Taylors school of architecture, building and design
ArchitectureQuantitySurveyingTaylor’s School of Architecture • Building • Design2012 / 2013
Welcome to Taylor’s School ofArchitecture ·Building ·DesignSince its establishment in 1998, the School has achieved a renownedtradition of excellence in built environment education and research inMalaysia. The School is one of the largest private institutions of higherlearning offering built environment programmes to students from over20 countries. We offer undergraduate programmes in two major areasof built environment, namely Architecture, and Quantity Surveying.All programmes are approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agencyand the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education.We are reputed for our quality programmes, experienced facultymembers, strong industry linkages and effective teaching and learningstrategies. By studying in our innovative and multidisciplinary school,you will be prepared to pursue professional qualifications in the builtenvironment fields as well as develop a wide range of knowledge andskills to shape the world we live in.A meaningful environment forms a necessary and essential part ofhuman existence. The famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright aptly saidthat “all fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.”The key role of the built environment professional is to create appropriatespaces for different human activities through innovative, functionaland sustainable design, while maintaining clients’ briefs and budgetsto ensure that their interests and values are not compromised.We seek to inculcate in our students a deep appreciation andunderstanding of the environmental conditions that shape ourexperiences for meaningful existence. We also endeavour to instillin them a desire to continuously improve the quality of the environmentfor individuals and the community at large by challenging them to thinkanalytically, plan wisely, design imaginatively and build efficiently.At our School, a variety of teaching and learning strategies are employedto maximise the students’ learning experience. Students will receive astrong educational foundation through numerous overseas excursions,public lectures, research seminars and extra-curricular activities tofacilitate students’ active engagement with the various disciplines ofstudies and personal development. This is to ensure our studentshave an all-round education that will enable them to excel in their furtherstudies and develop skills and experiences that prepare them tobecome outstanding professionals in their chosen fields.I invite you to explore the School through this prospectus in your questto become a professional in the exciting and rewarding built environmentindustry. Frank Lloyd Wright summed up our expectations of our students:“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremittingdevotion to the things you want to see happen”. I challenge you toplace your trust in our ability to help you achieve the success that youdream about.Professor Dato’ Dr. Hassan SaidVice Chancellor and PresidentTaylor’s UniversityBuilding: Selfridges, Birmingham, England
contents02 Why Taylor’s03 The Taylor’s Edge04 Taylor’s School of Architecture · Building · Design05 Centre for Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia (MASSA)06 Architecture Progression Chart07 Quantity Surveying Progression Chart08-09 Taylor’s University10 Architects – Master Conductors11 Quantity Surveyors – Master of Cost Control12-13 Foundation in Natural and Built Environments (FNBE)14-15 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architecture16-17 Fields of Study: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architecture18-19 Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours)20-21 Field of Study: Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours)22 Internships23 Professional Registration Pathway24-29 Showcase30-31 Real World Exploration32-33 Student Achievements34-35 Staff Profile36-37 Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities38-39 Student Services40 Map
At Taylor’s University we are constantly aspiring towards a culture of academicexcellence while at the same time ensuring our students receive a well-roundededucation. From humble roots when we started in 1969, our founders had avision of an institution that is synonymous with teaching excellence and capable ofproducing students with highest merits. This philosophy is practiced at every levelof our organisation from our teaching faculty to management of campus facilitiesand last but not least into the psyche of our students so that they are armed withthe right knowledge to make their mark in their respective career fields.As facilitators of a sound educational framework, our aim and focus is to prepare individuals totake their place as contributing members of the community. We believe that we play a significantrole in developing the nation’s youth into balanced yet competitive human capital capable ofplaying their role in the development of the country.Today, we are recognised as one of Malaysia’s most successful and reputable private institutionsof higher learning with over 65,000 graduates. This reputation was carved by via our top-notchprogrammes and experienced lecturers.This success has not gone unnoticed. We have under our belt various accolades that have furthercemented our strong position in the education industry. Our highest achievement is the officialupgrade to University status. This recognition is a driving force for us to uphold the quality of ourteaching to meet Malaysia’s agenda for a world-class, high income economy.The Taylor’s PledgeWISDOMis the culmination of vastknowledge. With it comes theability to make sound judgmentand decisions.INTEGRITYis about right values and moralsin life. It is the backbone thatupholds strong and positivecharacter.EXCELLENCEis quality beyond experience.It is concerned with achievingthe highest standards andoutperforming the rest.Taylor’sUniversity
The PathwayAs an award winning University, we are proud to offer our students programmes at various foundation,diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels benchmarked against the highestinternational standards.We have continuously provided excellent services to our students in terms of diverse study options,relevant curriculum and teaching methods, on-going partnerships with leading universities worldwide,strong industry linkages and industry-relevant facilities.Students have the opportunity of selecting from a wide range of options that will prepare them, upongraduation to take their productive place as leaders in the global community. Whether your interest liesin professional courses (Accounting, Law, Engineering), the arts (Communications, Design), business(Marketing, Hospitality) or the sciences (Medicine, Biotechnology), our programmes are conducted incollaboration with top-rated partner universities and multi-national companies.AwardsWe have garnered numerous awards and accolades at national and international levels. Someof our most recent recognitions are:02/032011• Gold Award at the Putra Brand Award ‘The People’s Choice’ for Education and Learning category• Gold Award as Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Award for Private University/College category• Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS) of RM9million by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)2009• Most Popular Student Choice of College/University by Trendence*• Most Popular Student Choice of College/University in Business/AccountingManagement, Law, Hospitality Tourism and Pre-University Studies by Trendence*2008• Brand Excellence Award (Services) by the Ministry of International Trade Industry Malaysia(MITI) in recognition of industry excellence• PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Gold Award in Education and Training category• Most Popular Student Choice of College/University by Graduates to Industry (GTI)*• Industry Excellence for Education Award 2008 (first runner-up) by the Malaysia CanadaBusiness Council2010• Gold Award at the Putra Brand Award ‘The People’s Choice’ for Education and Learning category• Ranked ‘Tier 5: Excellent’ in the MQA Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (SETARA)* Europe’s leading consultancy on employer branding and recruitment research
Taylor’s School ofArchitecture ·Building ·DesignShape the World We Live InThe School of Built Environment was established in 1998 to offer studentsDiplomas and Higher Diplomas in the fields of Architecture, QuantitySurveying and Building Technology and Management. Students whograduated continued with degree studies at the University of Brighton, UK,through a credit transfer arrangement between both institutions.The school was originally located at Taylor’s College, Kuala Lumpur - anideal location near numerous historical and cultural interests. The campuswas alive with lectures, practical work, tutorials, workshops and site visitsto construction zones and manufacturing industries. Students spent a greatdeal of time in the Studio, where they gained inspiration, honed their craftand let their ideas flourish into successful portfolios.In 2000, a new partnership was established with the Faculty of Architecture,Building and Planning of the renowned The University of Melbourne inAustralia. It was an alliance to commit to higher standards of quality ineducation, heeding the call for world-class designs for buildings andinternational standards of construction and infrastructure management bythe Malaysian government.Coinciding with this new partnership and development in education, SBEwas relocated in 2001 to a new campus in the affluent district of SubangJaya with its rich mixture of residential, commercial and industrial facilities.In 2004, the school moved to Taylor’s College, Petaling Jaya, in its effortto realise a vision to provide fully integrated facilities in one locality. Themove also offers students the unique experience of studying in a businesssetting and positioning them closer to the professional world. The newschool was then renamed the School of Architecture and QuantitySurveying to feature its flagship programmes.Build on a Foundation of ExcellenceA Singular Focus on the Built EnvironmentThe School of Architecture, Building and Design (SABD), as it is knowntoday, brings a new level of commitment to built environment educationby offering a range of programmes in the areas of Architecture andQuantity Surveying. SABD aims to groom professionals to help realise theMalaysian government’s vision of achieving the status of a fully developednation by the year 2020.An important goal for the school is to constantly improve the quality,aesthetics, functionality and efficiency of the built environment as a whole.Programmes are fully accredited and are inspected in its entirety by theNational Accreditation Board or Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).Among SABD’s highly successful initiatives are the annual SABD LectureSeries, MASSA National Seminar and Activity Week. The Lecture Series isa year-long programme of lectures conducted by building and constructionprofessionals. The MASSA National Seminar is an annual gather ofspecialist engaged in presentations and debates on architectural themes.Study visits are held during Activity Week, a programme that supplementsformal classroom learning through visits to various destinations locallyas well as overseas. Students gain knowledge directly from like-mindedprofessionals and evaluate topics of study through personal visits tocultural, building and construction sites.
