Master Of Science In Built Environment


Programme Code: B301
Medium of instructions: English
Programme Option: By Research

<p><strong><u>LATARBELAKANG PROGRAM</u></strong></p><p>Fakulti Kejuruteraan dan Alam Bina menjadi tunggak kepada program dan penyelidikan yang bertunjangkan elemen sains di USIM. Program ini adalah berasaskan penyelidikan dalam pelbagai bidang berkait rapat dengan alam bina yang bukan sahaja berpotensi, malah perlu dikembangkan. Fakulti Kejuruteraan dan Alam Bina sudah menawarkan program Sarjana Muda Sains Seni Bina dengan Kepujian. Justeru, penawaran program Sarjana Sains Alam Bina dapat menyokong program sedia ada, terutamanya dalam mengembangkan lagi penyelidikan yang menerapkan aspirasi integrasi ilmu Naqli dan Aqli, selaras dengan &lsquo;niche&rsquo; USIM. Program yang ditawarkan adalah dalam bentuk penyelidikan dalam bidang alam bina secara umum, berdasarkan kepakaran yang ada di fakulti pada masa kini dan pada masa hadapan. Ini kerana bidang penyelidikan alam bina sekarang ini merentas beberapa disiplin lain.</p><p><strong><u>Objektif Utama Program:</u></strong></p><p>Menghasilkan penguasaan pengetahuan yang terperinci di peringkat Sarjana Sains yang memiliki tahap profesionalisma dalam asas penyelidikan Alam Bina, &middot;</p><p>Menghasilkan Sarjana Sains yang dapat menunjukkan etika dan tahap kepimpinan yang baik dalam kerjaya dan sumbangan kepada masyarakat, &middot;</p><p>Menghasilkan Sarjana Sains yang dapat menjalankan dapatan pengetahuan kepada pembangunan profesionalisma berterusan.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><p>Field of Program:</p><p><strong>I) Sustainable Environmental Technology (SET) Research Group:</strong></p><ul><li>Sustainable Architecture</li><li>Renewable Energy</li><li>Passive Design</li><li>Daylighting</li><li>Indoor Air Quality</li><li>Glare Simulation</li><li>Facility Management</li><li>Project-Based Design Management</li><li>Therapeutic Architecture</li></ul><p><strong>* Contact person for research group: Ar Dr IDr Elina Mohd Husini (</strong></p><p><strong>II) Islamic Urban Heritage (MICBAH) Research Group:</strong></p><ul><li>Urban Design</li><li>Architecture</li><li>Landscape</li><li>Conservation</li><li>Adaptive Reuse</li><li>Street &amp; Laneway Character</li><li>Housing</li><li>Islamic Built Environment</li><li>Environment-Behaviour</li><li>Community-Based Design</li><li>Beautification, Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Efforts</li></ul></td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>* Contact person for research group: Dr Nurul Syala Abdul Latip (</strong></p>

Admission to Master’s Degree by Research

  1. A relevant bachelor’s degree with honours with a minimum CGPA of 2.75/4.00 or equivalent from the University or any other institutions of higher learning recognised by the Senate; or
  2. Other qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with honours AND relevant professional work experience; or
  3. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50/4.00 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75/4.00, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  4. In case the CGPA does not meet the requirement of 2.50/4.00, the selection will subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
  5. The number of credit hours for the relevant bachelor’s degree and advanced diploma shall be as follows: (a) bachelor’s degree ≥ 120 credit hours (b) advanced diploma ≥ 90 credit hours

Note: 1-year work experience is equivalent to 0.05 CGPA


1. All candidates need to show proof of fluency in Arabic. Candidates may apply for an exception if:

a) Upgrading from institutions that use Arabic as a medium of learning, OR

b) A Native speaker of Arabic; or

c)  Pass Arabic proficiency test (APT) run by USIM

2. If item (2) is not fulfilled, candidates can be registered but need to register, attend and pass Arabic language courses conducted by USIM as part of the graduation requirement.


(1)  An applicant shall show evidence of proficiency in the English language based on the following criteria: 

  1. TOEFL minimum score of 180 (computer-based) or 64 (internet-based); or
  2. IELTS minimum score of Band 5; or
  3. MUET minimum score of Band 3; or
  4. graduated from institutions that use English as the main medium of instruction, AND will be required to seat for University English Proficiency Test (UEPT) with minimum score of Band 3; or
  5. graduated in the field of Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL), English Language Studies (ELS) and equivalent from a university recognised by the Senate; or
  6. a native speaker of English.

(2)  Research-mode applicant who intends to write his/her thesis in Arabic will be required to fulfil the criteria as follows:

  1. TOEFL minimum score of 150 (computer-based) or 52 (internet-based); or
  2. IELTS minimum score of Band 4; or
  3. MUET minimum score of Band 2; or
  4. UEPT minimum score of Band 2.

(3)  An applicant who does not fulfil any of the criteria under (1) & (2) will be allowed to register conditionally and is required to fulfil any of the criteria under (1) or (2), within 12 months (for Master’s students) and 24 months (for Ph.D. students).

  1. Ar Dr Wan Norisma Wan Ismail –
  2. Prof Madya Dr Mohd Zin Kandar –
  3. Dr Nurul Syala Abdul Latip –
  4. LAr Dr Noor Hayati Ismail –
  5. Ar Dr IDr Elina Mohd Husini –
  6. Ar IDr Fadli Arabi –
  7. Ar Abu Bakar Md Ali –
  8. Dr Nor Syahila Ab Rashid –
  9. Dr Wan ‘Iffah Wan Ahmad Nizar –
  10. Dr Madihah Mat Idris –
  11. Dr Azhani Binti Abd. Manaf –
  12. Ar Nasrudin Sharkawi –

The university has the right to withdraw this offer or to terminate you from your study if you are found to suffer from or to be a carrier of contagious/infectious diseases, or to suffer from a medical condition requiring continuous medical care that will adversely affect your study at USIM.

(1) Communicable Disease

Type of Disease / Problem Example



  • Contagious
  • Difficult and require prolonged treatment
  • Expensive treatment
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C


  • Infectious
  • Treatable within certain period of time.
  • Tuberculosis


  • Infectious
  • Treatable within short period of time.
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid
  • Syphilis (VDRL)


  • Communicable Disease defined as epidemic by MOH
  • Japanese encephalitis,
  • SARS
  • Avian flu

(2)   Chronic Non-communicable Disease 

Type of Disease / Problem Example



  • Condition that can endanger to himself or others.

  • Recurring repeatedly and affecting his study

  • Epilepsy

  • Schizophrenia


  • Expected to be prolonged.

  • Obvious and serious symptoms.

  • Prolong treatment schedule.

  • Dialysis

  • Cancer


  • Addiction or drug abuse as stated in AUKU or Malaysian Law.

  • Drugs.

  • Drugs


  • Continuous medication.

  • No serious symptoms.

  • Treatment does not affect study

  • Hypertension

  • Diabetes Melitus


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