Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (B.URP)

Academic Concept It is a four years degree programme after successful completion of IIUM's matriculation programme. While the emphasis of the matriculation programme is in preparing the students with SPM with language skills (English and Arabic), it also provides them with basic foundation on environmental design fields. STPM AND GCE 'A' Level applicants need to complete a pre-sessional semester before entering the programme

Programme Description

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University/Kulliyyah required courses

  • Values, ethics and built environment (3 credit hours)
  • Research methodology (3 credit hours)

Design skills

  • Planning workshop 1 (6 credit hours)
  • Planning workshop 2 (6 credit hours)
  • Planning workshop 3 (6 credit hours)

Theory and principles

  • Planning theory and philosophy (3 credit hours)
  • Principles of land use planning (3 credit hours)
  • Islamic planning principles (3 credit hours)

Techniques, methods and ICT application

  • Planning models and techniques (3 credit hours)
  • Quantitative methods for planning analysis (3 credit hours)
  • Geographical information system (GIS) in planning (3 credit hours)

Management, administration and practice

  • Planning practice and management (3 credit hours)
  • Project management and finance (3 credit hours)
  • Planning and sustainability (3 credit hours)


  • Planning seminar (3 credit hours)
  • Dissertation (6 credit hours)

Practical training

Students have to undergo a practical training of 10 weeks at a public or private planning organization recommended by the department.

Elective paper

  • Elective 1 (3 credit hours)
  • Elective 2 (3 credit hours)


Students should select any 2 elective papers:

Transport policy and planning:

  • Transport policy and planning
  • Traffic engineering

Housing policy and planning

  • Housing policy and management
  • Housing economics

Environmental policy and planning

  • Environmental and resources planning
  • Environmental law and policy

ICT application in planning

  • Planning and decision support system
  • Modeling and spatial analysis

Tourism and recreational

  • Tourism planning and development
  • Park and recreational planning


Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

  1. 3 Principals passes in th STPM, obtained in one sitting, OR
  2. 3 Principals passes in the GCE 'A' Level, obtained in one sitting, OR
  3. Any other certificate recognized bt the Senate of IIUm as equivalent to the above


Language Requirements

Satisfactory proof of Proficiency of English language with either:

  1. Test of English as foreign language (TOEFL) with minimum score of 550 OR
  2. International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) with minimum score of 6.0 OR
  3. IIUM administered English Placement Test (EPT) with a minimum score of 6.0 OR
  4. Provide proof of attendance or prior education in English-medium institutions that may be exempted from the requirements of TOEFL, IELTS, and EPT at the discretion of the Postgraduate Admission Committee