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Diploma in Interior Design

Offered by: Raffles University
Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration2 Yrs 4 Months
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRefer to Univ.
Fees (International Student)55550/Course
FacultyFaculty of Design
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyArts & Design
Course Description

The new Diploma in Interior Design is industry focused and relevant to the workplace as students will have acquired the skills in designing businesses, creativity, and technical skills needed by the industry.

 The curriculum is aimed at developing the creative and technical skills through project based learning. This program promotes knowledge and skills through project work and advance the students’ thinking through the development of a personal research capability. At the end of the program, students will be able to describe and explain the concepts and principles of interior design, demonstrate competence in the practical skills of interior design, communicate effectively, and work effectively as designers in industry. Students will have gained a strong ground in design principles and processes with an ability to take on Interior Design project in a competent and professional manner.


Programme Modules*

Year 1

- 20th Century Design and Culture
- Academic Reading
- Academic Writing
- Computer Graphic Skills
- Creativity and Concept Development
- English for Communication
- Foundation Sketching and Drawing for Designers
- Free-hand Drawing
- Interior Colour Application
- Interior Design Principles and Theory
- U1: Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 / Pengajian Malaysia 2
- U2: Teamwork and Leadership

 Year 2

- 2D Computer Aided Drawing
- 3D Computer Aided Drawing
- Architectural Drafting
- Building Technology and Construction
- Design Studio (Commercial)
- Design Studio (Residential)
- Environmental Lighting
- Interior Materials and Finishes
- Presentation Drawing 1
- Presentation Drawing 2
- U3: Malaysian Economy
- U4: Co-Curricular

 Year 3

- Internship

Compulsory Modules (MPU)

International Student Only 

- Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (Malay Language Communication 1)
- Kerja Berpasukan dan Kepimpinan (Teamwork and Leadership)
- Ekonomi Malaysia (Malaysian Economy)
- Ko-Kurikulum (Co-Curricular)

 *Subject to change due to curriculum update.

Malaysian Student Only 



- Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Malaysian Studies 2)
- Kerja Berpasukan dan Kepimpinan
- Ekonomi Malaysia
- Ko-Kurikulum

*Subject to change due to curriculum update.


Entry Requirements

SPM: Credits in 3 subjects

O-level: Credits in 3 subjects

UEC: 3Bs

Others: Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysia Government which will be considered on a case by case basis


Additional Requirement: Pass RU Portfolio Assessment and Interview

Intake Months

January, May and September

Career Prospects

Interior Designer

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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