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Program Profesi Arsitektur

Degree and Programm in Department of Architecture UII

Degree granted to the graduates based on the program. Graduates of the Bachelor Program in Architecture or Program Sarjana Arsitektur are awarded the title of Bachelor of Architecture or Sarjana Arsitektur abbreviated as S.Ars. For those graduating from PPAr after they finished their Bachelor Program are awarded the degree of Architect or Arsitek abbreviated as Ar.

Table Degrees and Programs



Profiles of Graduates

Professional Program

Arsitek (Ar.)


Professional Junior Architect practicing independently as entrepreneur or serving and empowering communities in the field of building design

Professional Junior Architect applying his or her knowledge and skills by working in design consultant firm and other related fields in construction services, or working in educational institutions and government offices

Bachelor Program

Sarjana Arsitektur


Bachelor in Architecture

Graduates ready to apply his or her knowledge and skills in the fields of design and construction services, and ready to develop his or her competence as professional architect

Graduates ready to develop his or her knowledge and skills in the field of education and research

Graduates ready to apply his or her knowledge and skills related to design and planning

Graduates ready to apply his or her knowledge and skills related to design and planning by initating business or working for other people

Architecture Education and Professional Practice in Indonesia

The Role of Architecture in the Society and Reconcile Conflict of Interests amongst Various Groups regarding the Spatial Environment

Understanding the role of architecture in society and reconcile the conflict of interests among various interest groups regarding the spatial environment is cultivated through several courses, including Informal Urbanism, Sustainable Environment, Introduction to Urban Design, and Low Cost Housing. The knowledge then tested in the Architectural Design Studio Courses which emphasise certain themes in the spatial environment issues such as Cultural Sensitivity (STUPA 5), Technological Advancement (STUPA 6), Urban Context (STUPA 7) and real projects in the Professional Studio 1 and 2.

Conflict reconciliation will also be cultivated once the professional program student actively involved in IAI as members. Forums in IAI are engaged with various architectural and spatial environment issues, which also include in conflict amongst parties in architectural practices. Hence, it is expected that knowledge and ability regarding the role of architecture in the society and reconcile conflict in the architectural education will be tested and challenged upon their completion and as member of professional institution (IAI).

Ethics and Professional Obligations to Respond Social and Environmental Issues in the level of Built Environment and Urban Design

Apart from the Professional Practice and Professional Ethics, the obligation to respond social and environmental issues in the level of built environment and urban planning is cultivated for the students through several compulsory and elective courses including Sustainable Architecture (2 credit/compulsory), Informal Urbanism (2 credits/compulsory), Introduction to Urban Design (4 credits/compulsory), and Low Cost Housing (4 credits/elective).

Sustainable Architecture aims to provide the students with understanding of ecological values and social acceptance in accordance with economic/technical feasibility during designing process. Through this course the student is well-equipped with the science and architecture based on sustainable development. Informal urbanism aims to give basic understanding, identifying issues and problems in Informal urbanism. Through this course the student is well-equipped with issues on social and urban problems and how to find solution and recommendation of concept for informal urbanism problem especially in the case of Indonesian cities.   

Introduction to Urban Design is a 4 credit compulsory course aims to introduce the students to urban design and development both in eastern and western world by giving knowledge on urban morphology, elements of urban design, urban problems, and concept of urban design. It is expected that the students are able to understand and analyse various urban problems in order to comply STUPA 7 course which aims to design in urban context. Other related course to respond social and environmental issue is Low Cost Housing. Low Cost Housing is a 4 credit elective course aims to give the students critical and creative thinking in looking for solution towards housing problems for low income groups. It is expected that through this course the students will have social sensitivity towards the low-income and marginalised groups.

The knowledge from these theoretical courses then will be re-addressed in various level of Architectural Design Studios. The students are challenged to show their ability to design architectural works based on their knowledge especially how to respond social and environmental issues in the level of built environment and urban design.

