Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

Bachelor Degree Program
4 Years (8 Semesters)
134 Credit hours, including 3 credit hours of internship
Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Program Overview

The B.Sc. in Interior Design has an emphasis on creativity and problem solving, while building professional competencies such as adaptability, rationality and accountability in design thinking. Through interactive lectures and practical workshops, students are trained to design the interior and exterior aspects of the built environment with focus on creating unique spaces that offer a positive atmosphere for stakeholders and end-users alike, in a safe and environmentally sustainable way. The objective of this degree is to blend the fundamentals of design and technology with business and entrepreneurship through behavioural, technological, sustainable, and aesthetic exploration. Students learn the theoretical aspects of space and the built environment and apply them practically through internships while they are in their final year. The curriculum supports the professional and multidisciplinary philosophy with students being encouraged to take advantage of the wide variety of courses offered at CUD to foster and develop their interests and talents.

Program Benefits

The Bachelor of Interior Design program will equip you with:

  • Creative and analytical skills
  • An understanding of the economic, social, constructional, and legal environments in which the practice of interior design operates
  • Knowledge of professional design, ethical values and sustainability
  • A good understanding and proven ability in the fundamentals of interior design
  • An enhanced ability in graphic and oral communications
  • Knowledge of building systems, codes and appropriate technology and materials, and an appreciation of and sensitivity toward ecology and the environment
  • Software skills aligned with the requirements of design.

Graduate Careers

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Interior Design program you will have the qualification and skills to pursue opportunities in a variety of areas including:

  • Interior Designer
  • Space Planner
  • Furniture Designer
  • Set, Exhibition and Theatre Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Architecture, Interior Design, Event and Exhibition Design Consultancies
  • Sustainable Design Consultancies
  • Government Offices (Ministries and Municipalities)
  • Real Estate Consultancies
  • Project Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Teaching positions in related discipline
  • Master's degrees in Interior Design.

Program Structure

Program Requirements

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Elective
Credit Hours
Total
Credit Hours
University Requirement (UR) 18 12 30
Faculty Requirements (Core) (CR.H) 50   50
Concentration Core (CR.H) 30   30
Concentration (Major) (MJ) 18 6 24
Total 116 18 134

Core Requirements

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
DESI 101 Introduction to Design (Studio)   4
DESI 121 Design Theory   3
DESI 141 Drafting & Modelling   3
DESI 102 Fundamentals of Design (Studio) DESI 101 4
DESI 122 Human Factors DESI 101 3
DESI 142 Freehand Drawing & Rendering   3
HISD 201 History of Architecture and Interior Design 1 LNG 172 3
HISD 202 History of Architecture and Interior Design 2 HISD 201 3
DESI 211 Construction and Design Integration 1 DESI 102 3
DESI 212 Construction and Design Integration 2 DESI-211 3
DESI 220 Design Principles (Studio) DESI 102 6
DESI 221 Design Methods (Studio) DESI 220 6
DESI 231 Computer Aided Design DESI 102 3
DESI 270 Sustainability of Buildings 1 DESI 101 3

Major Requirements

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
INDE 300 Textiles DESI 102 3
INDE 330 Residential Design (Studio) DESI 221 6
DESI 320 Environmental Systems & Design Integration 1 DESI 221 3
INDE 350 Furniture Design DESI 211 3
INDE 331 Commercial Design (Studio) INDE 330 6
INDE 320 Building Systems & Codes INDE 330 3
DESI 340 Working Drawings & Detailing INDE 330/ARCH 330 3
DESI 321 Environmental Systems & Design Integration 2 DESI 320 3

Concentration Requirements

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
INDE 440 Senior Project - Dissertation (Studio) 300 Series, Chair 6
INDE 441 Senior Project Design (Studio) INDE-440 6
DESI 400 Professional Business and Portfolio 300 Series 3
DESI 490 Internship After 80 Credits 3

Major Electives

*Students must complete 6 Cr.H (2 Courses)
Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
ARCH 430 Architecture & Ecology ARCH 330/INDE-330 3
ARCH 460 High Performance Design ARCH 330/INDE-330 3
ARCH 451 Advanced Structures & Materials ARCH 330/INDE-330 3
ARCH 452 Advanced Environmental Control Systems ARCH 330/INDE-330 3
ARCH 480 Construction Technology 1 ARCH 330/INDE-330 3
ARCH 481 Construction Technology 2 ARCH 330/INDE-330 3
ARCH 485 Construction Economics ARCH 330/INDE-330 3
ARCH 490 Principles of Urban Design ARCH 330/INDE-330 3
ARCH 495 Principles of Landscape Design 1 ARCH 330/INDE-330 3
ARCH 496 Principles of Landscape Design 2 ARCH 495 3
DESI 329 Special Topics-On Site Investigation HISD 202 3
DESI 348 Graphic Design for Architects and Interior Designers DESI 221 3
DESI 351 Color Theory DESI 221 3
DESI 420 Sustainability of Buildings 2 DESI 270 3
DESI 451 Lighting ARCH 330/INDE-330 3
DESI 454 Building Information Modeling ARCH 330/INDE-330 3
DESI 455 Parametric Modeling ARCH 330/INDE-330 3
DESI 456 Visualization ARCH 330/INDE-330 3