BA in Interior Design

Program Requirements (AY 2022-2023)

The Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design degree requires the completion of the following degree requirements:

Requirements description Credits
I. General Education Requirements 31
a. Orientation Courses 16
b. Knowledge Domain – Humanities & Fine Arts 6
c. Knowledge Domain – Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
d. Knowledge Domain – Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3
II. Engineering Requirements 6
a. Compulsory 6
b. Elective
III. Department Requirements 14
a. Compulsory 14
b. Elective
IV. Major Requirements 78
a. Compulsory 72
b. Elective 6

General Education Requirements (31 Credits)
University General Education Requirements are (31) Credit Hours, as follows:
Orientation Courses (16 Credit hours)
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition is mandatory for first year students.

Code Course Title Credit Hours
STAT 100 Introductory Probability and Statistics 3
ENGL 101 Composition 3
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
ITEC 103 Fundamentals of Information Technology  3
ARAB 101 or
ARAB 110
Arabic Language and Culture for Non- Native Learners I or
Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I
3
UNIV 200 Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability 3

Required Electives – The Field of Arts and Humanities (6 Credits)

Code Course Title Credit Hours
MEST 100 Introduction to Islam in World Culture  3
PHIL 100 or
ENGL 200
Critical Thinking and Reasoning  or
Advanced Composition
3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Credit Hours
UAES 200 Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies 3
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENVS 102 Sustainability and Human-Environment Relations 3

The fifth writing intensive course is INDS 412 Graduation Project Thesis Research.

Engineering Requirements
Faculty Requirements are (6) Credit Hours include the following courses:

Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENGR 390 Internship I 3
ENGR 391 Internship II 3

Department Requirements

Department Requirements are (14) Credit Hours as follow:
Compulsory: (14 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Credit Hours
ARCH 121 Basic Design I 4
ARCH 122 Basic Design 2 4
ARCH 223 Computer Architectural Drawing 3
ARCH 341 History and Theory of Architecture 3 3

Major (Interior Design) Requirements (75 Credits)

Code Course Title Credit Hours
INDS 111 Color Theory and Rendering 3
INDS 112 Design Communication 1:  Sketching and Drawing for Interiors 3
INDS 121 Interior Design Process, Human factors and Ergonomics 3
INDS 122 Design Communication 2: Digital Media for Interiors 3
INDS 211 Interior Design Studio I 4
INDS 212 History of Art and Interior Design 1 3
INDS 213 Interior Construction Methods, Materials and Finishes 1 3
INDS 221 Interior Design Studio 2 4
INDS 222 History of Art and Interior Design 2 3
INDS 223 Interior Construction Methods, Materials and Finishes 2 3
INDS 224 Sustainable Approaches in Interior Design 3
INDS 311 Interior Design Studio 3 4
INDS 312 Construction Drawings and Interior Detailing 3
INDS 313 Environmental Systems 1: Indoor Comfort and Human Wellbeing 3
INDS 321 Interior Design Studio 4 4
INDS 322 Furniture Design 3
INDS 323 Environmental Systems 2: Design with Light and Sound 3
INDS 411 Interior Design Studio 5 4
INDS 412 Graduation Final Thesis Research 2
INDS 414 Professional Practice 1: Codes and Regulations 3
INDS 421 Graduation Project Design 5
INDS 422 Professional Practice II: Ethics and Project Management 3

Major Electives: (6 Credit Hours)

To be selected from the following list of courses:

Code Course Title Credit Hours
INDS 351 Parametric Design 3
INDS 352 Sketching and Painting 3
INDS 353 Landscape and Garden Design 3
INDS 451 Portfolio Design 3
INDS 452 Photography 3
INDS 453 Advanced BIM: Scheduling and coordination 3
INDS 454 Research Methods for Interior Design 3

 

Total 129 Credits 

 

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