Professional Practice based on Public Interest and Good Citizenship

Professional practice based on public interest and good citizenship is formally cultivated through Community Service Program (KKN), a 3 credit of a compulsory university course. KKN is an intra-curricular subject within the form of community service activities conducted in group of students  from various multidisciplinary department or faculty. The aims of KKN are to bring the student: 1) to cultivate community knowledge, understanding, and social insight, 2) to be able to identify community problems, solving problems, decision making, and conducting and evaluating programs, 3) to be able to work in team, in honesty, in equality, and independence based on Islamic values.

In this course, the students will live in the society for more than a month (35 days, with some variations) guided by a lecturer (supervisor) and field assistants. During this period, together with the community the students conduct field observations, formulating work plan, disseminating plan to the community, implementing program, and reporting the program to the supervisor. Through this course, it is expected that the student will have the ability to work as a team with the community/public, understanding problems in the community, and try to solve it through programs. It is also expected that through KKN the student will be able to live as good Indonesian citizen so that upon their graduation the will also willing and able to share their expertise and knowledge to the broader public and society.

In addition, the cultivation of good citizenship is also done through the Association of Architecture Student (HMA MIMAR) which regularly organised various social activities including community service in Code River Valley (2016), environmental service in villages around UII Campus, and Guard Post Charity also around the campus area (2015).

Communication and Interaction with the Professional

Communication and interaction with the professional community is an important aspect recognized from the formulation stage of curriculum in the department of architecture UII. By design, the curriculum mandates and provides a wide range of opportunities for the students to be able to communicate and interact with the professional community, such as in direct (face to face) or indirect (e.g., studion simulation, videos, or as mentioned in the lectures).

In the last three years, the communication and interaction have been interwoven through various efforts, including: first, the professional architects invited as Guest Lecturers in variety of subjects (design studios and theoretical classes). Second, invite the professional architects as Exhibition Jury at the Final Project (end of Year 4) as part of the assessment criteria, especially by Arsitek Madya/Utama IAI. The assessment from external Jury is expected to be a media of interaction between the students, their architectural works, and the professionals in order to get input and showing the student’s excellence works during their studentship. The implication of this occasion is the familiarization of student’s work to the IAI members and vice versa, for them to get input and assessment from the world of profession.

Third, invite IAI lecturers for the Training Strata 1 – 6 to the department as part of the Professional Ethics subject. There are plenty opportunities for the students of PPAR to communicate and interact with the IAI professional lecturers about the world of architecture profession. Fourth, invite the IAI Initial Verification and Validation Team (TVVA) in the workshop of 13 Competence of IAI. In this occasion, the students presenting their works to be verified and validated by the IAI team. Fifth, IAI and LPJK tested the student of PPAR through Professional Architect Competence Test (Uji Kompetensi Arsitek Professional) as part of the assessment process towards Arsitek Muda IAI. Sixth, in the PPAR Graduation Ceremony three parties (Dept. of Architecture UII-IAI-LPJK) present and give speeches towards the world of Architecture Profession.

Raising Awareness of the Importance and Necessity of Continuing Professional Education

As early as first semester the awareness on the necessity of architectural education has started to be given to the new students. At the first meeting with the new students head of department and academic supervisors specifically highlight the importance of professional education (5 years) to be completed by the students. Other efforts to raise awareness in this matter are providing opportunities for students in year 1 – 4 to sit in professional program (PPAR) courses and before students take Final Project subject (end of Year 4) there is a special presentation on the importance of professional practice and professional program. These efforts are expected to further increase their interest to continue their education in the PPAR.  

