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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Interior Architecture
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Approval Code KA 6317; 06/2013
Accreditation Code MQA/FA3385
Classification BA (Hons)
Subject Area Interior Architecture
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 3.5 Years
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January and July
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture offered at UCSI University is a full time 3.5 year fully accredited degree programme governed by the Council of Architectural Accreditation & Education of Malaysia (CAAEM). The programme gears its students towards the future of being thinkers rather than just doers; ‘think-and-do-tanks’ that addresses human needs on a variety of scales. This will enable students to engage with current public expectations of interior architecture practice with the adaptive and increasingly complex and ever changing demands of design and current trends from the industry.

Various electives courses are introduced in the degree programme where interior architecture and environmental skills are developed through lecture, studio presentations and workshop based projects. Theoretical and technological studies offered in the elective programme explore the use and experience of interiors in various ways.

Elective/Option courses are introduced in the degree programme in order for students to obtain exposure in a selected field of interest :
  • Concept Design
  • Digital Architecture
  • Set & Exhibit Design
  • Furniture Design & Workshop
  • Advertising and Promotion for Designers
  • Experiencing Culture

Professional Recognition


Board of Architects Malaysia

Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Qualifications Academic Requirements
Foundation in Arts/ Science/ Equivalent Minimum CGPA 2.0
STPM
(Arts/Science stream)
Minimum CGPA of 2.00 for 2 subjects
‘A’ Levels Minimum Grade ‘C’ in 2 subjects
UEC
(Commerce/Science stream)
Minimum 5 Credits
SAM/ CPU SAM – Minimum average of 65% in 5 subjects
CPU – Minimum average of 65% in 6 subjects
International Baccalaureate Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects
Local Matriculation Minimum CGPA 2.0
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent Minimum CGPA 2.0
  • Subject to School discretion and credit transfer after reviewing transcript, syllabus description & portfolio.
  • Max. 30% credits transfer as per MOHE ruling
[Faculty interview will be conducted if necessary]

Foreign Academic Requirements for International Students
Qualifications Academic Requirements
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum average of 65%

*Faculty interview will be conducted if necessary
English Requirements
  • 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 Certificate in English 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.
Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
Graduates will be able to gain professional working experience in:
  • Interior Design & Architectural Firm
  • Developer Firm
  • Film and Television Organisation
  • Construction Firm

Graduates may also venture into other fields of expertise, such as:
  • Interior Architect/Designer/Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Environmental & Theme Park Design
  • Residential Design
  • Hospitality & Healthcare Design
  • Technical Assistant / Draftsperson
  • Site Supervisor
  • 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
  • 3-D Visualiser
Year 1 [Semester 1]
  • Interior Architecture Design 1
  • Design Communication 1
  • Interior Architecture Technology 1
  • Interior Architecture History 1
  • Professional Communication
Year 1 [Semester 2]
  • Interior Architecture Design 2
  • Design Communication 2
  • Interior Architecture Technology 2
  • Interior Architecture History 2
  • Architectural Digital Media 1
Year 2 [Semester 3]
  • Interior Architecture Design 3
  • Interior Architecture Technology 3
  • Interior Architecture History 3 (MPU-U3)
  • Architectural Digital Media 2
  • Communication & Visualisation
  • Minor 1**
Year 2 [Semester 4]
  • Interior Architecture Design 4
  • Interior Architecture Technology 4
  • Theories of Interior Architecture
  • Interior Architecture Management
  • Minor 2**
Year 3 [Semester 5]
  • Interior Architecture Design 5
  • Interior Architecture Practice
  • Design Report
  • Building Science 1
  • Minor 3**
Year 3 [Semester 6]
  • Interior Architecture Design 6
  • Interior Architecture Contract & Law
  • Building Science 2
  • Minor 4**
Practical Training (6 months)
  • Professional Internship
Minor/ MPU
(U2 & U4)
  • Minor: Concept Design & Visual Arts 1 (MPU-U2)
  • Minor: Concept Design & Visual Arts 2 (MPU-U2)
  • Minor: Furniture Design Workshop 1 (MPU-U2)
  • Minor: Furniture Design Workshop 2 (MPU-U2)
  • Minor: Experiencing Culture 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Minor: Experiencing Culture 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Minor: Advertising & Promotion 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Minor: Advertising & Promotion 2 (MPU-U4)
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation

–   For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

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