The Department of Architecture (JARS) is one of the leading majors at the Islamic University of Indonesia (UII) with an enrollment ratio and admissions to exceed 1:10 for undergraduate architecture programs. This department has three study programs (Prodi) consisting of the Bachelor of Architecture Program (SARS), the Architect Professional Program (PPAr), and the Master of Architecture Program (MARS). Until 2020, the SARS program has graduated more than 2500 alumni spread across the archipelago and the world who are involved in the world of architect and design professions widely. SARS enrols less than 150 students every year who are assisted by 33 permanent doctor and master lecturers from domestic and foreign universities and supported by dozens of other teachers and professionals. Architectural design studio as a core course has been conducted to meet international standards with a minimum of 40 minutes of personal face-to-face per student per week. This studio is also supported by a 24-hour Studio system which is supported by a complete infrastructure and adequate library stuff (more than 15,000 collections). Catur Dharma activities (Tri Dharma plus the fourth dharma of Islamic Da’wah) are also supported by four laboratories with complete facilities and infrastructure: Space Design and Forms Laboratory, Building Technology and Performance Laboratory, Architectural and Urban Modeling Laboratory, and Communication and Architectural Business Laboratory.
In accordance with its vision and mission, this department has established various international and national collaborations to advance the quality of education, research and community service as well as Islamic da’wah, which is its distinctive character. The internationalization of the department has officially been launched since 2011 with various activities. U to U collaboration with foreign university partners, sending lecturers to take further studies abroad, sending and receiving lecturers, staff, and students to attend student exchanges, workshops, summer schools, competitions, seminars, etc. are amongst them. The International Program or international class has also been opened since 2017 which aims not only to attract international students to study at UII but also to increase the capacity and quality of their learning to the same level as world-class architectural education. Various international academic events, including seminars (EduArchsia, SAKAPARI) and international workshops (WRUI) in collaboration with various well-known international and national institutions, have also been carried out.