04/05A Creative Campus Set to InspireOur campus facilities include:• Fully equipped studios• A dedicated gallery showcasing the works andachievements of prominent architects and designpractitioners• Air-conditioned lecture theaters and classroomsfully equipped with AV equipment• A workshop for model-making and experimentalstudies of building materials• Computer labs with latest software andbroadband access• College-wide Wi-Fi access• A well-stocked library with the latest collectionof texts on architecture and quantity surveying.It is also equipped with computers offeringbroadband Internet accessCentre for ModernArchitecture Studies inSoutheast Asia (MASSA)A Renowned Regional Research FacilityMASSA, or Centre for Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia Research Unit, was officiallylaunched on 20th August 2005, in conjunction with the 3rd Architecture Forum on ArchitectureEducation, jointly organised by Taylor’s College and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.MASSA is actively involved in producing research publications and undertaking liveresearch that focuses on the documentation of the intellectual and physical heritage ofmodern architecture in Southeast Asia. The documentation covers buildings, architects,firms, policies, organisations and laws developed in Southeast Asia during themodern era from the 1920s to the present.The Centre is aligned with SABD’s mission of contributing positively to theglobal community. SABD provides an excellent educational opportunity thatis relevant to the cultural, scientific and technological advancement ofsociety. MASSA complements the teaching and learning activities atSABD through activities like organised forums and seminars, visits tobuilding sites across the Southeast Asian region, and discussions onissues pertaining to the process of planning settlements and thedesign of buildings.
ArchitectureProgression ChartAustralia New ZealandRoute* Equivalent to LAM-PAM Part 1, subject to accreditation by the Council of Accreditation and Architectural Education Malaysia (CAAEM), Board of Architects Malaysia.** Satisfies the requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA).*** Satisfies the requirements for membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).SPM / O Levels or equivalentFoundation in Natural Built Environments / Pre-U / STPM / UEC / other Diploma or equivalent qualification1 YearBachelor of Science (Honours) in Architecture3 Years *Taylor’s UniversityYear 3Semester 5 6Practicum 2Year 2Semester 3 4Practicum 1Year 1Semester 1 2Master / Bachelor of Architecture or equivalent(AIA Part 2) **Practical Training(varies according to universities’ requirements)United Kingdom RouteYear 5 6Bachelor / Post Graduate Diploma inArchitecture or equivalent(RIBA Part 2) ***Practical Training(Year 4)Year 3(Final Year Overseas)Bachelor of Science (Hons) / Bachelor of Arts (Hons)Year 4 5
06/07Quantity SurveyingProgression ChartAustralia United KingdomRouteYear 4 5Master / Post Graduate Diploma in QuantitySurveying or equivalentBachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours)3 ½ Years *Taylor’s UniversityYear 3Semesters 5 6Industrial Training(6 months)Year 2Semesters 3 4Year 1Semesters 1 2* Subject to accreditation by the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM).SPM / O Levels or equivalentFoundation in Natural Built Environments / Pre-U / STPM /UEC / other Diploma or equivalent qualification1 Year
First Modern TropicalUniversity CampusIntegrated Campus ExperienceOur award winning** campus is set on 27 acres of tropical greenery and built around a 5.5 acre lake.It addresses the needs of traditional and non-conventional students through an integrated communitythat is ecological and conducive for learning and leisure. This campus boasts world-class educationalfacilities and amenities that prioritises the needs of our students.Students can take advantage of the amenities offered including a student accommodation, our own hotelcalled Ruemz, a clinic, banks, food outlets, convenience stores, a student life centre, sports arena andmulti-purpose hall. There are also general learning resources such as a library, computer labs, lecturetheatres and laboratories.
08/09** 2011 Gold Award in Category 5 (Education)by PAM (Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia) 2011Global Interior Design AwardAccessibilityNestled between the thriving townships of Subang, Sunway and Puchong, the campus gives studentsconvenient access to a range of services. This ideal location gives students easy access to variousattractions within the townships. There are retail outlets, hypermarkets, shopping complexes, hospitals,banks, places of worship and many other conveniences. For leisure, students can head to theme parksand cinemas as well as FB outlets and family orientated entertainment outlets.Moving forward, our aim is to continuously look towards enhancing our campus to ensure our studentsare surrounded in an environment that is not only comfortable but also conducive.
Architects –Master ConductorsAn Architect’s Pathto Future SuccessAn Architect is a design professional who is responsible for creating, planning and overseeinga building project. Architects can be described as conductors in an orchestra where theytake the lead in managing all the goals within a built project to ensure success.Architects employ imagination, creativity and design skills coupled with technical knowledgeof materials and construction processes to provide concepts, specifications, detaileddrawings and plans. They are masters at blending diverse requirements and disciplines toproduce living, working and recreational environments. They oversee construction, negotiatewith planning authorities and inspect the work in progress.An architect’s role is holistic, and with increasing complexities of modern day projects, theyare required to take on many more responsibilities. Among these are feasibility studies andimplementation strategies, socio-economic studies and land use planning, urban renewaland design, project management and building technology and systems.As the world progresses, there is an ever increasing need for better built designs andenvironments. As a lead player in built projects, an architect will always be in demand.Architects can find employment in both the public and private sectors. In the publicarena, architects are employed in the various government departments as wellas the local councils. In the private sector, architects usually find recruitmentby architectural firms or set up their own private practices. The skills andknowledge of an architect are highly sought after by contractors, buildingproducts manufacturers and suppliers. Some architects may choose tospecialise in areas of industrial and institutional developments, historicbuilding conservation, restoration and maintenance, academia andas journalists or critics.
