BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture

N/581/6/0090 09/21 (PA8036)

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. 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 Board of Architects (LAM) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

The degree provides pathways to:
Employment:
  • Higher level of designers in an Interior Design / Architecture Firms.
  • Own business
Programme Structure
DURATION
3.5 years
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU Penang University College
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 
Elective Subject:
  • Travelling Studio OR Internet Culture
  • Digital Project Portfolio
  • Digital Photography
YEAR 4
  • Practical Training (6 months)
MPU SUBJECTS
Local
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • TITAS
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A / IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics & Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development 
Foreign
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
INTAKE DATES
  • 15 Jan
  • 18 Jun
  • 10 Sep
  • 22 Oct
ESTIMATED FEES
MALAYSIAN STUDENTS
  • RM52,850
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
  • RM59,100
Fees will depend on their commencement dates
Entry Requirements
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONMINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • STPM
2 Principal Passes
  • GCE A Level 
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 KDU Penang University College
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT
Local  Students
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 Students
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
  • KDU Diploma; or
  • Recognised Diploma from other institutions (conducted in English)