Equator College - Interior Design

Diploma in Interior Design

The Diploma in Interior Design course is designed to provide students the opportunity to study all aspects of Interior Design, Spatial Design, and Furniture Design. Students are trained to develop functional, creative, and attractive designs for residential and commercial interior projects.

The course emphasises skills in analysing design problems so as to produce creative and technically proficient designs that can be communicated through both the computer technology and traditional media. Students are also taught the theoretical and historical aspects of art and architecture, building technology, project management, and professional practice which will prepare them for a professional career in the field of interior design.

Study trips are included in the course to broaden students' awareness of contemporary development in built environment. Furthermore, the course also utilises the latest computer-aided design technologies suitable for the modern industry.

Note: Candidates who do not have Art may be required to Pass in interview / drawing test / portfolio assessment conducted by Equator College to determine their suitability for the course. Applicants are also required to demonstrate proficiency in English, a pass in SPM/O-Levels English or have studied subjects that require a satisfactory level in English.
All design students are required to have a laptop by the start of 2nd Semester. For students who are purchasing a laptop for the first time, please seek advise/ info from Leith Street Business & Marketing Department.

MQA Programme Code KP/JPS (A8155), (R2/214/4/0028) Exp Date 30 May 2022
Duration 3 Years
Study Mode Full-time
Entry Requirement
    Malaysian Student
  • Pass in SPM / UEC / 'O' Level with 3 credits; OR
  • Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 and SPM (1 credit); OR
  • Other equivalent qualification approved by MOHE
  • International Student
  • Please refer to "List of Overseas Qualifications" link; AND
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    A competitive score is 4.0 or higher
Financial Assistance PTPTN, SOCSO, EPF & Equator College
Scholarship Equator College
Software Taught Illustrator, Photoshop, AutoCad, InteriCad, 3DS Max
Course Components Practical and Theory
Internship / Industry Training 12 Weeks / 3 Months
Diploma in Interior Design
Intake January/April / June/August
Venue Amoy Lane Campus

Programme Module

Note: This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.
  • Drawing I
  • 2 Dimensional Design
  • Colour Studies
  • Basic Photography
  • Sketching Workshop
  • Basic Computer Graphic
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Major Discipline: Intro to Interior Design
  • Minor Discipline: Elective
  • Principles of Design
  • Interior Design I
  • Interior Design II
  • Interior Design III
  • Interior Design IV
  • Furniture Design I
  • Furniture Design II
  • Furniture Design III
  • Detailed Drawing & Specification
  • Spatial Design
  • Computer Aided Design & Drafting I
  • Computer Aided Design & Drafting II
  • Computer Aided Design & Drafting III
  • Computer Aided Design & Drafting IV
  • History of Art
  • History of Architecture
  • Building Construction
  • Building Materials
  • Building By Law
  • Building Services
  • Architectural Renovation
  • Green Design & Sustainability
  • Project Management
  • Professional Practise & Entrepreneurship
  • Project Report
  • English for Designer
  • English for Business Communication
  • MPU 1
  • MPU 2
  • MPU 3
  • MPU 4
  • Internship

It is the policy of Equator College to offer internationally recognised quality education with a wide latitude of flexibility in its programmes. This means that while achieving a specific qualification designed to equip students for a successful professional life.

Equator's Diploma programmes are also structured to enable students to progress through one of the most comprehensive undergraduate, and subsequently, postgraduate portfolios that are offered by our international partner universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Malaysia.

The full-time MQA accredited courses at Equator are recognised by our international university partners where credit transfer programmes are available for the 6 majors.

University Awarded
Note: Applicant must meet university entry requirements. This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.
Universiti Sains Malaysia, MAL BSc (Hons) in Architecture
Middlesex University London, UKBA in Interior Architecture
BA in Interior Design
University of Hertfordshire, UKBA (Hons) in Interior Architecture & Design
University of Wolverhampton, UKBSc (Hons) Interior Architecture and Property Development
Griffith University, AUSBDes Interior Environments
Curtin University of Technology, AUSBAppSc in Interior Architecture
The University of Newcastle, AUS
Auckland University of Technology, NZBA in Spatial Design
Taylor's University, MALBA (Hons) in Interior Architecture
Future Career Creative Industries
  • Conceptualist
  • CAD Specialist / Designer
  • CG Artist
  • Interior / Exterior Illustrator
  • Furniture Designer
  • Sales Designer
  • Design Journalist
  • Educational Designer
  • Project Coordinator
  • Hospitality Designer
  • Corporate Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Site Supervisor
  • Set Designer
  • Showroom Manager
  • Space Planner
  • Sustainability Designer
  • Model Maker
  • Interior Design Firm
  • Furniture Manufactural
  • Architectural Firm
  • Construction Company
  • Retail Company
  • Event Company

This page contains estimates of the Programme Fees for full-time three years students at Equator College, excluding miscellaneous fee, hostel, art materials, personal expenses and travel.

Malaysian Students
Estimated Total Fees MYR 34,611.00 (3 years)
International Students
Note: Should there be any difference of amount, which may be due to banking transactions, the student is required to settle the difference of payment when enrolling into the study upon arrival.
Estimated Total Fee MYR 44,800.00 (3 years)
International Student Application Closing Dates
before 30 January 2019 Admission for 8 April 2019 Intake
before 10 May 2019 Admission for August 2019 Intake
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