Diploma in Architectural Technology

School of Built Environment

Equator College offers a range of comprehensively designed Diploma Programmes.

These programmes are highly regarded for equipping students with specialist knowledge and skills which are designed to stimulate the imagination and provoke deals and creativity in students who will themselves shape the future of the nation.


To be the leading school in the fields of built environment and emerging engineering technologies.


To provide experiential learning for students to practice ethical leadership and professional responsibilities while stimulating innovation and creativity in architectural, engineering and construction industries.

Diploma in
Architectural Technology


Course Detail

This course covers all aspects of Architectural Design and Technology. It provides an awareness of the built environment with an ability for the integrated design solutions. ability to integrate design solutions. Studies of conceptual and theoretical approaches develop the ability to design creatively and analytically within the context of the site through the exploration of structures, environmental issues, building layouts, building materials, and construction.


The course encourages students to think creatively by using experimental as well as technical skills to evaluate, visualise, and produce designs and buildings from conceptual stages through to working drawing stages. Apart from studying design processes and methodologies, planning, technological, aesthetical, and constructional issues are also explored.


This course equips students with digital drawing techniques through the use of the latest computer-aided design technology and application in professional studies. Graduates from this course are highly sought after by the industry and are highly employable.

Programme Code

R2/0731/4/0038 (24/06/2024) | MQA (A10419)


3 Years

Mode of Study


Financial Assistance & Scholarship

PTPTN, EPF & Equator College

Entry Requirement

Malaysian Student

  • Pass in SPM / UEC / IGCSE / ‘O’ levels with 3 credits (include Maths); OR
  • Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 and SPM (1 credit); OR
  • Other equivalent qualification approved by MOHE.

International Student

Course Components

Practical and Theory

Internship / Industry Training

12 Weeks / 3 Months


Diploma in Architectural Technology


January / May / August

Note: Candidates are required to pass a drawing test / portfolio assessment conducted by Equator College to determine their suitability for the course. Applicants are also required to demonstrate proficiency in English, a pass in SPM/O-Levels English or have studied subjects that require a satisfactory level in English. All design students are required to have a laptop by the start of 2nd Semester.

Programme Module

  • Drawing
  • 2 Dimensional Design
  • Colour Studies
  • Basic Photography
  • Sketching Workshop
  • Basic Computer Graphic
  • Presentation Technique
  • Major Discipline
  • Minor Discipline
  • Principles of Design
  • Architectural Design I
  • Architectural Design II
  • Architectural Design III
  • Architectural Design IV
  • Measured Drawing
  • Computer Aided Design & Drafting I, II, II
  • Green Design & Sustainability
  • Architectural Communication
  • History of Art
  • History of Architecture
  • Building Materials
  • Building by Law
  • Building Services
  • Building Structure
  • Site Supervision
  • Site & Environmental Studies
  • Project Management
  • Building Infomation Modelling I, II
  • Building Construction
  • Professional Practice
  • English for Designers
  • English for Business Communication
  • MPU 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Internship

Note: This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.

Partner Universities

Equator College to offer internationally recognised quality education with a wide latitude of flexibility in its programmes. This means that while achieving a specific qualification designed to equip students for a successful professional life.


Equator’s Diploma programmes are also structured to enable students to progress through one of the most comprehensive undergraduate, and subsequently, postgraduate portfolios that are offered by our international partner universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Malaysia.


The full-time MQA accredited courses at Equator are recognised by our international university partners where credit transfer are available.

University Awarded
Universiti Sains Malaysia, MAL BSc (Hons) in Architecture
University of Hertfordshire, UK BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture & Design
University of Tasmania, AUS BEnvDes in Architecture
Taylor’s University, MAL BA (Hons) in Architecture
MingDao University, Taiwan B.S. in Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning

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