Bachelor of Interior Architecture

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)
Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
42 months
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 9,082
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 13,587

About this course

The Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) is a 3 ½ years pre-professional programme that provides a recognised qualification in Interior Architecture, which is a necessary pathway to become a Registered Interior Designer. The course is delivered by a course team with extensive practice and research based experience in the field of interior architecture and spatial design. Every member of the team contributes to the delivery of the Design Studio, as well as leading in other specific areas, including Professional Practice, Theory and Technology. There are a range of part-time specialist staff that provides discipline specialist knowledge and valuable insights from industry. This programme focus on the design of architectural interiors with emphasis on sustainability, materials, lighting and acoustics as well as the social and cultural aspects of habitable space. Its concentrates on developing skills for designing adaptive re-use spaces and interior space with specific functions including various institutional, commercial, residential and mixed used buildings. Opportunities to gain practical work experience are provided as an integral part of the programme, which include placements within a wide range of interior design and architectural practice.


Entry Requirements

(1) STPM - Grade C in 2 relevant subjects which must include Mathematics and 1 other subject listed in Schedule A^
(2) A Level - Grade D in 2 relevant subjects which must include Mathematics and 1 other subject listed in Schedule A^
(3) SAM - ATAR 70 and Grade B in 2 relevant subjects which must include one mathematics subject
(4) UEC - 5 Grade B listed in Schedule A
(5) TAR UC - Foundation in Arts (Track A) OR Relevant Diploma
(6) Other IHL - Relevant Diploma accredited by MQA

Compulsory subject:
(1), (2) and (3) must include SPM Pass/ O Level Grade E (Pass)/ UEC Grade C in English Language**
Pass in Portfolio Interview conducted by TAR UC.

a) SPM holders must have at least a pass in Bahasa Melayu and SPM holders from Year 2013 onwards must have a t least a past in Sejarah.



  • Principles of Design
  • Principles of Construction and Materials
  • Architectural Graphic Techniques
  • Interior Design Studio I
  • Environmental Science and Building Services
  • Graphic Communication for Interiors
  • History of Architecture
  • Structural Studies
  • Building By-Laws
  • Interior Design Studio II
  • Interior Architecture Technology
  • CADD
  • Mechanical and Electrical Services
  • History of Interior Architecture
  • Interior Design Studio III Economics
  • Lighting and Acoustics
  • Furniture Design
  • Finishes and Furnishing Materials
  • Digital Modelling
  • Interior Design Studio IV
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Interior Design Studio V
  • Interior Design Management and Practice
  • Industrial Training

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