Quantity Surveyors –Master of Cost ControlThe Quantity Surveyor’sPath to Future SuccessWherever there is a construction project, there will always be a need to save time andmoney. Hence, the Quantity Surveyor’s expertise in managing costs and time factorswill always be highly sought after. Quantity Surveyors are predominantly employedin the construction industry as consultants to clients in both the public and privatesectors. Besides being recruited by professional quantity surveying firms, theQuantity Surveyor’s career prospects include employment by construction firms,developers, local authorities and government agencies, specialist subcontractors,financial institutions, property management companies, building materialssuppliers, building maintenance companies, education and other constructionrelated companies such as the oil and gas industry, mechanical and electricalindustry, as well as the shipbuilding industry.A Quantity Surveyor (QS), also known as Construction Economist or Cost Manager, is aprofessional advisor who provides accurate costings and responsible contractual adviceon residential, commercial and industrial construction projects. They are administrators ofefficiency and monitor costs and calculate ways to save time and money.To achieve optimum cost efficiency, Quantity Surveyors work closely with the client and othermembers of the design team such as Architects, Engineers, as well as Contractors and theirSub-contractors, to ensure that costs are controlled and the requirements of the client aredelivered in a responsible manner. To this end, Quantity Surveyors are proficient in a rangeof management procedures and employ various technical tools to achieve their goals.10/11
Foundation in Natural andBuilt Environments (FNBE)The Foundation in Natural and Built Environments (FNBE) is a one-year pre-university programmedesigned for SPM or equivalent high schools graduates who are interested in pursuing a career inthe built environment field.The Foundation serves as an excellent option to pre-university courses, one that servesa smooth transition for those who have completed high school certificate to pursue abuilt environment degree study. The programme is specially tailored to students who wantan opportunity to explore the wide range of opportunities within the natural and builtenvironment disciplines and professions before committing to a particular path or career.Its primary objective is to introduce students to the various fields of study in thenatural and built environments and instill an appreciation that will lead to a degreein Architecture or Quantity Surveying.Direct Access to Relevant Skillsand KnowledgeBuilt Environment FocusSpecialised modules in the FNBE programme lay the groundwork forstudents to enter degree programmes.FNBE graduates gain applied knowledge and skills relating to thebuilt and natural environments. Graduates are also exposed tointroductory knowledge of urban design, planning and the skillsinvolved in the planning process. They will learn various overviewsof the design and construction industry and the roles ofprofessionals in their respective fields.Flexible PathwayThrough the programme students have theoption to choose from a range of subjects that willprepare them for degrees in either Architecture orQuantity Surveying.Development of Thinking and Design Communication SkillsThroughout the programme, a wide range of thinking skills andtechniques are taught to help students to think critically and creatively.By investigating and applying these techniques, they learn how tovisualise and communicate ideas through different creative ways.Exploration of Human Behaviour and CultureSocial psychology is an essential subject and is taught at a detailed levelto students. They study the development of cultures and civilisations overtime and place to comprehend their impact on society and the environment.Continuous AssessmentStudents undergo continuous assessment, which is widely adopted in theFNBE programme. They are graded through a combination of examinations,assignments, projects and quizzes throughout each semester. This will helpstudents to monitor their own performance throughout the programme,which gives them an opportunity to better excel in their studies.KPT/JPS(KA9049)09/13Building: The City of Arts and Science, Valencia, Spain
Programme StructureSemester 1 (18 Weeks)Module Title Credit HoursElements of Natural and Built Environments 5Introduction to the Construction Industry 5Creative Thinking Skills 3English 1 5Malaysian Studies 3Islamic Studies / Moral Studies 3Semester 2 (18 Weeks)Culture and Civilisations or Principles of Economics 5Design Visualisation or Basic Accounting 5Social Psychology 3Introduction to Business or Mathematics 3Effective Public Communication 2English 2 5National Language A/B 3TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 50Taylor’s University provides a conducive study environment whereI am able to excel academically and maximise my potential.The lecturers are highly proficient in their respective fields andconstantly encourage us to progress. At Taylor’s University, thecourse syllabus is well-designed and organised, which allowsme to explore ideas clearly and widely. With a varied mixture ofstudents both local and international, I have gained a broader circleof friends, which adds colours to my social life. It has boostedmy confidence to achieve my dream to become an architect.Organised school activities have also been rather exciting andconstructive at the same time.Joni Ong Ker Shing12/13Entry Requirements• Sijil Pengajian Malaysia(SPM)*• Unified ExaminationCertificate (UEC)**• Other QualificationsMinimum 5 creditsMinimum 5BsAssessment will be made on a caseby case basis upon submissionIntakesJanuary, April JulyLearning in a Tertiary EnvironmentThe FNBE emulates a tertiary learning environment. The objective is to developand instill resourcefulness and the ability to study independently, by adoptinga unique teaching and learning process to encourage two-way interaction andsharing of knowledge and resources amongst students.Note: All information is correct at time of printing (October 2012) and issubject to change.* Compulsory passes in Bahasa Melayu and credits in English and Mathematics** Compulsory credits in English and Mathematics, excluding Chinese Language
Bachelor ofScience (Honours)in ArchitectureThe Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architecture provides a high level quality of educationwhich will lead to professional qualifications in Architecture. Students enjoy a uniqueexperience that places emphasis on creativity and rationality. This will help them to developa heightened sensitivity for the environment, culture and climate of a particular place,whilst exploring international contemporary architecture.The learning process extends beyond the boundaries of the classroom, by providingstudents with exposure to industry-relevant experiences and research-based projectsto generate the development of creative and rational thinking in architecture.It encourages students to thrive in a dynamic and creative manner to produceworks of architecture that goes beyond form and function. Emphasis is placed onthe relationship between the poetics of space, the application of structure andtechnology and the position of architecture in social, cultural and environmentalsustainability. Graduates will also gain a good understanding of buildingdesign, history of architecture, construction technology and architecturalpractice to contribute to the improvement of the built environment.The programme also focuses on design elements, with a solid foundation intechnical subjects on construction that will provide a well–rounded educationin Architecture. Through its collaboration and assistance from a consortiumof overseas partner universities, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) inArchitecture is a quality programme that offers excellence in teachingand learning on the built and natural environments.KPT/JPS (R/581/6/0023) 02/18Building: Walt Disney Concert Hall, California, Los Angeles, USA
Entry Requirements* Compulsory credits in English and Mathematics excluding Chinese Language** Excluding general paper or general studies in student’s first language*** Based on 6 subjectsPre-conditionSPM or ‘O’ Levels, minimum 5 credits including Mathematics, English and ArtCredit in Art in SPM or pass SABD Aptitude Assessment (AA)Pass Admissions Committee Screening, which may include interviewStudents who have completed a full year preparatory/foundation study inEnglish may be exempted from meeting the English requirementsEnglish RequirementsIELTS Band 6.0TOEFL 79 (Internet Based Test)MUET Band 4UEC English B4O Level Grade C1119 (GCE-O) Grade BIntakesMarch August14/15Transfer Partner UniversitiesStudent who have successfully completed Taylor’s Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architecture degree can opt to pursue their professionaldegree such as the Bachelor of Architecture, Post Graduate Diploma or Masters of Architecture, which is equivalent to the Part 2 of LAM-PAMProfessional Examination at the following universities:The University of Melbourne, Australia Master of ArchitectureRMIT University, Australia Master of ArchitectureDeakin University, Australia Master of ArchitectureUniversity of Newcastle, Australia Master of ArchitectureUniversity of Technology Sydney, Australia Master of ArchitectureUniversity of Tasmania, Australia Master of ArchitectureUniversity of Strathclyde, Scotland Master of ArchitectureThe University of Auckland, New Zealand Master of Architecture (Professional)• Taylor’s Foundation in NaturalBuilt and Environments (FNBE)• Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia(STPM)• Unified Examination Certificate(UEC) *• A Levels **• South Australian Matriculation(SAM)• Canadian Pre-University (CPU) ***• International Baccalaureate (IB) ***• Other QualificationsAverage C+ or CGPA 2.33CGPA 2.67 for 3 subjectsMinimum 5BsCDDATAR 7065% Average28 points aboveAssessment will be made on a caseby case basisNote: All information is correct at time of printing (October 2012) and is subject to change.Improve your Englishat Taylor’s Centre forLanguages (TCL).
