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Bachelor Of Arts (Hons) In Interior Architecture

UCSI University Kuala Lumpur
Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
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

Board of Architects Malaysia

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Course Summary


Jan, Jul

Course Fees (estimated)

RM 65,360

Course Duration

3.5 Years

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Qualification:  Foundation in Arts/ Science/ Equivalent
Academic Requirements : Minimum CGPA 2.0
Qualification: STPM  (Arts/Science stream)
Academic Requirements: Minimum CGPA of 2.00 for 2 subjects
Qualification: A-levels
Academic Requirements: Minimum Grade ‘E’ in 2 subjects
Qualification:  UEC
Academic Requirements: (Commerce/Science stream)
Minimum 5 Credits (Grade B)
Qualification:  SAM
Academic Requirements: Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects
Qualification: CPU
Academic Requirements:  Minimum average of 65% in 6 subjects
Qualification:  International Baccalaureate
Academic Requirements: Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects
Qualification:   Local Matriculation
Academic Requirements:  Minimum CGPA 2.0
Qualification:  Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent
Academic Requirements:  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

Academic Requirements
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum average of 65%

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


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)
Tuition Fees
Year 1: RM 20,280
Year 2: RM 22,560
Year 3: RM 22,520

Total: RM 65,360

Facilities Fee (Semester Basis)
  • ICT - RM 300
  • Library - RM 300
  • Student Activities - RM 300
  • Resource - RM 300
(Minimum 7 semesters for Bachelor's Degree)
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.
– 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.
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