Diploma In Interior Architecture

January, May and October
Course Duration
2.5 years / 7 semesters (inclusive of 6-month Industry Experience)
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Approval Code
R2/581/4/0096; 01/2027
Accreditation Code


This programme will provide you with a broad understanding of space and how good spatial qualities are created. Using both representational and technically sound drawings, you will be able to reinforce your creativity through effective communication of design.... You will also have access to specialist laboratories, workshops and design studios.

Under the tutelage of highly experienced academics in dedicated facilities, you will work on a rich blend of conceptual and pragmatic projects. Here, you will generate more than just brilliant ideas — you will turn them into realities.

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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


Assessments vary from the list below depending on the course:

  • Project critique session.
  • In-class assignment.
  • Coursework.
  • Written examination.
  • Site investigation / survey.
  • Portfolio review.
  • Workshop participation.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

​SPMV/SPM/‘O’ Levels

(Arts/Science stream)
Pass with minimum 3 Credits (‘C’ grade for O-Level)


Pass SKM/SKK level 3 in related field AND *Pass SPM with min 1 credit

(Level 3, MQF)

1. Pass Community College Certificate (Level 3 MQF) in the related field AND *Pass SPM with min 1 subject
2. Pass Community College Certificate (Level 3 MQF) with CGPA 2.0 in the related field


(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


Minimum average of 50% in 5 subjects


Minimum average of 50% in 6 subjects

Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Minimum average of 50%

*Art 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 rule applies to both local and foreign applicants.


Upon successfully completing the Diploma programme, students will gain:

  • Direct entry into Year 2 (semester 3) of Bachelor of Arts (Hons) In Interior Architecture, UCSI University

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-Level: Minimum Pass – 'D' grade
SAM/CPU : Minimum Pass – 50% (Diploma)

English Language Requirements

For Local Students
Band 2
SPM English
Grade B+
UEC English Language
Grade A2
Grade C
Cambridge English Qualification Test / Linguaskill
Pearson Test
B1 (with at least 2 skill at B1)

  • 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 4.0
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
Pearson Test of English
Band 3
B1 (High B1)
Grade C

  • 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
  • Technical Mathematics
  • Building Construction & Science
  • Introduction to Design Principles
  • Architecture Drawing I
  • Furniture Design
  • English Communication
  • Interior Architecture Studio 1
  • Architecture Drawing II
  • Building Construction & Materials
  • Architecture History 1
  • Architectural Digital Media 1
  • Introduction to Writing & Research
  • Architectural Digital Media 2
Year 2
  • Furniture Workshop
  • Community Architecture 
  • Interior Architecture Studio 2
  • Architecture Drawing III
  • Building Construction I
  • Architecture History 2
  • Services
  • Interior Architecture Studio 3
  • Interior Architecture Technology 2
  • Professional Office Practice
  • Interior Architecture Research & Development
  • Working Drawing
Year 3 (**6-months)
  • 6 month Industry Experience
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
For Malaysian students:
  1. Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations
    (Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban)
For foreign students:
  1. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2
    (Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2)

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 54,190

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 68,830

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 ArchitectureDiploma + 2Middlesex UniversityUnited Kingdom£13,400

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

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