University Putra Malaysia

24 months
1098 USD/year
600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Master of Architecture is a 65 credit hours postgraduate programme by coursework. It is a professional degree programme equivalent to the professional qualification of the Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM) Part II.

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 The programme is a continuation of the LAM Part I qualification, which is currently being addressed in the Bachelor of Science in Architecture programme at UPM. Among the objectives of this programme is to produce architectural graduates who are holistic, competent and highly skilful in the field of architecture which will lead them to career opportunities in design, project management, research, academia and related construction industries. Architectural graduates of the Master of Architecture at UPM will be on the right track to become a registered Professional Architect with the Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM).

Programme Structure

For more information, please visit the program website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


65 credits alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.75 (required)
2.75 (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Candidates with Bachelor Degree Design (Architecture) or the Bachelor of Science in Architecture that is equivalent to the qualification accredited LAM Part 1 or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 from a local or foreign university recognized by the Government of Malaysia and the University Senate. Candidates should also:

  • Pass the Architectural Design Studio course or equivalent to an average of at least Grade B
  • Have at least six (6) months of working experience in architecture, and
  • Passed the entrance interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1098 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 549 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

1206 RM for national students.

2206 RM for international students.


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