Architecture & Built Environment

College graduates who studied built environment can serve in a variety of roles within the field and adjacent to it. While many of those who hold architecture degrees apply their knowledge directly as architects and drafters, others within the built environment field hold jobs in related creative and academic fields. If you currently are considering a degree in the architecture and built environment field, you have many options to choose from when pursuing your career. In this page, we outline courses you can pursue within the architecture industry.

Courses Under Architecture & Built Environment

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See the roof over your head that allows you to read this article without being drenched while it rains? Do you know who’s responsible for that (besides your parents of course)? Do you admire the various buildings around you and give your opinion on how it could look nicer? Well, then Architecture just might be the right course for you. Read on as we draw you a picture of what studying Architecture in Malaysia is all about.

Architecture refers to any man-made building, structure, furniture or even outdoor spaces, technology, art and design. It is the complex design of a total built environment, from how a building integrates with its surrounding landscape to architectural or construction details that involve the interior of the building to designing and creating furniture to be used in a specific space. It involves creating things, technology, art and design.

Did you love organising events and activities in school, whether it was something for a society, a sports event or perhaps a camping trip for your uniform body? Do you want to pursue something related to organising things such as people, resources and skills? If so, then read on as we introduce you to the world of construction project management.

Project management is the art of directing and coordinating human and material resources throughout the life of a project by using modern management techniques to achieve predetermined objectives of scope, cost, time, quality, and participating objectives. Construction project management is simply defined just like that but in the context of construction.

Did you love Legos as a kid and always built big and complex structures instead of leaving them lying around? Were you the treasurer of your class or maybe society back in school? Maybe you were always given the task of calculating or estimating how much a project would cost. Were you always good with money (not good at spending it, but good at being economical of course!) If this sounds like you, then you should consider a career in quantitative surveying.

Quantity surveying is the study of managing a construction project, especially to ensure that construction costs and production are managed as efficiently as possible. Just like its’ name, a quantity surveyor prepares a ‘schedule of quantities’, estimates the material and labour costs, and other things seeking to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality.

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