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MALAYSIA
Number of inhabitants 25,325,000
Number of architects 3,167
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.125‰
 
 

Admittance to the profession

EDUCATION

Establishing of education standards or recognition of study plans Yes
Regular supervision by an independent body Yes
Relevant authorities MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, BOARD OF ARCHITECTS OF MALAYSIA, COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION OF MALAYSIA
Recognised educational centers UNIVERSITIES: MALAYA, SAINS, UTARA, TECHNOLOGY MALAYSIA, INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MARA
Duration of studies 5 years
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory Yes
Is it structured and recorded? Yes
Duration 2 years
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education Yes
Examining body Board of Architects of Malaysia
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title BACHELOR Arch., MASTER Arch. Authority that grants the academic title Universities
Job title ARCHITECT Authoriry that grants the job title Board of Architects of Malaysia
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Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory Yes
Registering entity BOARD OF ARCHITECTS OF MALAYSIA
Law regulating profession Architects Act, Street Drainage and Buildings Act.
Additional notes  
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description Design, feasibility studies, construction & contract management, town planning, environmental & impact studies, project management, interior and landscape design.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description The architect's registration number must be stamped on all documents submitted to regulating and approving bodies.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description Unlimited
Source  
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description  
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory Yes
Recommended No
Published by Board of Architects of Malaysia
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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory No
Is it audited? No
Organising body/ies Malaysian Institute of Architects
Description The M.I.A is developing continuing professional development programs for making it compulsory for the renewal of license.
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body Board of Architects of Malaysia & Malaysian Institute of Architects
 
OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Are there others who may legally provide similar services to architects? Yes
Title Competences
ENGINEERS May provide similar services as architects for industrial buildings only
Other professionals in the provision of architectural services
Title Competences
   
 
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PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
MALAYSIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS Promotion of architecture and architectural profession.
BOARD OF ARCHITECTS OF MALAYSIA Registration and regulation of conduct and practice of the architects in Malaysia.
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? No
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
Architects Act
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1 Temporary registration is allowed for intergovernmentally sponsored projects.
Origin 2  
Origin 3  
 
PROCEDURE
Applying for the joint venture at the Board of Architects of Malaysia.
 
EXPENSES
 
 
DOCUMENTATION
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If foreign architects are authorised to work independently, what type of collaboration with national architects is recommended?  
In the event that foreign architects are not authorised to work independently, what is the stipulated formula of collaboration with national architects? Joint venture with local architect (70% local, 30% foreign). Temporary registration of foreign architects for intergovernmentally sponsored projects.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
 

Useful addresses
LEMBAGA ARKITEK MALAYSIA
Tingkat 17, Block F, Ibu Pejabat JKR, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin
50582  Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-2698 2878
Fax: 60-3-2693 6881
e-mail: info@lam.gov.my
URL: www.lam.gov.my
PERTUBUHAN ARKITEK MALAYSIA
4&6 Jalan Tangsi, P.O.Box 10855
50480  Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 60-3-298 4136 / 291 8605
Fax: 60-3-292 8782
e-mail: info@pam-my.org
URL: http://www.pam.org.my

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