Pusat Pengajian Perumahan, Bangunan & Perancangan  |  School of Housing, Building and Planning    USM White


Embark on a transformative journey with School of Housing, Building and Planning, where innovation meets excellence. Discover a world of possibilities through our diverse built environment programs, designed to shape tomorrow's leaders. Join us and unlock your potential in shaping the future of our built environment

Undergraduate Programmes

At HBP, we offer seven undergraduate programmes with unique curricula towards ensuring our graduates are industry ready. Accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) as well as with professional bodies of each discipline such as the Board of Architects Malaysia, the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia, Board of Engineers Malaysia, Malaysian Institute of Planners and Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), we strive to provide the balance between academic focus and professional requirements.

What makes us unique?

All of our programmes are industry integrated through collaboration in teaching, site visits, critique sessions as well as field works. These fill the gaps between theoretical knowledge and actual practice situations and ensure our graduates become industry-driven assets, able to hit the ground running upon graduation as well as realising the expectations of industry.

HBP is known to expose our students to different environments and contexts through various international trips and Study Abroad Programmes through mutual collaboration with our prestigious academic partners abroad. These experiences are mind-opening, perspective-broadening, culture-enriching, and technology-learning while at the same time, enable the building of new networks with refreshed outlooks.

Also, nothing can beat the campus life at HBP and USM. With the tagline “Everything is Better at USM”, various on-campus activities are offered to students such as Architecture Week, FUSE Interaction Night, International Cultural Fiesta and many more that will undoubtedly make the campus experience a truly unforgettable one!

And finally, the ‘Studio system’ that so uniquely set us apart from our counterparts. With seven distinct programmes at HBP, studios offer real interactions and ‘live’ stimulation of knowledge where interdisciplinary programmes exchange ideas, concepts and postulations through assignments and common projects, all primarily driven by students themselves.

Join us! An awesome journey awaits…be part of it!

Application Links for Undergraduate Programs

Explore multiple pathways to enroll in our undergraduate programs through various channels. 

Contact Admission Unit


Student Admission Unit
Academic Management Division
Registry, Level 2, Chancellory Building
Universiti Sains Malaysia,
11800 Penang, Malaysia.

Tel : 1 300 888 876 / +604-6533196
Fax : +604 653 3328
Email : admissions@usm.my

Postgraduate Programmes

Mixed Mode

Course Work Mode

Application Links for Postgraduate Programs

Contact Admission Unit


Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Penang, Malaysia.

Tel : +604 653 2606
Fax : +604 653 2940
Email : admission_ips@usm.my


What are the application procedures for undergraduate programmes? (Local applicants)?

Please refer to this link for detailed information on the application procedure provided by the USM Admission Unit

What are the application procedures for undergraduate programmes? (International applicants)?

Please refer to this link for detailed information on the application procedure provided by the USM Admission Unit

What is USM +1?

The intake of new students through the USM+1 admission scheme is a special channel for candidates with excellent academic qualifications but did not receive offers for their preferred programs via UPU applications to pursue their chosen studies.

Through this channel, 47 study programs from various fields are offered to applicants interested in enrolling for the 1st and 2nd semesters of each academic session.

Programs offered through USM+1 are those conducted on a full fee basis without subsidies. Applicants need to understand the admission terms and conditions as well as the tuition fees before submitting their applications.

For more information, please visit this site

When can I apply for postgraduate studies?

Please visit this site to view the closing dates for mixed mode and course work mode application. Research mode application is open all year round.