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The Diploma in Architectural Studies at UCSI University is a 2 and a half years programme, designed to provide necessary technical knowledge and required practical skills for individuals who wish to join the industry’s work force at an early stage. The building industry is in need of competent support groups who are knowledgeable in their field to fill positions as technical draftsperson, CADD draftsperson, site supervisors and material-supplier specialist to name a few. In response to this demand, the Diploma in Architectural Studies at UCSI University offers a well-rounded and integrated range of courses to prepare graduates to enter the working environment, or to pursue their studies at the higher level of the Architecture Degree programs.
The program also emphasises on the latest industry input for each graduate. Students are required to undergo a compulsory Industry Experience attachment for a minimum duration of 6 months, to learn and familiarise themselves with the working environment of the building and construction industry.
SPMV/SPM/‘O’ Levels (Arts/Science stream): Pass SPM with minimum 3 Credits (grade ‘C’ for O-level) inclusive of Maths
SKM / SKK:
Pass SKM/SKK level 3 in related field AND *Pass SPM with min 1 credit and pass Maths OR
Pass SPM with min 1 credit and pass ‘program pengukuhan mathematik’
Community College (Level 3, MQF):
Pass Community College Certificate (Level 3 MQF) in the related field AND *Pass SPM with min 1 credit and pass Maths OR Pass SPM with min 1 credit and pass ‘program pengukuhan mathematik’ OR
Pass Community College Certificate (Level 3 MQF) with CGPA 2.0 in the related field AND *Pass SPM with min 1 credit and pass Maths
STPM: Pass with minimum ‘C’ grade (CGPA 2.0) for 1 subject AND credit in Maths in SPM or equivalent
STAM: Pass with (Magbul grade) AND credit in Maths in SPM or equivalent
UEC (Commerce/Science stream): Pass with minimum grade ‘B’ for 3 credits inclusive of Maths
A-Level: Minimum Grade ‘D’ for 1 subject AND credit in Maths in ‘O’-level
SAM - Minimum average of 50% in 5 subjects inclusive of Maths
CPU - Minimum average of 50% in 6 subjects inclusive of Maths
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency: Minimum average of 50% inclusive of 50% for Maths
Any other equivalent qualifications:
Pass in drawing/engineering drawing at SPM or equivalent OR
Pass Portfolio test for those who failed or never take the drawing paper at SPM or equivalent
Recognition: Upon successfully completion of the Diploma programme, students will gain direct entry into Year 2 (semester 3) of B.Sc. (Hons.) in Architecture, UCSI University
Note: *Art Requirement: All applicant must pass Art Education/ Engineering Drawing/ related subject at SPM/O level / equivalent OR Pass Portfolio test in replacement of art subject if applicable English Language Requirements:
A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or
MUET Band 5; or
A score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or
Band 5.5 in IELTS.
In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision. * International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the Certificate in English programme (1 to 10 months).
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