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Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

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  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    29 units

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

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About this course

This interior architecture course offered by Curtin University through Open Universities Australia is a highly respected program within the field of interior design. Recognised by the International Federation of Interior Designers/Architects and the Design Institute of Australia (DIA), this online bachelor's degree is a comprehensive and well-rounded course fit for any aspiring design student.

The course load covers all the fundamentals of interior design, including subjects such as communication for the built environment, the technology of design and interior architecture philosophy and practice. The course also fosters students' creative flair and technical know-how.


Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Have a TER of 75 or equivalent; OR
  • Achieve a minimum of 145 in all sections of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT); OR
  • Have successfully completed BAS100, BAS110, BAS120 and BIA120 through OUA; OR
  • Have successfully completed a full semester towards an undergraduate degree (or enabling courses) at an Australian university; AND
  • Have English language competency

Areas of study

In this interior architecture course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Communication for built environment
  • Architecture and interior architecture studio
  • Technology of design
  • Interior bites
  • Interior architecture design
  • Interior architecture philosophy and practice
  • Interior architecture functional fundamentals
  • Interior architecture tangible environment studio
  • Interior architecture ephemeral environment studio
  • Interior architecture experience and aesthetics
  • Interior architecture habitation fundamentals (available 2015)
  • Interior architecture community encounters studio (available 2015)
  • Interior architecture expressive structures studio (available 2015)
  • Interior architecture contexts (available 2015)
  • Interior architecture technology driven design (available 2015)
  • Interior architecture technology system solutions (available 2015)
  • Interior architecture constructed memory studio (available 2015)
  • Communicating interior solutions (available 2015)
  • Interior contexts and trajectories (available 2016)
  • Interior architecture extreme, complex and bizarre studio (available 2016)
  • Interior architecture spatial enclosure studio (available 2016)
  • Exploration and manifestation of interiors (available 2016)
  • Interior architecture advanced technological strategies (available 2016)
  • Interior architecture research studio (available 2016)
  • Interior architecture advanced theory (available 2016)
  • Interior architecture external forces (available 2017)
  • Interior architecture research studio (available 2017)
  • Interior architecture internal forces (available 2017)
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture) from Curtin University.

This online interior architecture course from Curtin University will help you launch your interior design career. The course prepares graduates to work in a range of professional settings, from architectural firms to specialist design companies such as lighting design or furniture design businesses.

Curious about where a career in design could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Architectural Draftsperson
  • Interior Architect
  • Design Consultant
  • Lighting Designer

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or scholarships.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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