Architecture & Construction
by StudyMalaysia on October 21, 2016 | Top Stories
Do you dream of designing, planning, managing, building or maintaining buildings like homes, offices, factories, hotels, malls, heritage buildings and more? Architecture and construction workers work on buildings like these and other structures such as bridges, tunnels, roads and highways, and more. Would you enjoy creating the designs or plans for new structures? Perhaps you’d prefer using the plans to build them, or manage the workers on the project.
But that’s not all – you also need workers who do skilled trades to complete the projects. These include carpentry, painting, plumbing, and even landscaping.
Careers in architecture and construction are not just about architects or builders – there’s much more! Historians, interior designers and even software developers fall under this career cluster. If you like the idea of a job that lets you design, plan, build or manage buildings and structures, a career in architecture and construction could be a good match for you.
How do you find out if a career in architecture and construction is right for you? Is it enough that you grew up playing Lego or that you were hooked on Minecraft for months? Do you like making things with your hands? Are you constantly observing your surroundings, both indoors and outdoors? Do you often do repair work or home improvement projects? Do you enjoy beautifying your garden or helping friends redecorate their homes?
The Bachelor of Science (Architectural Studies) offered at IUKL was introduced in 2009. Accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM/Board of Architects) in 2012, this course is equivalent to LAM Part 1. This bachelor’s degree qualification is your first step towards achieving the Ar title for Professional Architects.
Read our interview with IUKL’s Head of the Architecture programme, Hj Md Pilus Bin Md Noor, who shares with us why you should choose this course, what students can look forward to, and their job prospects. Then get an insider’s viewpoint from second year architectural studies student, Irenee Fah Lih Leng on what to expect from this course.
Do you notice things and buildings around you? Are you good at paying attention to detail? Do you like to draw and build things? Are you passionate, confident and adaptable? If this sounds like you, read on to find out more about the field of architecture and building.
What do buildings like the Sydney Opera House, Marina Bay Sands, Capital Gate, Haohan Qiao Bridge, Infinity Tower, the Atomium, and Palm Jumeirah have in common? They are all known as amazing architectural wonders of the modern world. Without architects, many of these structures and buildings would not be possible.
As an architect, your job tasks include designing, altering, adapting, conserving and preserving buildings. Would you like to be trained in the art and science of designing? Your expertise as architect will allow you to adapt the surrounds of buildings and other external environments to create, plan and design structures such as homes, office buildings, and other structural property.