About Us

About Us

Welcome to the Faculty of Built Environment (FOBE).

The Faculty evolved:

  1. from School of Technology (SOT) which was set up under Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC) in 1972,
  2. then Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FEBE) when TARC was upgraded to Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) on 2 May 2013,
  3. and now as Faculty of Built Environment (FOBE) upon expansion of FEBE into two (2) faculties on 1 May 2017.

FOBE has approximately forty five (45) years of excellence track records and a team of qualified and experienced academic staff. The Faculty started with only Diploma in Technology (Building) and since then has expanded into a comprehensive range of Built Environment programmes at Diploma and Degree levels, particularly in areas of Architecture, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying and Real Estate Management. All the programmes were designed in accordance with the requirements of and/or accredited by the respective Statutory Boards and/or Professional Body, as follows:

  1. Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM)
    The Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours) offers an educational pathway for those who wish to be a Professional Quantity Surveyor and/or Consulting Quantity Surveyor. Graduates with Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours) may be registered as Provisional Quantity Surveyor with BQSM.

  2. Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia (BoVAEA)
    The Diploma in Technology (Property Management) offers an educational pathway for those who wish to be a Registered Estate Agent. Graduates with Diploma in Technology (Property Management) may be given full exemption from BoVAEA’s written examinations and are eligible for registration as a Probationary Estate Agent. Whereas the Bachelor of Estate Management (Honours) is for those who wish to be a Registered Valuer and/or Registered Estate Agent. Graduates with Bachelor of Estate Management (Honours) may be registered as Probationary Valuer or Probationary Estate Agent with BoVAEA. For graduates who opt to register as a Probationary Valuer with BoVAEA, upon passing their Test of Professional Competence (TPC), they can be both Registered Valuer and Registered Estate Agent with BoVAEA.

  3. Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM)
    The Diploma in Technology (Quantity Surveying) is recognised as an approved sub-professional qualification by BQSM. Graduates with Diploma in Technology (Quantity Surveying) may be given exemption for the Foundation and First Examinations (except Intermediate and Final Examinations) of RISM’s Professional Examinations for Quantity Surveying. Graduates of the Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours) and the Bachelor of Estate Management (Honours) are also eligible to apply as Graduate Members of RISM.

Besides that, the Faculty also collaborates with Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom and offers dual award programmes for the Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics (Honours) and Bachelor of Estate Management (Honours). FOBE is committed to provide high quality education with strong technical skills, ethical and professionalism values which meet the industry needs both locally and overseas. The Faculty has extensive links with industry and/or Professional/Statutory Bodies to ensure all the programmes are industry relevant at all times. FOBE aims to produce knowledgeable graduates in the pursuit of post-graduate studies and/or professional qualifications and excel in their profession with integrity, professional ethics and be a contribution to society.