School of Built Environment

School of Built Environment

Equator College offers a range of comprehensively designed Diploma Programmes.

These programmes are highly regarded for equipping students with specialist knowledge and skills which are designed to stimulate the imagination and provoke deals and creativity in students who will themselves shape the future of the nation.

Vision

To be the leading school in the fields of built environment and emerging engineering technologies.

Mission

To provide experiential learning for students to practice ethical leadership and professional responsibilities while stimulating innovation and creativity in architectural, engineering and construction industries.

Course Detail

The Diploma in Interior Design course is designed to provide students the opportunity to study all aspects of Interior Design, Spatial Design, and Furniture Design. Students are trained to develop functional, creative, and attractive designs for residential and commercial interior projects.

 

The course emphasises skills in analysing design problems so as to produce creative and technically proficient designs that can be communicated through both the computer technology and traditional media. Students are also taught the theoretical and historical aspects of art and architecture, building technology, project management, and professional practice which will prepare them for a professional career in the field of interior design.

 

Study trips are included in the course to broaden students’ awareness of contemporary development in built environment. Furthermore, the course also utilises the latest computer-aided design technologies suitable for the modern industry.

Programme Code

KP/JPS (A8155), (R2/214/4/0028)20220530

Duration

3 Years

Mode of Study

Full-time

Financial Assistance & Scholarship

PTPTN, EPF & Equator College

Entry Requirement

Malaysian Student

  • Pass in SPM / UCE / IGCSE / ‘O’ level with 3 credits OR
  • Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 and SPM (1 credit) OR
  • Other equivalent qualification approved by MOHE.

International Student

Course Components

Practical and Theory

Internship / Industry Training

12 Weeks / 3 Months

Awarded

Diploma in Interior Design

Intake

January / April / August

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.

Programme Module

  • Drawing I
  • 2 Dimensional Design
  • Colour Studies
  • Basic Photography
  • Sketching Workshop
  • Basic Computer Graphic
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Major Discipline: Intro to Interior Design
  • Minor Discipline: Elective
  • Principles of Design
  • Interior Design I
  • Interior Design II
  • Interior Design III
  • Interior Design IV
  • Furniture Design I
  • Furniture Design II
  • Furniture Design III
  • Detailed Drawing & Specification
  • Spatial Design
  • Computer Aided Design & Drafting I
  • Computer Aided Design & Drafting II
  • Computer Aided Design & Drafting III
  • Computer Aided Design & Drafting IV
  • History of Art
  • History of Architecture
  • Building Construction
  • Building Materials
  • Building By Law
  • Building Services
  • Architectural Renovation
  • Green Design & Sustainability
  • Project Management
  • Professional Practise & Entrepreneurship
  • Project Report
  • English for Designer
  • English for Business Communication
  • MPU 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Internship

Note: This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.

Partner Universities

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 are available.

University Awarded
Universiti Sains Malaysia, MAL BSc (Hons) in Architecture
Middlesex University London, UK BA in Interior Architecture
BA in Interior Design
University of Hertfordshire, UK BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture & Design
University of Wolverhampton, UK BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture and Property Development
Griffith University, AUS BDes Interior Environments
Curtin University of Technology, AUS BAppSc in Interior Architecture
Auckland University of Technology, NZ BA in Spatial Design
Taylor’s University, MAL BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture

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Leading the way in creative industries

Course Detail

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.

Programme Code

KP/JPS (A10419), KPT (R2/2581/4/0038)20240624

Duration

3 Years

Mode of Study

Full-time

Financial Assistance & Scholarship

PTPTN, EPF & Equator College

Entry Requirement

Malaysian Student

  • Pass in SPM / UCE / IGCSE / ‘O’ levels with 5 credits (include Maths); OR
  • Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 and SPM (1 credit); OR
  • Other equivalent qualification approved by MOHE.

International Student

Course Components

Practical and Theory

Internship / Industry Training

12 Weeks / 3 Months

Awarded

Diploma in Architectural Technology

Intake

April / August

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.

Programme Module

  • 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, 2, 3, 4
  • Internship

Note: This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.

Partner Universities

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 are available.

University Awarded
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

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Inspiring Achievers

Leading the way in creative industries

Course Detail

With the evolution of technology in the design and built world in mind, this programme is developed to equip students with various CAD software skills to promote and enhance projects in the architecture, construction, and building engineering industry. CAD software is widely used throughout the industry to assist Architects, Interior Designers and Engineers in facilitating and expediting design and built processes. Mastery of CAD software will not only convey the precision in industry-related practices, but also improves time efficiency, minimizes errors, and lowers the cost of production and development.