The Importance of Roles and Responsibilities of Related Disciplines in the Practice

The roles and responsibilities of related disciplines in architectural practices is important to be addressed and cultivated amongst the student from the early stages of their study. The curriculum implemented in the department of Architecture UII drives the multi disciplinary platform for the students to work with others in related disciplines of architecture. Architectural Studio 6 (STUPA 6) is specifically designed to give the opportunity for the  students to engage with various disciplines including Economist, Mechanical and Electrical Engineer (MEE), Structural Engineer (Civil Engineering), and Environmental Engineer. The mechanism is by inviting these experts as Guest Lecturers at the early stage of STUPA 6, and continued after mid-term times through supervision sessions so that the students can directly having a one to one discussions and consultation regarding their designs. The mechanism above is not only provide knowledge on the roles and responsibility of related disciplines for the students but also giving chances for the students to communicate and work with people from various related disciplines in architectural practices.

In terms of content, theoretical courses such as Introduction to Urban Design, Informal Urbanism, Sustainable Architecture, and Housing Studies also provide important knowledge regarding the roles and responsibilities of related disciplines in the practices.  These includes Urban Designers, Environmental Engineer, Lawyer, Economist and etc. to be part of the architect’s team work whenever conducting projects in various context (rural, urban) and various content (feasibility study, schematic design, DED, and etc.). Hence, through STUPA 6 and related theoretical courses it is expected that the students is fully aware, understand, and able to work with people from various disciplines, knowing their roles and responsibilities so that the architectural works will be accomplished in best way.  

Capabilities to Coordinate Clients, Public and Private Enterprises and to Reconcile Conflict  

The capabilities to coordinate clients, public and private enterprises and to reconcile conflict is well-cultivated through several courses including Professional Practice, Professional Studio 1 (PPAR). In the Professional Practice, the students understand the pattern of working relationship between client (both private and public), architect, and constructor and how to reconcile whenever conflict is occurred based on IAI standard of operation.  

Professional Studio 1 conducted by placed the student in an Architectural Firm for 16 weeks and fully supervised by lecturer and principal architect of related firm. In this studio the students will be challenged by real projects in which engaged with various parties, including land-owner, project-owner, government, and even community in the surroundings site. The capability to reconcile conflict will be sharpened in this process, so that the students are expected to have strong capabilities on real conflicts occurs in their future architectural projects.

Acquisition and Cultivation of Professional Ethics and Obligations for Faithful and Devoted Practice

Architecture Professional Practice and Professional Ethics (see sub-section 3.3.6) is also aim to cultivate faithful and devoted practices. In specific UII open a university course in Islamic Leadership Study intended to cultivate basic leadership principles both in Islamic and Western Perspective, to critically understand the ideal character of a leader based on Islamic value, to be able to apply skill and strategy of a leader, and apply the ideal national leadership in Indonesia both in formal or informal leadership.  It is hoped that through these courses the students will have a strong understanding of ethics, having a good responsibility and professional obligations for faithful and devoted practices to client, society, and the environment.

Architect Professional Program UII

The Professional Program in the Department of Architecture UII (PPAR/Year 5)

The establishment of professional program (PPAR) in the department of architecture UII is stated in the Strategic Plan of UII (University Renstra) year 2014-2018 in correlation with the re-design of university, faculty, and department organization of UII. The establishment plan then elaborated in detail in the faculty of civil engineering and planning’s strategic plan.

The aim of the establishment of the professional program is intended to meet the needs of the professional architect in Indonesia and ASEAN market especially after the agreement of ASEAN Economic Community/AEC in 2015. In addition, the global environment and community has led Indonesia to sign the standardization and synchronization of the educational system, especially in the field of architecture. Some agreements ratified by the Indonesian Government such as AFTA 2000, APEC 2010, and WTO 2020 have required the improvement of the workforce education in order to compete in the international level. In 2008 Indonesia signed the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Architectural Services (ASEAN-MRA) to recognize the qualification to become an ASEAN Architect (AA). The implication of MRA is the requirement qualification of ASEAN Architect in line with the international standards including the qualification of school of architecture to comply with the international standards (5 years program).   

