Interior Architecture explores the link between the interior and architecture where interior spaces are inhabited and experienced as works of art that are rich in spatial investigations and interventions. The programme embarks on a revitalisation and enrichment journey through the development of design, conceptual creativity, theory and philosophy of spaces to create exciting and practical environments in which people live, work and play.
The Diploma in Interior Architecture course offered by the School of Architecture and Built Environment is a 2 and a half years programme in the discipline and professional practice of Interior Architecture. The course emphasises on delivering professional standard knowledge impartment, the understanding and skills in resolving and communicating design, technical and constructional drawing, practical and technological skills in its application to Interior Architecture projects.
Students are required to undergo a compulsory Industry Experience attachment for a minimum duration of 6 months , to learn and familiarise themselves with the working environment of the building and construction industry.
The Diploma in Interior Architecture Programme at the School of Architecture and Built Environment treats Interior Architecture as a holistic and multi-disciplinary design education domain which deals with a broad range of places to make a personal statement in the design of an interior. It also promotes a shared understanding of the social and architectural conventions as a common language in the realm of the built environment.
Assessments vary from the list below depending on the course:
Project critique session.
Site investigation / survey.
SPMV/SPM/‘O’ Levels (Arts/Science stream)
Pass with minimum 3 Credits (‘C’ grade for O-Level)
SKM / SKK
Pass SKM/SKK level 3 in related field AND *Pass SPM with min 1 credit
Community College (Level 3, MQF)
1. Pass Community College Certificate (Level 3 MQF) in the related field AND *Pass SPM with min 1 subject OR 2. Pass Community College Certificate (Level 3 MQF) with CGPA 2.0 in the related field
UEC (Commerce/Science stream)
Pass with minimum grade ‘B’ for 3 credits
Pass with minimum ‘C’ grade (CGPA 2.0) for 1 subject
Pass with (Magbul grade)
Minimum Grade ‘D’ for 1 subject
SAM - Minimum average of 50% in 5 subjects CPU – Minimum average of 50% in 6 subjects
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum average of 50%
Any other equivalent qualifications
Pass in drawing/engineering drawing at SPM or equivalent OR Pass Portfolio test for those who failed or never take the drawing paper at SPM or equivalent
Upon successfully completion of the Diploma programme, students will gain:
Direct entry into Year 2 (semester 3) of B.A. (Hons.) in Interior Architecture, UCSI University
All applicant must pass Art Education/ Engineering Drawing/ related subject at SPM/O level / equivalent
Pass Portfolio test in replacement of art subject if applicable.
A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the English Enrichment programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Graduates will be able to gain professional working experience in:
Interior Design & Architectural Firm
Film and Television Organisation
Graduates may also venture into other fields of expertise, such as:
Environmental & Theme Park Design
Hospitality & Healthcare Design
Technical Assistant / Draftsperson
Lighting & Furniture Design
Retail & Commercial Design
Stage, Set & Exhibit Design
Opportunities also exist in support areas including:
Building Product Marketing & Promotion
Building Industry Resource-Supplier
Facilities Management & Development
Building Construction & Science
Introduction to Design Principles
Architecture Drawing I
Interior Architecture Studio 1
Architecture Drawing II
Building Construction & Materials
Architecture History 1
Architectural Digital Media 1 (MPU-U2)
Introduction to Writing & Research
Architectural Digital Media 2
Community Architecture (MPU-U4)
Interior Architecture Studio 2
Architecture Drawing III
Building Construction I
Architecture History 2
Interior Architecture Studio 3
Interior Architecture Technology 2
Professional Office Practice (MPU-U3)
Interior Architecture Research & Dev.
Elective : to choose max 2 courses to make up 4 credits to graduate
Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1
Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
–   For Malaysian students:
–   For Foreign students:
Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2
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