Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (B.URP)

Strengthening the background of the prodigious rate of development and its globalization tendency, there is now a need for a new paradigm in the quest of a better environment for man to live in. It is important that the school strive to inculcate the Islamic spirit of caring for the society and the society`s need take precedence over that of individuals and the custodianship of nature through its curriculum. The course is also accredit and recognized by Board of Town Planners, Malaysia and Malaysian Institute of Planners.

Programme Description

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A Job prospect for Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning graduates includes:

  1. Town Planning Officer with the Jabatan Perancang Bandar dan Desa (JPBD), Local Authorities, Regional Development Authorities or Rural Development Authorities.
  2. Corporate (Chartered)/Professional Planners – running own practice or as partnership or as an employee in a big urban Planners organization;
  3. Transport Planners, GIS Planners, Environmentalist, Social Urban Planners, Urban Designers and various fields of works that related to urban and regional planning.
  4. Academician (Tutors, Lecturers and professors) in teaching and lecturing in various architecture and environmental design schools;
  5. Project Manager – managing a development project on behalf of a client;
  6. Consultant or Advisor – to plan a development projects;
  7. Specialist in spatial analyses with using multi spatial technologies such as Computer Aided Design (CAD); GIS, Satellite Processing, Planning and Decision Support System and Statistical Analysis.
  8. Research Officer (with universities, research institutions, NGO’s or private firms);

 

CURRICULUMS/COURSES

i. University Required Courses

A.      UNIVERSITY REQUIRED COURSES (22 Credit Hours)

 

No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Co-Requisite

Remarks/

Pre-Requisite

i.       Revealed Knowledge Courses (12 credit)

1.

AAR 1230

Quran,  Sunnah and Built Environment

3

 

-

1.

UNGS2030

The Islamic World View

3

 

-

2.

UNGS2040

Islam, Knowledge And Civilization

3

 

UNGS 2030

3.

UNGS2050

Ethics And Fiqh for Everyday Life

3

 

UNGS 2040

ii.    Bahasa Melayu

a.      For Malaysian (2 credit)

1.

LM 2026

Bahasa Melayu Kerjaya (Sains Dan Teknologi)

2

 

 

b.      For International (2 credit)

1.

LM 1010

Bahasa Melayu I for Foreign Students

1

 

 

2.

LM 1011

Bahasa Melayu II for Foreign Students

1

 

LM 1010

c.       For Singapore, Brunei (2 credit)

1.

LM 1040

Bahasa Melayu Nusantara I

1

 

 

2.

LM 1041

Bahasa Melayu Nusantara II

1

 

LM 1040

iii.  English (3 credit)

1.

LE 4000

Language for Academic Purpose

3

 

 

iv.   Arabic – LQ (0 credit)

1.

LQ 0108

Elementary Quranic I

0

 

 

2.

LQ 0208

Elementary Quranic II

0

 

LQ 0108

v.     Tilawah (2 credit)

1.

TQS/TQB 1011E

Tilawah Al-Quran I (in English Language)

1

 

 

2.

TQS/TQB 1011M

Tilawah Al-Quran I (in Malay Language)

1

 

 

3.

TQS/TQB 2011E

Tilawah Al-Quran II (in English Language)

1

 

TQS/TQB 1011E

4.

TQS/TQB 2011E

Tilawah Al-Quran II (in Malay Language)

1

 

TQS/TQB 1011M

B.     CO-CURRICULAR COURSES (3 Credit Hours)

 

·         Refer to the Centre for Credited Leadership and Soft Skill Unit

 

ii. Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning Courses

NO

COURSE TITLE

CODE

CR

CH

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1

 

 

 

1

PLANNING STUDIO 1

AUP 1102

6

12

2

PRINCIPLES OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING 1

AUP 1110

3

3

3

CAD & MULTIMEDIA FOR PLANNING

AUP 1111

3

6

4

SITE PLANNING

AUP 1101

3

3

5

TILAWAH AL-QURAN TAJWEED 1

TQB 1000/2000

0

1

6

BAHASA MALAYSIA LANJUTAN 1

LM 2010

1

2

 

 

TOTAL

16

27

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2

 

 

 

1

PLANNING STUDIO 2

AUP 1202

6

12

2

PRINCIPLES OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING 2

AUP 1210

3

3

3

ISLAMIC URBANISM

AUP 1211

3

3

4

GEOMATIC

AUP 1120

3

6

5

QURAN, SUNNAH & BUILT ENVIRONMENT

AAR 1230

3

3

6

TILAWAH AL-QURAN TAJWEED 2

TQB 1000/2000

0

1

7

BAHASA MALAYSIA LANJUTAN 2

LM 2021

1

2

 

