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Interior Architecture, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #230 (QS) ,
The Interior Architecture degree from Curtin University offers the highest undergraduate Australian qualification for the interior architecture and design industry. The robust course structure also facilitates students to diversify their own learning from a selection of electives and minors.


Striking a balance between creativity and practicality, this hands-on degree explores human experience as central to interior architecture through consideration of design psychology, functionality, the quality of the interior environment through lighting, ventilation and acoustics, the integration of furniture, in association with planning, spatial design, design development, construction documentation and contract administration. 

This course provides you with a solid foundation in the theoretical aspects of design, combined with a technical knowledge of interior construction, equipment and building systems, and the opportunity to experiment with your own ideas in design studios. Through several learning studios, you will develop knowledge of professional practice and communication, including computer, drawing and scientific skills.

Professionals working in interior architecture are able to offer passionate, creative, proactive and innovative solutions to exciting changes that are currently happening in airports, hospitals, schools, workplaces, retail properties, residential spaces and more, including the adaptive re-use of old buildings. 

Interior architecture involves a vast range of interiors of varying scales such as:

  • Office, commercial and retail buildings
  • Residential developments
  • Complex interiors for health care environments
  • Hospitality, entertainment, galleries and exhibition design
  • Renovation and adaptive reuse projects
  • Restoration and conservation of the interiors of historic buildings.

Why study the Interior Architecture degree from Curtin University

  • You will be taught by a select group of award-winning academics with significant industry and teaching experience.
  • This degree, which is recognised internationally, has a reputation for its advanced technology, practical research and industry relevance.
  • You will have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of work related experiences, including work experience, industry networking, travel, exposure to community and culture, and simulated real-client experiences.
  • Interior architecture at Curtin contributes to the University's strong links with industry bodies and professional organisations such as the DIA (Design Institute Australia).
  • Curtin is the only university in Western Australia to offer a 4-year interior architecture degree and as such be eligible for membership of IDEA (Interior Design Interior Architecture Educators Association).
  • Interior architecture is central to the spatial revolution affecting modern learning spaces, healthcare places, workplaces and all aspects of our lives.

Career information

Interior designers are employed within the broad field of interior architecture or where they can apply specific expertise such as health care, corporate design or heritage and conservation. This may occur as a sole practitioner or as part of a company of interior designers and/or architects. Graduates may also become specialists in areas including furniture design, lighting, event management, exhibition curation, interior magazine editing, academia, colour theory and universal design.

  • Interior Designer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    800 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interior Design Studio 2 Elements 
  • Interior Methods 
  • Interior Design Studio 1 - City 
  • Academic and Professional Communications 
  • Interior Design Studio 3 - Micro 
  • Philosophy and Practice 
  • Design Communication 
  • History of the Interior 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 023967K

  • An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70 or equivalent
  • English Language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32100 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Commonwealth supported: $9,030


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