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in ArchitectureFields of StudyDesign Design StudiesArchitectural Design Studio 1Introduction to architectural design as a self-expression, through the design of a full-sizespace for one’s own habitation, taking intoaccount basic awareness of programme,materials, structure, construction and site.Architectural Design Studio 2Emphasis on process of prototyping spacethrough the exploration of solids, planes, lines,frames, surfaces and openings, with considerationsof functional and spatial relationship, as well asform making.Architectural Design Studio 3Exploration of spatial typologies in architecturein the contexts of the neighbourhood andcommunity. The design work explores the plan-section integration to achieve architectural formthat is tectonically expressive, functional andresponsive to its site.Architectural Design Studio 4Exploration of environmental sustainability issuesin design such as the sun, wind, heat, cold,energy issue, and the existing building context.Architectural Design Studio 5Development of formal architectural designstrategies, while encompassing urban issueswithin a dense urban environment.Architectural Design ProjectThe design studio is a design development of theproject produced in Architecture Design Studio5, which integrates the considerations of buildingperformance, feasibility and cost, and buildingtechnology.Theories of Architecture UrbanismArchitectural theory in the broader context ofphilosophical schools of thought and cultural andsocial conditions.Cultural, Artistic Social StudiesArchitecture Culture History 1Chronological survey of the intellectual, aesthetic,technological, political and economic factors thatinfluenced the development of Western Architecturefrom early civilisation to Enlightenment.Architecture Culture History 2Investigation on the historical development ofarchitecture through developments in the Westernworld from revolutionary period to present day.Asian ArchitectureHistory exploration of the South, Southeast andEast Asian architecture within a systematic treatmentof architectural design and construction, buildingscience and technology, garden design and cityplanning.Environmental StudiesEnvironmental Sustainable DesignIntroduction to environmental issues and thecomplexities that design and constructionprofessions have to deal with to containirreversible damage that human settlementcauses to the environment.Building Science 1Introduction to factors affecting thermalperformance of buildings creating sustainableand comfortable designs and minimising the useof space heating and cooling.Building Science 2Understanding of building acoustics in relation tobuilding design and construction through acoustichistory, practical measurements, sound insulation,reverberation and noise.Building ServicesIntroduction to services and Uniform Building By-Law for the planning, coordination and installationof water supply and waste disposal systems,storm water management, electrical supply, fireprotection, mechanical ventilation, air-conditioningand vertical transportation systems.
16/17Curriculum StructureYEAR 1 - SEMESTER 1Module Title Credit HoursArchitectural Design Studio 1 6Architecture Culture History 1 3Building Materials 3Design Communication 3Malaysian Studies 3YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 2Architectural Design Studio 2 6Architecture Culture History 2 3Environmental Sustainable Design 3Building Construction 1 3Islamic Studies/Moral Education 3YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 3Architectural Design Studio 3 8Building Science 1 3Building Construction 2 3Computer Applications 3National Language A/B 3YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 4Architectural Design Studio 4 8Theories of Architecture Urbanism 4Building Services 3Building Structures 3Elective 3YEAR 3 - SEMESTER 5Architectural Design Studio 5 8Asian Architecture 3Building Science 2 3Building Technology 1 4Elective 3YEAR 3 - SEMESTER 6Architectural Design Project 10Building Technology 2 4Project Management 4Elective 3TOTAL COURSE CREDIT HOURS 120TOTAL MQA MODULE CREDIT HOURS 9YEAR 2 - PRACTICUM 2Practical Training and Report 5YEAR 1 - PRACTICUM 1Methods of Documentation 5Measured DrawingTechnical StudiesBuilding MaterialsSurvey of visual and physical properties ofbuilding materials and their application, whileencompassing energy saving and recycledmaterials.Building Construction 1Introduction to principles and practicesof construction technology and buildingcomponents from basement and foundation,floor and staircase, beam and column, walland openings, roof and ceiling.Building Construction 2Understanding of structural systems inconstruction technology in relation to historicaland innovative buildings. Solid, skeletal andsurface construction systems are discussedand analysed.Building StructuresPrinciples of selecting structural systemsand designing elements and structures, soilmechanics on the design of footings and buildingbehaviour.Building Technology 1Data collection, analysis and evaluationof residential or small scale commercialconstruction.Building Technology 2Application of principles, practices and detailsof construction technology in the process ofdocumenting design project.Professional StudiesMethods of Documentation Measured DrawingPrinciples of building preservation and methodof recording through measured drawing, writtenand photographic documentations, includingapplication and management of architecturalhistoric documentation.Documentation of historical and architecturalsignificant buildings in the form of as-builtdrawings, through field work. The outcomes arecollections of drawings complemented with areport.Basics of CAD system and computer operatingsystem.Project ManagementIntroduction to principles, techniques andmanagerial issues.Communication Documentation SkillsDesign CommunicationIntroduction to fundamental skills forcommunication of architectural design, taughtthrough freehand, constructed drawing, andarchitectural modeling held outdoors and inthe studio.Computer Applications 2Integration of computing knowledge intodesign studio teaching. 3D modeling skills incommunicating design ideas in studio designprojects.
Building: Station Walkway, Lisbon, PortugalBachelor of QuantitySurveying (Honours)KPT/JPS(KA9440)3/14The three-and-a-half-year Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours) provides a structuredpathway for students to pursue professionalism towards becoming a registered QuantitySurveyor in response to the challenges faced by the construction industry today.The programme meets the standards of quality comparable with international benchmarksestablished by professional bodies and the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia,in consultation with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).The programme is accredited by the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) –an international association of national organisations representing Quantity Surveyors in theAsia and Western Pacific region, and also accredited by the Royal Institution of CharteredSurveyors (RICS) – the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards inproperty, land and construction. Students who hold a Taylor’s Bachelor of Quantity Surveying(Honours) degrees are able to work in a network of over 140 countries in the world.The programme focuses on the teaching of measurement of building elements,the core skill in Quantity Surveying education and practice. Measurement is a multi-disciplinary subject supported by numerical proficiency and construction knowledge.The programme also emphasises training to improve the technical, management, and personaldevelopment skills, which provides them with the opportunity to absorb a wider range ofknowledge; the ability to adapt to various conditions; and to solve problems creatively andinnovatively. Graduates of this programme will understand how the interrelationship betweeneconomics, technology, management and law can be used to add value to the financial andprocurement management of construction projects.The programme adopts a student-centered teaching and learning approach which places emphasison creativity, rationality and innovation with the aim to build a talented and creative workforce for thefuture. Through its collaboration and assistance from a consortium of overseas partner universities,the Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours) will offer an enriched education, amalgamated by thevariety of expertise and multi-disciplinary cultural experiences at the School of Architecture,Building and Design.
