The department was established in July 1969 with an enrolment of 16 students offering the Diploma in Town and Country Planning course, which later changed to the Diploma in Town and Regional Planning . In 1972 a two-year Certificate in Town and Regional Planning was introduced followed by the Advance Diploma in Town and Regional Planning in January 1975. With the amendment to the Institut Teknologi MARA Act, the Advanced Diploma course was renamed Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning (Honours). From Semester June 2000, the department has created a milestone in its historical development with the introduction of the three–year part-time Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning (Honours) Programme for diploma graduates and the four-year Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning (Honours) Programme for STPM/Matriculation candidates. However the Diploma programme is only offered at UiTM Sri Iskandar campus while both the Bachelor programmes (full and part-time) are offered at the main campus in Shah Alam and the part-time Bachelor programme is also offered in UiTM Sri Iskandar campus.
At the department level, the Head of the Bachelor programme is considered as the Head of Department and supported by the Head of the Diploma Programme as well as all the Town and Regional Planning academic staff.
The department also has initiated a portfolio for each of the academic staff, which is related to academic matters as well as student affairs. Some of the portfolios are
Research and Development
Seminar and Guest Lectures
Thesis and Final Study
Research and Consultancy
Industrial Linkages, etc
These portfolios have its own roles and functions to make sure the programmes and tasks of the department running smoothly.
Centre of Studies Town and Regional Planning
Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Universiti Teknologi MARA
40450 Shah Alam
Assoc Prof Dr Fatimah Yusof
Head of Centre of Studies
Tel : 03-5544 4343