Bachelor Of Arts (Hons) In Interior Architecture

Approval Code R2/581/6/0033; 01/2021
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
 

Qualification
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 ‘E’ in 2 subjects
 
UEC
(Commerce/Science stream)
Minimum 5 Credits (Grade B)
 
SAM
Minimum average of 60% 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

 

FOREIGN ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum average of 65%

AND

*General Requirement:
All applicant must pass Art Education/ Engineering Drawing/ related subject at SPM/O level / equivalent

OR

Pass Portfolio Review in replacement of art subject if applicable. 

The general requirement applied to both local and foreigner applicant.

** Faculty reserve the right to request interview if deemed necessary. This apply to both local and foreigner.

English Language Requirements

  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM or minimum A2 in UEC level or Band 5.0 in IELTS or 410 in TOEFL PBT or 34 in TOEFL IBT or 160 IN CAE or 180 IN CPE or 36 in PTE or MUET Band 3.
  • 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 English for Tertiary Education (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: Minimum Credit – 'C' grade
O-Level: Minimum Credit – 'C' grade
UEC: Minimum Credit – 'B6' grade
STPM: Minimum Pass – 'C' grade
'A' Levels: Minimum Pass – 'E' grade
SAM/CPU: Minimum Pass – 65% (Degree)

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

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


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

IDP Programme Pathway University Country Fee
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture 2+1.5 / 1+2 Middlesex University United Kingdom £ 9250
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design 1+2 / 2+1 University of Hertfordshire United Kingdom £ 12,350

For enquiry, please contact us at geo@ucsiuniversity.edu.my or call us at +603 9101 8880 ext 2066.