Entry RequirementsIntakesMarch August18/19Students who have completed a full year preparatory/foundation study in English may beexempted from meeting the English requirementsEnglish RequirementsIELTS Band 6.0TOEFL 79 (Internet Based Test)MUET Band 4UEC English B4O Level Grade C1119 (GCE-O) Grade B• Taylor’s Foundation in Natural Builtand Environments (FNBE)• Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia(STPM)• Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) *• A Levels **• South Australian Matriculation (SAM)• Canadian Pre-University (CPU) ***• International Baccalaureate (IB) ***• Other QualificationsAverage C+ or CGPA 2.33CGPA 2.67 for 3 subjects5Bs excluding Chinese Language.Maximum 30 points for 6 subjectsCDDATAR 7065% Average28 points aboveAssessment will be made on a case bycase basis upon submission* Compulsory credits in English and Mathematics excluding Chinese Language** Excluding General Paper or General Studies in student’s first language*** Based on 6 subjectsPre-conditionPass SABD Aptitude Assessment (AA)Pass Admissions Committee Screening, which may include interviewNote: All information is correct at time of printing (October 2012) and is subject to change.Improve your Englishat Taylor’s Centre forLanguages (TCL).
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours)Fields of StudyQuantitiesMeasurement 1Introduction to the principles, purpose andfunction of Standard Method of Measurement(SMM), measurement principles, descriptionsand standard phraseology, specification writingand the measurement of structural works.Measurement 2Measurement of walls, timber floors, stud partitions,staircase structure and finishes, floor, wall andceiling finishes including painting.Measurement 3Measurement of doors, windows, roof structureand finishes, roof drainage, structural steel andmetal works.Measurement 4Measurement of piling, renovation and demolitionworks, external and landscaping works.Measurement 5Measurement of plumbing works, soil, wasteand sanitary appliances, mechanical andelectrical works and civil engineering worksusing CESMM.TechnologyConstruction Technology 1Understanding of the fundamentals of earth works,site setting-out, foundations, walls, columns,beams, floors, windows, doors, ceilings, stairs,roof structure and roof coverings.Construction Technology 2Understanding of the fundamentals of piledfoundations, formworks, scaffoldings, shoringand underpinning, partition and suspendedceilings, portal frames, precast concrete andsteel roof trusses.Construction Technology 3 Understanding of the stages of dewatering, deeptrench and basement excavation, structuralsteelwork, curtain walls, prestressing, plantsand equipment used for material handling andtension membrane roof construction.Building Materials Introduction to visual and physical properties ofbuilding materials including energy saving andrecycled materials describing the manufacturingprocess, salient properties and typical uses andecological impact.Structures Qualitative appreciation of determinate andindeterminate structures, rudimentary structuralanalysis, deflections, understanding and applicationof structural design and loading codes.Building Services 1 Introduction to building services and UniformBuilding By-Law (UBBL) for the planning,coordination and installation of water supply,sewerage disposal and treatment, storm watermanagement, telecommunication services andventilation systems.Building Services 2 Introduction to mechanical and electrical servicesand Uniform Building By-Law (UBBL) for theplanning, coordination and installation of airconditioning, electricity generation and supply,building fire safety and vertical transportationsystems.Computing Office PracticeProfessional Practice 1Overview of professional and contractualresponsibilities and focus on the importanceof organisation, administration, legal andcontractual procedures in relation to buildingprocurement.Professional Practice 2Introduction to administration of constructioncontracts and sub-contracts including theroles and responsibilities and the importance oflegal and contractual procedures in relation tointerpretation of particular clauses.Site SurveyingUnderstanding of the fundamentals ofsite surveying, linear surveying, leveling,traversing tachometry, areas and volume,curve ranging, setting-out and ElectronicDistance Measurement (EDM).Software Application for Quantity SurveyingIntroduction to computer softwareprogrammes to prepare Bills of Quantitiesincluding measurement, comprehensivepricing, resource reports, budget and costcontrol, tendering, tender analysis andevaluation and elemental cost planning.Industrial TrainingExploration of real-life experience in an actualworking environment. On completion, a trainingreport is required (together with a Log Book andDiary) outlining the experience that has beenobtained.Practical TasksDocumentation of Elemental Cost Analysis fortwo (2) projects, accompanied by drawings orsketch plans using all the necessary ECA forms.DissertationUndertake and submit independent researchwork which may consist of both recording andanalysing of data or the summary of publishedmaterial on the topic supplemented by opiniongathered through interviews or questionnaires.
20/21Curriculum StructureYEAR 1 - SEMESTER 1Module Title Credit HoursMeasurement 1 4Introduction to Law 4Building Materials 3Construction Technology 1 4Malaysian Studies 3YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 2Measurement 2 4Construction Technology 2 4Building Services 1 4Site Surveying 3Islamic Studies / Moral Studies 3YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 3Measurement 3 5Management Science 4Construction Technology 3 4Building Services 2 4National Language A/B 3YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 4Measurement 4 5Estimating 4 Professional Practice 1 5 Software Application for 3Quantity SurveyingStructures 3YEAR 3 - SEMESTER 5Measurement 5 5Building Economics 4Financial Management 4Professional Practice 2 5Research Methodology 3INDUSTRIAL TRAININGIndustrial Training and Report 6Practical Tasks 6YEAR 3 - SEMESTER 6Cost Value Engineering 5Development Economics 4Project Management 4Dissertation 4Elective 3TOTAL COURSE CREDIT HOURS 120TOTAL MQA MODULE CREDIT HOURS 9ElectivesBuilding MaintenanceUnderstanding of the relationship between designand performance of building and services, thetechnology and future of building maintenance,organisation and control, problems andmanagement, economics and finance.Health Safety ManagementUnderstanding of safety hazards and problems,jobsite conditions, safety laws and regulations,effective safety management system, safetytraining and government’s safety initiatives.Estimating ManagementEstimatingIntroduction on the principles of estimatingand components prices such as material,plant, wastage, profit and labour.Building EconomicsOverview of the Quantity Surveyor’s roleduring the pre-tender stage using variousmethods of controlling building costs, therelationship between building morphology,design variables and life cycle costing.Cost Value EngineeringUnderstanding of the history, theories,concepts and principles in decision makingprocess and introduction of the idea ofunnecessary cost and cost cutting exercise incost planning and control stage.Development EconomicsIntroduction to the development, roles andcontribution of construction industry tonational economy including developmentappraisal and source of finance available.Introduction to LawIntroduction to Malaysian Legal System,Law of Torts, misinterpretation, negligence,trespassing, nuisance (public and private),liability, breach of statutory duty and generaldefenses, Contract Law and Privity ofContract.Management ScienceHistory, theories, concepts and principles ofmanagement and explores the characteristics,structure, behaviour and effectiveness of anorganisation.Project ManagementIntroduction to principles, techniques andmanagerial issues in a construction context.Financial ManagementIntroduction to the management of financialand organisational structure and emphasiseon examination of resource use systems,management of staff, financial informationsystems and capital investment.