Union International of Architects (UIA) is an agency under UNESCO-United Nations responsible and competent in giving the recognition to the architect and accreditation/validation/international recognition of equality for the school of architecture internationally. The MRA for ASEAN Architect also refers to standards of education and competence of architects by the UIA. In this case, so far the architectural education system in Indonesia which only within 4 years duration does not meets the UIA requirement (5 years program).  Hence, the professional program of architecture in the department of architecture UII with 4+1 year scheme is established to give the opportunity for the architecture graduates in Indonesia to be equal with their counterpart in ASEAN and international level.


  • To produce professional architect who are competent in the design, strong capability in professional practice, which are integrated to build entrepreneurial attitudes in the field of architecture supported by management skills in information technology-based architecture

  • To produce knowledge applicable in the field of construction services to support the role of the architect in the society in shaping a sustainable built environment

Program Objectives

The objective of the professional program is to prepare the candidate of professional architects who are able and ready:

  • To conduct professional practice in the field of architecture based on professional ethics in the planning and managing resources to produce the works of architecture comply with cultural value

  • To develop a professional design performance capabilities presented by the critical analysis of design problems, the adequacy of review of context, having good skills in the design of the built environment (architecture) and supporting knowledge of technology

  • To be able to solve factual problems, technology, and art in the field of architecture through multidisciplinary approach and able to integrate the entire process of design with allied profession to produce design of the built environment (architecture) with integration and good quality

  • To be able to design research and taking strategic decision with high accountability and responsibility for all aspects under the responsibility of architecture profession

In order to achieve the mission and objectives of the architecture professional program several efforts is accomplished. First, the effective and efficient management with the support of good governance, synergy, and integration in the department, faculty, and university level is implemented in the program. Second, capitalize all aspects of supporters including partnership, adequate infrastructure, funding, curriculum, academia (faculty members and adjunct professors), students, and administrative staffs. Third, design and implement educational curriculum based on competency (Competence-based Curriculum) and learning methods based on supervised studio by  professional architects supported by good infrastructure of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) as medium of learning as well as ICT as expertise to support the andragogy competence of the graduates. Fourth, having clear financial revenue projections including the calculation of investment, investment source, the annual projection of operational expenses and tuition fees considered to implement the program.

The professional program (PPAR) opened since the academic year of 2012/2013. To date there have been four batches with 25 total graduates recorded in 2014/2015. Of the total number of the graduates, 60% have awarded as Arsitek Muda IAI. The number of PPAR student’s increases from time to time and it is expected to continue increased along with the current enactment of PPAR graduates will automatically awarded as Arsitek Muda IAI upon their completion.

Architecture Professional Practice and Professional Ethics Courses in the department of architecture UII

Architecture Professional Practice is a four credit of compulsory subject taken by the student in semester 5. The learning objective of the subject is that the student understand and aware of the architecture professional practice especially related to particular aspects, as follows: working relationship of the between architect and client (individual, private and public enterprises, or government) as written in IAI standards, understand the various form of design assignment, stages of the design process, architect standard works (AIA, IAI, Ministry of Public Works), the implementation of the design process (project operation), organization and working procedures team, construction document standard, bidding, and negotiation process.

Apart from the professional practice, professional ethics is a two credit of compulsory subject which must be taken in semester 1 of PPAR (year 5). This subject is a collaborative subject managed by lecturers in the department and training strata 1 and strata 2 as well as the code of professional conduct that are managed by IAI. Code of conduct of the architectural profession, building code in Indonesia, architectural accreditation system as well as registration to accreditation of Indonesian Institutes of Architect (IAI), and other related regulations are amongst the material of this subject. It is expected that through Professional Ethics subject will educate the students on professional ethics and understanding their responsibility as professionals and as architect for the whole society including for the marginalized groups.

Qualification to Practice, Registration, and Architectural Accreditation Information

The information regarding the qualification to practice, registration, and accreditation to the students is embedded in the subject of Professional Ethics and Professional Practices. Moreover, occasionally lecturers of other subjects also provide information regarding this matter, such as in the design studio subjects. Hence, it is expected that the students will have a more comprehensive understanding regarding the significance of architectural accreditation and registration process.