 

Students will be taught to conceptualize, develop and detail both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional views using relevant CAD software, produce 3-dimensional models for still images and animated walkthroughs of their designs, and converting their ideas into realistic projects. Furthermore, students will gain knowledge of structural build-ups to help them understand and produce quality, informational detailed drawings.

Programme Code

MQA/PA 8423, KPT (N/581/4/0094) 20211229

Duration

2 Years 6 Months

Mode of Study

Full-time

Financial Assistance & Scholarship

PTPTN, EPF & Equator College

Entry Requirement

Malaysian Student

  • Pass in SPM / UCE / IGCSE/ ‘O’ level with 3 credits and a pass in Math; OR
  • Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 and SPM (1 credit); OR
  • Other equivalent qualification approved by MOHE.

International Student

Course Components

Practical and Theory

Internship / Industry Training

12 Weeks / 3 Months

Awarded

Diploma in Computer Aided Design & Drafting (Building Design)

Intake

April / August

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.

Programme Module

  • Basic Computer Aided Design*
  • Basic Computer Aided Drafting
  • Basic Computer Graphic*
  • Basic Architectural Communication
  • Computer Aided Design I
  • Computer Aided Drafting I
  • Principles of Design
  • Graphic Animation
  • 3D Printing
  • Modelling and Rendering**
  • Computer Aided Design II
  • Computer Aided Drafting ll
  • Detail CADD Drawing I
  • Detail CADD Drawing II
  • Detail CADD Drawing III
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Collaborative Design
  • 3D Walkthrough Animation
  • Computer Aided Design III
  • Computer Aided Drafting III
  • Building Material
  • Building Technology I
  • Building Technology II
  • English for Designers
  • English for Business Communication
  • Social Media in Design
  • Building Simulation & Analysis
  • Internship
  • MPU 1, 2, 3, 4

Note: This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.

Partner Universities

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 are available.

University Awarded
University of the West of Scotland, UK BSc in Computer-Aided Design (3rd Year entry)
Sheffield Hallam University, UK BSc. (Hons) in Computer-Aided Design Technology
Victoria University, Melbourne, AUS Bachelor of Building Design

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Course Detail

Bachelor of Science (Hons.) (Housing, Building and Planning) (Architecture) offshore programme USM-EQUATOR is a 3-year full time programme conducted at EQUATOR, Penang.  The candidates must complete 127 units to graduate.  Integrated approach of the programme is maintained where academicians from various built environment disciplines, such as town planning and design, construction methods, building services, building laws and regulations, professional practice and building technology are involved. Upon graduation, graduates will be awarded Bachelor’s Degree with Honours (Housing, Building and Planning) (Architecture) which is equivalent to LAM Part 1.  The offshore programme is a joint-programme between EQUATOR and HBP in establishing a collaborative course.

Duration

3 Years / 6 Semesters

Mode of Study

Full-time

Financial Assistance & Scholarship

PTPTN & EPF

Entry Requirement

  • STPM
  • Matriculation / Foundation (ASASI)
  • Diploma or equivalent

Course Components

Practical and Theory

Internship / Industry Training

12 Weeks

Awarded

Bachelor in Science (HBP)(Hons) Architecture

Application Date

15th May – 30th September 2020 (Application Open Now)

Programme Module

  • Design Studio 1
  • Environmental Science 1
  • Introduction to Built Environment and Human Settlement
  • Principles of Construction Economics
  • Building Construction 1
  • Ethnic Relations (University Course)
  • Design Studio 2
  • Theory of Structures 1
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Islamic and Asian Civilization (University Course)
  • Core-Entrepreneurship (University Course)
  • Architectural Studio 1
  • Principles of Architectural Design
  • Architectural Working Drawing & Documentation
  • Computer Aided Design for Architecture
  • Theory of Structures 2, or Land Surveying or Building Maintenance
  • Architectural Studio 2 (University Course)
  • Building Services
  • Building Constructions 2
  • History and Theory of Architecture (University Course)
  • Architectural Studio 3
  • History and Theory of Architecture 2
  • Measured Drawing
  • Advanced Computer Aided Design for Architecture
  • Architectural Studio 4 (University Course)
  • Environmental Science 2
  • Housing Studies
  • Construction Law
  • Industrialized Building System