The Department of Building is one of the first departments formed under the School of Architecture, Planning and Surveying (currently known as Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying) at the same time with the establishment of MARA Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1967. The Department has since produced more than 3500 graduates at the Diploma level and over 300 graduates at the Degree level. The Bachelor’s degree course was established in 1976, and was previously known as Advanced Diploma in Building.
The 3-year Diploma course is conducted on a full-time basis in branch campuses of Seri Iskandar Perak and Kota Samarahan Sarawak. The 2-year degree programme, however, is conducted on both full time and part time basis at the Shah Alam main campus. Starting January 2011, the degree programme is known as BSc (Hons) in Construction Management. The structure of the programme has been reviewed and updated to respond to the need of latest development in the field. Admission to the degree programme was amended and the length of study will depend on the candidate's qualification at entry level (STPM = 4 years full time; Diploma in Building = 2 years)
Since 1989 the number of students enrolled into the Diploma and Degree programmes have been steadily increasing and the department is looking forward to having yearly enrolment of 500 diploma students and 100 degree students. An average between 75-80 percent of the diploma holders proceed to study for their degree in Building in local institutions and abroad. The majority of these students continue their degree programme in recognised universities in the United Kingdom and Australia with exemption for direct entry into the third year for a four year degree programme.
Both the Diploma and Degree programmes are fully recognised by the Public Services Department of Malaysia. The programmes are also fully accredited and recognised by the Chartered Institute of Building, United Kingdom since 1976. The Diploma in Building achieves exemption from Level I and partly Level II of the Chartered Institute of Building examinations and the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) obtains full exemption at all levels (I, II & III) of CIOB examinations.
Centre of Studies Building
Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Universiti Teknologi MARA
40450 Shah Alam
Assoc Prof Sr Mafozah Murad
Head of Centre of Studies
Tel : 03-5544 4295