Sulong signing the plaque, witnessed by Unimas senior management staff, to officially launch the FBE building yesterday.

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) has welcomed a new building for its Faculty of Built Environment (FBE) at its East Campus here.

The FBE is the 10th faculty established at Unimas in line with its niche area of Sustainable Community Transformation.

It currently has a total of 147 students enrolled across two-degree programmes — Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Hons) and Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Hons).

The Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Hons), a three-year programme is equivalent to Board of Architects Malaysia Part I qualification, while Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons) which is a four-year programme is developed in line with IR 4.0. Both programmes have received provisional accreditation by MQA.

Sulong signing the plaque, witnessed by Unimas senior management staff, to officially launch the FBE building yesterday.

The FBE building is 12,783 sq m in size and will house offices and supporting space for three architecture studios, four quantity surveying studios, administration offices, 18  lecturer rooms, four seminar rooms, two computer laboratories, a timber workshop, gallery, resource room and science technology laboratory which was arranged over two levels, featuring attractive interior courtyards.

Sulong (centre) accompanied by FBE lecturers giving their thumbs up to the new building.

The faculty is in a period of dynamic and rapid growth, with student enrolment expected to rise.

Additional programmes under planning and development include Master of Architecture (LAM Part II), MSc in Construction Design Management, Master of Science (Research) in Built Environment and Doctor of Philosophy (Research) in Built Environment.

Unimas board of directors’ chairman Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong Matjeraie officiated at the launch of the FBE building yesterday.

Sulong accompanied by Unimas senior management staff, FBE lecturers and students at the lobby of the Unimas campus here yesterday.