Bachelor of Interior Design

Department of Interior Design

Bachelor of Interior Design

Mission

The department of  Interior Design (ID) provides high-quality interior design education to its students by focusing on developing their knowledge, technical as well as generic skills so that they are well qualified for gainful employment in interior design discipline and can effectively contribute to the advancement of the community. The Interior Design program also aims to prepare its students for postgraduate study.

Goals

The ID Program Goals, also referred to as Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are stated below. Graduates of Interior Design program shall have:

  1. A foundation in basic knowledge, skills and the ability to apply those skills in their design process and presentation.
  2. Skills and abilities required for data collection, analysis, design, and evaluation of interior design projects including technical details.
  3. The ability to utilize up-to-date technology in the field of interior design, for example, computer-aided design and other software applications, and working drawings and presentations.
  4. The ability to work as an efficient team member in multi-professional groups.
  5. The ability to recognize environmental factors and cultural, traditional and heritage aspects and apply in their projects.
  6. The ability of critical thinking and life-long learning.
  7. Basic information about the interior environment sustainability, with the application of lighting, acoustics and human factors.

Alignment of Program Outcomes to QF Emirates

Program Outcomes

Strand 1

Knowledge

Strand 2

Skills

Strand 3

Autonomy and Responsibility

Strand 4

Role in Context

Strand 5

Self-Development

1.   Apply the concepts and principles of interior design drawings and techniques

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2.   Apply a systematic method in data collection in the process in project design and technical details

X

 

 

 

 

3.   Implement broad knowledge in the field of interior design through,  construction details, working drawings, technical specifications and project documents

X

 

 

 

 

4.   Communicate effectively in multidisciplinary teams and work effectively with other professionals in the ID industry

X

 

 

 

 

5.   Apply and identify the application of chosen interior design product taking into consideration sustainability, culture, tradition, and heritage aspects

X

 

 

 

 

6.   Employ and adjust communication professionally in  design, conduct development stages, analyze and interpret satisfactory results

 

X

 

 

 

7.   Direct knowledge in practice, through critical thinking and lifelong self-learning

 

X

 

 

 

8.   Evaluate, select, and apply modern media as well as software package and information technology

 

X

 

 

 

9.   Communicate effectively, visually, orally and in written format, and deploy up-to-date presentation techniques to present and explain project

 

X

 

 

 

10.Evaluate the theories and design development of the interior design products that reflect the critical thinking

 

X

 

 

 

11.Work independently as well as part of a team in a variety of design project process

 

 

X

 

 

12.Take responsibility for developing appropriate resolutions to any interior design outcomes

 

 

X

 

 

13.Demonstrate professional quality  appropriate to the design project

 

 

 

X

 

14.Manage the achievement of desired outcomes individually or within the teamwork

 

 

 

X

 

15.Express  the ability to follow contemporary issues  and describe the impact of different interior design solutions in local and international community frameworks

 

 

 

X

 

16.Find out from credible resources as well as from experiences earned in various circumstances, and thus enhance their knowledge and skills throughout their professional career

 

 

 

 

X

17.Apply and analyze ethical standards in professional practice

 

 

 

 

X

Admission Requirements

  1. A minimum high school average of 65% for Elite or Advanced Track or 70% for General Track or equivalent in starndarized international systems.
  2. EmSat score of 1100 for English Language or an equivalent English Proficiency Test approved by CAA.
  3. EmSat score of 600 for Arabic Language. Alternatively, on-Arab students can register in a non-credit Introduction Arabic language course at USTF.

Career Opportunities

A graduate from the Bachelor of Interior Design program is qualified by education, experience and examination to develop interior designs for the purpose of improving the quality of life, increasing productivity, and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public. A graduate is able to take up a job position as an, Interior Designer, Interior Teaching Assistant, Project Manager Assistant, and Business Marketing Assistant

Graduation Requirements

The Bachelor in Interior Design will be awarded upon the fulfillment of the following:

  • Successful completion of all courses in the program curriculum (130 Credit Hours)
  • Successful completion of four Credit Hours of Interior Design Training
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0

Degree Requirement

The Bachelor degree in Interior Design requires the completion of 134 Cr. Hrs. distributed according to the following plan

Classification

No. of Courses

Total Credit Hours

University Requirements( Compulsory)

5

15

University Requirements( Elective)

3

9

College  Requirements (Compulsory)

2

6

Department requirements (Compulsory)

29

95

Interior Design Elective Courses

3

9

Total

42

134

(1) University Requirements - Compulsory: (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Code

Course Name

Credit hours

ISL111

Islamic Culture (For Arabs)

3

ISL112

Islamic Culture (For Non-Arabs)

3

EMS111

Emirates Society (Arabic)

3

EMS112

Emirates Society (English)

3

ENG111

English Communication Skills

3

ARB111

Communication Skills in Arabic Language (For Arabs)

3

ARB112

Communication Skills in Arabic Language (For Non-Arabs)

3

IES111

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (Arabic)

3

IES112

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (English)

3

(2) University Requirements - Elective: (9 Cr. Hrs.)

