MONASH University in Caufield, Australia has become the first university to obtain Malaysian validation for its architecture programme.
This was possible following a validation visit by the Board of Architects Malaysia to Monash University last September.
With the validation, architecture graduates will now be eligible to register with the Board of Architects Malaysia.
Monash Art Design & Architecture dean Prof Shane Murray said the validation offers valuable global opportunities to graduates, making the course a genuine pathway to international practice.
The young architecture programme provides an exciting opportunity for staff and students to work together to build a vibrant culture for the school.
The programme follows the Bologna model, a five-year academic programme comprising the Bachelor of Architectural Design and Master of Architecture degrees.
The students engage in technology, history and theory, communications and design over 10 semesters and they account for over half of the course content.
Monash Art Design & Architecture dean Prof Shane Murray said the validation sets the programme apart and offers valuable global opportunities to graduates.
“This recognises the quality of our architecture course and consolidates Monash’s position as a leading global institution,” he added.