Diploma in Interior Design


This programme allows you to explore the art and science of enhancing interior spaces to make them aesthetically pleasing to the end user. Interior spaces no longer just meet functional and practical requirements, they are crucial to how we experience life, work and play.

Inspiring new developments in technology and materials have created countless opportunities for the creative professional who chooses to pursue interior design. You will be equipped with the principles and theories of interior design before you begin to explore your creative potential through the many hands-on interior design activities as part of your curriculum.

With the support of experienced lecturers, you will discover the intricacies of space planning, design processes and visual aspects of presentations as well as concepts relating to building materials, furniture design, building construction, project specifications and professional ethics. During the programme, you will also have opportunities to participate in industry competitions and real world projects.

January, April, September
2 Years, 6 Months (full-time)
Career Prospects
  • 3D visualiser
  • Design consultant
  • Display artist
  • Exhibition designer
  • Furniture designer
  • Interior designer
  • Project Manager
  • Retail designer
  • Set designer
  • Theme park designer
Estimated Annual Course Fee
  • RM29,500
    for Malaysian students
  • USD6,843
    for international students
International students must pay their fees in RM equivalent. The USD here is just an indicative/estimation and subject to the prevalent exchange rate

Programme Structure

Year 1

Architecture Graphics
Building Construction
Colour, Materials & Finishes
Computer Aided Design
Drawing Studies
Furniture Design 1
History of Interior Design
Interior Design 1
Interior Design 2
Introduction to Design Proposal Writing
Principles of Design

Year 2

Advanced Computer Aided Design
Building Services
Interior Design 3
Interior Design Final Project
Furniture Design 2
Model Making
Professional Practice
Specification & Contract

Electives (choose 1)

Digital Photography
Interior Design Digital Composition

Year 3 (3 Months)

Practical Training

Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies subjects


For Local Students

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)
  • Community Service for Planetary Health
  • English for Artists & Designers
  • Integrity & Anti-Corruption
  • Moral Education/Islamic Studies


For International Students

  • Malay Language for Communication 1
  • Community Service for Planetary Health
  • English for Artists & Designers
  • Integrity & Anti-Corruption
  • Moral Education/Islamic Studies
Student studying

Entry Requirements

SPM / O-Level

Pass with minimum 3 credits (including a pass in Art /Technical Drawing / Portfolio)


Pass with minimum 3 Grade Bs (including a pass in Art /Technical Drawing / Portfolio)


An APEL.A Certificate (APEL T-4) (Recognition of Prior Learning) 
(Click on this link for further information on APEL.A)

Portfolio Requirements

Pass a Portfolio review by the University

Why is a Portfolio Necessary?

A portfolio provides some indication of your design ability and allows us to assess your creative potential.

What should a Portfolio contain?

Candidates should prepare at least five interior design drawings that showcase examples of their best work. Some examples to compose for submission are pencil and ink drawings, sketches of ongoing work showing your ideas, observations and imagination, AutoCAD drawings, hand-drafted architectural drawings, 3D models, etc.

Other Qualifications

  • Any other equivalent qualifications
  • Applicant with no standard qualification will be considered on a case-to-case basis

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS or equivalent 5.0

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For more information about the scholarships and financial aid, please visit the SEG Scholarships website.

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