 

TOTAL

19

30

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 3

 

 

 

1

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES

LE 4000

3

6

 

 

TOTAL

3

6

YEAR 2, SEMESTER 1

 

 

 

1

PLANNING STUDIO 3

AUP 2102

6

12

2

INTRODUCTION TO URBAN DESIGN

AUP 2101

3

3

3

SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY PLANNING

AUP 2134

3

3

4

INTRODUCTION TO HOUSING

AUP 2103

3

3

5

ELEMENTS OF INFRASTRUCTURE

AUP 2121

2

2

6

UNIVERSITY REQUIRED COURSES (TBD)

-

3

3

 

 

TOTAL

20

26

YEAR 2, SEMESTER 2

 

 

 

1

PLANNING STUDIO 4

AUP 2202

6

12

2

GIS APPLICATION FOR BUILT ENVIRONMENT

AUP 2222

3

3

3

URBAN TRAFFIC SYSTEM

AUP 2225

2

2

4

PLANNING TECHNIQUES

AUP 2226

3

3

5

ECONOMICS FOR PLANNING

AUP 2260

3

3

6

UNIVERSITY REQUIRED COURSES (TBD)

-

3

3

 

 

TOTAL

20

23

 

 

 

 

YEAR 3, SEMESTER 1

 

 

 

1

PLANNING STUDIO 5

AUP 3102

6

12

2

REGIONAL PLANNING

AUP 3114

3

3

3

ASPECTS OF LAND VALUATION

AUP 3161

2

2

4

PLANNING AND DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM

AUP 3155

2

4

5

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

AUP 3125

3

3

6

UNIVERSITY REQUIRED COURSES (TBD)

-

3

3

 

 

TOTAL

19

27

YEAR 3, SEMESTER 2

 

 

 

1

PLANNING STUDIO 6

AUP 3202

6

12

2

PLANNING THEORY

AUP 3215

3

3

3

PLANNING LAW AND PROCEDURE

AUP 3262

3

3

4

RESEARCH METHOD FOR BUILT ENVIRONMENT

AUP 3272

3

3

5

UNIVERSITY REQUIRED COURSES (TBD)

-

3

3

 

 

TOTAL

18

24

YEAR 3, SEMESTER 3

 

 

 

1

PRACTICAL TRAINING (10 WEEKS)

AUP 3363

0

0

 

 

TOTAL

0

0

YEAR 4, SEMESTER 1

 

 

 

1

PROJECT PAPER

AUP 4170

6

6

2

PROJECT IMPACT ASSESSMENT

AUP 4116

3

3

3

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

AUP 4164

3

3

4

ELECTIVE 1

AUP 34**

3

3

 

 

TOTAL

15

15

YEAR 4, SEMESTER 2

 

 

 

1

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR  BUILT ENVIRONMENT

AQS 4292

2

2

2

PROFESSIONAL PLANNING PRACTICE

AUP 4265

3

3

3

COMPARATIVE PLANNING SYSTEM

AUP 4218

3

3

4

ELECTIVE 2

AUP 44**

3

3

 

 

TOTAL

11

11

 

 

 

141

179

 


 

iii. Elective courses

ELECTIVE COURSES

 

 

 

NO

COURSE TITLE

CODE

CR

CH

ISLAMIC PLANNING

1

ISLAMIC PLANNING PRINCIPLES

AUP 3411

3

3

2

ISLAMIC HUMAN SETTLEMENT

AUP 4412

3

3

ENVIRONMENT & RESOURCE PLANNING

1

INTRODUCTION TO URBAN MANAGEMENT

AUP 4411

3

3

2

DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

AUP 3421

3

3

TOURISM PLANNING

1

TOURISM PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

AUP 3441

3

3

2

PARK PLANNING AND RECREATION DEVELOPMENT

AUP 4211

3

3

HOUSING

1

HOUSING ECONOMICS, AFFORDABILITY AND FINANCE

AUP 4422

3

3

2

COMPARATIVE HOUSING DESIGN

AUP 4452

3

3

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

1

TRANSPORTATION ECONOMIC

AUP 3461

3

3

2

HIGHWAY PLANNING AND ENGINEERING

AUP 4462

3

3

SOCIAL PLANNING

1

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

AUP 4433

3

3

2

UNIVERSAL & BARRIER FREE PLANNING

AUP 3471

3

3

PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

1

PROPERTY INVESTMENT AND VALUATION

AQS 4131

2

2

2

FACILITY MANAGEMENT

AQS 4290

2

2

 

 

