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 About FOBE

FOBE has a long standing excellence track records and a team of qualified and experienced academic staff. The Faculty started with Diploma in Technology (Building) and since then has expanded into a comprehensive range of Built Environment programmes at Diploma, Degree and Postgraduate levels, particularly in areas of architecture, interior architecture, construction management, quantity surveying and real estate management.

Welcome Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Faculty of Built Environment (FOBE), TAR UMT.


FOBE has been a place to explore and address issues concerning and arising from man-made conditions. We are in a continuous pursuit to explore the boundaries of knowledge and skills in constructing smarter buildings, developing more connected cities; while paying equal attention to conserve the environment and empower the communities. The built environment touches all aspects of our lives, encompassing the buildings we live in, the distribution systems that provide us with water and electricity, and the roads, bridges, and transportation systems we use to get from place to place.


Since its inception as the School of Technology in 1972, FOBE now offers 8 undergraduate and 7 postgraduate programmes ranging from diploma, bachelor, master and PhD in architecture, construction management, quantity surveying and real estate. Our programmes are all accredited by their respective professional bodies both locally (LAM, BQSM, RISM, BOVAEP) and internationally (CIOB, RICS). In FOBE, learning extends beyond classrooms and syllabus to studios, labs, and field trips. We recognise the importance of communication, teamwork, responsibility, ethics and leadership in coursework and competitions; as well as encouraging active participation in co-curricular activities for a more holistic education.


I hope you enjoy your time with us. Besides gaining knowledge, skills, capabilities, and confidence, I hope you will grow with values and character that give you the freedom to choose, decide and serve you well in all your future endeavours. From the words of Martin Luther King, Jr,

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.

 Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”



Faculty of Built Environment

Ir. Han Seng Kong