BA in Interior Design

(Anticipated for Fall 2020 Implementation Pending Final Approval)

Interior design is an applied visual art and the program prepares graduates to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interiors. The program aims to graduate interior designers who are capable of being Indoor Architects.

AURAK anticipates offering this program from fall 2020 subject to its final approval by the Ministry of Education.

Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science program is to graduate students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to design and develop computer systems using the latest advances in artificial intelligence and hence become effective leaders capable of utilizing artificial intelligence and data science locally and globally across various fields.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

After graduating from the program, students are expected to:

  1. Pursue a successful professional career in engineering, scientific, or complementary disciplines through technical competence, effective communication, teamwork, and leadership;
  2. Engage in creating a positive impact with a sufficient awareness of the ethical, cultural, legal, and environmental issues; and
  3. Maintain a lifelong interest in learning for personal and professional development.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

The outcomes for the program are for the students to be aware of, to understand and/or to be able to:

  1. Pursue a successful professional career in engineering, scientific, or complementary disciplines through technical competence, effective communication, teamwork, and leadership in the field of Interior Design.
  2. Be engaged in creating a positive impact with a sufficient awareness of the ethical, cultural, legal, and environmental issues.
  3. Maintain a lifelong interest in learning for personal and professional development.
  4. Communicate effectively the different phases of an Interior design project in oral, written and graphical forms using traditional and digital media tools and software.
  5. Propose appropriate, relevant and innovative approaches and solutions to design aesthetic building structures, constructions and functional interior design products including the application of the principles and theory of light and color.
  6. Integrate appropriate technical, structural, acoustic, thermal and finishing solutions in interior design projects with consideration of local and global codes and regulations.
  7. Produce interior design solutions taking into consideration the local historical context and global interior design codes and industry.
  8. Analyze, interpret and synthesize notions, concepts and approaches related to the interior design field in variety of contexts with a focus on human needs.

 

Career Opportunities

Jobs directly related to your degree include:   

  • Interior and Spatial Designer
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Production Designer in Theatre/Television/Film
  • Corporate Office Designer
  • Art Director in Theatre/Television/Film
  • Craft and Fine Art Artist
  • Fashion Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Floral Designer
  • Visual Merchandizer

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Architecture Consultant
  • Architectural Technologist
  • Developer and Real Estate Manager
  • Furniture Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Industrial Product Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Art Administrator or Museum Curator
  • Indoor Colour Consultant
  • Stylist

Admissions Requirements

How to Apply

Please read the following carefully before completing the application form

  1. Applicants must complete the application themselves. All requirements on this application must be filled in. Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is preferable that all items be typed.
  2. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. They should not wait until their final examination results are announced.
  3. Please note that submitting an application, paying the application fee and receiving an ID number does not in any way mean that an applicant is admitted to the university. Admission is offered in writing to qualified applicants only after an official evaluation of their credentials is performed by the Office of Admissions.
  4. The offer of admission is valid only for the academic semester for which the applicant applies. Applicants who wish to defer their admission to the following semester must submit a written request to the Office of Admissions not later than one month before the beginning of the semester. Admission consideration for the following semester will depend on meeting the established requirements and available seats.
  5. In case seats are not available in the semester you selected, AURAK will consider your application for the following semester.
  6. All documents presented to complete an application for admission are the property of the university. Applicants, whether accepted or not, may not claim them back.

Forms and Checklist

High School Requirements

Academic School

Academic Program

Admission Criteria

School of Arts and
Science

BA in English Language
BA in Mass Communication

UAE Curriculum

Advanced (Scientific)

70%

 
General (Literary) 70%  
Non UAE Curriculum The University Recognizes all the other certificates and converts their grades to the equivalent grade.
BS in Biotechnology UAE Curriculum Advanced (Scientific) 70%  
General (Literary) 70% Successful completion of the qualifying subjects: Physics, Biology and Chemistry at AURAK.
Non UAE Curriculum The University Recognizes all the other certificates and converts their grades to the equivalent grade.
School of Business (All Business Programs) UAE Curriculum Advanced (Scientific) 70%  
General (Literary) 70%  
Non UAE Curriculum The University Recognizes all the other certificates and converts their grades to the equivalent grade.
School of Engineering (All Engineering Programs) UAE Curriculum Advanced (Scientific) 70%  
General (Literary) 90% Score 90 or above in Math and Science subjects
in school. And pass one qualifying subject at AURAK.
Non UAE Curriculum The University Recognizes all the other certificates and converts their grades to the equivalent grade.
 

Conditional Admissions:
AURAK offers conditional admissions to students who are slight below the minimum admission criteria and specific curriculum's.

English Proficiency Requirements

Undergraduate Programs

Name of Exam Score
EmSAT                                                 1400
IETLS                                                    6.0
TOEFL                                                  550
IBT                                                        80

Graduate Programs

Name of Exam Score
EmSAT                                                 1650
IETLS                                                    6.5
TOEFL                                                  600
IBT                                                        85
Admissions Procedure

Tuition and Fees

Academic Year 2018 - 2019

Undergraduate Program

Amount (AED)

Due by:

