499 Undergraduate Project Guidelines

Interior design is both an art and science that involves the adaptation of natural and human-made environments not only to the cultural, social, economic and behavioral activities, but also to the physiological and psychological attributes of people. Different interior design dynamics apply to public as opposed to private buildings. However, the focus of interior design space shifts to the satisfaction of group and individual needs. The quality of the interior environment is determined by how well it satisfies the users’ needs and their preferences for functions, materials, and aesthetics.

Graduates from the department of Interior Design have the opportunity to work in the interior design, interior architecture and architecture offices. They can either establish their own offices or work in the private and public sectors conducting design, implementation and commercial activities. Besides, they have the opportunity to become instructors in universities after continuing their higher education.

  • Qualification: Bachelors in Interior Design
  • Type: Undergraduate
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Qualification name: Interior Design
  • College: College of Arts & Science
  • Language of offering: English
  • This programme aims at providing the students with knowledge, background and ability in the subject of design and organisation of inner spaces.
  • Students are provided with both theoretical and practical knowledge.
  • All audio-visual media are used for designing works in the computer laboratories by means of modern drawing software (AutoCAD, Photoshop, Sketch-up & 3D Max).
  • Information given in courses like “Design Studio I, II, III & IV”, “Construction and Material” is mainly professional for the first three years. In the last year, which is the period of entering the profession, the schedule includes the final project research and design and several elective courses to offer the students the opportunity to choose from various specialisations within field of interior design.
  • The programme is a four year full time professional degree with a total of 134 Credit Hours, these credit include a graduation project.
  • The medium of instruction is 100% English
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Bachelor’s Degree fees

The estimated duration for completion of a Bachelors Degree at Ahlia University is 4 years. This is structured around 134 credit-hours covering 45 courses.

The duration of study for each course is fifteen weeks, covering approximately 45 study hours.

Application Fee BD 20
Registration Fee BD 200
Placement Tests Fee (if applicable) BD 40
Orientation Courses (if applicable) BD 1200
First Year Courses – 12 courses (BD 300 Per Course) BD 3,500
Second Year Courses – 11 courses (BD 330 Per Course) BD 3,630
Third Year Courses – 11 courses (BD 360 Per Course) BD 3,960
Fourth Year Courses – 11 courses (BD 390 Per Course) BD 4,290
TOTAL BD 16,840

Please note that the fees listed above do not include the cost of text books required to complete the program.

1.      Learning Outcomes, Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods
A.    Knowledge and Understanding
After successful completion of the program a student will have the knowledge and understanding of:

A01. Demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of physical and aesthetic design principles and values of spatial design and vocabulary in the field of architecture and design.

A02.  Use a range of approaches to identify and implement relevant solutions through research, critical analysis and the subsequent development of creative solutions within a professional, contextual and ethical framework.
A03. Use specialist level skills to demonstrate creativity and understanding of the professional context and the practice of management in interior design.
B.     Subject-specific skills
After successful completion of the program a student will be able to:

 B01. Use a range of approaches to demonstrate insight, interpretation and creativity to demonstrate the skills associated with making integrated decisions across multiple systems and variables in the completion of a design project.

 B02. Use special skills to produce technical documentations in interior design projects which are compliant with relevant codes and regulations.
B03. Use special skills to demonstrate an advanced level of practical understanding and technical competence – whether in traditional or digital drawing techniques, through employment of a full suite of design software (Photoshop, AutoCAD, Google Sketch up, 3D Max, and Revit).


C.    Critical-Thinking Skills
After successful completion of the program a student will be able to:

C01. Use a range of approaches to critically analyses client needs in relation to relevant designs and concepts. Evaluate and interpret information about materials to solve problems involved in holistic interior design projects.

C02. Use a range of approaches to make design decisions within a complex interior design project while demonstrating broad integration and consideration of environmental stewardship, technical documentation, accessibility, site conditions, life safety, environmental systems, structural systems, and building envelope systems and assemblies.
C03. Use a range of approaches to demonstrate insight, interpretation and creativity to generate innovative design ideas and concepts of interior spaces and products within various types of built environments.
D.    General and Transferable Skills (other skills relevant to employability and personal development)
After successful completion of the program a student will be able to:

D01. Use special skills to communicate in a well-structured manner to convey complex ideas adapting the message to the requirements and level of the target audience (peers, clients, senior management and other architectural professionals) expressing design solutions.

D02. Operate at a specialist level to lead multiple groups and projects with decision making responsibilities for determining and achieving group outcomes in construction projects with significant responsibility for the work product of others.
D03. Operate at a specialist level in time management and planning skills to compile interior design documentation and reports according to industry standards and gain knowledge in terms of how to prepare technical documentation with respect to interior construction building materials and assemblies. Schedule work tasks according to a time-table encompassing a logical and coherent schedule of milestones.
D04. Explain the ethical aspects and professional responsibility of a design solution reflecting on its impact multiple stakeholders (client/community/municipality) whose interests (social, environmental, economic) are impinged hypothetically in this simulated practice of interior design and architecture encapsulated in the project.
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