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Students after SPM interested in interior architecture can consider going for the Diploma in Interior Architecture or Interior Design with 3 credits. If you are still unsure of what to study, then you can go for the Foundation with 5 credits and then enter into the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Interior Architecture at the award-winning UCSI University or First City University College.

To be successful in your career in Interior Architecture or Interior Design, students must choose a top university so that they can gain the necessary design skills and specific knowledge. Surrounded by international students from all over the world, students at UCSI are able to gain valuable cultural insights that would help their creativity as well as improve their English language skills.

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Study Interior Architecture (Interior Design) at the Best Private Universities in Malaysia

Interior architecture is a combination of the study and practice of interior design with architecture. Interior Architecture explores

EduSpiral took us on a tour of UCSI University's Architecture Gallery and the North Wing campus

EduSpiral took us on a tour of UCSI University’s Architecture Gallery and the North Wing campus

how the interiors of buildings such as offices, homes, condominiums, hospitals, hotels or restaurants are inhabited, used and experienced by their target audience.

Interior Architects are trained to consider the modification of the interior structure of the building rather than just refinishing and furnishing existing spaces.

Interest in interior architecture in Malaysia has grown rapidly in recent years as we have become more affluent and design conscious. New materials, technologies and techniques are giving interior architects in Malaysia exciting new ways to enclose and use space using, such as architectural glass for floors and ceilings and new environmentally friendly technologies for heating and lighting.

Interior architects plan and detail commercial and residential building interiors for effective use with particular emphasis on space creation, space planning and factors that affect our responses to living and working environments. Good design can enable us to live and work more efficiently, comfortably, profitably, securely and pleasurably in a more aesthetically fulfilling and functional environment.

Interior Architects plan space allocation, traffic flow, building services, furniture, fixtures, furnishings and surface finishes. They consider the purpose, efficiency, comfort, safety and aesthetic of interior spaces to arrive at an optimum design. They custom design or specify furniture, lighting, walls, partitions, flooring, colour, fabrics and graphics to produce an environment tailored to a purpose.

In your work as an interior architect in Malaysia, you’ll prepare drawings of interior spaces, and you might even design the

UCSI University architecture students' projects on display at the Gallery

UCSI University architecture students’ projects on display at the Gallery

furniture that will be used in those spaces. You might work for an architectural firm or another company that designs hospitals, offices, homes or schools; you could also go into business for yourself.

Students after SPM interested in interior architecture can consider going for the Diploma in Interior Architecture with 3 credits. If you are still unsure of what to study, then you can go for the Foundation with 5 credits and then enter into the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Interior Architecture at UCSI University.

Students should choose a top university to study interior architecture, one that has proven itself with experience and having won awards. Don’t be fooled by advertisements or glamour and make your choice based on these factors. A good interior architecture school doesn’t need to be very expensive. The tuition fees for the interior architecture courses at UCSI University and First City University College are very affordable compared to other institutions in Malaysia.

The Best Interior Design University College in Malaysia

First City University College is the first and only centre in South East Asia to offer Nottingham Trent University’s Honours degree courses majoring in Graphic Design, Furniture & Product Design and Interior Architecture & Design.

Nottingham Trent University’s School of Art & Design has a long history in art & design education that dates back to 1843. Today, it is one of the major providers of art & design education at tertiary level in the UK.

FIrst City University College Final Year Interior Design Students' Projects

FIrst City University College Final Year Interior Design Students’ Projects

First City University College is acknowledged to be one of the best colleges for design in Malaysia having been the first to offer the undergraduate degree majoring in Graphic Design, Interior Architecture & Design and Furniture & Product Design.

In the Guardian University guide 2016: University league table for Design & Crafts ranks Nottingham Trent University at 10th Place. Design students in Malaysia can now obtain a UK Top 10 Design undergraduate degree at First City University College making it one of the best design degree programmes in Malaysia.

First City University College has everything an art & design student needs to equip him/her with the skill sets required of a professional designer in Malaysia.

The college provides ample studio space, up-to-date computer hardware and software, 3D printer, Mac Lab, woodwork workshop, print studios, workshops, photo labs, recording studio, and a range of other equipment to help students in their design projects.

