Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture

Course Duration: Full Time: 3 - 5 Years / Part-Time: 4 - 7 Years

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements
Master’s degree (Malaysia Qualification Framework, MQF Level 7) in Architecture or related fields or its equivalent recognised by the University.
English Language Requirements

Minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS; or Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (paper) or 213 (computer based – Testing CBT) or 79-80 (Internet Based Test IBT).


*Note: The faculty reserves the right to advise applicants who have met the minimum academic programme’s English to undertake additional English courses at the University.

Course Outline

Issues and Methods of Architecture Research

The candidate will be exposed to the various issues of architecture and will be provided a basic training in writing an academic paper. This subject will be a bi-weekly lecture to be completed within one semester.


Each semester, the candidate is required to have a several discussions with the supervisor to receive feedback and to discuss the progress of the research study.

Prior to graduation, the candidate is expected to publish a minimum of 4 papers in a peer-re-reviewed journal or on a peer-reviewed conference paper. An oral presentation is also required, every semester, in front of an academic audience from the faculty. This is to develop the public speaking ability and knowledge sharing.

Career Opportunity

Upon completion of this programme, students will be well-prepared to continue on their way to become:

  • History of Architecture
  • Theory of Design
  • Cultural Studies of Spaces and Forms
  • Behavioural and Perception Studies of Spaces and Forms
  • Heritage Architecture
  • Architecture Education
  • Interior Architecture
  • Building Typology
  • Housing
  • Urban Studies
  • Theory of Architectural Practice
  • Architecture Communication
  • Energy Conservation in Buildings
  • Thermal Comfort in Buildings
  • Sustainable Building Design and Cities
  • Construction Process in Building
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