Bachelor of Interior Design in Australia

Bachelor of Interior Design in Australia

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Study Info CentreFri Dec 03 2021

Bachelor of Interior Design in Australia is a 3 to the 4-year undergraduate program which will provide you with essential technical foundations to make a career in interior designing. 

Getting this degree in Australia will be fruitful because you will get to be a part of-

  • Professional practice/work placements in Commercial and Residential areas
  • Industry projects performed at the university or in a workplace,
  • Volunteer work for organisations such as not-for-profit organisations,
  • Learning activities within virtual and simulated work environments.

The tuition fees for a Bachelor degree in Interior Architecture or Design ranges from AUD 30,000 to 45,000 in most universities. 

Reasons to study Bachelor of Interior Design in Australia

  • Most of the Bachelor of Design programs in Australia is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia.
  • You will get internship and industrial placement opportunities to apply your theoretical knowledge to solve real-world issues. 
  • As you will see in the section below, there are 6 (out of 100) best universities in Australia for Interior design programs.

Top Universities for Interior Design in Australia

According to QS World Universities Ranking by subject-2021, these are some of the best universities in Australia for interior design programs. 

University/College

Global Ranking

RMIT University

15

University of Technology Sydney

25

Swinburne University of Technology

51-100

The University of New South Wales(UNSW Sydney)

51-100

The University of Melbourne

51-100

Monash University

51-100

The Australian National University

101-150

Bachelor of Interior Design in Australia fees for international students

University

Course duration

Annual fees in AUD

RMIT University

4 years full time

42,240

Torrens University

3 years full time

29,400

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

3 years full time

32,500

University of Technology Sydney

3 years

42,096

University of South Australia

3 years

30,300

Whitehouse Institute of Design

2 years

59,904

Swinburne Institute of Technology

4 years

32,084

Griffith University

3 years

31,500

University of Sydney

3 years full time

45,000

Admission Requirements for Bachelor of Interior Design in Australia

For application, you will need the following documents: 

  • Academic documents like transcripts, characters and provisional certificates from classes 12 and 10. 
  • Passport
  • Application fees
  • Statement of Purpose. 
  • English Test Scores
  • Letter of Recommendations if asked
  • Proof of Scholarships if any

RMIT University

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)
  • Intakes: February, July
  • English Test Score: 
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0
    • TOEFL: A minimum band score of 79 with at least 13 in reading, 12  in listening, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 58 with no band score less than 50. 
  • Academic Scores: Eligible candidates need to pass Australian 12 years of education or its international equivalent with a minimum of 70%. 

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture)
  • Intakes: February, July
  • English Test Score: 
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0
    • TOEFL: A minimum band score of 79 with at least 16 in reading and listening, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 58 with no band score less than 50. 
  • Academic Scores: Eligible candidates need to pass Australian 12 years of education or its international equivalent with a minimum of 60%. 

University of Technology Sydney

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture
  • Intakes: February, July
  • English Test Score: 
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0
    • TOEFL: A minimum band score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in writing. 
    • TOEFL (Paper-based): 550 with TWE of 4.5
    • PTE: Overall 58 with no band score less than 50. 
  • Academic Scores: Eligible candidates need to pass Australian 12 years of education or its international equivalent.

University of South Australia

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Interior Architecture
  • Intakes: February, July
  • English Test Score: 
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing.
    • TOEFL: A minimum band score of 50 with at least 50 in each band.
    • PTE: Overall 50 with no band score less than 50. 
  • Academic Scores: Eligible candidates need to qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)and achieve a competitive ATAR Score.

Whitehouse School of Design

  • Course Name: Interior Design Bachelor of Design degree.
  • Intakes: February, July
  • English Test Score: 
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0
    • TOEFL: A minimum band score of 79 
  • Academic Scores: Eligible candidates need to pass Australian 12 years of education or its international equivalent. 

University of Sydney

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Design in Architecture
  • Intakes: February, July
  • English Test Score: 
    • IELTS: A minimum of 7.0 with no band score less than 6.0
    • TOEFL: A minimum band score of 96 with at least 17 in reading, listening, 18  speaking and 21 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 68 with no band score less than 54. 
  • Academic Scores: Eligible candidates need to pass Australian 12 years of education or its international equivalent with a minimum ATAR score of 90. 

Griffith University

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Design  (specialization in Interior and Spatial Design)
  • Intakes: February, July
  • English Test Score: 
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0
    • TOEFL: A minimum band score of 79 with at least 19 in each section.
    • PTE: Overall 68 with no band score less than 54. 
  • Academic Scores: Eligible candidates need to pass Australian 12 years of education or its international equivalent with a minimum of 65% in the 4 best academic subjects.

University of Canberra

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Built Environment
  • Intakes: February, July
  • English Test Score: 
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.0 with no band score less than 6.0
    • TOEFL: A minimum band score of 60 with at least 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 50 with no band score less than 50. 
  • Academic Scores: Eligible candidates need to pass Australian 12 years of education or its international equivalent. 

Swinburne University of Technology

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture) (Honours)
  • Intakes: February, July
  • English Test Score: 
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0
  • Academic Scores: Eligible candidates need to pass Australian 12 years of education or its international equivalent with a minimum of 60%. 

Scholarships

University

Scholarship

Value

University of Queensland

Australia Awards Scholarship

Full tuition, living stipend, travel allowance, etc

International High Achievers Scholarship

A$5000 tuition fee reduction per semester for the first two semesters (A$10,000 in total)

International Onshore Merit Scholarship

A$5000 tuition fee reduction per semester for the first two semesters (A$10,000 in total)

Deakin University

Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship

Eligibility: ATAR Score of 95 and more

Value: 100% of tuition fee waiver and AUD 5,000 per year as stipend. 

Deakin Student Support Scholarship

Value: $5,000 paid per year as cash or towards tuition or a combination

Deakin Student Support Scholarship

Value: up to $10,000 per year

Deakin Achieving Potential Scholarship

Value: Up to 50% waiver in tuition fees

Deakin Sanctuary Scholarships

Value: $5,000 paid per year as cash or towards tuition or a combination

Deakin International Merit Scholarship (South Asia- Onshore)

Value: 20 or 25% discount on your tuition fees

University of Technology Sydney

Undergraduate Academic Excellence International Scholarship

Value; 25% of tuition fees

UTS Undergraduate Tuition Fee Scholarship

Value: 20% of UTS Tuition fees

Scope and Career Opportunities

The scope of the Interior degree extends to residential, retail and entertainment, to hospitality, corporate office and public building design.

These industries could be small with just 2 to 3 members or large corporate offices with hundreds of employees.

In addition, as an interior designer, you could also find employment in film and television design, set design for theatre, furniture design, exhibition design and curating, event planning and design journalism.

Some other career options include-

  • Commercial and residential interior design
  • Adaptive reuse design
  • Interactive and responsive environment design
  • Museum and exhibition design
  • Production design for film and television
  • Theatre and performance design
  • Visual and spatial branding.

These are the jobs you could get a Bachelor of Interior Design degree-

Interior Design Job Roles

Average Annual Salary(AUD)

Interior Design Assistant

42,300- 50,000

Design and Decoration Assistant

49,300- 62,000

Interior Designer

62,200- 85,000

Creative Designer

60,000-72,100

Imaging Technologist

51,000- 55,000

Artist

52,000- 79,900

Imagery Analyst

54,800




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