Ranking of First City University College’s Design Partner University, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Students pursuing the 3+0 UK degree in Graphic Design, Furniture & Product Design and Interior Architecture & Design will

Nottingham Trent University is a Top 10 UK University for Design

Nottingham Trent University is a Top 10 UK University for Design

receive the degree award from the top ranked Nottingham Trent University, UK.

  • In the 2016 League Table Ranking by the Complete University Guide, Nottingham Trent University is ranked at 53
  • In the 2016 League Table Ranking by the Complete University Guide for Art & Design Nottingham Trent is ranked 25
  • The Guardian University guide 2016: University league table ranks Nottingham Trent University at 42.
  • The Guardian University guide 2016: University league table for Design & Crafts ranks Nottingham Trent University at 10th
  • Nottingham Trent University has risen nine places in this year’s Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. The overall position of 52nd means the University is also ranked among the top ten modern universities in the UK.

First City University College is a Top Award-Winning Design College in Malaysia

As evidence that First City UC is the best university college for design in Malaysia, the university and their students have won numerous awards for

Lim Yong An (right), Gold Winner of the Nippon Young Paint Designers Award 2014 in the Interior Design Category

Lim Yong An (right), Gold Winner of the Nippon Young Paint Designers Award 2014 in the Interior Design Category

Interior Design as well as Graphic Design.

  • Nippon Paint Young Designer Awards 2014:
    • Gold Winner for Interior Design is Lim Yong An
    • Lim Yong An also won the “Best Green Innovation Award”.
    • Ernest Loh Yin-Sen won Silver
    • Soo Mei Lian won “Best Colour Choice”
    • Yii Sii Lin won an Honorary Mention
    • Best College for Interior Design also went to KBU International College
    • Best Lecturer for Interior Design went to KBU’s Chua Huwi Huwi.
  • RSA Genovasi Malaysian Awards 2014
    • Social Entrepreneurship Category Winners – Mandy Choong Mun Yee, Lee Man Kit, Kim Eunkyung, Goh Pei Hua and Yong Lee Chee
    • Digital Age Category Winner – Daniel Chua Yong Ho
  • MIFF 2014 Awards– MIFF 2014 Young Designers Category
  • Father’s Day – VIVA Drawing Competition 2014

    Lim Meng Yeu (Third from Right in black T-shirt), a graduate from KBU International College emerged as the Gold winner of the Student category of MIID’s MIDA Awards 2012

    Lim Meng Yeu (Third from Right in black T-shirt), a graduate from KBU International College emerged as the Gold winner of the Student category of MIID’s MIDA Awards 2012

  • Conqueror Happy Design Contest 2013/14
  • MIJF Jewellery Design Competition 2014 Award
  • Lee Hui Ying, clinched second prize for the MIFF Furniture Design Competition 2014
  • Nippon Paint Young Designer 2012 competition, KBU staff and students made a sweep of the awards with:
    • Regional Winner – Lim Meng Yeu – Platinum/Malaysia beating Gold winners from Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore & China
    • Gold/Malaysia – Lim Meng Yeu
    • Silver/Malaysia – Chu Sze Yong
    • Honorary Mention/Malaysia – Ee Wil Ken and Lee Xuan Xuan
    • Best College/University – KBU International College
    • Best Lecturer – Chua Huwi Huwi
  • Wil Ken bagging a notable award, 2012 Emerging Designer of the Year – Student category of the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers’ (MIID) Malaysian Interior Design Awards (MIDA) 2012
  • Lim Meng Yeu, 23, a graduate from KBU International College emerged as the Gold winner of the Student category of MIID’s MIDA Awards 2012
  • Lee Jian Ru received the Silver Prize winner of the Student category of 2013 MIID’s MIDA Awards and Foh Vui Siang won the Best Green Innovation Award and also received Honorary Mention

    MIFF Furniture Design Competition 2014 second prize winner Lee Hui Ying together with KBU International College Design School Head Siow Yin Yoong (fourth in the row from left to right) and lecturers.

    MIFF Furniture Design Competition 2014 second prize winner Lee Hui Ying together with KBU International College Design School Head Siow Yin Yoong (fourth in the row from left to right) and lecturers.

  • Philips Lightover Challenge 2013 Winners – Julius Lok Juin Chern and Chiang Siew Leng
  • Gan Su Yi and Cheok Yi Chi won 2nd and 3rd prize respectively in the 2013 Bristol Student Design Competition organised by the leading and highly regarded furniture manufacturers in providing office furniture and seating- in collaboration with Majlis Rekabentuk Malaysia (MRM)
  • Third place in the 2012 Veloster Rev it Up Inter-College Challenge by Hyundai
  • Thirteen of KBU’s graduands have bagged the First Class Honours degree awards in the field of Graphic Design, Interior Architecture and Design and Software Engineering, in which the degree programmes are conducted in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, UK. Chu Sze Yong (Interior Architecture & Design) graduate was presented the Student of the Year Award.
  • Lee Jin Yin and Lydia Low, Year 2 Graphic Design students, collaborated with IM Magazine to produce their magazine cover for the July 2012 issue.
  • Katherine Goh, Year 2 Graphic Design student, won the Consolation Prize under the New Media Category for the Peri-fy Your Art Competition 2012
  • Bernadette Quah Paik Choo was named the winner of the Ideation Award 2011 by Malaysia International Furniture Fair (MIFF)
  • Phum Boon Eng from KBU International College beat 91 other participants to win the MIECO Designer’s Choice Awards (MDCA) 2009 Student’s Category. The MDCA 2009, was jointly organized by MIECO Sdn Bhd and MIFF Sdn Bhd in conjunction with the Malaysian International Furniture Fair 2009 (MIFF 2009)

Entry Requirements to Join the Design Courses at First City University College

The diploma is 2.5 years and after that, you can enter into Year 2 of the Nottingham Trent degree

We didn't know that First City University College had won many awards for Interior Design until EduSpiral showed us the awards. The "famous" college that we had planned to join hadn't even won any awards in interior design. Zhi Yih & Chin Xien, Foundation in Design at First City University College

We didn’t know that First City University College had won many awards for Interior Design until EduSpiral showed us the awards. The “famous” college that we had planned to join hadn’t even won any awards in interior design.
Zhi Yih & Chin Xien, Foundation in Design at First City University College

programme. You will not be able to take the PTPN Loan for the Certificate, Diploma or Degree.

Students with the necessary 3 credits in SPM can apply for the PTPN Loan for their Diploma. There is also no PTPN loan for Foundation studies. PTPN Loan is also available for the degree course.

You will need at least 3 credits in SPM to join the Diploma.  After that, you can enter into Year 2 of the Nottingham Trent University, UK degree for another 2 years.

First City University College offers value for money and the Diploma is probably the most affordable and the students have access to excellent facilities. In addition, you will be getting a UK degree at an affordable price.

The Diploma programmes available are:

You can also go into the Foundation in Design after your SPM with 5 credits. After the Foundation, you can choose from the following degrees awarded by Nottingham Trent University, UK:

KBU International College Gold Award Winner, Lim’s unique “LEAF Agricultural Nursery”.

KBU International College Gold Award Winner, Lim’s unique “LEAF Agricultural Nursery”.

The BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design (3+0) atFirst City University College is a modular programme and assessment is based on coursework involving a wide range of individual and group projects, presentation, 2D and 3D image generation and modeling, essays, seminars, and a written dissertation.

Various activities that include field trips and site visits, as well as a series of guest lectures by prominent members of design profession, are also organized.

Career Opportunities for the Interior Architecture & Design Graduate in Malaysia

Interior design companies, architecture firms, furniture manufacturer, lighting design consultant, exhibition design consultant, exhibition designer and set designers and retail designers

Programme Structure for the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design (3+0) at First City University College

Year 1 Subjects for the Interior Architecture & Design Degree at First City University College

Mac Lab at First City University College

Mac Lab at First City University College

  • AD Design Studio 1
  • Design Communication
  • Technical Studies 1
  • Interior Architecture in Context 1

The Year 1 modules are designed to familiarize students with the principles of design relating to architecture and interiors. The students will be introduced to design function and principles in the development of a vocabulary for the interpretation of form and space. The modules will also encourage the development and application of the fundamental design skills.

Year 2 Subjects for the Interior Architecture & Design Degree at First City University College

Wood Workshop at First City University College

Wood Workshop at First City University College

  • IAD Design Studio 2
  • Professional Studies
  • Technical Studies 2
  • Interior Architecture in Context 2

The Year 2 modules promote creative design exploration through inspiring projects set in increasingly complex contexts whilst encouraging further development and refinement of the skills learned in the first year of study.

Year 3 Subjects for the Interior Architecture & Design Degree at First City University College

First City University College design students using the 3D Printer

First City University College design students using the 3D Printer

  • IAD Design Studio 3
  • Technical Studies 3
  • Research Project
  • Work Placement

Students will be assisted in identifying appropriate work placement opportunities which are then secured through a process of application and competitive interview. The final year is student-centered. It encourages the students to undertake a synthesized research and a design project defined by students and agreed by tutors at the start of the academic year.

Within this context, students will be able to develop their own design briefs and strategies to which they respond creatively through an integrated design proposal.

First City University College Design Students are Taught by qualified and experienced lecturers

Dr. Debbie Gan shares invaluable knowledge and experience to the design students at First City University College

Dr. Debbie Gan shares invaluable knowledge and experience to the design students at First City University College

Dr. Debbie Gan Siew Siew, Deputy Head, School of Art & Design, currently manages and teaches the undergraduate graphic design programme at First City University College. Her experience in higher education spans over 6 years, teaching at BA and MA level in the UK and Malaysia.

She received her MA with Distinction in Graphic Design and subsequently her PhD at the Nottingham Trent University, exploring the role graphic design in the national branding of emergent nations through a variety of design research methods.

She has been invited to speak at various talks and design events, and has participated in several national and international design conferences. Debbie is also a design practitioner, providing consultations on design projects on a regular basis.

She is currently writing a book, co-authored with Dr. Anthony Crabbe. Debbiehopes that the combination of design, teaching, and research practices, as well as her national and international influences will enable her to develop and share a greater understanding of the world in which we live.

Debbie Gan Siew Siew, the first and only winner of the 2005 Keith Short Scholarship awarded by the Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK., is now at the university to pursue herMA in Graphic Design.

The Keith Short Scholarship Award offers full scholarship to students and is open to students ofNTU overseas collaborative partners, including Malaysia.Debbie who is the former student of KBU International College (KBU) graduated with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design (an NTU franchised programme conducted at the School of Design, KBU).

UCSI University produces Award Winners in Interior Architecture and Architecture Competitions

DETA 2012 saw Simon Chong Sin Man of UCSI University emerge as Champion. Simon’s idea of an eco-friendly cafeteria for factory workers integrated with trees where food waste can be recycled into fertiliser.

DETA 2012 saw Simon Chong Sin Man of UCSI University emerge as Champion. Simon’s idea of an eco-friendly cafeteria for factory workers integrated with trees where food waste can be recycled into fertiliser.

Simon Chong Sin Man, Interior Architecture degree student from UCSI University, was 1 out of 3 students who emerged as winners of the Dulux Emerging Talent Awards (DETA) 2012. Specially brought to the Interior Design students by AkzoNobel, DETA 2012 aims to unearth and nurture emerging talent while also grooming these young designers to become sustainability-conscious leaders of the future.

A group of Interior Architecture students from UCSI University recently swept 13 prizes at the 17th Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) Interior Design Competition. Wong Sye Jia and Tan Chir Eye – who clinched first place in the Residential Design and Hospitality Design categories, respectively. Themed, ‘Re-invent’, the national competition saw UCSI students bag first and second place in Residential Design and Commercial Design; first place in Hospitality Design, Installation Design and Performance; and another six awards in other categories such as furniture design, photography, and sketching, among others.

UCSI is the best for interior architecture in Malaysia seeing the number of awards that their students have

Winners of the MIID Furniture Design Competitioin, Gee Sze Yong, 19, Ting Ying San, 21 and Lim Chuun Kiat, 19 who are pursuing the Diploma in Architecture Studies and Interior Architecture at UCSI University

Winners of the MIID Furniture Design Competitioin, Gee Sze Yong, 19, Ting Ying San, 21 and Lim Chuun Kiat, 19 who are pursuing the Diploma in Architecture Studies and Interior Architecture at UCSI University

won.

  • UCSI University Architecture student, Lam Chee Hau, won Silver in the 2015 Nippon Young Designers Award in the Architecture Category
  • UCSI University Architecture student, Lam Chee Hau won Honorary Mention in the 2014 Nippon Young Designers Award in the Architecture Category
  • UCSI University Architecture students, Wan Mei Zhen, won Silver and Tan Kwon Chong Best Green Innovation & Honorary Mention in the 2013 Nippon Young Designers Award in the Architecture Category
  • UCSI University Architecture student, Yap Yan Xun, won Honorary Mention in the 2010 Nippon Young Designers Award in the Architecture Category
  • UCSI University Interior Architecture student, Sherilyn Kee En En, won Best Colour Choice Award in the 2014 Nippon Young Designers Award in the Interior Design Category
  • UCSI University Interior Architecture student, Ng Ann Kee, won Students’ Choice Award in the 2010 Nippon Young Designers Award in the Interior Design Category
  • Gee Sze Yong, 19, Ting Ying San, 21 and Lim Chuun Kiat, 19 who are pursuing the Diploma in Architecture Studies and Interior Architecture programme at UCSI University win in the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) furniture design competition 2014
  • UCSI University recently swept 13 prizes at the 17th MIID Interior Design Competition 2013. Themed, ‘Re-invent’, the national competition saw UCSI students bag first and second place in Residential Design and Commercial Design; first place in Hospitality Design, Installation Design and Performance; and another six awards in other categories such as furniture design, photography, and sketching, among others.
  • UCSI University architecture students win 7 awards in the 25th Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) Architectural Students Workshop 2013

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture at UCSI University

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture offered at UCSI University is a full time 3.5 year fully accredited degree

UCSI University students won the 17th Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) Interior Design Competition for LED inspired performance

UCSI University students won the 17th Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) Interior Design Competition for LED inspired performance

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 for the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture offered at UCSI University


Board of Architects Malaysia

Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Winner of 17th MIID Interior Design Competition for Installation

Winner of 17th MIID Interior Design Competition for Installation

UCSI University produces Award Winners

  • 13 prizes at the 17th MIID Interior Design Competition organised by Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) or Pertubuhan Perekabentuk Dalaman Malaysia (PPDM)
  • Simon Chong Sin Man, Interior Architecture degree student from UCSI University, was 1 out of 3 students who emerged as winners of the Dulux Emerging Talent Awards (DETA) 2012. Specially brought to the Interior Design students by AkzoNobel, DETA 2012 aims to unearth and nurture emerging talent while also grooming these young designers to become sustainability-conscious leaders of the future

Entry Requirements into the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture Degree offered at UCSI University

Qualifications Academic Requirements Admission Level
Foundation in Arts/ Science/ Equivalent Minimum CGPA 2.0 Direct into Year 1
English requirements apply
STPM
(Arts/Science stream)
Minimum CGPA of 2.00 for 2 subjects Direct into Year 1
English requirements apply
‘A’ Levels Minimum 2 Principals, (average grades C, C) Direct into Year 1
English requirements apply
UEC
(Commerce/Science stream)
Minimum 5 Credits Direct into Year 1
English requirements apply
SAM/ CPU SAM – Minimum average of 65% in 5 subjects
CPU – Minimum average of 65% in 6 subjects
Direct into Year 1
English requirements apply
International Baccalaureate Minimum average 28/42 [65%] from 6 subjects Direct into Year 1
English requirements apply
Local Matriculation Minimum CGPA 2.0 Direct into Year 1
English requirements apply
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
  • English requirements apply.

Subjects offered in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture Degree at UCSI University

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)

Job Prospects for Interior Architecture Graduates in Malaysia

Interior Architecture Degree Graduates in Malaysia will be able to gain professional working experience in:

The winners of the 17th MIID Interior Design competition from UCSI University

The winners of the 17th MIID Interior Design competition from UCSI University

  • Interior Design & Architectural Firm
  • Developer Firm
  • Film and Television Organisation
  • Construction Firm

Interior Architecture Degree Graduates in Malaysia 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 for Interior Architecture Degree Graduates in Malaysia  in support areas including:

  • Building Product Marketing & Promotion
  • Building Industry Resource-Supplier
  • Facilities Management & Development
  • 3-D Visualiser

Diploma in Interior Architecture at UCSI University

Interior Architecture explores the link between the interior and architecture where interior spaces are inhabited and experienced

UCSI University Interior Design students putting the final touches on their project before judging

UCSI University Interior Design students putting the final touches on their project before judging

as works of art that are rich in spatial investigations and interventions.

The programme embarks on a revitalisation and enrichment journey through the development of design, conceptual creativity, theory and philosophy of spaces to create exciting and practical environments in which people live, work and play.

The Diploma in Interior Architecture course offered by the School of Architecture and Built Environment is a 3-year full time diploma programme in the discipline and professional practice of Interior Architecture.

The course emphasises on delivering professional standard knowledge impartment, the understanding and skills in resolving and communicating design, technical and constructional drawing, practical and technological skills in its application to Interior Architecture projects.

The Department of Interior Architecture at the School of Architecture and Built Environment beliefs in Interior Architecture as a holistic and multi-disciplinary design education domain which deals with a broad range of places and spaces used not only to

Woodwork workshop for Architecture & Interior Architecture students at UCSI University

Woodwork workshop for Architecture & Interior Architecture students at UCSI University

make a personal statement in the design of an interior but also to promote a shared understanding of the social and architectural conventions as a common language in the realm of the built environment.

The Diploma in Interior Architecture program at UCSI University also emphasises on the latest industry input for each graduate.

Students are required to undergo Industry Experience programme under Co-operative Placement Scheme with a minimum duration of 12 weeks, to learn and familiarize themselves with the working environment of the building and construction industry.

Upon successfully completion of the Diploma programme, students will gain direct entry into Year 2 (semester 3) of B.A. (Hons.) in Interior Architecture at UCSI University.

Entry Requirements into the Diploma in Interior Architecture at UCSI University

Qualifications Academic Requirements Admission Level
SPMV/SPM/‘O’ Levels
(Arts/Science stream)
Pass with minimum 3 (‘C’ grade for O-Level) Credits Direct into Year 1
English requirements apply
Art requirement applies*
SKM / SKK Pass SKM/SKK level 3 in related field AND *Pass SPM with min 1 credit
Community College
(Level 3, MQF)
1. Pass Community College Certificate (Level 3 MQF) in the related field AND *Pass SPM with min 1 subject
OR
2. Pass Community College Certificate (Level 3 MQF) with 2.0 CGPA in the related field
UEC
(Commerce/Science stream)
Pass with minimum grade ‘B’ for 3 credits
STPM Pass with minimum ‘C’ grade (2.0 CGPA) for 1 subject
STAM Pass with (Magbul grade)
A-Level Minimum 1 Principal
SAM/ CPU SAM – Minimum average of 50% in 5 subjects
CPU – Minimum average of 50% in 6 subjects
11 years Foreign Education
[MQA Recognition applies]
Minimum average of 50%
Any other equivalent qualifications Pass in drawing/engineering drawing at SPM or equivalent
OR
Pass Portfolio test for those who failed or never take the drawing paper at SPM or equivalent

Subjects for the Diploma in Interior Architecture at UCSI University

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 (MPU-U2)
  • Introduction to Writing & Research
  • Architectural Digital Media 2
Year 2
  • Furniture Workshop
  • Community Architecture (MPU-U4)
  • 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 (MPU-U3)
  • Interior Architecture Research & Dev.
  • Working Drawing
Year 3
  • Industry Experience
Elective :
to choose max 2 courses to make up 4 credits to graduate
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2

Study at the Top Ranked UCSI University in Malaysia

UCSI University is a vibrant community of learning and scholarship. With more than 10,000 students from 80 different

UCSI University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 offers state-of-the-art facilities at their strategically located campus in Cheras, KL

UCSI University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 offers state-of-the-art facilities at their strategically located campus in Cheras, KL

countries, the University stands out as a melting pot of diversity and learners will supplement their pursuit of knowledge with a keen sense of cultural appreciation – a vital trait in today’s borderless world.

As one of Malaysia’s first private universities,UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings.

UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science.

Many of their academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, UCSI’s academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application.

Since its inception in 1986, UCSI University has been committed to further the discovery and celebration of knowledge.

Co-Operative Education Training Programme for Every Year of Degree Studies at UCSI University

I am glad that EduSpiral recommended me to UCSI University as I gained so much real work experiences during all my Co-Op (Internship). Paul Kong, graduated in Business Administration from UCSI University

I am glad that EduSpiral recommended me to UCSI University as I gained so much real work experiences during all my Co-Op (Internship).
Paul Kong, graduated in Business Administration from UCSI University

With its innovative academic curriculum, UCSI University students also enjoy the unique benefits of its Co-Operative Education Training Programme (Co-Op) that enhances their employability by integrating classroom learning with workplace training in Co-Op employer organisations.

Completing two months’ work experience for every study year, a UCSI University student would have six to eight months’ work experience to stand ready for full-time employment upon their graduation.

The Co-Operative Placement Programme at UCSI University formally integrates classroom learning with workplace training in co-operative employer organisations.

As part of their degree requirements, students enrolled in UCSI University programmes are required to complete a co-operative module comprising two months’ work experience for each year of their degree programme. Today, the University have over 3500 industry partners supporting the Co-Op Placement Programme.

With the number rising annually, these partnerships create job opportunities for students to be job-ready upon their graduation.

State-of-the-Art Facilities at UCSI University

Situated on a 19-acre piece of land, the Campus is located in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur with convenient access

Students get value for money at UCSI University with access to excellent sports facilities

Students get value for money at UCSI University with access to excellent sports facilities

to numerous facilities including banks, restaurants, transportation services, entertainment, and accommodation. Fully wireless, it is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology to access the world of e-learning and e-resources.

Housing 7 different blocks, the Campus includes the Student Centre (Menara Gading), the Resource Centre, the Academic Blocks and Residential Halls to comfortably accommodate a student population of more than 15000.

Sporting facilities in this Campus include: basketball, badminton and squash courts, as well as a gymnasium, a football field, and a swimming pool.

Other facilities include the four-level library, an auditorium, a recital hall, a multi-purpose hall, computer laboratories, residential halls, bookstores and cafeterias. Also available on Campus is an Apple Experience Centre.

The Campus faculty-centric facilities include: the Anatomy & Pathology Museum, Clinical Skills Laboratories, Petrochemical

Students at UCSI University have access to excellent sports facilities for healthy lifestyle

Students at UCSI University have access to excellent sports facilities for healthy lifestyle

Laboratory, Physiology & Pharmacology Laboratory, Molecular Biology Laboratory, and Microbiology Laboratory, fashion design workshops, Psychology Laboratory, as well as drafting and design studios.

The University is also constantly working with the industry to set up specialised labs which ensure students are updated with the latest industrial practices. Currently, the University has established laboratories jointly with National Instruments and RICOH under the School of Engineering and the School of Information Technology, respectively.

Due to its rapid expansion, an additional 48-storey building will be built on the existing Campus that will include a 5-Star hotel, twelve floors of parking bays and hostel accommodations for UCSI University students, administrative offices, restaurants, a ballroom and also a clubhouse.

Professional Recording Studio at UCSI University

The recording studio located in the Recital Hall is a professional 24-track digital recording and editing studio with an attached

UCSI University's Professional Recording Studio is a professional 24-track digital recording and editing studio with an attached control room.

UCSI University’s Professional Recording Studio is a professional 24-track digital recording and editing studio with an attached control room.

control room that is connected to the Recital Hall for live recording purposes. Equipped to handle small to integrated productions, advanced editing and CD-R burning, it is available for stereo recording, multi-track recording, fully automated mix-down, CD writing or audio/CD-R production and audio postproduction for vision.

Recording applications available include instrument, choir, ensemble, jazz and pop bands, drums, voice-overs, musicals, vocals, backing tapes, background music, minus ones for lip-syncing, minus ones for vocal performances and video soundtracks. A valuable teaching facility, the studio is also used for many of our audio engineering courses to enable students to work in a setting that closely parallels the professional music world.

The recording studio is also used by the Mass Communication and Branding & Advertising students at UCSI University.

Dewan Tan Sri Ahmad Razali (DETSAR)

Fully equipped with air-conditioning and a sound system, the Hall can accommodate up to 660 pax for examinations and 1,000 pax for dinner functions.

Multipurpose Hall (MPH)

The library & computer labs are located inside the Learning Resource Centre at UCSI University

The library & computer labs are located inside the Learning Resource Centre at UCSI University

The Multipurpose Hall can accommodate up to 420 pax for examinations.

Recital Hall

The Recital Hall and the Auditorium are two identical theatres, which are well-designed for professional performances and functions and furnished with theatre-style seating for 450 people. Both are also well-equipped with their own sound systems, audio/visuals, and recording facilities.

Library & Resource Centre

The five-storey UCSI University Library offers a comprehensive collection of all the latest texts and references, both in hardcopy and online. The e-Library provides access to a wide array of references, from academic peer-reviewed international journals to music scores and audio-visual items. Also available are discussion rooms and workstations, as well as supplementary audio references.

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