Bachelor in Interior Design


Ziauddin University is planning to introduce 4 Years of Bachelor in Interior Design program with the entitlement of degree as BS. Design under the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design at ZUFESTM. The program is at initial documented stage while the curriculum is in lines with HEC guidelines but it might be altered or formulized with the current needs and demands. The major heads are discussed below for further approvals. The field of Interior Design is one of the most upcoming creative field with a high market demand, with currently only 3 institutes offering the degree. In this current era, this program is a high demand around the world and its popularity has increased due to the fact that it has lots of potential in terms of growth. Due to its wide acceptance, it has become imperative to train Designers with right knowledge and tools in order to facilitate this highly competitive Industry. Particularly in Pakistan, there is a high market value of such professionals who not only can cater to the demands of the Job market but can also emerge as Entrepreneurs to set up their own design studios. Interior Design industry has seen a surge as a steady stream of new construction projects have come in Pakistan. From High-end Residential to Commercial, Corporate and Hospitality, trained Interior Designers are of high value, who can work had in hand with Architects to understand and design interior spaces, keeping in mind the original concepts of the Architect, latest materials, green techniques and environmental friendly practices.


“We intend to nurture a generation of Interior Design professionals, who are not only at par with the current demands of the design market, but who put an emphasis on design research to come up with creative solutions for the ever-evolving global situations.”


“ Ziauddin University aims to engage a diverse intellectual community to create a pool of diverse ideas, solving not only Global Built Environment issues but also, introducing individuals in the local built environment market, sound in design and management aspects of the required field.”


  • Ability to work professionally in creative norms and standards for trends in building industry catering small to large projects
  • Ability to get along and associated in several areas of Interior design inclusive of Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Environmental, and Construction Management.
  • To produce graduates with sound knowledge of current developments specifically for construction technology with the commitment to the respective discipline and its professional ethics, also having a good capability to work in a team, leadership skills, a focus on innovation, and a strong connection with clients are also important.
  • To promote Interior Design as blend of reflective and conceptual approaches that helps to reach students to perceive and widen the creative process to explore the window of imagination to achieve intellectuality that leads to lifelong learning.


The Department of Architecture at Ziauddin University has been established with the purpose to grow into an institute of architectural thought converging on the human, socio-cultural, environmental, technological, aesthetic and philosophical values. The Interior Design academic program of the Department has a curriculum developed to meet the requirements of recognition by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The four-year Bachelor of Interior Design (BS. Design) proposed curriculum balances the attainment of knowledge with the development of practical abilities. Ziauddin University has developed a highly organized and intensive curriculum. The fundamental components of the curriculum are Design Studio, Structural Concepts, Computer Applications, Survey of History, Building Sciences, and Professional Development. Elementary theoretical skills are highlighted early on, along with introducing the essential knowledge of architecture. Students will learn to communicate concepts through models and drawings, working flawlessly between all methods of analog and digital representation. Due to the continuous requirement of new residential buildings as well as high-rise commercial plazas, there is an immense need to opt for Interior Design as a profession to work alongside Architecture. Career prospects for professionally qualified and skilled Interior Designers are enormous. They can search for employment in both government and private divisions. They are normally hired in architectural and engineering companies, teaching institutes, real estate development firms etc. Most of the time, the designers are involved in planning, budgeting, handling financial accounts, negotiating with contractors, ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations on site, and preparing specifications for materials and workmanship. The designers can establish their own studios after some years of experience in an organization. The demand of this field is almost equal in its all areas including architectural design, construction, urban planning, and private businesses. International market, mainly the Gulf countries, also offer attractive career for architects.


Intake will be once in a year in Spring semester.


HSSC or equivalent (12 years) qualification with a combination of any subjects.


The eligibility criteria should be fulfilled for seeking the admission.


Semester — I

Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleTh.LabCr.Hr
1  Pakistan Studies212+1
2  Visual Graphics/ Drafting–I020+2
3 Historical Exploration of Art &  Architecture ( Pre History)202+0
4 Basic Design Studio- I511+5
5 Fabrication & Modeling (Sculpture)020+2
6 Functional English202+0
7 Drawing020+2
Total Contact Hours: 29  18


Semester — II

Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleTh.LabCr. Hr
1 Technical Writing & Presentation Skills202+0
2 Basic Design Studio – II511+5
3 Fabrication & Modeling (Model Making)020+2
4 Historical Exploration of Art & Architecture (Civilization)111+1
5 Visual Graphics/ Drafting – II202+0
6 Energy and Environment – I202+0
7 Islamic Studies020+2
Total Contact Hours: 26   18


Semester — III

Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleTh.LabCr. Hr
1 Design Studio (Residential)161+6
2 Visual Graphics/ Drafting-III111+1
3 Historical Exploration of Art & Architecture (20th Century)202+0
4 Materials and Details202+0
5 Fundamentals of Interior Design111+1
6 Energy and Environment -II202+0
7 Sociology022+0
Total Contact Hours: 27  19


Semester — IV

Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleTh.LabCr. Hr
1 Design Studio (Community)161+6
2 Building Materials & Construction -II111+1
3 Materials and Details202+0
4 Fundamentals of Interior Design111+1
5 Historical Exploration of Art & Architecture (Islamic)202+0
6 Digital Tools for Designers020+2
7 Lighting Design and Acoustics202+0
Total Contact Hours: 29  19

Semester — V

Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleTh.LabCr. Hr
1 Design Studio (Healthcare)171+7
2 Digital Tools for Designers020+2
3 Theory of Interior Design202+0
4 Interior Systems and Coordination111+1
5 History of Ideas (Philosophy)202+0
Total Contact Hours: 26  16

Semester — VI

Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleTh.LabCr. Hr
1 Design Studio (Corporate)171+7
2 Theory of Interior Design202+0
3 Furniture Design and Details121+2
4 Interior Systems and Coordination111+1
5 Design Lab111+1
Total Contact Hours: 28  17

Semester — VII

Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleTh.LabCr. Hr
1 Design Studio (Commercial and Hospitality)171+7
2 Professional Practice and Ethics202+0
3 Research Methodology202+0
Total Contact Hours: 25  14

Semester — VIII

Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleTh.LabCr. Hr
1 Interior Thesis Design Research0120+12
2 Project Management202+0
Total Contact Hours: 26  14


Total Credit Hours in BS. Design Program: 18 + 18 + 19 + 19 + 16 + 17 + 14 + 14 = 135 hrs.


ProgramDuration (Minimum)Duration (Maximum)
Bachelors of Science in Design (BS. Interior Design)4 years7 years


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