Together with other information such as the importance of professional education in architecture the information of professional accreditation and registration is given to the student as early as semester 1, especially in the first meeting of new students and the head of department and other lecturers. The information of professional accreditation and IAI registration system is specifically mentioned at any period of graduation (6 times a year/every 2 months) to the graduates of 4 year program (S.Ars) as the target for the professional program and prospective member of IAI. The information regarding the professional program (PPAR) is also conducted to the working partners of PPAR (architectural firms) twice a year at the beginning of each semester. Information to other institutions and collegiate/academia of architecture in Indonesia is continuously interwoven, for instance through IAI (for the last five years the chairman of IAI is held by one of the faculty member of Architecture UII: Ir. Munichy B. Edress, M.Arch) and through Indonesian Association of School of Architecture (APTARI), as the former head of department of architecture UII is the chairman of Academic and Knowledge APTARI (Dr.-Ing. Ilya Fajar Maharika, IAI). Through academia and professional forums in Indonesia, the information especially regarding PPAR-UII is conducted, bred, and developed, as it has been acknowledged that the department of architecture UII plays a leading role in the national level.

Learning Outcome PPAR

Program Pendidikan Profesi Arsitek, Jurusan Arsitektur Universitas Islam Indonesia, bertujuan sebagai berikut (program learning outcome):

Menyiapkan Arsitek Profesional yang mampu melakukan praktek kerja di bidang arsitektur, dengan berpegang pada kode etik profesi arsitek.

Menyiapkan arsitek profesional yang siap disertifikasi oleh Ikatan Arsitek Indonesia menjadi arsitek berlisensi penuh (“full licensed architect”) berstandar internasional.

Mengembangkan kemampuan kinerja profesionalnya yang ditunjukkan dengan ketajaman analisis permasalahan, keserbacakupan tinjauan, kepaduan pemecahan masalah dan integrasi dengan profesi selingkung.

Menyeimbangkan antara pengetahuan/kemampuan sains dan teknologi, khususnya bidang arsitektur dengan etika moral dalam menghadapi kompetisi dunia kerja.



Pendidikan Profesi Arsitek (PPAr)

Di level internasional, pendidikan arsitektur adalah sebuah proses pendidikan profesional dengan durasi 5 tahun. Hal ini didasarkan pada Charter for Architectural Education yang dikeluarkan oleh UNESCO – Union International of Architects (UIA). Dalam dokumen yang dikeluarkan badan tertinggi arsitektur tersebut, sekolah arsitektur, untuk mempersiapkan maahasiswa menjadi seorang arsitek profesional, harus memiliki minimal 2 jenjang pendidikan yaitu jenjang pertama (first stage) yang setara dengan sarjana (Sarjana Teknik) dan jenjang kedua (second stage) yang setara dengan Pendidikan Profesi Arsitek (PPAr) yang dirumuskan oleh Ikatan Arsitek Indonesia (IAI).

Sistem pendidikan dua jenjang inilah yang diacu Jurusan Arsitektur Universitas Islam Indonesia untuk memasuki era internasionalisasi dan sekaligus mempersiapkan mahasiswanya menjadi seorang Arsitek, bukan hanya Sarjana Teknik dalam bidang Arsitektur.

Sebagai bentuk formalisasi Pendidikan Profesi Arsitek (PPAr) maka Jurusan Arsitektur telah mengusulkan pendiriannya ke Rektor Universitas Islam Indonesia dan telah disetujui oleh Senat Fakultas tanggal 19 Juli 2012. Secara kurikuler, PPAR ini merupakan sebuah program pendidikan profesi yang merupakan kelanjutan dari pendidikan Strata 1. Jurusan Arsitektur menjadikan PPAr ini pilihan bagi para mahasiswanya dengan syarat dan kuota tertentu.