Chair’s Message

Welcome to our site. Assalamualaikum, Sugeng rawuh !noorcholisidham

In the Department of Architecture, Universitas Islam Indonesia, architecture is meant as a process of creating life through engineering space. We do our best to offer a balance educational process between architectural research and profession, explorative but sensitive design and reliability of engineering as well as awareness to human culture and environmental concern. Beside looking at modern architecture and new technology as part of our architectural endeavor, we, as part of Islamic institution, also see that the poor and the marginal communities are part of our challenge needed for rigorous intervention.

The Department possesses a very reputable position in the country. It is accredited both by National and International accrediting bodies. We are accredited by the Higher Education National Board of Accreditation of Indonesia (Badan Akreditasi Nasional Perguruan Tinggi – Indonesia No. 237/SK/BAN-PT/Ak-XVI/S/XI/2013 by “A” grade (outstanding) with 379 points (valid for 2013 – 2018), the highest achievement and rank among national schools of architecture. We are also accredited internationally by Korea Architectural Accrediting Board (KAAB) member of Canberra Accords for Professional Program 4+1 years scheme (2017 to 2020 periods). Our education quality has met international standards and been recognized globally.  The department is also a member of Indonesian Association of School of Architecture (IASA – Asosiasi Pendidikan Tinggi Arsitektur Indonesia – APTARI)

The department founded in 1987 and has already a strong academic environment with 33 full time professional academic staffs hold doctorate and master degree, and also supported by dozens of part timer of professional architects, engineers, and other related fields. Five years education in architecture as acknowledged by Canberra Accord, now adopted in our department by focusing on professional education in additional ninth and tenth semesters. This optional fifth year program, known as Professional Program of Architects (PPAr) is fully supported by national body of architect IAI (Indonesia Architects Institute), and as one of very view professional program in architecture acknowledged by Indonesian Ministry of Higher Education and Research (DIKTI). By 4+1 scheme, students may enrolled Bachelor of Design Studies in Architecture (B.D.Arch) for broad range of design studies and adding 5th year program for Bachelor of Professional Architects (B.P.Arch). Students are now easier to fulfill their passion to be a professional architect since IAI license could be endorsed, while the rest of graduated students in fourth year could pursue their carrier in many fields such as designer, developer, construction, etc.

We are always do the best to increasing our standard and capabilities. International Class (IC) was formally open and runs by 2017. IC students are not only given lectures in English but also providing them with international experiences by sending them to have workshop, seminar, design competition, summer school, and exchange with our sister universities abroad.  We provide IC students 100% courses in English plus several programs for English and international bridging workshops. By February 2017, we also starting Master in Architecture (M.Arch) program as a part of our commitment to increase our capacity in more advanced architectural studies. the M.Arch program is design both for continuation in professional degree by studio based research and broaden knowledge in architecture by architectural research.

Our education system is based on studio projects and supported by broad knowledge in design studies. The international standard we are following is also demanding for high performance studios, library, and other facilities. Fixed studio for second, third, fourth, and fifth year students ensuring the personal work space availability for each of them, while 24 hours studio guarantee everybody has a right to use facilities whenever needed. By this ideal studio atmosphere for architectural education, the strong student performance could be achieved.

The faculty comprises four major areas of expertise namely history, theory and urbanism; digital architecture; building science and technology; and architectural profession and advocacy. As advancement of the expertise, the faculty members develop six research centers for their academic and scientific activities. Those are Sustainable Built Environment Centre (SUSBEC), Center for Real Estate and Built Environment (CREATE), Centre for Islamic and Nusantara Architecture (CITAR), Centre for Innovation Building Technologies (CIBTEC), Centre for Socius Design (CSD) and Centre for Green Urbanization Studies (CGUS). The centres promote research in the Department through conducting regular seminars, discussions as well as supervising student final projects. Furthermore, for professional as well as for social responsibility, we also develop the Architectural Advocation Body(called Lembaga Bantuan Arsitektur – LBA) that makes a direct linkage between staffs, students, professional world and also communities through apprenticeship and advocation.

In the Department is now enrolled around 700 students originated from across the nation. While number of student body decreased in order to increase the lecturer-student ratio, the animo of candidate for new students are increasing all the time. With their variety of architectural origins they enrich our academic environment. More than a thousand of alumnae are currently working in many architectural, design and property related fields. Many of them have a very good reputation in their hometowns or work in national and international companies.

Last but not least, situated in the suburb of Yogyakarta town, the Main Campus of the University is a “green campus” hosting the Department that creates convenient ambient for learning. Considerable lower in term of living cost, abundant supply of private student dormitories, photocopies and internet facilities, Yogyakarta becomes an “education town,” fertile ground for prospective candidate of student.

We welcome you to explore our web as well as our campus space!

Noor Cholis Idham, ST., M. Arch., Ph. D., IAI

Chairman of Architecture Department UII

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