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Program Overview and Objectives

Delivery type Duration Language Intakes Study location
Day Full-time: 4 years English Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Available at Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai campus;
Al Dhafra Region and Abu Dhabi Downtown (Subject to CAA approval)

The design of interiors can have a fundamental effect on our everyday lives, from where we work to how we live. If you have a passion for interiors and blending function with beauty then this program is for you.

Interior design is a fast-moving discipline that aims to improve our experience of many different places, from the home to retail and commercial environments, exhibition spaces and places of leisure and hospitality. This program will provide you with an in-depth education that will help you to develop the creativity, knowledge and skills necessary for working as an interior designer.  The program combines aesthetics and technology such as computer aided design (CAD) and 3-D computer modelling to help you create amazing indoor spaces.

You will learn to prepare a comprehensive program for an interior design project including assessment of client and user needs and critical review of appropriate precedents, as well as technical elements such as an inventory of space requirements, analysis of site conditions, review of relevant codes, laws and standards, and creatively integrating lighting, color schemes, furniture, safety provisions and the principles of sustainability.
  • Career Prospects

    Both private companies and public agencies seek interior designers for a variety of professional positions. Many work for engineering and architecture consulting firms or construction companies as interior designers and interior project managers. Graduates are equally prepared to pursue M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in allied fields of architecture and design. 

    Graduates of this program have gone on to work in a wide range of companies including 4 Style Interiors, Aldar Properties, All Black Interiors, Arco Interiors, Bayaty Architecture, CGI, Creative Concepts, Emirates Tents, El Diar Furniture & Design, Natuzzi, OVI Interiors and Perla Lichi Design.

  • Entry Requirements

    Abu Dhabi University accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, with intakes in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer semesters. The Admissions, Enrollment & International Relations Department will provide the date, time, and place of the required entrance examination if any. 

    The following documents are required for admission: 
    • Completed online application form. 
    • A certified copy of official general secondary or high school certificate or its equivalent. 
    • The Original Equivalency letter issued by Ministry of Education in the UAE (applicable to international certificates). 
    • A recent passport sized photographs. 
    • A copy of a valid passport (and residence visa, if resident in the UAE). 
    • A copy of UAE National ID Card (if resident in the UAE). 
    • The official score report either: Academic IELTS(5.0), iBT TOEFL(61) or ITP 500 (taken at KG or Amideast Institute only). 
    • The official transcripts and course syllabi from other universities for credit transfer. 
    • Proof of eleven years of schooling required for students applying with IGCSE/GCSE subjects. 
    • Non-refundable application fee (online payment).
    Once an application and the required documents are submitted, you will receive a response no later than one week from the date the application was received.

    Direct Admission into the College of Arts & Sciences: 

    Applicants with a minimum average of 70% or its equivalent in the UAE National Secondary School Certificate can be directly admitted to the programs offered by the College, except for Natural and Applied Sciences programs where the following conditions apply: 
    • A minimum average of 75% or its equivalent in the UAE National Secondary School Certificate and above to be directly admitted to the program. 
    • Only students from the Scientific or Industrial/Technical/Vocational tracks or equivalent could be admitted. 
    • Students must take the Math Placement Test administered by the University College. Based on the result, the student will either be placed in the MTG 100 course or the MTT 101 course.
  • Curriculum

    TOTAL CREDITS: 132 Credit Hours

    Degree Requirements Total Credit Hours: 132
    General Education Requirements 33 credit hours
    Major Requirements 93 credit hours
    Open Electives 6 credit hours
    General Education Requirements 33 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I No Prerequisite 3
    ENG 100 English I TOEFL 500 3
    ENG 200 English II C grade in ENG100 + UNS102 3
    ENG305 Technical Communications for Eng.& Science ENG 200 3
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture No Prerequisite 3
    STT 100 General Statistics No Prerequisite 3
    MTT 101 Mathematics for Science and Technology C grade in MTG100 or Math Placement Test 3
    NSC 201 Natural Sciences No Prerequisite 3
    PSY 201 General Psychology ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    UNS 102 University Study Skills No Prerequisite 1
    CRT301 Critical Thinking UNS 102 + ENG 200 2

