Field Evaluation for Establishment of Architect Professional Program, Faculty of Engineering, Udayana University


Related to the contents of the Charter of Architectural Education issued by UNESCO which stipulates that to prepare students to become professional architects they must have at least two levels of education, namely the first level and the second level. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology jointly formulated the first level of architect education as a level equivalent to a bachelor's degree. Architectural education at the Faculty of Engineering, Udayana University follows the pattern of undergraduate education which is set for up to 8 semesters which are taken in 4 years. Thus graduates of the Udayana University Architecture Study Program have just completed the first level to become professional architects, namely with the position of Assistant Beginner Architect which is confirmed with a Construction Service Skills Certificate. In order to be recognized and equated with the same profession at the world level, Udayana architecture graduates must continue to the Architect Professional education level which is the second level so that they are ready to become prospective Architects in accordance with the 5 Year Architecture education with a work position as Assistant Architect with Work Competency Certificate. In an effort to realize the 5-year Architecture education at Udayana University, the Architect Professional Program was formed which has gone through the stages of submitting a proposal to BAN-PT, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology. The next stage is a field evaluation carried out by evaluators from BAN-PT directly to the PPAr of Udayana University.

Field evaluation is a follow-up stage for the establishment of the Architect Professional Program after completing the proposal submission and examination stage. The field evaluation stage aims to ensure the readiness of Udayana University in holding the Architect Professional Program. This activity involved the Dean, prospective UNUD Architect Professional Program Coordinator, Architectural Study Program Coordinator FT UNUD, as well as the UNUD Architect Professional Program Task Force (PPAr) team, Evaluators and teams from BAN-PT Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology, institutional division LLDIKTI Region VIII, the association of the Indonesian Bali Architects Association, and several invitations from Architects.

On Thursday, February 16 2023, at the Faculty of Engineering, Udayana University, Bukit, Jimbaran, Field Evaluation activities were held for the formation of PPAr UNUD. The activity began with remarks from the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Udayana University, then continued with remarks from representatives of the institutional division of LLDIKTI Region VIII, and remarks and technical instructions for implementation by the Head of the Visitation Team. Then proceed to the main event, starting with the UNUD PPAr presentation by the prospective UNUD PPAr Coordinator, Mr. I Wayan Wiryawan, S.T., M.T., then continued with file inspection and interviews by the evaluator team, Mr. Dr.Ir. Agustinus Adib Abadi, M.Sc. from the Bandung Institute of Technology and Dr. Ir. Mirza Irwansyah, MBA, MLA, from Syiah Kuala University, with prospective UNUD PPAr lecturers. Then the evaluator team continued with the process of examining curriculum documents and the physical condition of PPAr UNUD facilities and infrastructure.

After examining the curriculum documents and the condition of the infrastructure, the evaluator team continued the internal plenary with the evaluation team, then continued with the plenary with the proposing party, namely the Faculty of Engineering, Udayana University. This event was closed with the submission of evaluation results by the representative of the evaluator team, Dr. Ir. Agustinus Adib Abadi, M.Sc. to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Udayana University, Mr. Ir. I Ketut Sudarsana, S.T., Ph.D.