, you’ll learn how to use technical devices and design software to create buildings in 3D and shape them in different forms and spaces.


What will you study?

Most Architecture programs will have projects that require you to work in a design studio. You will learn to present concepts, create drawings and models to support your design. These are some of the subjects you will study in Architecture: 

  • Architectural Design
  • Theory of Architecture
  • Model Making & Architectural Drawing
  • Building Technology
  • Site Analysis & Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Planning
  • Visual Arts
  • Industrial Design
  • Computer-Aided Design & 3D Modelling

What are the skills needed?

Architecture is a fun course, but it can be demanding as well. To excel in this course, you’ll need certain skills. 

Creativity and imagination: A fundamental part of architecture is designing and drawing process. You need to be able to visualize concepts and sketch them out on paper. Your designs need to be inspiring, as well as able to provide a safe and functional platform. To do this, you’ll need to be imaginative and think out of the box.   

Ability to meet deadlines: Architecture is a course that requires you to adhere to strict deadlines. It is common for students to pull all-nighters in the studio and stay up late to finish putting the last pieces of their model together. It’s hard work, but incredibly rewarding when you see the results. 

Presentation and communication skills: Part of architecture requires you to showcase and present your work. You need to be able to explain your ideas and thoughts clearly to your lecturers and classmates. This will prepare you to enter the professional industry when you have to showcase your design work to clients.


What are the career prospects?

Architecture is a broad field that involves disciplines like interior architecture, landscape, construction, and urban planning. Hence, a degree in architecture can open you to many career prospects. 

  • Landscape Architect
  • Town Planner
  • Building Surveyor
  • Urban Planner
  • Research Architect
  • Lighting Architect
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • 3D Visualizer
  • Design Consultant

How long does this course take?

The study duration could vary from one institute to another. However, as a general estimate, we have compiled a general estimate of the duration according to the study levels and qualifications.

Study Levels


Foundation / Diploma

   1 – 3 years

Bachelor’s Degree

   3 years

Master’s Degree

   2 years


   2 years

What are the requirements to study Architecture?

To successfully get admission into the Architecture programme, students must meet the minimum academic and entry-level English language requirements.

However, requirements could vary according to institutions. You may contact us for more details.

For local students, applicants will need to achieve MUET Band 3 and meet one the following qualifications:

  • At least STPM of 2.0CGPA
  • At least CGPA of 2.00 in Local Matriculation
  • Must pass Art Education/ Engineering Drawing/ related subject at SPM/O-Level / equivalent
  • Pass Portfolio Review in replacement of art subject if applicable
  • At least any equivalent diploma case to case basis

For international students, applicants will need to meet the following qualifications:

  • A score of band 5.0 in IELTS or 410 in TOEFL PBT or 34 in TOEFL IBT

Are you interested to study this subject in Malaysia?

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