Application

500

Application submission, non-refundable

Admission

500

Issuance of Admission Letter; and Non-refundable
Tuition (12-16 credits) 24,150 Per Semester, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
Tuition- Part time 1,575 Per credit hour, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
New Program - Undergraduate Amount (AED)  Due by:
Electrical Engineering (12-16 Credits) 24,150 Per Semester, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
Electrical Engineering - Part time 1,470 Per credit hour, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
Architecture Engineering (12- 16 Credits) 25,200 Per Semester, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with
Finance department
Architecture Engineering - Part time 1,575 Per credit hour, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
Petroleum Engineering (12-16 credits) 30,975 Per Semester, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
Petroleum Engineering- part time 1,890 Per credit hour, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
Chemical Engineering (12-16 Credits) 30,975 Per Semester, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
Chemical Engineering 1,890 Per credit hour, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
Graduate Program Amount (AED) Due by:
Application 750 Application submission, non-refundable
Admission 2,000 Issuance of Admission Letter; and Non-refundable
Tuition- MBA 2,520 Per credit, payable by first day of class
Tuition- EMBA 3,150 Per credit, payable by first day of class
Tuition- MEEL 2,100 Per credit, payable by first day of class
Tuition- MS Engr. PM 2,730 Per credit, payable by first day of class
Summer Session - Other Fees Amount (AED) Due by:
Technology / Activity Services 400 Per summer session, non-refundable
Lab 400 Per summer session, per lab & non-refundable
Student Visa Fees Amount (AED) Due by:
Visa 2,000 100% due at time of admission payment, non-refundable (Including Emirates ID)
Visa change of status 900 100% due at time of admission payment, or when applicable, non-refundable
Visa Security Deposit 2,000 100% due at time of admission  payment, One time, refundable after the visa cancellation
Others Amount (AED) Due by:
Technology / Activity / Gym Services 750 Per semester, non-refundable
Lab 750 Per semester, per lab & non-refundable
Security deposit 1,500 One time, refundable if no s/ damage charges due
Graduation 1,500 One time, non-refundable
Late Payment 300 Per Month after due date
Late Registration 1,000 Per semester, non-refundable
Check Returned 500 Penalty for every check returned
Transcript- Official 100 Per Transcript
Transcript- True 50 Per Transcript
*Transportation 3,500 Per Semester for Ras AI Khaimah
*Transportation 5,500 Per Semester for Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman,Um AI Quwain, Fujairah
*Transportation 6,000 Per Semester for Abu Dhabi (Only on weekends)
ID Card 100 For Replacement
Official Letter 50 Per Letter
Gymnasium 500 Per month, for Non-AURAK students
Library Books overdue fines 10 Per day per item for Circulating & Reserve materials
Library Books Lost I Damaged Actual Cost Circulating books, Audio-Visual items, Reference Material
Health Insurance 710
Mandatory (non-refundable) To opt out students must produce evidence of viable current health insurance

* For transportation- Minimum 5 students must registered for each zone to provide  service
* AURAK reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary.

Transfer Students

Undergraduate Transfer Students

Prospective students who have attended other accredited colleges and universities may apply to AURAK as transfer students as long as they fulfill the following criteria:

  • Minimum CGPA is 2.0 or higher. If CGPA is below 2.0 but above 1.8, student may be considered for a different program.
  • Student is in good standing at their previous institution.
  • The academic program is accredited and the institution is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education (or its equivalent for international students).
  • The student submits a detailed course syllabus for each of the courses taken.

Other Undergraduate Transfer Requirements

  • The Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management, in consultation with the respective program chairs, determines whether a course completed at another institution is equivalent to a course offered in the particular program for which the student is seeking credit transfer.
  • The total number of credits transferred to AURAK shall not exceed 50% of the program requirement.
  • The transferred course must offer the same number of credits as the AURAK course to be considered for equivalency and be offered at the same level (upper or lower).
  • Transferred credits and grades will not be used in calculating the cumulative grade point average (CGPA).
  • Only courses graded as “C “or above are considered for transfer credit.

Graduate Transfer Students

A maximum of six graduate credits from a graduate school at an accredited college/university may be transferred to a program of study at AURAK, subject to program-specific rules and regulations.

  • Credits for transfer must be approved by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research in consultation with the Coordinator of the appropriate graduate degree program according to the guidelines of graduate studies.
  • These credits must have been earned not more than five years prior to the transfer, and the student must have earned a grade of B or higher for any graduate-level course that is requested to be transferred.
  • Likewise, these credits may not have been used to satisfy requirements for another earned degree. Transfer credit will not be accepted for research or thesis/dissertation work.
  • Likewise, these credits may not have been used to satisfy requirements for another earned degree. Transfer credit will not be accepted for research or thesis work.
  • Grades earned in transferred courses do not count in the student’s cumulative GPA (CGPA), though transferred credits count toward the cumulative earned hours and may apply towards meeting graduation requirements.
  • Applicants must request that credit transfers be reviewed at the time of application.
Payment Mode

Option A: CASH (OR) CREDIT CARD
The fees can be paid in person in cash or through credit card (Visa & Master card) at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah between 8.30 am to 4.30 pm in the Accounts Office.

Option B: CHECK
Persons with UAE bank accounts may write a check made payable to American University of Ras Al Khaimah. The check can be sent to the address below or taken to the Accounts Office on the AURAK Campus.

Accounts Department
American University of Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah Campus
P O Box 10021
Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates

Option C: BANK TRANSFER

Beneficiary

:

American University of Ras Al Khaimah

Account Number

:

0002-257074-001

Swift Code

:

NRAKAEAK
IBAN Number : AE700400000002257074001
Bank Address : RAK Bank
Nakheel Branch, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Note: For USD transfers ONLY use the following additional information
Correspondence Bank : Standard Chartered Bank, New York, USA
New York
Swift Code : SCBLUS33XXX
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