Overview

The Bachelor in Interior Design Engineering program is unique since it interrelates engineering knowledge and skills with and design aspects, processes and competencies. The program’s interdisciplinary nature combines area such as art, design, engineering and technology related to interior design of built environment. It reflects growing engineering and technology applications with impact on design disciplines and practices contributing to sustainability.

The program is committed to graduate interior design engineers who are fit for the profession and can pursue higher studies in the field of interior design engineering and related disciplines. Our graduates are empowered with the competences and attributes needed for the development of the profession and communities in Bahrain, the region and worldwide. Students will develop their creative, critical and analytical skills and learn about life-long learning to enter the profession of interior design, engineering and related industries. The students will be engaged in design projects throughout their study progression reinforced by a wide range of supportive courses to develop their written, verbal, and visual communications skills.  In addition, they will establish a robust understanding of the functional, aesthetic and social roles of interior design. They will broaden and deepen their awareness of construction and rehabilitation technologies, buildings services, and professional regulations implemented in the design and practice of interior spaces and furniture.

Highlights

    • Interior Design Engineering Program has a unique program in Bahrain offered within its multidisciplinary and technology driven nature.
    • Interior Design Engineering Program is aligned with Bahrain National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 8.
    • Membership of Institution of Engineering Technology (IET).
    • Partnership with many reputed companies in Kingdom of Bahrain such as Veer Interiors & FATIMA ALANSARI (Design & Execution) & ITQAN For Development & keepers & Design Studio Architects, Ms. Manar Sirriyeh & NJ Engineering, Eng. Noor Almutawa & AFCAR Incubator for Engineering Enterprises W.L.L, Ms. Fatema Ali Al. Hamali .
    • International Partner such as ICO-D (International Council of Design).

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Key Facts

Level: 8 NQF
Duration: Full Time (4 Years): 136 Credit Hours
Starting: September (Fall)
January (Spring)
May (Summer for transferred students)
Fees: TBA
Location: Sanad

Get In Touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

Phone:
(+973) 1762 0092

Email:
info@gulfuniversity.edu.bh

Address:
Building 1964, Road 4363، Sanad 743, Kingdom of Bahrain

Graduate Attributes

    • Knowledge and Passion for Design: Graduates will have great appreciation for their role as interior design engineer which will reflect in their passion for design
    • Professional in interior design engineering: They will have the ability to implement the gained knowledge in interior design and related engineering professionally
    • Effective communicator: They will have the ability to communicate ideas effectively through different mediums
    • Team Player: Graduates will have the ability to play a productive role as team members and leaders.
    • Problem Solver: Graduates will know the methodology for tackling design and related technology and engineering problems and solving them.
    • Lifelong learner: Graduates will have the ability to educate themselves and keep up to date with contemporary design and related technology and engineering movements.
    • Sustainability Driven: Graduates will implement gained knowledge in incorporating sustainability ideas and technology in all aspects of their lives.
    • Creative and Reflective Thinker: Graduates will possess the habit of creative thinking about design and related technology and engineering problems or any other interior design related matters.

Program Content

  1. Applicant must have a high-school certificate or an equivalent, or a certificate from applied technical or industrial institutes or an equivalent, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  2. The high-school certificates must be in one of the following branches- Science, Commercial, Industrial, with a GPA of no less than 60%.
  3. Applicants with GPA equal to or greater than 60% must sit for, and pass in placement tests, and if they fail, they must enroll in relevant preparatory courses, noting that:
    • While enrolling in preparatory courses(s), students are not allowed to enroll in the program courses, but they can enroll in the University Requirement Courses (if there are no prerequisites for such courses). After passing the preparatory courses, students can enroll in program courses.
    • All preparatory courses are of (3) credit hours.

The following are the placement tests for Bachelor’s in Interior Design Engineering Program and relevant preparatory course(s) to be enrolled in, if applicants fail in placement test(s):

    • Knowledge and Skills in Interior Design:

Pass Mark for “Knowledge and Skills in Interior design” test is 65%. If the Applicant scores less than 65%, s/he is required to enroll in and pass the Preparatory Course (IND011 Introduction to Knowledge and Skills in Interior Design).                    

    • Basic Engineering Mathematics:

Pass Mark for Mathematics test is 65%. If the Applicant scores less than 65%, s/he is required to enroll in the Preparatory Course (MTH015 Basic Mathematics for Engineering).

    • Computer Skills:

Pass Mark for Computer Skills test is 65%. If the Applicant scores less than 65%, s/he is required to enroll in the Preparatory Course (CS011 Computer Skills).

