Department of Built Environment


The degree provides pathways to:

  • Higher level of designers in an Interior Design / Architecture Firms.
  • Own business

Entry Requirements

Academic Qualification: STPM
Minimum Entry Requirement: 2 Principal Passes 

Academic Qualification: GCE A Level
Minimum Entry Requirement: 2 Principal Passes 

Academic Qualification: UEC
Minimum Entry Requirement: 5 Credits (Min Grade B)

Academic Qualification: Foundation/ Matriculation
Minimum Entry Requirement: Pass with CGPA ≥ 2.00

Academic Qualification:  Australian Matriculation
Minimum Entry Requirement: ATAR score of 70

Academic Qualification: Diploma
Minimum Entry Requirement: Recognised Diploma minimum with CGPA ≥ 2.00

AND Other Requirement: Pass interview and art test which will be conducted by KDU Penang University College

Course Overview

Enhance your career in the world of built environment design by acquiring a degree in Interior Architecture. This degree programme will enable you to be knowledgeable and skillful in the Interior Architecture industry facilitating the creation of quality products or services, and successfully engage in multi-disciplinary problem solving tasks through effective communication. By learning the design process of both interior design and architecture, we allow our students to delve deeper into the creative aspect of built environment design. Besides hands-on experience with design, this programme also emphasises project management and feasible project costing through the understanding of efficient design processes, green-building materials and the application of high-tech digital software. This three and half year degree programme simulates a real workplace environment to strengthen your employability prospects in the industry. Graduates have the option of pursuing the post of Interior Architects in architecture and design practices from all over Malaysia or alternatively pursuing careers in private interior architecture consultation specialising in residential, retail, workplace or hospitality. Our interior architecture degree is professionally recognised by the Malaysian Board of Architects (LAM) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).