Bachelor Of Arts (Hons) In Interior Architecture

Approval Code R3/581/6/0033; 08/2027
Accreditation Code MQA/FA3385
Classification BA (Hons)
Subject Area Interior Architecture
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 3.5 Years
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January and July

International Degree Pathways

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

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 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% credits transfer as per MOHE ruling


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


*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.

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

Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM: Minimum Credit – 'C' grade
O-Level: Minimum Credit – 'C' grade
UEC: Minimum Credit – 'B6' grade
STPM: Minimum Pass – 'C' grade
'A' Levels: Minimum Pass – 'D' grade
SAM/CPU: Minimum Pass – 65% (Degree)

English Language Requirements

Local Students:

English language competency requirements are as follows: B+ in SPM English Language subject; or C in SPM English Language 1119/ O-Level / IGCSE; or minimum A2 in UEC English Language; or Band 3 in MUET.

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.

International Students:

English language competency requirements are as follows: 5.0 in IELTS; or minimum score of 42 in TOEFL IBT; or minimum score of 47 in Pearson Test of English or minimum score of 154 in Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests or Band 3 in MUET.

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/00920-00929) 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.


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
  • 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. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
– For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 75,080

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 90,720

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International Degree Pathway (IDP) via Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Interior Architecture

IDP ProgrammePathwayUniversityCountryFee
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture2+1.5 / 1+2Middlesex UniversityUnited Kingdom£ 9250
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design1+2 / 2+1University of HertfordshireUnited Kingdom£ 12,350

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