Bachelor of Science (Architectural Studies)
Bachelor of Science (Architectural Studies)
Intakes: March, June/July & Sept/Oct
Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 3 years
Intakes: March, June/July & Sept/Oct
Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 3 years
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I started my studies at IUKL in March 2017 after completing my IEP (Intensive English Programme) class and right now I’m in my 1st semester for my degree programme. IUKL has an induction programme which I think is a good start for new students, both local and international. That is the time when new students get to know more about the university, tour around the campus and get close to their seniors. I love with the accommodation offered by IUKL. It is comfortable and fully furnished with all the amenities required. The surrounding is also safe with 24-hour security.
I am the President of Architecture Club and I have been actively involved in events and workshops. It was a privilege for me to be the Head of Delegates during the 26th Architectural Workshop (Tiang Seri) 2014 and winning four awards. I have gained valuable experience and I will continue using the opportunity I have here to achieve the best that I can.
I feel safe here in IUKL as I grew up in a protective family. Though I was very scared when I first came here, everything went smoothly for me as I was well guided by IUKL staff. Lecturers are super helpful as well. I have always loved architecture. It’s a dream come true to be able to take the programme. I love studio work and site visits as it’s so interesting to be able to work on projects and analyze locations before working on the project. I am now in my final semester and I am happy I chose to study at IUKL. I am certainly grateful to be here.
IUKL is an established multicultural university, as how I expected it to be. This is a place where cultures from all over the world meet. The teaching method here is full of fun and creative. The lecturers are friendly and approachable.
I was a recipient of the IUKL Tuition Fee Waiver during my first year. I was grateful to have received the waiver. It was a big help for me and my family and a reward for my hard work. Being an Architecture student has been enjoyable. Through subjects such as Environmental Sciences & Building Services, I get to learn in-depth about architecture. Other subjects like Architecture Appreciation help me to appreciate and understand old monuments, design and structure.
So far I’m happy with the decision that I made to come here. I do really enjoy my university life here, and maybe one of the reasons for that is because drawing is my passion. And other than that, the lecturers that teach my course are also friendly and the same goes for my classmates too. Usually during the semester break, my friends and I, always go to explore nice places here. So far we’ve been to many islands and other tourist spots too such as Malacca, Perhentian Island, Redang Island, Sibu Island, Langkawi, Tioman, Penang. And for now we plan to go to Sabah and Sarawak, but we are still trying to find the available time for that.
I was not sure about what I exactly want to do in my life, I tried several options, and at the end I found what my soul lies to. IUKL helped me to realize my dream of studying Architecture. Though it was quite difficult to study at the Faculty of Architecture but IUKL made it so enjoyable that I never felt tired to learn more and more. Learning takes a lot of my time, and my strength, but I do not regret. Because, in exchange of all these hard works, what I am achieving is really priceless. I am really enjoying my journey at IUKL because I like what I'm studying.
Having studied in IUKL for more than two years, I am happy with the learning environment here as it very conducive to develop our talents. We also have a platform to show off our talent. The lecturers here are helpful all the time. We are able to communicate effectively with our lecturers. To me, this is the best part of my university life, as a university is a place for exchanging or expressing your thoughts and ideas.
I got to know IUKL from the Marketing Counsellors that came to Mauritius. They were so friendly that I immediately decided to join IUKL! I feel happy studying here so far. The lecturers are very nice and I get to approach them anytime if I have any difficulties. This is very important to me and I love that they are very easy to communicate with. I never thought I will make so many friends as I am a very reserved person, but I did. My friends are from so many different countries like Dubai, China, Yemen, Bangladesh, India, etc. I love the programme I’m taking, especially the drawing classes and learning of different techniques. Learning about software is very interesting and I’m hoping to learn more as this knowledge is crucial in today's life. My favourite place in Malaysia that I’ve visited is Genting Highlands. I hope the pandemic will end very soon so that we all can come back to the campus and enjoy the university life.
“ It was hard at first because I missed my family and I had to cope with so many things. But as time goes by, I am coping well with all the work and responsibilities. I used to procrastinate a lot, but now I don’t. I mean, I cannot do that anymore. I need to complete things gradually, bit by bit because the work is a lot and it is not just one! I might have 2 or 3 projects going on at the same time. My classmates, are nice. They are also shy but I approach them for group work and assignment. The lecturers are very nice and helpful. I am grateful for what I have now.
I’ve been in IUKL since my foundation year and I love studying here. My lecturers are very helpful and approachable. They are always available for consultation and they are knowledgeable in their field. Architecture is really fun. I now see buildings in a different way and understand how it helps the community. I joined the architecture workshop in Johor Bharu and it was fun to get to know students from other universities. I am a member of the IUKL Christian Fellowship where we get to gather, talk about faith, values, and so much more. Through the club, I am able to make many friends not only from Malaysia, but from other countries as well. They are my family here in IUKL and it makes being here really fun.