    • English Language Proficiency:

Pass Mark for English Language Proficiency test is 65%. If the Applicant scores 40% to less than 65%, s/he is required to enroll in the following Preparatory Course (ENG016 Foundation English 2). If the Applicant scores less than 40%, s/he is required to enroll in the following two Preparatory Courses (ENG015 Foundation English 1 and ENG016 Foundation English 2).

Applicants with GPA less than 60% shall directly enroll in a preparatory program that includes the following preparatory courses:

    • IND011 – Introduction to Knowledge and Skills in Interior Design,
    • MTH015 – Basic Mathematics for Engineering,
    • CS011- Computer Skills,
    • ENG015 – Foundation English 1,
    • ENG016 – Foundation English 2.

The Programme is offered over a period of 4 years as follows:

First Year:  In year 1, the students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of design practice, design principles and vocabulary, design process, technologies and relevant engineering theories. They will be able to deploy basic manual drawing skills, design research, verbal and written communication skills. Students will enrol into courses such as Material Physics and Properties, Introduction to Engineering, Human Factors in Design, Architectural Drawing and Drafting, Design Research & Methods etc.

Second Year: In year 2, the students will be able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of functional, social and environmental factors and digital drawing skills that affect the design of interior spaces within the built environment. The students will be able to consider and implement the interior design construction technologies and mechanical engineering principles in the assigned design tasks. At the end of year 2, the students will engage in the first level of internship to pursue workplace experience within the interior design industry. Students will enrol into following courses such as, Digital Drafting Media, Thermodynamic & Fluid Mechanics, Interior Construction & Materials, Color & Lighting Design, Interior Design Engineering Studio I, Interior Design Engineering Studio II, Thermal Comfort & Indoor Air Quality etc.

Third Year: In year 3, the students will be able to deal with more complex interior design projects to ensure that they are able to incorporate previously developed knowledge and skills with emphases on technical, sustainability, economic electrical system for interiors, plumbing system and fixture feasibility factors that affect the design solutions and decisions. Courses offered in this year are such as, Interior Design Engineering Studio III, Modern & Contemporary Design, BIM for Interior Design Detailing, Sustainability Engineering & Design, Interior Design Engineering Studio IV, Engineering Economics & Management etc.

Fourth Year: In year 4, the students will develop more holistic and in-depth design experience, where they will be able to demonstrate versatile critical analysis, integrated problem solving and creative design solutions and decisions. The professional ethics and code of practice will be ensured and manufacturing of interior detailing and reflected in multifaceted complex design projects. Courses offered in this year are such as: Interior Design Engineering Studio V, Product & Furniture Design, Smart & Sustainable Interiors, Professional Practice & Ethics, Building Codes & Regulations, Manufacturing of Interior Detailing etc.

    • Design Studios
    • Workshop
    • IT Labs
    • Classrooms
    • Material Library
    • Library Resources
    • Electronic Resources
    • Fab Lab
    • Structural Lab
    • Electrical Circuit Lab
    • Construction Lab
    • Material Testing Lab
    • Thermo-Fluid Lab

TBA

On-site:

IT Support Office
1st Floor
08:00 AM – 04:00 PM

IT Helpdesk
Admission Desk – Ground Floor
04:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Online:

IT Department,
Gulf University, P.O. Box 26489, Kingdom of Bahrain,
Email: helpdesk@gulfuniversity.edu.bh
Phone: +973 1762 0092 – Extension 121

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Careers & Employability

The program prepares work-ready graduates with 21st century skills to be significant members of the engineering design team of interior design offices, architecture & construction firms, interior fit out & furniture production and engineering consultation bureaus for buildings services.

Career opportunities for Program Graduates:

    • Interior and Spatial Design Engineer.
    • Furniture and Product Designer.
    • Production and Construction Consultant for Interior Design Projects.
    • Exhibition Designer.
    • Ambience Designer (Lighting, Acoustics etc.).
    • Space Planning and Project Consultant.
    • Professional of Building Information Modelling for Detailing and Project Management.
    • Building Services Engineering Consultant.

Student Story

Wejdan Salah's Story

“Taking a work placement is one of the best decisions I have ever made. It enabled me to have the opportunity to look thoroughly into the HR industry, to develop an understanding of the structure, behaviour and working norms within an organisation, as well as improving my verbal and written communication skills.

The placement has played a key role in determining what career I would like to pursue, I am now confident as to what I would like to do after graduating. I feel like I now have an advantage on expanding my network in the HR sector. This placement has also had a huge impact on my personal development – a year ago, I was a shy individual whereas now I am more confident and can see the transformation within myself.”

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