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Diploma in Design (Interior Design)

Topic:ICT, Media & Design, Others

Course Type:Part-Time Diploma and Post-Diploma Courses

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  • Course Date:

    14 Oct 2024 to 31 Mar 2027
  • Registration Period:

    01 Jun 2024 to 31 Jul 2024
  • Duration/Frequency:

    900 hours (2.5yrs)
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (Face-to-Face/ Online Synchronous) and Asynchronous E-Learning
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training) and Online E-Learning
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest and be notified with there is a new run.

Class schedule:
Course Duration: 
900 hours (2.5 years)

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

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Course Objective

SP's School of Architecture & Built Environment (ABE) is pleased to introduce our new Diploma in Design (Interior Design). This course provides an opportunity for ITE graduates and other working adults without any tertiary qualification to upgrade themselves academically as part of the journey of being a life-long learner. This part-time evening course can be completed in two-and-a-half years.

Participants are required to bring computer notebook when attending lessons, as you may need it to access the e-learning materials, writing reports, etc.

The course aims to provide a broad based education in Interior Design, providing graduates with research and conceptual skills to investigate, think, ideate, interpret and conceptualise spaces and its accompanying experience. Technically, students are exposed to material selection and detailing, as well as be equipped with communicative skills, ranging from drawing, technical drafting standards and conventions to Computer Aided Design [CAD] and Building Information Modelling [BIM] skills. Students would also be introduced to Project Management and its accompanying tools.

Course Outline

The course consists of 5 Modular Certificate (MC) courses conducted over five semesters within 2.5 academic years. Classes will be a combination of online learning and classes conducted in two to three evenings per week for 15 weeks each semester. This will culminate to 900 curriculum hours over 5 semesters. The classes are conducted in the evening.

The first MC to start with is MC1. Each MC will consist of a few modules and the details are as follows:

MC 1 Certificate in Design Foundation
Module 1 – Design Fundamentals
Module 2 – Theory of Design
Module 3 – Design Visualisation

MC2 – Certificate in Spatial Design (Fundamentals)
Module 1 – Principles in Spatial Planning
Module 2 – Interior Design Communications 1 – AutoCAD

MC3 – Certificate in Design Methods
Module 1 – Design Methods
Module 2 – Interior Design Communications 2 – 3D Max

MC4 – Certificate in Project Management
Module 1 – Project Management
Module 2 – Materials, Detailing and Costing

MC5 – Certificate in Spatial Design (Advanced)
Module 1 – Spatial Design
Module 2 - Interior Design Communications 3 – BIM
Module 3 – Portfolio for Interview

The synopsis of the modules can be found here.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the Part-Time diploma:

a) The following GCE 'O' Level grades and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience:
  • English Language  Grade 1 – 7
  • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional)  Grade 1 – 7
  • Any One other subject excluding CCA  Grade 1 – 6

b) Nitec in Space Design (Interior & Exhibition), Space Design (Architecture) or related design discipline with GPA >= 3.5

c) Nitec in Space Design (Interior & Exhibition), Space Design (Architecture) or related design discipline with GPA >= 3.0 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience

d) Higher Nitec with GPA >=2.0

e) Higher Nitec with GPA >=1.5 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.

f) Higher Nitec in Technology/Services with GPA >=2.0 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.

g) Applicant with none of the qualifications listed above but at least 2 years of relevant working experience.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or   entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of the modules in each semester, the participant will be awarded one Modular Certificate (MC) respectively.

Upon successfully acquiring the five MCs, the participant will be conferred a Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Suitable for

This course is tailored for current practitioners in the Interior Design industry who wish to upgrade their qualifications, as well as deepen their skills. It is also suitable for those who wish to acquire Interior Design knowledge and skills so as to prepare themselves for a career in Interior Design and attain professional qualifications in the future.

Course Fees


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Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. Non‐Singaporeans must possess a valid Employment Pass / Work Permit / Dependant Pass throughout the course duration. You would need to bear the full risk of non-completion should your pass expire and subsequently lapse within the duration of the course.
5. You will be notified by email on the application outcome 6 weeks after the application’s closing date. 
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course. 

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