IndustrialTrainingIndustrial training (Practicum) is offered in thedegree programmes. The School believes inencouraging industry experiences as criticalfirst-hand learning of built environment-in-practice.In a professional working environment, studentswould achieve a holistic understanding in thetrade of built environment – develop knowledgeon the requirements of office practices and jobresponsibilities; and engage in analytical andinnovative research processes.For two short semesters, the students of theBachelor of Science (Honours) in Architecture willundergo 16 weeks of industrial training, in whichthey will learn how to lead, work and communicateefficiently with a building team. The industrialtraining equivalent of 500 work hours will takeplace at the end of Year 1 and Year 2.Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours) studentswill take on a six-month training experience whereit will provide them with the opportunity to developprofessionalism, adopt an improved attitude and berecognised for their contributions to the successof construction projects.Taylor’s provides me with a flexible timetable, freedom and a comfortable environment to flourishsocially and academically. Though we have plenty of coursework to do, we also have ampletime to enjoy ourselves through the activities organised for us. Moreover, the university providesa host of excellent facilities which greatly helps and supports students in their work. Studentsare encouraged to ask questions, to discuss and share knowledge with lecturers without anyboundaries. Taylor’s is a university that provides educational motivation, an open learningenvironment and quality training.Alicia Loy Pei YunBuilding: The City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain• PCM Kos Perunding• MQS Consult• BEQS Consultants• Jub Utara Sdn. Bhd.• DL QS Consult• Jurukur Bahan FPS Sdn. Bhd.• Perunding Senikos• MH Perunding Juruukur Bahan• SQ OS Consult Sdn. Bhd.• Jurukur Bahan PerdanaCompanies that our students have completedindustrial training:• AMKO Associates Sdn. Bhd.• Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.• Arkitek Samsudin Sdn. Bhd.• AK Architect• CS Lew Architect Sdn. Bhd.• DP Architects• DMP Architects Sdn. Bhd.• Garis Architects Sdn. Bhd.• Hijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn. Bhd.• Ho Associates / Nesa Arkitek• Innotech Design Architects (IDEAS) Sdn. Bhd.• K. E. Guay Architect• LBH Architect• MJKanny Architect• Nautilus Archi.lab Sdn. Bhd.• Pakatan Reka Arkitek Sdn. Bhd.• Perunding Alam Bina Sdn. Bhd.• Sayhan Lim Architect• SN Low Associates Sdn. Bhd.• TR Hamzah Yeang Sdn. Bhd.• Veritas Architects• Yap Hock Seong Architect
ProfessionalRegistration Pathway*Guidelines forQuantity Surveying Graduates* Requirements of different countries may vary. Students are urged to referto architectural institutes in their respective countries on academic andprofessional registration requirements.Register with BQSM as a Quantity SurveyorRegister with RISM as a Quantity Surveyor thatcarries the title ‘Sr’Joint Test of Professional Competence (JTPC)2 Years Working Experience with a RegisteredQuantity SurveyorCommences from date of registration as aBQSM Graduate MemberRegister as Graduate Member with Board ofQuantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) andThe Royal Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia (RISM)Foundation in Natural and Built Environments /STPM / Pre-U / UEC / other Diploma or equivalent22/23Guidelines forArchitectural GraduatesGraduates who obtained the Bachelor of Science (Honours)in Architecture and subsequent Master / Bachelor ofArchitecture will be required to take Part I and Part IIBachelor of Examinations.Upon passing the LAM Part III Examination, one maybecome a Corporate Member with PAM and register withLAM as an Architect that carries the title ‘Ar’.Upon accreditation of the degree by Board of QuantitySurveyors Malaysia (BQSM), graduates who obtainedthe Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours) will berequired to take the JTPC (Joint Test of ProfessionalCompetence) in Quantity Surveying, jointly conductedbyBQSM and RISM (QS Division).Upon passing the JTPC and a professional interview,one may register with BQSM as a Registered Surveyorand become a Corporate Member with RISM thatcarriers the title ‘Sr’.Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours)Taylor’s UniversityRegister with LAM as an Architect that carries the title ‘Ar’Apply for PAM Corporate Membership2 Years Working Experience with a Registered ArchitectCommences from date of registration as a LAMArchitectural GraduateRegister as Architectural Graduate with Lembaga ArkitekMalaysia (LAM)LAM Part III ExaminationRegister as Graduate Member with Pertubuhan AkitekMalaysia (PAM)LAM Part I II ExaminationsBachelor of Science (Honours) in ArchitectureTaylor’s UniversityMaster / Bachelor of Architecture or equivalentFoundation in Natural and Built Environments / STPM /Pre-U / UEC / other Diploma or equivalent
Real WorldExplorationDirect experience plays a significant role in learning architecture. The emphasis onexperiential learning provides an exciting and explorative way of gaining knowledge.Learning takes place beyond the boundaries of the classroom, extending into cultivatinga learning environment through travel, conferences and workshops. Annually, SABDorganises study tours throughout the world for students to explore and experiencearchitecture in various countries.Exploring Living ArchitectureSABD students embarked on professional visits to various locations inUnited Kingdom, China, Singapore and Malaysia. The purpose of the tripsis to inspire students to explore issues related to environmental awarenessand heritage conservation and to spark ideas for their architecture projects.Among the places visited are the following:Edinburgh College of Art, Sheffield Hallam University, Edinburgh’s TelfordCollege, Terry Farrell’s, RMJM Architects and Royal Institute of BritishArchitects (RIBA), United KingdomShanghai World Expo 2010, ChinaKuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac)Rimbun Dahan, RawangMini Malaysia, Ayer KerohChurch of Our Lady of Guadalupe, PuchongActivity WeekParticipating in study tours is ideal for students to learn aboutarchitecture, construction, design and quantity surveying throughfirsthand exploration. Besides observing different types of buildingsand landscapes, students are exposed to each destination’s history,culture, food and people.2011: Barcelona, Spain; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Seoul, South Korea2010: Istanbul, Turkey; Dubai, UAE; South India, India2009: Rome, Italy; Kathmandu, Nepal; Tokyo, Japan;Terengganu, Malaysia2008: Cairo, Egypt; Kunming, China; Borobudur, Indonesia;Hong Kong; Singapore2007: Golden Triangle, India; Beijing, China; Seoul, South Korea; Hanoi, Vietnam; Kota Kinabalu, Sabah2006: Shanghai, China; Siam Reap, Cambodia; Bali, Indonesia
