Taylor's University

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Master of Architecture Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 2 years
Intake Deadline
MAR 30th JAN
AUG 30th JUN


Overview of Master of Architecture in Taylor's University Malaysia

Master of Architecture is postgraduate programme by coursework. It is a professional degree programme equivalent to the LAM Part II Examination of the Board of Architects (LAM). The programme is a continuation of the LAM Part I Examination qualification as addressed in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architecture.

The objectives of the programme is to produce architectural graduates who are highly skillful in the field of architecture and competent in their future career as Professional Architects with the Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM).




Students undertake a range of specialist and research-based studio projects supported by knowledge and application of technology and environment, culture context, research and professional practice to forge the position of "Sustaining Humanity". Utilising a design as research teaching pedagogy, the design studio forms the intersection of interests across three board domains of inquiry, i.e. urbanity, community and technology.


Semester 1

  • Culture and Community Design Studio
  • Environment and Technology: Case Study and Analysis
  • Research Methods

Semester 2

  • Urban Design Studio
  • Environment and Technology: Synthesis
  • Core Elective



Semester 3

  • Architectural Design Thesis I*
  • Dissertation I**
  • Urban Design Studio
  • Professional Practice and Entrepreneurship I

Semester 4

  • Architectural Design Thesis II*
  • Dissertation II**
  • Professional Practice and Entrepreneurship II





  • SPM / O Level

Students must pass SPM / O Level with 5 credits inclusive English and Mathematics with a pass in Bahasa Melayu and History in SPM.

  • Interview & Review

Pass interview which includes review of Design Portfolio and Personal Statement



  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture Studies

Min. CGPA 2.67

  • Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM)

Student must obtain LAM Part 1 exemption or recognition prior to joining the programme.

  • Board of Architects Malaysia & Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education

Any other qualifications recognised by the Board of Architects Malaysia and Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education.

  • Practical Experience

Min. six (6) months practical experience after graduating from the first stage of architectural education at a registered architect’s office, approved architectural related organization or practice within the building industry.* As evidence, students are to provide a reference letter from the company that clearly indicates the duration of work experience, supported by a company profile, and portfolio of their practical experience. * The list of registered architect office, approved architectural related organisation or practice within the building industry can be obtained from the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) website.

  • Other Qualifications

Students with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.




Overall Band 6.5


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  • MUET

Band 5

  • Taylor's EET

Overall Score 6.5

  • Taylor’s IEN

Level 2- Grade B+

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree

Completed Bachelor’s or Master’s degree that was conducted entirely in English



When you’ve successfully completed this programme, you could advance to any of these exciting careers, including:

  • Architect
  • Architectural Structure Specialist
  • Design Consultant
  • Interior Designer / Interior Architect
  • Project Manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • Residential / Commercial Architect
  • Resort / Hotel Architectural Conceptualiser
  • Theme Park Conceptual Architect
  • Town Planning Conceptual Architect

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