TOTAL

6

6

 

Entry Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

·         STPM (Link to Document requirement – STPM)

 

SPECIAL CONDITION PROGRAM (MINIMUM) FOR STPM

1)     Pass in STPM level with:

Ø  CGPA 3.00; and

Ø  Grade B (NGMP 3.00) in any two (2) of the following subjects:

v  Mathematics M / Mathematics T/Further Mathematics

v  Physics

v  Chemistry

v  Biology

v  Economy

v  Sejarah

v  Geography

v  Visual Arts; and

 

2)     Obtained at least the following:

Ø  Level 3 (band 3) in MUET; or

Ø  4B/B in English at the SPM level; and

 

3)     Obtained at least 4B at SPM level in the subjects Mathematics/Additional Mathematics; and

 

4)     Obtained at least 6 c/C in SPM in the following subjects:

Ø  Pendidikan Islam / Tasawwur Islam / Pendidikan Al-Qur'an & As-Sunnah / Pendidikan Syariah Islamiah

Ø  Any three (3) other subjects, including English

 

5)     Pass the interview.

 


 

·         DIPLOMA (Link to Document requirement – DIPLOMA)

 

SPECIAL CONDITION PROGRAM (MINIMUM) FOR DIPLOMA

1)     Diploma holder in connection with

Ø  CGPA 3.00 OR

Ø  PNG 2.8 with at least two (2) years of working experience in the relevant field;

OR

Ø  CGPA 2.50 for candidates with relevant Diploma level, with at least three (3) years working experience in related field; and

 

2)     Obtained at least as follows:

Ø  Level 3 (band 3) in MUET; or

Ø  4B/B in English at the SPM level; and

 

3)     Obtained at least 4B/B at the SPM level in the subjects Mathematics/Additional Mathematics; and

 

4)     Obtained at least 6 c/C in SPM in the following subjects:

Ø  Pendidikan Islam / Tasawwur Islam / Pendidikan Al-Qur'an & As-Sunnah / Pendidikan Syariah Islamiah

Ø  Any three (3) other subjects including English; and

 

5)     Pass the test and interview has been set.

 

6)     Passed the revision specified portfolios (except for Bachelor of Quantity Surveying-YH06).

 


 

 

·         STAM (Link to Document requirement – STAM)

 

SPECIAL CONDITION PROGRAM (MINIMUM) FOR STAM

1)     Pass in stage STAM with

Jayyid Jiddan Levels; and

 

2)     Obtained at least as follows:

Ø  Level 3 (band 3) in MUET; or

Ø  4B/B in English at the SPM level; and

 

3)     Obtained at least 4B/B at the SPM level dallam subjects Mathematics/Additional Mathematics; and

 

4)     Obtained at least 6 c/C in SPM in any two (2) of the following lessons:

v  Physics

v  Chemistry

v  Biology

v  Sejarah

v  Geography

v  The Accounting Principles; and

 

5)     Obtained at least 6 c/C in SPM in the following subjects:

Ø  Pendidikan Islam / Tasawwur Islam / Pendidikan Al-Qur'an & As-Sunnah / Pendidikan Syariah Islamiah; and

 

6)     Passed the interview.

 

(Note: students who are admitted from STAM needed to undergo preparation programmes in advance)

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

English and Arabic are the two primary languages used for instruction in the University, depending on the specific programme of study.

 

Applicants wishing to pursue their studies in programmes with English as medium of instruction must present a score of 550 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Band 6.0 the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) (Academic) with a minimum Band of 5.5 for each of the Skills - Writing, Reading, Listening/ Speaking (WRLS).

 

It is compulsory for those who apply for Bachelor of English Language and Literature to obtain Band 6.5 the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) (Academic) with a minimum Band of 6.0 for each of the Skills - Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking (WRLS).

 

Alternatively, they may sit for the IIUM-administered English Placement Test (EPT) and obtain a minimum of 6.0 points with a minimum Band of 5.5 for each skill - Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking to fulfill the English language requirement.

 

Applicants interested in programmes with Arabic as a medium of instruction must achieve an exemption after sitting for the IIUM-administered Arabic Placement Test (APT).

 

Applicants who are unable to submit satisfactory results in any of the above tests may take up language proficiency courses at the University to fulfill the admission requirements.

MODE AND DURATION OF STUDY

Mode of Study : Full-time.

Minimum Duration : 4 years

Maximum Duration : 6 years

BACHELOR OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (BURP) AWARD REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to graduate from this programme, students must complete a total of 141 credit hours or more, accumulated from courses that are set according to the Classification of Courses section as shown below with a minimum CGPA of 2.0.

Courses