Equator College - Architectural Technology

Diploma in Architectural Technology

This course covers all aspects of Architectural Design and Technology. It provides an awareness of the built environment with an ability for the integrated design solutions. ability to integrate design solutions. Studies of conceptual and theoretical approaches develop the ability to design creatively and analytically within the context of the site through the exploration of structures, environmental issues, building layouts, building materials, and construction.

The course encourages students to think creatively by using experimental as well as technical skills to evaluate, visualise, and produce designs and buildings from conceptual stages through to working drawing stages. Apart from studying design processes and methodologies, planning, technological, aesthetical, and constructional issues are also explored.

This course equips students with digital drawing techniques through the use of the latest computer-aided design technology and application in professional studies. Graduates from this course are highly sought after by the industry and are highly employable. There are also many who further their studies overseas.

Note: Candidates who do not have Art may be required to Pass in interview / drawing test / portfolio assessment conducted by Equator College to determine their suitability for the course. Applicants are also required to demonstrate proficiency in English, a pass in SPM/O-Levels English or have studied subjects that require a satisfactory level in English.
All design students are required to have a laptop by the start of 2nd Semester. For students who are purchasing a laptop for the first time, please seek advise/ info from Leith Street Business & Marketing Department.

MQA Programme Code KP/JPS(A10419), (R/581/4/0038) Exp Date 24 Jun 2019
Duration 3 Years
Study Mode Full-time
Entry Requirement
    Malaysian Student
  • Pass in SPM / UEC / "O" Level with 3 credits (including Maths); OR
  • Other equivalent qualification approved by MOHE
  • International Student
  • Please refer to "List of Overseas Qualifications" link; AND
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    A competitive score is 4.0 or higher
Financial Assistance PTPTN, SOCSO, EPF & Equator College
Scholarship Equator-Star Education Fund & Equator College
Software Taught SketchUp Pro, AutoCad, 3DS Max, Revit, Illustrator, Photoshop
Course Components Practical and Theory
Internship / Industry Training 12 Weeks / 3 Months
Diploma in Architectural Technology
Intake April
Venue Amoy Lane Campus

Programme Module

Note: This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.
  • Drawing
  • 2 Dimensional Design
  • Colour Studies
  • Basic Photography
  • Sketching Workshop
  • Basic Computer Graphic
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Major Discipline: Intro to Architectural Drafting
  • Minor Discipline: Elective
  • Principles of Design
  • Architectural Design I
  • Architectural Design II
  • Architectural Design III
  • Architectural Design IV
  • Measured Drawing
  • Computer Aided Design & Drafting I
  • Computer Aided Design & Drafting II
  • Computer Aided Design & Drafting III
  • Computer Aided Design & Drafting IV
  • Architectural Computer Visualization
  • Green Design & Sustainability
  • Architectural Communication I
  • Architectural Communication II
  • History of Art
  • History of Architecture
  • Building Technology
  • Building Materials
  • Building By Law
  • Building Services
  • Building Structure
  • Site Supervision
  • Site & Environmental Studies
  • Project Management
  • Professional Practise
  • Project Report
  • English for Designer
  • English for Business Communication
  • MPU 1
  • MPU 2
  • MPU 3
  • MPU 4
  • Internship

It is the policy of Equator College to offer internationally recognised quality education with a wide latitude of flexibility in its programmes. This means that while achieving a specific qualification designed to equip students for a successful professional life.

Equator's Diploma programmes are also structured to enable students to progress through one of the most comprehensive undergraduate, and subsequently, postgraduate portfolios that are offered by our international partner universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Malaysia.

The full-time MQA accredited courses at Equator are recognised by our international university partners where credit transfer programmes are available for the 6 majors.

University Awarded
Note: Applicant must meet university entry requirements. This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.
Universiti Sains Malaysia, MAL BSc (Hons) in Architecture
University of Hertfordshire, UK BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture & Design
University of Tasmania, AUS BEnvDes in Architecture
Taylor's University, MAL BA (Hons) in Architecture
MingDao University, Taiwan B.S. in Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning
Future Career Creative Industries
  • Architectural Assistant
  • Architectural Designer
  • Architectural Illustrator
  • Architectural Technician
  • Site Supervisor
  • 3D Visualiser
  • Project Supervisor
  • CAD Designer
  • Project Executive
  • Project Coordinator
  • Sustainability Designer
  • Model Maker
  • Architectural Firm
  • Construction Company

This page contains estimates of the Programme Fees for full-time three years students at Equator College, excluding miscellaneous fee, hostel, art materials, personal expenses and travel.

Malaysian Students
Estimated Total Fees MYR 40,919.00 (3 years)
International Students
Note: Should there be any difference of amount, which may be due to banking transactions, the student is required to settle the difference of payment when enrolling into the study upon arrival.
Estimated Total Fee MYR 48,000.00 (3 years)
International Student Application Closing Dates
before 30 Janaury 2019 Admission for 8 April 2019 Intake
before 10 May 2019 Admission for August 2019 Intake
Architectural Technology Pathway

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