SABD Lecture SeriesSABD organises annual series of lectures conductedby architects and construction professionals.The Architecture of Daniel Liebeskind: Berlin and New YorkJohn StevensonHead of Design (Architecture)Director, RIBA Office-based ExaminationDepartment of ArchitectureOxford Brookes University, UKBuilding Arts and Culture in a Developing NationMr. Teoh Ming JinDirector of Theatresense (Theatre Design Consultants)Construction of the Formula 1 Bahrain International CircuitSr Chua Siow LengExecutive Director, WCT Engineering Bhd.Construction of Petronas Twin Towers:From Design to ConstructionMr. S. RagupathyKLCC Design ManagerConstruction of the Taylor’s New Lakeside Campus:From Design to ConstructionAr Ng Wai KeongPrincipal Director, NWKA Chartered ArchitectCooltek System: How We Designed Our Energy EfficientHome in MalaysiaHarry Boswell and Stephanie BaconPrinciples of Iconic FacadesQP. Kelvin KanAssociate of ARUP Singapore (Architects and Engineers)The Winds of ChangeSr Eddie WongDirector of Perdana Juruukur Bahan (Quantity Surveyors)Sterling Lecture Series 2007:Energy and the EnvironmentProfessor Michael ClokeDepartment of Engineering and Computer Science,University of NottinghamSustainable Settlements and SolutionsProfessor Patrick JamesHead, School of Natural and Built Environments,University of South Australia30/31MASSA National SeminarAn annual gathering of specialists and related professionals engaged inpresentations and debates on Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia.2007: Architecture Nation Building:Readdressing Issues of National Architectural Identity2006: The Visual The Real:Managing Architecture Cultural Heritage in Malaysia
20th ArchitectureStudent Workshop 2008WinnerBest Female Participant2nd PlaceMultimedia Competition2nd PlaceSketch Competition2nd PlaceFashion Design CompetitionPertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM)Architecture Camp 20071st place“Beyond Borders” Performance CompetitionRunner-upIdentity Sculpture Installation CompetitionRunner-up“Beyond Borders” Multimedia CompetitionWinnerBest Female Participant Award7UP Lipton Ice Tea Natural Arts Campus Design Challenge 2011Grand Prize WinnerWe, MirthChew AileenDaecan Tee Jia ChynGabrielle Yip Zhi-HuiLim Zi KangMuhammad Izzat AhmadCool Art Competition 2011 organised by Goethe Institute Malaysia2nd PlaceNg Tit WeiWharf Hoarding Design Competition 2011 organised by Bolton3rd PlaceA-TeamLim Ker ChwingNg Zhi MinThomas Lai Kok WaiLau Siew TingValonia OctaviaEco-Retreat Competition 2010 organised by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM)WinnerLee Car Rol1st place winner, Ms Lee Car Rol with Ar Boon Che Wee,PAM PresidentStudentAchievementsThe emphasis on a balance between rationality and creativity, design and practice,and globalisation and regionalism creates a setting for the acquisition of holisticknowledge and skills. This way of learning enables students to excel at an academiclevel and to develop a series of portfolio of achievements at different levels.Some of SABD students’ achievements to date are:Inter-College Eventssponsored by PertubuhanAkitek Malaysia (PAM)Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM)Student Exhibition 20111st PlaceBooth Design CompetitionPertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM)Student Exhibition 20081st PlaceBooth Design Competition2nd PlaceStudent 1 Day CompetitionPertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM)Student Exhibition 20072nd placeBooth Design Competition
Hilton Petaling Jaya ChristmasTrain Display Competition 2007Inaugural Champion“Christmas across Borders”Publication of Students’ Design inArchitecture MalaysiaFormer students Lee Wei Kit, Choo Kam Yuen and WongFoong Chern remodeled a couple’s house for their finalyear project. Their work was featured in ArchitectureMalaysia (April 2007 issue), the official publication of theMalaysian Institute of Architecture or PAM.SBC ArchitectureDesign AwardsIn association with SBC Corporation, this competitionrecognises student design ability, with a focus oncommunity based projects. Winners obtain a RM10,000study grant from SBC.2007: Tristyn Andrea Soliano“Youth Community Centre”2006: Tan Li Vee“The Link”Scholastic AchievementsJohn B. Johnston PrizeRobert Gordon UniversityThis prize is awarded to the best performing student in thePostgraduate Diploma in Advanced Architectural Studiesprogramme.Goh Kian Foong was the winner in 2008.Golden Jubilee ScholarshipThe University of New South WalesThe Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme recognises theclose collaboration between Taylor’s and The Universityof New South Wales. The aim of the scholarship schemeis to recognise outstanding graduates who distinguishthemselves academically to receive full tuition scholarship.Our graduates Chin Chin Voon, Chong Hui Yan,Ng Lee Shean and Au Chen Sen have been awardedthe scholarship.Michael Kaufman Undergraduate ScholarshipThe University of MelbourneThis scholarship, valued at AUD$3,000, rewards highachieving international students pursuing undergraduatearchitecture studies at The University of Melbourne.Tan Yong Han was the winner in 2005. VM Romano Foundation Prize in Building and DesignThe University of MelbourneThis prize is awarded annually to the student with the bestoverall achievement in the third year of the ConstructionManagement Stream.Tan Teck Lee was the winner in 2005.Dean’s Honours ListThe University of MelbourneAbdulla Thasleem Abdul Hakeem and Tan Teck Lee wererecipients of the Dean’s Honours List for Year 3 in 2005.32/33
Learn from the best in the industryAdministrationDeanTony Liew Voon FunMaster of Architecture (Texas), Bachelor of Science in Design,Minor in Management (Summa Cum Laude) (Clemson)Deputy Dean (Design)Ken Tan Siang ChyeMaster in Design (Massey), Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design(Kent Institute of Art and Design (Canterbury College))Deputy Dean (Built Environment)Dr. Jeff KanDoctor in Philosophy of Design Science (Sydney)M.Sc. in Building Science (Sydney), B.Sc. in Architecture (Sydney)Associate Dean (Teaching Learning)Dr Veronica Ng Foong PengPhd in Architecture (Curtin)Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours) (Curtin),Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) (Curtin),Diploma in Architectural Technology (LICT)Programme Director (Architecture)M. Tamil Salvi MariMaster in Environmental Studies (UPM), Bachelor of Science (Hons) HBP(Building Economics and Management) (USM)Programme Director (Quantity Surveying)Sr Ang Fuey LinBachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying (Wales), MISM, MRICSProgramme Director (Design)Charles Sharma NaiduMasters in Educational Technology (UTM), BA (Hons) Graphic Design,Central Saint Martins College of Art Design, Certificate in Architecture,Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah PolytechnicProgramme Director (Foundation)Sujatavani GunasagaranMaster of Science (Building Technology) (USM),Bachelor of Science (Architecture) (UM)Staff Profile of Taylor’s University School ofArchitecture • Building • DesignBuilding: Glasgow Tower and Science Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, UKLecturersAlina Choong Ching YenBachelor of Architecture (USM), Bachelor of Applied Science(Architectural Science) (Curtin), Advanced Diploma in ArchitecturalScience (LICT)Anand KrishnanMasters of Architecture in Urban Design (Harvard), Bachelor ofArchitecture (UNSW)Ar Alvin Lim Hai SeahBachelor of Architecture (UNSW), Bachelor of Science (Architecture)(Newcastle), LAM-PAMAr Chan Mun InnBachelor of Architecture (Hons) (Curtin), Bachelor of Applied Sciencein Architectural Science (Curtin), Advanced Diploma in ArchitectureScience (LICT)Ar Fadzwin Hashim bt. Kamal Mohd HashimM.Sc. in Architecture (UCL, UK), Bachelor of Architecture (Oklahoma)Ar Gerard Sim Lim HoBachelor of Architecture (Queensland), Bachelor of Design Studies(Queensland)Ar Ian Ng Aik SoonDiploma in Architecture (Portsmouth), Bachelor of Arts (Hons)Architecture (Leeds Metropolitan)Ar Karlson Goh Kar ShengBachelor of Architecture (Adelaide), Bachelor of Design Studies(Adelaide)Chang Khong ThongBachelor in Quantity Surveying (College of Estate Management),Diploma in Quantity Surveying (College of Estate Management)Chang Jau HoMasters of Applied Finance (Monash), Bachelor of Business (UTS)Chee Sze YinBachelor of Arts (Hons) in Professional Design (Advertising Major) (LICT)Cheah Khai KidMaster of Architecture (UTM), Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) (UTM),Diploma in Architecture (Hons) (UTM)
