Diploma in Architecture

Diploma in Architecture

Intakes: March, June/July & Sept/Oct
Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 2.5 years
Credits: 94
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Studying architecture is both challenging and fun. Architects enjoy the satisfaction of watching their drawings transform into magnificent masterpieces.

This course will equip you with the technical and practical skills to become a creative designer and good problem solver. Students will learn to work well both individually and in a team to complete a project.

Is this programme for me?

Those with artistic skills, are technically inclined and have a flair for problem solving would be most suited for this programme. In addition, if you work well independently as well as in a team, it would be an added advantage as one of the programme's effective learning concepts is peer learning which demands a lot of interaction.

Bear in mind, Architecture is a challenging programme. Be prepared to spend most of your time in the design studios and working on your masterpieces.

What will I learn?

Architecture is the profession of designing buildings, open areas and other man-made structures and environments, usually with artistic effects.

An architecture student will produce drawings, construct building models, specify construction materials and colour combinations for a given project.

Students will be exposed to assignments and projects through site visits, study tours, exhibitions and competitions. At IUKL, the focus is more on hands-on experience, technical and practical skills.


SPM/SPMV Minimum 3Cs (including Mathematics) and pass in English and Drawing subject
O-Level Minimum 3Cs (including Mathematics) and pass in English and Drawing subject
UEC Minimum 3Bs (including Mathematics)
Certificate (Polytechnic) Minimum CGPA of 2.50 with 2Cs (including Mathematics) and a pass in SPM English
Certificate (KKM) Minimum CGPA of 2.75 with 2Cs (including Mathematics) and a pass in SPM English
Certificate/SKM III Minimum CGPA of 2.00 with a C in SPM, pass in Mathematics and Drawing test by IUKL
SAM/ HSC/ AUSMAT TER/UAI: average of 50% or higher in 5 subjects (including Drawing and English)
CPU/ CIMP Average of 50% or higher in 6 subjects (including Drawing, English)
Other Qualifications As recognised by the Senate of IUKL as equivalent to SPM
Additional Drawing Test/ Portfolio Needed if without pass in Art subject in SPM or without Drawing subject in SPM
PTE 36
Cambridge English 140


Year 1

Basic Design, Building Construction I, Building Services, Co-curriculum I, Environmental Design, Graphic Communication, Introduction to Built Environment, Introduction to History of Eastern Architecture, Pengajian Islam / Moral (Islamic Studies / Moral Studies), Pengajian Malaysia (Malaysian Studies), Sport (Football / Netball / Badminton / Futsal), Technical Drawing I, Technical Drawing II, Technical English I, Technical English II

Year 2

Architectural Design I, Architectural Design II, Architectural Design III, Building Construction II, Building Construction III, CAD I, Construction Drawing, Structure Design, Introduction to History of Western Architecture, Bahasa Kebangsaan A (National Language A)

Year 3

Architectural Design IV, Bahasa Kebangsaan B (National Language B), CAD II, Measured Drawing



What are the career prospects?

Graduates will be able to work immediately after completing their diploma, in these positions:

  • Assistant Architects
  • Technical Assistants
  • Building Product Executive at factories that produce construction materials
  • Site Supervisors / Site Inspectors
  • CAD Draughtsperson / CAD Designer with Architecture or Engineering firm
  • Perspective Renderer / Freelance Designers
  • Assistant Project Managers / Assistant Property Managers with Developer


How much will I earn?

The current average salary for diploma holders is around RM2000 to RM2500. You may be able to earn more if you have excellent skills in Autocad, 3D & Animation.

But of course, your salary will depend on where you work as well as your qualification and experience. Generally, the more experience you have, the more you will earn.

Did you know?

Our Diploma in Architecture programme is taught by practicing architects who are also experienced academicians. Graduates are well prepared to work in the industry.

A word of advice

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Architecture and related areas such as Draughting, AutoCAD and Building Technology, for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the areas of Architecture, Planning and CAD in the Engineering / Building Industry.

What if a student doesn’t have any basics in art?

Not to worry! Our Diploma in Architecture offers these subjects:

  • Visual Communication : Freehand Sketches & Coloring Rendering
  • Basic Design & Design Principles : Fundamental of Art & Design in Architecture

Is this programme accredited?

Yes, this programme is fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

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