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Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture)

In this internationally recognised course you’ll undertake interior design projects in practical studio settings and learn from award-winning practitioners.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
11
Selection
rank
77
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
412362
CRICOS
096565B

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Join an internationally recognised course that provides you with the expertise to produce spaces that enhance the quality of life and experience of occupants.
  • Undertake interior design projects in practical studio settings and participate in independent and collaborative problem solving.
  • Conceptualise and develop your designs using models, full-scale material constructs and digital animations.

Highlights

  • Join an internationally recognised course that provides you with the expertise to produce spaces that enhance the quality of life and experience of occupants.
  • Undertake interior design projects in practical studio settings and participate in independent and collaborative problem solving.
  • Conceptualise and develop your designs using models, full-scale material constructs and digital animations.
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Why choose this course?

Exploring the interior spaces of our buildings today is more fascinating than ever. New technology is allowing us to create animations and virtual environments that bring ideas to life. If you love architecture and want to optimise the interior spaces where we live, work and play, this degree has been designed for you.

During the course you will conceptualise and develop your designs through expertise in spatial thinking and detailed resolution, using models, full-scale material constructs and digital animations.

Real-world learning

This course is internationally recognised and provides you with the expertise to produce spaces that enhance the quality of life and experience of occupants. You’ll undertake interior design projects in practical studio settings and participate in independent and collaborative problem solving.

Our strong connections to local industry provide you with real-world experience and insight into your career options, through award-winning practitioners as tutors and promotion of your work in prominent public settings. You will be supported by contemporary, relevant teaching and a focus on new and emergent fields including small and large-scale design in real and virtual environments, physical and digital experimentation, body/space relations, and design for health and social inclusion.

What to expect

Your degree will begin with introductory and shared impact lab units where, working with students from other  disciplines, you’ll focus on problems and social issues and identify potential solutions connected to industry and community.

Your studies will focus on design process, theory and technology including 2D and 3D digital drafting and then you’ll build on these foundations and explore areas including design psychology and the sociocultural aspects of design, and well as your choice of units from other areas of study.

Later in your degree you will be able to transfer skills and knowledge to a workplace or professional context and gain practical work experience with work integrated learning.

Double degrees

Combine your degree with a second degree to gain a broader range of skills and knowledge, a competitive advantage and enhanced career flexibility.  Choose a double degree with:

  • Business to develop skills that can lead to diverse careers intersecting design with marketing, public relations, advertising, international business, economics, management and human resource management.
  • Construction management to combine your creativity with skills in project management to design, plan and manage the construction,renovation or enhancement of internal spaces. You could work as a consultant for small to medium enterprises, or with major architecture, design or building firms.
  • Property economics to incorporate your creative eye with investment acumen to optimise returns and manage the performance of properties. You’ll be valued in both the private and public sectors.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Many interior designers work independently or in both small and large practices. Others elect to work in multidisciplinary firms specialising in large-scale complex architectural and property development projects, both locally and internationally. Alternative career areas include retail, and theatre and event design, and exhibition design, such as in gallery or museum settings.

Professional recognition

Graduates qualify for membership of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).  

The Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture) does not confer qualifications in Architecture and the Queensland Architects Act (2002) restricts the use of the title “Architect” to professionals registered by the Board of Architects of Queensland.

Possible careers

  • Exhibition Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Set Designer
  • Sustainability Design Consultant
  • Theatre Designer
  • Visualisation Expert

Requirements

OP 11
Rank 77

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

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Course code
DE43
QTAC code
412362
CRICOS code
096565B
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

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).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 3
Selection rank 95
OP 2
Selection rank 97
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 78
OP 10
Selection rank 78
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 14
Selection rank 68
OP 13
Selection rank 71

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.