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College of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

Type Undergraduate
Credit Hours 132 Hours
Duration 4 Years
Language English
Study Mode Full Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery Mode Day
Campuses Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Overview

Interior design is a multifaceted discipline which has a fundamental effect on our everyday lives. Whether it is where we work, shop, live or spend our leisure time, our surroundings greatly influence our sense of well-being and it is the role of the interior designer to create healthy, functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces from conceptual development through to execution of the design. 


Under the umbrella of the Bachelor in Architecture in the College of Engineering, you will receive an in-depth education that will help you develop the knowledge and creative skills necessary to add real value as an interior designer.  The program combines both aesthetics and technology, such as computer aided design (CAD) and 3-D computer modelling, to help you create remarkable indoor environments.


You will learn to prepare a comprehensive program for an interior design project which will include an assessment of client and user needs and critical review of appropriate precedents. This will entail technical elements including inventory of space requirements, analysis of site conditions, and review of relevant safety provisions, codes, laws and standards, as well as creative elements such as integrating lighting, color schemes and furniture. 

“We’re really making our mark and are viewed as industry professionals.”  

"When ADU recruiters came to my school I signed up on the spot. I loved the fact that I could study in Al Ain close to home. Initially, I was studying English Literature. However, during my foundation year I came across the interior design projects and, after meeting the students and faculty, I switched my major. It was the best decision I have ever made as I found my passion.  

The pace of change over the last three years has been amazing and the professional reputation of the interior design students has increased dramatically due to the efforts of the professors. We’re really making our mark and are viewed as professionals in the industry, frequently being invited to showcase our work alongside the big names in the industry at INDEX Dubai, the Big 5, the Hotel Show and Dubai Design Week."

Aya Hammash, graduated February 2015

Tuition fees structure and calculation

Abu Dhabi

Course type
Total (AED)
AED 47,520
credit hour cost (AED)
1,440
required credits
33
AED 176, 220
credit hour cost (AED)
1,780
required credits
99

Dubai

Course type
Total (AED)
AED 47,520
credit hour cost (AED)
1,440
required credits
33
AED 176, 220
credit hour cost (AED)
1,780
required credits
99 

Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered. 

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.

For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

Both private companies and public agencies seek interior designers for a variety of professional positions. Many work for engineering and architecture consulting firms or construction companies as interior designers and interior project managers. Graduates are equally prepared to pursue master’s and Ph.D. degrees in allied fields of architecture and design.


Graduates of this program have gone on to work in a wide range of companies including 4 Style Interiors, Aldar Properties, All Black Interiors, Arco Interiors, Bayaty Architecture, CGI, Creative Concepts, Emirates Tents, El Diar Furniture & Design, Natuzzi, OVI Interiors and Perla Lichi Design.

Entry requirements

Secondary School Certificate
Type of Secondary School Certificate
Requirements
Ministry of Education Schools- General Track
Ministry of Education Schools- Advanced Track
Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12
Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
Achieving the minimum average of 50% on completing grade 12
British System (IGCSE & GCE)
Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.

Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
Canadian & American High School Diplomas
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average B grade or 3.0/ 4.0
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.

Course outline

General Education
33 credit hours
College
0 credit hours
Major
93 credit hours
Major Electives
0 credit hours
Open Electives
6 credit hours

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