Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture Engineering
The Interior Architecture Engineering program is designed to meet the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER) standards. Interior Architecture Engineering combines art and science to create a distinct, functional, and eco-friendly living and working space by focusing on peoples’ lifestyle, culture, comfort, health and safety.
The objectives of the program are to:
- Provide students with solid, up-to-date information, professional experience and practice in the discipline.
- Develop creative designers/interior architects who are able to formulate, propose, and carry out design solutions relevant to the needs of people and the environment.
- Encourage research and creative thinking to identify and solve problems in response to user needs.
- students to play an active role in the community.
- Qualify graduates to work with competence and esthetical professionalism in the field.
- Equip students with the academic tools necessary to pursue a graduate degree in international academic institutions.
A student graduating from the Interior Architecture Engineering program will be able to:
- Identify design issues, to conduct research, and to provide solutions.
- Deal with a large scope of design projects, and to understand the different materials and technologies.
- Demonstrate creative and technical abilities for problem solving, and the capacity for critical thinking.
- Apply skills and knowledge in a studio area of concentration with an original creative concept brought into visual form with effective presentation.
- Define and integrate an understanding of the roles graphic designers/ interior architects have in today’s world.
- Practice interior architecture in various contexts and cultures.
- Operate in a multidisciplinary environment.
- Serve the community in organizations in or within both the public and private sectors
Admission requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Interior Architectural Engineering Program are as specified in College Section 6-a, page 214 of the DU catalogue.
To graduate with a Bachelor Degree in Interior Architecture Engineering, students must satisfactorily complete 137 credits taken over eleven semesters within four academic years, with an overall minimum average of 65 percent, and a cumulative average of 70 percent in the major courses. The University, College, and Program requirements are as given in the following table.
The University requirements consist of 10 courses comprising of 30 credit hours as specified in College Section 8, page 216 of the DU catalogue.
- ARAB 101: Academic writing in Arabic
- ENGL 101: Basic Academic English
- ENGL 102E: English for Engineering and Sciences I
- ENGL 203E: English for Engineering and Sciences II
- ENGL 204: Advanced English for Academic Purposes and Research
- ENGL 305: Advanced English Language and Communication Skills
- ENTR 200: Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Creativity
- CMPS 100B: Introduction to Technical Computing for the Sciences
- MATH 199: Calculus I
- SOCS 102: Omani Society
The college requirements consist of 5 courses encompassing 15 credits:
- PHYS 170 Fundamentals of Physics I
- MATH 200 Calculus II
- MATH 205 Calculus III
- 210 Differential Equations
- EECE 210 Electrical Circuits I
The program core requirements consist of 35 courses encompassing 98 credit hours.
This includes following 5 courses. A student has to take a total of 3 courses encompassing 9 credit hours from this.
- INTA 450: Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM)
- INTA 497: Special Topics in Interior Architecture
- INTA 501: Identification and Evaluation of the Historic Built Environment
- INTA 502: Environmental Design Research
- INTA 504: Human Factors