I love the IUKL campus and the lecturers. The lecturers are knowledgeable in their field of studies and they guide the students professionally. I love the mixture of cultures and nationalities in IUKL. I have friends from Middle-East countries, Nigeria, not to mention, Malaysia. I took part in the Wall-Arts Competition during KLOBS 2018. It was an enriching experience for me and I look forward to many opportunities to come.
The first time I knew about IUKL was when their representative came to my country to showcase their courses at an exhibition there. I chose IUKL because it has the architecture program, the programme that my dad asked me to pursue. I also like drawing and the idea of creating something, that's why I chose to follow what my dad suggested, which is to study architecture here. I’m happy to study here, because first of all I get a 100% scholarship from the government of my country. Secondly, the people here are very nice too, especially my classmates. Other than that, because my course requires the students to go on field trips, I’ve been visited a few nice places around Malaysia with my classmates. For example, we went to Malacca.
Hi, my name is Harith Hazwan, a graduate of Bachelor of Science (Architectural Studies) from March 2020 semester. It was a tough time for me when the Covid 19 pandemic started right after the completion of my degree. I came across an advert on television for the National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA), a government programme to provide employment opportunities for those affected by the economic crisis. I sought for more information about PENJANA and was attracted to a series of training programmes that is related to my degree. I was lucky to be chosen as a participant for the training programme by CIDB – Part 1: CIDB Construction Site Supervisor (Building & Architectural) from 7th September to 19th September 2020. Upon completion of the 12-day training, each participant was given an allowance of RM600. We were then offered to continue with the Part 2 and again another interview session was conducted. This Part 2: Pentauliahan Penyelia Tapak Binaan took 3 months to complete, from 24th October 2020 to 30th January 2021. Each participant or intern was placed at a construction company. An allowance of RM1,300 monthly was given by CIDB. On top of it, I also received another allowance from the company where I was attached to. The Part 2 was a hands on training which we were required to involve in the real projects as a Site Supervisor. The sites that I supervised were at Nilai, Sepang, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and Puncak Alam. Before I completed my internship, I was offered a permanent position by my superior. I just grabbed it because I realize that it is not easy to find a job nowadays. During my interview for the Part 2 training programme, I showed my portfolios of the interior designs that I have done and the superiors liked them very much. On 1st February 2021, I started my work as Head of Interior Design cum Site Supervisor at MKK Rekabina, Seksyen 7, Bandar Baru Bangi.
I chose IUKL because of the affordable fees and my application into IUKL was hassle free. Everything went smoothly for me and here I am. Staying in the hostel is good. Our safety is assured and it is situated at a strategic location facing De Centrum Shopping Mall and it is just a short walk from my faculty. And yeah, it has really made my life easier.
I like being here at IUKL, the university especially my faculty, FABE is full of life. The thing that I enjoy the most is doing studio work. Even though it is time consuming and requires lot of attention to details, I can adapt to it very well.
My experience as an architecture student in IUKL has been tremendously positive. The faculty provided a chance to explore different ways of learning about architecture. I take note of all the knowledge, experience, and opinions shared by the different lecturers as I find them all useful for me in expanding my interest in the field. I made friends with students from various countries around the world. I learnt a lot from them which I never knew or cared about before. The best thing about having friends around the world is that, if I ever want to travel to those countries, I won’t need to worry about accommodation! I am very active in IUKL’s Chinese Society. It is a very important part of my social life here. The Chinese Society provided me a platform to self-discover and learn to enhance my ability that was not taught in class. I got the chance to lead the club as I was selected as the President. It was definitely an awesome and enriching experience.
I am now in my second semester and due to the pandemic, I have been learning via online. Online learning is sure tough but the course structure is very interesting and we can see ourselves improving. I love the part where we had to build structure models and test them for weight capacity. The real process of the actual profession is introduced to students in a very interesting manner and the lecturers let us have our personal inputs to the projects which boosts creativity and skills. My classmates are mostly Malaysians and because of online learning I have not met them yet, but we are really good friends virtually. I look forward to come to Malaysia and attend classes once things get better.
I have always had an interest in buildings and designs and that is how I decided to take Architecture. Having been here for three years, I have seen and experienced the development of the university. I love the development and how IUKL has grown now but I do miss what we had before as well. It has been wonderful studying here. I had my adventure of trying out all sorts of food, getting to know all sorts of people from different countries and made the best of my three years in Malaysia. I enjoyed every bit of it.
I joined IUKL after a recommendation from my friend. I love studying here because the environment is very peaceful. I am an architecture student and I love my course. I used to think that architecture is all about drawing buildings, but I learned that it involves psychology and critical thinking as well because you have to think of every aspect when you want to design something. So, it encourages me to be more critical when I do my assignments. Other than studying, I also participate in events. I was one of the committee members in charge of designing the magazine for the Chinese Society. I am also an ARCA committee member who is in charge of exhibitions. If you are interested in architecture, I recommend you to come and study here because you can really learn a lot in IUKL.