     

    Major Requirements 93 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    IND 100 Introduction to Interior Design No Prerequisite 3
    DES 100 Graphic Thinking and Freehand Drawing No Prerequisite
    DES 110 Design Communication I No Prerequisite
    DES 120 Design Communication II DES 110
    DES 130 Design Foundations DES 100 3
    DES 210 Computer Aided Design DES 120
    IND 215 Interior Design Studio I DES 120 + DES 130 + IND 100
    DES 220 Architectural History I ENG 200
    IND 235 Building Technology I DES 120
    IND 255 Building Technology II IND 235 3
    IND 240 Color Theory in Design Applications No Prerequisite
    IND 280 History of Interior Design DES 220
    IND 260 Interior Construction IND 235 + DES 210 3
    IND 275 Interior Design Studio II IND 215 + IND 240 3
    IND 290 Furniture Design IND 215 or DES 210 3
    IND 315 Interior Design Studio III IND 275 or ARC 250
    ARC 320 Env. Design I: Lighting & Acoustics IND 260 or ARC 210
    IND 335 Textiles IND 290 3
    IND 340 Interior Design Studio IV IND 315 + IND 335 3
    IND 350 Materials and Specifications IND 255 3
    ARC 420 Env. Design II: Energy and Systems ARC 320 or (ARC 240 + ARC 270) 3
    DES 410 Research Methods & Programming IND 315
    IND 390 Professional Practice & Ethics IND 315 3
    IND 399 Internship 90 Credit Hours + IND 390 3
    IND 415 Interior Design Studio V IND 340 + Senior Status
    IND 430 Graduation Project I DES 410 + IND 280
    IND 460 Working Drawings IND 350 + ARC 420
    IND 470 Graduation Project II IND 430 + IND 415
    PRE001 Professional Elective 1 - 3
    PRE002 Professional Elective 2 - 3

     

    Open Electives 6 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    OPE001 Open Elective I - 3
    OPE002 Open Elective II - 3

    Students choose PRE 001 and PRE 002 from the following list of proposed professional electives

    Professional Electives
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    IND 581 Advanced Furniture Design and Detailing IND 290 3
    IND 582 Islamic Interiors DES 220
    DES 580 Architectural Photography DES 220 or LAR 230
    ARC 540 Sustainable Design ARC 420 or ARC 410 3
    ARC 582 3D Modeling DES 210 or ARC 280
    ARC 583 Building Information Modeling DES 210 or ARC 280 3
    ARC 590 Building Economics IND 460 or ARC 340 3
  • Fees and Scholarships

    UNDERGRADUATE TUITION AND FEE RATES
    Academic Year 2017-2018

    TUITION STRUCTUREAED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement
    Arts & Sciences AED 1,440
    Business AED 1,620
    Engineering AED 1,780
    Other Engineering Programs (BSc in Aviation and BSc in Civil Engineering) AED 1,890
    Law AED 1,440
    University College AED 1,440
    FeesAED
    Admission Application Fee (Non-refundable) AED 300
    Registration Fee (Non-refundable; Paid once upon admission) AED 2,850
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Late Registration/Payment 500 500
    Student Services 350 175
    Healthcare Services 120 60
    Transportation - Door to Door (Optional) 3,700 1,850
    Transportation - Drop-Off Point (Optional) 2,400 1,200
    Institutional TOEFL+ Writeplacer (Optional) 585
    IELTS Exam (Optional) 945
    Accommodation FeesAED
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Private 12,500 3,800
    Semi-private 9200 2800
    Double 6700 2000
    Double with Shared-bath 5400 1700

    Note:  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to make changes affecting tuition and other fees during the fiscal year.



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