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School of Built Environment

Equator College offers a range of comprehensively designed Diploma Programmes.

These programmes are highly regarded for equipping students with specialist knowledge and skills which are designed to stimulate the imagination and provoke deals and creativity in students who will themselves shape the future of the nation.


To be the leading school in the fields of built environment and emerging engineering technologies.


To provide experiential learning for students to practice ethical leadership and professional responsibilities while stimulating innovation and creativity in architectural, engineering and construction industries.

Diploma In Interior Design

Course Detail

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.

Programme Code

R2/0212/4/0028 (30/05/2027) | MQA (A8155)


3 Years

Mode of Study


Financial Assistance & Scholarship

PTPTN, EPF & Equator College

Entry Requirement

Malaysian Student
  • Must pass in SPM / UEC / IGCSE/ ‘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

Course Components

Practical and Theory

Internship / Industry Training

12 Weeks/ 3 Months


Diploma in Interior Design


January / April / August

Note: Candidates are required to pass a 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.

Programme Module

  • 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 Designers
  • English for Business Communication
  • MPU 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Internship
Note: This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.

Partner Universities

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 are available.



BSc (Hons) in Architecture
BA in Interior Architecture
BA in Interior Design
BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture & Design
BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture and Property Development
BDes Interior Environments
BAppSc in Interior Architecture
BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture

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