Interior Architecture

Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours)

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4 years full-time
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Influence people's lives through the interior environments they inhabit.

Interior architecture is a design discipline that focuses specifically on interior environments and all aspects of their structural, spatial, social and material assembly.

Interior architecture and interior design share a common ground, but they differ in the scale of the intervention in the interior. Interior architecture works at the scale of architecture, including the manipulation of structural elements such as walls, floors and staircases while interior design generally engages at the scale of individual rooms.

During this degree, you will learn to develop creative solutions that respond to current societal and functional aesthetic challenges in the built environment – spaces that may be permanent or temporary, from the scale of rooms to the scale of cities.

23 years of dedicated Interior Architecture educational experience in developing the future of cities will drive your career forward fast nationally and globally.

The UNSW Interior Architecture Honours Degree is taught by passionate, skilled academics and professionals who are passionate and invested in your career. 

As a UNSW Interior Architectural Honours Graduate, you will be an industry leader who is highly sought after for your comprehensive, contemporary and future career capabilities.


Key Information

Program details

The Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) is a 4-year program consisting of 24 courses (192 Units Of Credit/UOC).

The program includes:

  • 8 Design Studio Courses
  • 8 Core Courses
  • 2 Interdisciplinary Courses (BEIL) 
  • 2 Open Elective Courses (choose from within UNSW Built Environment or other faculties)
  • 2 FBE Elective Courses (choose from within UNSW Built Environment)
  • 2 General Education Courses (choose from other faculties)

Key Areas of Study
Design Studio
Design Communications
Interior Materiality, Construction and Structures
Aesthetics, Functionality and Environmental Sustainability
Technical Drawing and Model Making
History, Culture and Theory

For course listing, descriptions and timetables please see the UNSW Online Handbook. 


The degree is recognised by, and a member of the Interior Designer/Interior Architecture Educators Association (IDEA).

Graduates of the Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) are eligible for membership to the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) and Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

  • Professional designer in architecture and design practices

  • Private consultant, specialising in residential, retail, workplace or hospitality

  • Corporate interior designer specialising in multi-storey residential, retail, hospitality, medical, hotel or exhibition design

Why UNSW Built Environment
  • Honours level outcome

  • Global study and work opportunities

  • Unique interdisciplinary programs

  • UNSW Australia ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2019)

  • UNSW Graduates are the most hired by LinkedIn's top 30 most in-demand employers in 2015

  • UNSW has invested over $1.2 billion in student facilities and accommodation

  • Member of prestigious Group of Eight (Go8)

  • Strong industry links and partnerships

  • In the 2015 Excellence for Research in Australia (ERA) UNSW was rated as the equal-top university nationally in Built Environment and Design. Its rating in Urban Planning research was also the joint highest in Australia.

Student work

Click here to view 2018 IA Graduation Work

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