Diploma in Design (Interior Design)


SP Design School 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.


Course Objectives

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.


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.

Minimum Entry 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 3 years of relevant working experience:

English LanguageGrade 1 – 7
Mathematics (Elementary or Additional)Grade 1 – 7
Any One other subject excluding CCAGrade 1 – 6


b) Nitec in Space Design (Interior & Exhibition), Space Design (Architecture) or related design discipline with GPA > 3.5 and with at least 2 years of relevant working experience


c) Higher Nitec or Higher Nitec in Technology/Services with at least 1 year 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 evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or 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.

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 Design

The synopsis of the modules can be found here.

Award / 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.

Course Fees

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Diploma in Design (Interior Design)
Modular Certificates (MC)Singapore Citizens Below the age of 40Singapore Citizens
Aged 40 and above
Singapore PR

Enhanced Training Support for SME scheme(for SC)*

Enhanced Training Support for SME scheme   (for PR)**

Workfare Training Support schemeOthers / Repeat Students
Certificate in Design Foundation$485.35$323.57$1,294.27$334.15$387.07$182.95$3,235.68
Certificate in Spatial Design (Fundamentals)$485.35$323.57$1,294.27$334.15$387.07$182.95$3,235.68
Certificate in Design Methods$485.35$323.57$1,294.27$334.15$387.07$182.95$3,235.68
Certificate in Project Management$485.35$323.57$1,294.27$334.15$387.07$182.95$3,235.68
Certificate in Spatial Design (Advanced)$485.35$323.57$1,294.27$334.15$387.07$182.95$3,235.68
Total Course Fees:$2,426.75$1,617.85$6,471.35$1,670.75$1,935.35$914.75$16,178.40

 *SC - Singapore Citizens

**PR - Permanent Residents


Other Fees Payable:


Fee DescriptionPer semester (after GST)
Singapore CitizensSingapore PR and others
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.01  $1.01
Examination Fee-$16.05
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49  $7.49
Insurance Fee (GPA)$1.70  1.70
Students' Union Entrance Fee
(one-time payment upon enrolment)
Students' Union Subscription Fee$4.50*

*Not subjected to GST

- The fees shown (inclusive of 7% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- Module Certificate Fee is payable on a semester basis.

Refund Policy:

i) Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement - 70% refund of paid course fee
ii) Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement - no refund of paid course fee

Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.

Terms & Conditions

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Terms and Conditions


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Date of Course Commencement:
19 Oct 2020

Academic Calendar

Registration Period:
1 Jun 2020 - 31 Jul 2020

*Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Class Schedule:

MC1 Certificate in Design Foundation
Class room lesson: Every Mon (6.30pm-9.30pm) & Thu (6.30pm-10.30pm)
E-learning: 5 hours per week

MC2 – Certificate in Spatial Design (Fundamentals)
Class room lesson: Every Mon (6.30pm-9.30pm), Tue (6.30pm-8.30pm) & Thu (6.30pm-9.30pm)
E-learning: 4 hours per week

MC3 – Certificate in Design Methods
Class room lesson: Every Mon, Tue & Thu (6.30pm-9.30pm)
E-learning: 3 hours per week

MC4 – Certificate in Project Management
Class room lesson: Every Mon (6.30pm-9.30pm), Tue (6.30pm-8.30pm) & Thu (6.30pm-9.30pm)
E-learning: 4 hours per week

MC5 – Certificate in Spatial Design (Advanced)
Class room lesson: Every Mon (6.30pm-9.30pm), Tue (6.30pm-8.30pm) & Thu (6.30pm-9.30pm)
E-learning: 4 hours per week

900 hours (2.5yr)

MC to start with:


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