(i) Health and Sciences (3 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Code

Course Name

Credit hours

NUT111

Fundamentals of Human Nutrition

3

ORH211

Oral Health

3

AID111

First Aid

3

RES211

Research Methodology

3

ISH111

History of Science in Islam

3

STA111

Statistics (Arabic)

3

STA112

Statistics (English)

3

AST 211

Astronomy

3

PHY111

General Physics

3

BIO111

General Biology

3

CHM 111

General Chemistry

3

GEO111

General Geology

3

MTH111

Introduction to University Mathematics

3

(ii) Information and Emerging Technologies (3 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Code

Course Name

Credit hours

INF212

Introduction to Information Systems

3

INT211

Internet Concepts

3

SOC211

Modern Technology and Society

3

INF 211

Information Society

2 Theory + 2 Practical

COM111

IT Fundamentals (Arabic)

2 Theory + 2 Practical

COM111

IT Fundamentals (English)

2 Theory + 2 Practical

EDT211

Educational Technology

3

ETH111

Academic and Technological Ethics

3

ART 211

Introduction to Digital Photography

3

GIS211

Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS

3

DEG111

Digital Marketing

3

CGR111

Introduction to Graphic Design

3

FIR111

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

3

ARI111

Artificial Intelligence

3

(iii) Humanities and Society (3 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Code

Course Name

Credit hours

ISH211

Islamic Civilization

3

THI211

Critical Thinking

3

PSY101

Introduction to Psychology

3

LAW100

Introduction to Law

3

MGT200

Introduction to Management

3

ARC 211

Principles of Architecture

3

ART110

Introduction to Art (English)

3

ART 112

Introduction to Aesthetics

3

ARB 113

The Art of Written Expression

3

ENV111

Environmental Science

3

SOC 111

Introduction to Sociology

3

DER118

Introduction to Public Relations and Advertising

3

SOC112

Communication Between Cultures

3

(3) College Requirements (3 Cr. Hrs.)

Course No.

Course Title

Contact and Credit Hrs.

Prerequisite

Lec

Lab

Tut

Cr. Hrs.

MTH131

Math for Management

2

0

2

3

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(4) Specialization Requirements Compulsory: (98 Cr. Hrs.)

Course No.

Course Title

Contact and Credit Hrs.

Prerequisite

Lec

Lab

Tut

Cr. Hrs.

BID111

Introduction to Interior Design

1

4

---

3

---

BID249

Psychology of Design

3

---

---

3

BID231

BID121

CAD I For Interiors

1

4

----

3

COM111

BID235

CAD II For Interiors

1

4

----

3

BID121

BID115

Technical writing for ID

3

---

---

3

---

BID113

Freehand Drawing I

1

4

----

3

---

BID128

Freehand Drawing II

1

4

----

3

BID113

BID112

Engineering Graphics for Interiors

2

2

0

3

---

BID114

Materials Technology

2

---

---

2

---

BID126

Interior Design I

1

6

----

4

BID111

BID232

Model Building

1

4

----

3

BID112 BID114

BID231

Interior Design II

1

6

----

4

BID126

BID246

Interior Design III

1

6

----

4

BID231

BID233

History of Interior Design I

3

---

---

3

BID126

BID248

History of Interior Design II

3

---

---

3

BID233

BID127

Color in Interior Design

2

2

----

3

---

BID247

Interior Construction I

2

2

----

3

BID112,BID114

BID129

Furniture Design

1

4

----

3

BID111,BID112

BID234

Lighting and Acoustics in Interior Design

2

2

----

3

BID126

BID351

Interior Design IV

1

8

----

5

BID246

BID364

Interior Design V

1

8

----

5

BID351

BID352

Interior Construction II

2

2

----

3

BID247

BID353

Interiors in the UAE

3

---

----

3

BID246

BID365

Working Drawings I

2

2

----

3

BID352

BID484

Practice in Interior Design

3

--

--

3

BID472

BID366

Sustainability for ID

3

---

---

3

BID351

BID472

Working Drawings II

1

2

----

2

BID365

BID471

Graduation Project I

2

2

----

3

BID364

BID483

Graduation Project II

1

8

----

5

BID471

BID410

ID Practical Training

---

---

---

4

BID364

(5) Specialization Requirements Electives: (9 Cr. Hrs.)

The student will take three of the following Specialization Electives as approved by the academic advisor.

Course No.

Course Title

Contact and Credit Hrs.

Prerequisite

Lec

Lab

Tut

Cr. Hrs.

BID501

Selected Topics in Fur. Des

1

4

---

3

BID351 BID129

BID502

Islamic Interiors

3

---

---

3

BID351

BID503

Theory of Interior Design

3

---

---

3

BID351

BID504

Selected Topics in Interior Design

1

4

---

3

BID351

BID505

Architectural Design for Interiors

3

---

---

3

BID351

BID506

Advanced CAD

1

4

---

3

BID235

 

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