Interior Design-Bachelor of Design (Honours), Bachelor

Interior Design-Bachelor of Design (Honours), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


Through our Bachelor of Design (Honours) you’ll forge powerful collaborations with a diverse range of like-minded designers and set up career-enhancing networks.

  • Integrate meaningful and professional workplace activities with your academic studies.
  • Be part of a vibrant, multidisciplinary school with excellent connections to the real world.
  • Learn with unique real-world, project and studio based learning.
  • Interact with the design community through public lectures, collaborative real-world design studios, student-run exhibitions and off-campus and international study tours.
  • Graduate with an Honours level qualification.
Why choose this course?This internationally recognised course integrates design with social and environmental issues. Links with other disciplines in QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty facilitate digital design in the context of virtual and interactive environments, further broadening career opportunities.Interior design at QUT has strong connections to local industry, employing award-winning practitioners as tutors and promoting student work in prominent public settings. The degree prepares students for a career in an increasingly diverse field that embraces small and large-scale design in both real and virtual environments. It also provides a foundation for transition to higher degree study at masters or PhD level.Recent focus on physical and digital experimentation and attention to body/space relations is driving the course into the third millennium. This is further supported by a growing research emphasis on design for health and social inclusion. Developed from traditional foundations, our approach extends interior design into new and emergent fields.


Graduates qualify for associate membership of the Design Institute of Australia. The course is an educational member of the Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association of Australia and New Zealand.

Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Education and Training, Australia, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

QUT also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    18-20 units (240 credit points) alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Your course
Year 1
  • understand the breadth of design process and theory
  • three foundation units covering design, design history, and sustainability
  • two units on core interior design studios
  • unit focusing on design technology
Year 2
  • explore issues of inhabitation in both transitory and permanent residential situations
  • study the theory and practice of leading designers
  • understand interior systems and technology, colour and design psychology
  • commence your second major or first minor units
Year 3
  • adopt an experimental attitude to design studios
  • discover differing approaches to the interior
  • study specialist areas such as furniture studies
  • understand the role of design in society
  • continue your second major or minor units
Year 4
  • develop a body of work that distinguishes and advances your own design interests
  • two semi-structured, research and professional practice-led design studios
  • research methods unit and a professional studies unit
  • complete two units of your second major or second minor

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

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15000 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 AUD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    4500 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 AUD per module and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

National:2015: CSP $4,500 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review). International:2015: $15,000 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.These scholarships are available for this course:
  • Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)
  • Creative Industries International Scholarship
  • Equity scholarships scheme

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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