Bachelor Of Arts (Hons) In Interior Architecture

January and July
Course Duration
3.5 Years (inclusive of 6-month Professional Internship)
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Approval Code
R3/581/6/0033; 08/2027
Accreditation Code


This course is fully accredited by the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM). Through a variety of electives, you will gain pertinent insights into a range of interior design practices, which include exhibition design, furniture design, set and lighting design, and advertising and promotion.... You will have the opportunity to experience design and architecture first-hand through the School’s unique ‘Experiencing Culture’ course. You will also be encouraged to take part in live community projects and learn how to design to satisfy the needs of clients and to engage with cultural and societal aspirations.

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* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2022. (Source:

About the Programme

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

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

Foundation in Arts/ Science/ Equivalent

Minimum CGPA 2.0


(Arts/Science stream)
Minimum CGPA of 2.0 for 2 subjects


Minimum Grade ‘D’ in 2 subjects


(Commerce/Science stream)
Minimum 5 Credits (Grade B)


Minimum ATAR score of 60
Minimum overall average of 60% in 5 subjects


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% credit transfer

Other qualification deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by MQA

Students will be considered on a case by case basis.

*General Requirement:

All applicants must pass Art Education/ Engineering Drawing/ related subject at SPM/O-Level / equivalent


Pass Portfolio Review in replacement of art subject if applicable.

The general requirement applies to both local and foreign applicants.

*Faculty reserves the right to request an interview if deemed necessary. This applies to both local and foreigners.

English Language Requirements

For Local Students
Band 3.5
SPM English Language
Grade B+
SPM English Language 1119/O-Level/IGCSE
Grade C
UEC English Language
Grade A2

  • In the event that the English language requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take the Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the programme.
For International Students
Band 5.0
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
Pearson Test of English
Band 3,5

  • International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00920) which helps them prepare for attaining a required band score. Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and / or the outcome of the English Placement Test.
  • The applicants who have met the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement may be advised by Faculty to improve their proficiency by undertaking the additional English proficiency courses.

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Interior Architecture Design 1
  • Design Communication 1
  • Interior Architecture Technology 1
  • Interior Architecture History 1
  • Professional Communication
  • Interior Architecture Design 2
  • Design Communication 2
  • Interior Architecture Technology 2
  • Interior Architecture History 2
  • Architectural Digital Media 1
Year 2
  • Interior Architecture Design 3
  • Interior Architecture Technology 3
  • Interior Architecture History 3 
  • Architectural Digital Media 2
  • Communication & Visualisation
  • Minor 1**
  • Interior Architecture Design 4
  • Interior Architecture Technology 4
  • Theories of Interior Architecture
  • Interior Architecture Management
  • Minor 2**
Year 3
  • Interior Architecture Design 5
  • Interior Architecture Practice
  • Design Report
  • Building Science 1
  • Minor 3**
  • 6-month Professional Interior Internship
Year 4 (**6 months)
  • Interior Architecture Design 6
  • Interior Architecture Contract & Law
  • Building Science 2
  • Minor 4**
  • Minor: Concept Design & Visual Arts 1 
  • Minor: Concept Design & Visual Arts 2
  • Minor: Furniture Design Workshop 1
  • Minor: Furniture Design Workshop 2
  • Minor: Experiencing Culture 1
  • Minor: Experiencing Culture 2
  • Minor: Advertising & Promotion 1
  • Minor: Advertising & Promotion 2
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
For Malaysian students:
  1. Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations
    (Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban)
  2. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
    (Falsafah dan Isu Semasa)
For foreign students:
  1. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
    (Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3)

Career Opportunities

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


Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 82,244

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 101,040

Note: This is an estimated fee, as different countries have different visa processing charges and administrative fees. For more information, kindly refer to your region’s counselor for the detailed fee breakdown.

International Degree Pathway (IDP)
IDP ProgrammePathwayUniversityCountryFee
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture2+1.5 / 1+2Middlesex UniversityUnited Kingdom£16,600

For enquiry, please contact us at [email protected] or call us at +603 9101 8880 ext 2066.

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