Since joining the programme, we have been actively travelling to different locationsfor site visits, discussions and research. I appreciate that the students and staff arelike one harmonious family. We generally enjoy a very friendly and comfortable studyenvironment.David Teoh Wui Leng34/35Chiew Seng KhoonMaster of Science (Construction Management) (UTM),Bachelor of Technology (Hons) Education, Civil Engineering (UTM)Connie Ng Phooi ChanNCC Diploma in Computer Science (Informatics College)Edwin Nada ChomenM.A. in Architecture Interior Design (London Metropolitan), B.A inInterior Design (Central Missouri State), Diploma in Interior Design (MIA)Ee Kok WeiB.A in Multimedia (RMIT), Advanced Diploma in Electric Design Interactive Media (LICT), Diploma in Hotel Management (Taylor’s)Ernesto Carlos Pujazon PatronMaster of Arts in International Contemporary Arts and Design Practice(East London) , Bachelor of Arts of Oil Painting – Drawing (TheAutonomous National Schools of Fine Arts of Peru), Bachelor of Artsin Social Science – History (Federico Villarreal, National University)Foo Cherch KangMasters of Design (Robert Gordon), Diploma in Interior Design (MIA)Habizah binti Sheikh IlmiBachelor of Science (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (Salford)Hasmanira binti MokhtarMaster of Science (Project Management) (USM), Bachelor of Science(Hons) Architecture (USM)Joe Chan Wan HoeBachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) (Curtin), AdvancedDiploma in Architectural Technology (LICT)Keith Tan Kay HinCertificate in Project Management (Association for Project Management,UK), Master of Architecture, Diploma in Architecture, Bachelor of Arts(Hons) (Nottingham)Lau Kim TooB.Sc. in Architecture (University of Cheng Kong), Post Graduate Diploma inArchitecture (Edinburgh)Leong Boon TikMaster in Construction Engineering Management (Massachussetts),B.Sc. (Statistics) (UM)Mariatul Liza binti Meor GhedaMaster in Project Management (USM), Bachelor in ConstructionManagement (UTM), Diploma in Building (UTM)Nathaniel Woon Wai CheongBachelor of Arts (Hons) English (London), Diploma in Translation(DBP-PPM)Nooridayu bt. Ahmad YusufMaster of Science in Heritage Conservation Management (UiTM),Bachelor of Architecture (Wales), Diploma in Architecture (UiTM),International Baccalaureate Diploma (MARA)Nor Hayati bt. HussainMaster of Architecture (Texas), Bachelor of Science inArchitecture (Texas)Nor Hayati bt. RamliBachelor of Science (Hons) HBP (USM)P. Thivilojana a/p S. PerinpasingamMaster in Education, Diploma in Education,Bachelor of Arts (Hons) English (UM)See Kwang LiBachelor of Architecture (Hons) (UTM),Diploma in Architecture (UTM)Sivaraman a/l KuppusamyMaster of Environmental Science in Environment Studies (UPM),B.Sc. (Hons) of Housing, Building Planning in Building EconomicsManagement (USM)Sofia Nor Shariiza SharifuddinB.A in Interior Architecture (UITM), Diploma in Interior Design (UITM)Vinod NairB.A in Applied Arts (SIR J.J Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai, India)Wan Muhammad bin Wan MahamoodBachelor of Architecture (UTM), Diploma in Architecture (UTM)Yip JinchiM.A in Visual Arts (UM), B.A. in Graphic Design (Auckland Instituteof Technology), Diploma in Graphic Design (LICT)
42/43Get a head start with a solid foundationFoundations and skills for lifelong learningLearns autonomouslyAble to acquire and manage informationAbility to comprehend a wide variety of literatureAwareness of current global issuesProblem-solving skillsDefines issues and analyse problems comprehensivelyApplies knowledge effectively and applies theory to practiseAble to arrive at workable and effective solutionsTaylor’s Graduate CapabilitiesA student who has achieved optimal performance is one who is a sum of many parts – a fine balancebetween academic, non-literary pursuits and a healthy dose of street smarts. At Taylor’s we strive toprepare students to possess the right outlook for post-university life as they make their entry into “thereal world” environment. In order to achieve this, the Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities are embedded intoevery aspect of academic life to ensure that all graduates are prepared to secure a bright future.
Stand out with professionalismCommunication skillsAbility to speak and write wellAble to organise synthesize and present information effectivelyIntrapersonal skillsAbility to manage time effectivelyUnderstands the role of personal image and professionalism at workWorks independently in context of tasks to be completedStay on top and be in demand with qualitiessought after by employersCosmopolitan thinking and intercultural competenceForms opinion and articulates views from a global perspectiveAwareness of and sensitivity to cross-cultural differencesInterpersonal skillsWorks with others in a teamAble to assume leadership in small and/ or big groupsTechnology savvy skillsEffective use of ICT and related technologies36/37
Career ServicesCareer Services assists students in planning anddeciding on career pathways, preparing for jobsearches and interviews and enhancing theiremployment opportunities. Areas of focus are:• Career and Employment Fairs• Career Counselling• Career Resource Centre• Employability Skills• Industry Visits• Internships• Job Placements• Resume Review• Talks and WorkshopsStudent Development HubStudent Development Hub guides and nurturesstudents to be all – rounder by creatingopportunities for them to participate actively inleadership, global exchange, creative thinking,character building and community serviceinitiatives. Areas of focus include:• Community Service Activities• Student Exchange Programmes• Student Interest Groups• Student Leader GroupsStudent Experience atTaylor’s UniversityThe Student Experience Department provides students with a wide rangeof support services focusing on Awesome Customer Experience. Studentsare assured that their needs will be met as they strive to complete theirhigher education. Our programmes emphasise character building, globaloutlook, communication skills, employability, leadership, interpersonal andintrapersonal skills, sportsmanship and many more.
38/39Student Experience AssistanceThrough our services, we aim to develop studentswith these characteristics: positive mind-set, strongdrive toward recognition, compassion for others,and value team spirit in diversity and appreciatea healthy, balanced lifestyle. Student Experienceassists and supports students’ study life and campusexperience through the delivery of a broad rangeof non-academic student services. Deliverables aregauged by:• Accessibility• Quality of services• Quantifiable results• Responsibility• Service responsesStudent CentralStudent Central is a one-stop centre for studentsto seek assistance in non-academic and generaladministrative matters. This division deliversintegrated services in collaboration with relevantdepartments to give students the support andassistance they need throughout their duration ofstudies. Areas of focus are:• Collection Centre• Enquiry• E-Service Request• Feedback• Information and Documentation• Online Services• Other ServicesSports and Recreation CentreSports and Recreation Centre provides studentsa platform to lead a healthy and positive lifestylethrough various sporting, fitness and recreationalactivities. Areas of focus are:• Coaching and Competitions• Quality On-Campus Facilities• Recreational Activities• Sport ClubsInternational OfficeInternational Office promotes the well-being andsocial interaction of international students andhelps them adapt to a new and diverse learningenvironment. Areas of focus include:• Registration• Welfare and Social Interaction
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