Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Hons)

Overview
Enhance your career in the world of built environment design by acquiring a degree in Interior Architecture. This degree programme will enable you to be knowledgeable and skillful in the Interior Architecture industry facilitating the creation of quality products or services, and successfully engage in multi-disciplinary problem solving tasks through effective communication.

By learning the design process of both interior design and architecture, we allow our students to delve deeper into the creative aspect of built environment design. Besides hands-on experience with design, this programme also emphasises project management and feasible project costing through the understanding of efficient design processes, green-building materials and the application of high-tech digital software. This three and half year degree programme simulates a real workplace environment to strengthen your employability prospects in the industry.

Besides fortifying students with technical skills of interior architecture, this degree programme also provide a 2 weeks students mobility programme to top Universities to expose students to academic and cultural exchange across borders. Graduates have the option of pursuing the post of Interior Architects in architecture and design practices from all over Malaysia or alternatively pursuing careers in private interior architecture consultation specialising in residential, retail, workplace or hospitality. Our interior architecture degree is professionally recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

 

The degree provides pathways to:
Employment:

  • Higher level of designers in an Interior Design / Architecture Firms.
  • Own business

Programme information

Why Choose Built Environment & Interior Design at UOW MALAYSIA KDU?

Built Environment refers to the man-made surroundings that give the setting to human movement, going in scale from structures and parks or green space to neighbourhoods and urban communities. In other words, we are designing how humans interact with its surroundings. Here in UOW Malaysia KDU we are focusing on Interior Design and Architecture, and how we can make our surroundings sustainable and comfortable.

 

INDUSTRY STANDARD DESIGN STUDIOS
Learn using what the PROs use with our iMac Lab, Drafting room, 3D Modelling, 3D printers and Photography studios plus so much more!

 

A ROBUST CURRICULUM WITH EMPHASIS ON MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES AND PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

 

INTERNATIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE
International exposures through international visits. Taught by Industry Professionals with Master Degree Qualification. Learn from the BEST with our team who are industry practitioners, award winner and MQA panel of specialists.

 

AN INTERIOR DESIGN DIPLOMA IN ONLY 2.5 YEARS!
Our comprehensive syllabus which features only the necessary CORE subjects prevents any unnecessary wastage of time! First ever B.A.(Hons.) Interior Architecture in the Northern Region provided by a private institution.

Duration
3.5 years
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Georgetown
Core

YEAR 1

  • 2D & 3D Studies
  • Drawings & Illustrations
  • Colour Theories
  • Critical Design Studies
  • Sustainability in Practice: Contextual Studies, Art & Design
  • Digital Communication Skills
  • Technical Drawing & Digital Visual Composition
  • Competition Brief : Furniture Design

 

YEAR 2

  • Design Studio 1: Interior Architecture
  • Design Studio 2: Computer Aided Design Visualisation
  • Construction Technology 1: Construction Detailing
  • Critical and Cultural Studies 1
  • Design Studio 3: Inside Out Design
  • Design Studio 4: Design Visualisation
  • Construction Technology 2: Contemporary Technologies
  • Internet & Cloud Application

 

YEAR 3

  • Design Studio 5: Macro Project
  • Design Studio 6: 3D Visualisations
  • Professional Practice and Employability
  • Construction Technology 3: Advanced Technologies
  • Critical and Cultural Studies 2

 

YEAR 4

  • Practical Training (6 months)
Elevtives
  • Travelling Studio OR Internet Culture
  • Digital Project Portfolio
  • Digital Photography
MPU
Local Student:
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • TITAS
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A / IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics & Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development

International Student:

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development

Intake dates

2019

22 January 17 Jun 3 September
Estimated fees
Local students

RM60,000

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International students

RM66,250

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Academic Qualification

STPM:
2 Principal Passes

GCE A Levels:
2 Principal Passes

UEC:
5 Credits (Min B6)

Matriculation / Foundation:
Pass with CGPA ≥ 2.00

Australian Matriculation:
ATAR score of 55

Diploma:
Recognised Diploma minimum with CGPA ≥ 2.00

AND Other Requirement :
Pass interview and art test which will be conducted by UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College

English Requirement

Local Student:

Year 1
  • MUET Band 1; or
  • IELTS Band 5.0; or
  • TOEFL CBT (180) / IBT (57)

 

Year 2
  • KDU Diploma; or
  • Recognised Diploma from other institutions (conducted in English)

 

International Student:

Year 1
  • IELTS Band 5.0; or
  • TOEFL PBT(410) / IBT (34); or
  • Cambridge English CAE (160); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 36; or
  • MUET Band 3

 

Year 2
  • UOW Malaysia KDU Diploma; or
  • Recognised Diploma from other institutions (conducted in English)

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