Challenges in Design Studio Project Work Among Malaysian Architecture Students
Norzehan binti Ibrahim1, Azman bin Hasan2

1Norzehan binti Ibrahim, Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Johor.
2Azman bin Hasan*, Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Johor.

Manuscript received on November 16, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 25 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 4500-4504 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: B7279129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B7279.129219
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Abstract: There is an issue of architecture students in Malaysia public universities burdened with design studio project. A study from a sample of 217 students shows 50 percent are at high levels of burden proving that these architecture students are very burdened with the projects given during the semester while the other 50 percent are at moderate level. Therefore, the study aims to identify the problems of architecture student in carrying out design studio project and identifying the needs of the study in addressing this problem. Researcher used qualitative research approaches based on literature reviews and interviews conducted. The information is based on previous studies related to the field of research conducted by the researcher. In the interview process, participants involved in the study were three architecture students from two public universities in Malaysia namely IIUM and UTM. Based on the literature review conducted, it is important for the public to know the real situation of architecture students in Malaysia toward improving their mental health and to give a clear picture to the institution about the effects and consequences that the students have to bear if this mental health problem are silenced from public and considered unimportant. The Self-Management Model which is to be produced is vital as a reference for the students, lecturers and institutions in dealing with silent killer which is mental health problems. 
Keywords: Architecture Student, Burdened, Design Studio Project, Mental Health Problems, Self-Management Model
Scope of the Article: Open Models and Architectures