Architecture R2/581/4/0044 (MQA/A10412)

Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures. It is an art that reflects human feelings and dreams in shapes within science, environment, and humanity. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.

Architecture is a highly respected, creative and challenging profession. The range of specialisations chosen by architects include commercial, retail, industrial and institutional developments, housing, historical building conservation and renovation and building interiors; client brief writing, urban design, planning appeal submissions and presentation assessment; stage set and exhibition design; property and construction management.

At KLT, our Diploma in Architecture is aimed specifically at meeting the needs of the architectural profession and to equip students with the knowledge, skills competencies and awareness relating to architecture profession.

The programme also aims to:

  • Produce graduates who are capable of demonstrating competence in the analysis, synthesis, judgement and communication within the architectural practice profession;
  • Ensure that a high standard is maintained in all aspects of teaching.

Our program is accredited by Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA). 

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

  • Pass SPM or its equivalent with a minimum of credit in THREE (3) subjects including Mathematics ; or
  • Pass UEC with grade ‘B’ in THREE (3) subjects including Mathematics ; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications as recognized by the Malaysian Government.


  • 2 years 9 months

​Total Credit Hours

  • 96  hours

Total Programme Fee

  • RM 16,100​

Subject Overview

Year 1
Short SemesterSemester 1Semester 2
   AR157Environmental Science3SE203Communication in the Workplace3
   AR105Communication & Architectural Graphics I4AR204Communication & Architectural Graphics II4
   AR101Principles of Architecture3AR104Architecture
Project I
   AR135Introduction to AutoCAD3CT105Construction Technology I3
    Total13  Total15
Year 2
Short SemesterSemester 1Semester 2
MPU2113Pengajian Malaysia 2 3SB118Building By-Laws3AR109Eastern History of Architecture3
MPU2122 MPU2222Bahasa Kebangsaan A or Introduction to Entrepreneurship2AR137CAD Applications3AR112Architecture
Project III
MPU2312 MPU2322Moral dan Etika or Pengajian Islam2AR107Architecture
Project II
5AR123Architecture Theory of Structure3
MPU2412Khidmat Masyarakat2CT205Construction Technology II3CT305Construction Technology III3
  Total Total14  Total15
Year 3
Short SemesterSemester 1Semester 2
AR301Industrial Training6AR115Western History of Architecture3AR117Working Drawings4
Project IV
Project V
   AR143Introduction to Landscape Architecture3AR160Environmentally Responsible Design3
 Total6 Total11  Total12

Industrial Advisor: AR Chang Jih Ren 

AR Chang (seated front middle) with lecturers and students from Architecture department.

In efforts to enhance the quality of its programme and to enable staff and students to get the latest updates of the industry, AR Chang Jih Ren is officially appointed as the Industrial Advisor of Architecture Department, Kolej Laila Taib. This appointment is in line with the college’s vision to ensure that the college’s programmes are industry relevant and that our students are job ready when they graduate from the college. AR Chang started his practice in 1981 and since then has been involved in urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, interior designing and project management. Throughout his years of practice in Malaysia, AR Chang’s designs has won him several awards ranging from timber houses to stadiums.

PAMSC Design Forum 2019


Street art festivals

Cardboard competition 2019


Facebook: D.o. Architecture


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Tan Tze Lik | KLT Alumni 2020

Diploma in Architecture

Former School: SMK Lanang, Sibu

Current Status: Student of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor [Bachelor of Science in Architecture with Honours]

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Wong Siew Weng | KLT Alumni 2020

Diploma in Architecture

Former School: SMK Tung Hua, Sibu

Current Status: Student of University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS), Sibu [Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Hons)]


Diploma in Architecture

Former school: SMK Bintulu