M. Sc. Architecture
MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE
The Master of Architecture Programme at School of HBP is a two-year course which is equivalent to the LAM Part II accreditation upon successful completion. This is a continuation of Bachelor of Science HBP (Architecture) or a similar Degree from other local universities or abroad with LAM Part I accreditation or equivalent. The course objective is to train future architects to be competent in exploring the design process and related skills vital to a professional architect. This master degree also provides opportunities for students to conduct a special area of study on contemporary issues such as sustainability, special technologies, conservation or other areas of special interests.
The course comprises of two years programme where the first year aims at exposing students to the design of multi storey building, focusing on technological and green aspect whereas the second semester is dedicated to problem solving of unique housing design concepts for human settlement. Students are also expected to explore smaller projects of different variety, site context and scale.
In the final year, students are expected to do an independent design thesis study of a challenging typology that suits their interest and touches on wider architectural issues. The programme promotes a holistic green approach in design, combining energy efficiency, optimum indoor environmental quality and other relevant green criteria to produce future architects who are energy conscious, forward thinking and sensitive to the environment offering revolutionary and innovative solutions for future needs. Students are also expected to be sensitive to physical, social and cultural exploration while developing strong philosophy, within an array of contemporary issues and styles. A key objective is to produce designers who have critical and analytical thinking with creative design solving capability for global future.
The pre-requisite to enter the course is to have undergone a minimum duration of 6 months of working experience in the relevant architectural field after completing the Bachelor of Architecture. The study path to Master of Architecture that is offered by the School of HBP is as shown below: