Transforming space, creating lifestyle

 

This is an interior design course in Malaysia where students discover the beauty and practicality of built environment design. By learning interior design and architecture design, we allow our students to dwell deeper into the creative aspect of built environment design. This interior design course provides our students with hands-on experience with design by understanding material, design process, techniques, and the application of digital software. We ensure our students are provided with holistic design education to pursue their design aspirations further. Upon graduation, our students can begin their design career or proceed to a degree program in Interior Architecture.

The course is created to offer broad based knowledge of Interior Design which will equip the graduates to research and develop skills like thinking, conceptualising spaces, etc. Students will be exposed to multiple skills like material selection, drawing, technical drafting, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Building Information Modeling (BIM), project management, communication skills, etc.

 

What is Interior Design? 

Interior design refers to the artistic planning of a property’s interior space. This includes the organization and decoration of the interior space.

Interior designers are engaged to plan spaces such as restaurants and cafes, hotels, homes, malls and even hospitals. Both creativity and technical skills are required in order to have an aesthetically pleasing end result.

Good interior design also ensures functionality, comfort, and safety. As such, those who aspire to be interior designers should take up an interior design course to develop and sharpen the needed skills for this job.

 

What will you learn in an Interior Design course?

You will learn how to plan and design interior layouts, understand the materials needed, 3D rendering, color theories, and use interior design software.

Some common subjects that you will take during an interior design course include:

  • Design theories and principles
  • Building materials and construction
  • Architecture history
  • Architecture drawing
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Project Management

Many interior courses also offer practical training and internship opportunities for students to put into practice what they have learned. This is important as experience plays a key role in this profession.

Also check out our article on the design process to get an insight on behind the scenes as a designer. Upon completion of  your Diploma in Interior Design, if you think that your interest is in interior architecture, you can further your studies with us by taking Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Interior Architecture. 

 

University Award:

Program 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 passionate design enthusiasts.

Our comprehensive syllabus which features only the necessary CORE subjects prevents any unnecessary wastage of time!

Duration
2 years 8 months
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan
Core

YEAR 1

  • Basic 2D 3D Design
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Colour Theory
  • Introduction to Computing and Information Technology
  • Digital Composition
  • Digital Architectural Drafting & Graphic Illustration
  • Visual Communication and Spatial Exploration
  • History of Architecture & Design 1
  • Technical Illustration & Presentation
  • Writing & Referencing
  • Oral Communication

 

YEAR 2

  • Interior Design Project 1
  • Digital Technology & Techniques 1
  • History of Architecture & Design 2
  • Interior Design Project 2
  • Furniture Design
  • Materials and Finishes
  • Digital Technology & Techniques 2
  • Environment Technology and Services
  • Interior Design Project 3
  • Interior Elements & Construction
  • Principles of Marketing

 

YEAR 3

  • Professional Practice and Management
  • Practical Training
  • Interior Design Project 4
MPU
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Society and Development in Malaysia
  • Teamwork and Community
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
Notes

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programmes)

Intake dates

2022

14 January 7 March 20 May 4 July 9 September 31 October
Estimated fees
Local students

RM48,720

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International students

RM56,950

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Academic Qualification

SPM / GCE O Level :
Min. 3 Credits (3Cs)

 

UEC :
Min. 3 Credits (3Bs)

 

Certificate in related field :
Recognised Certificate from the government

 

Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) :
Pass Level 3 (Art & Design) and Pass SPM with at least 1 Credit in any subject

Notes

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

English Requirement

Local Student:
Pass English at SPM level or equivalent

 

International Student:
Band 4.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 30 (IBT) or 397 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) (140); or PTE Academic (36)

 

Notes

If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.

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