Environmental Design

Course Code:130503

The Objective

The Course of Environmental Design is designed to cultivate students with sound theorectical and professional knowledge and advanced practical skills in the area of interior design. This Course is articulated with those of Edith Cowan University and West Sydney University, Australia, where students may study 2 years in China and 2 years  in Australia to acquire two Bachelor degrees of China and Australia.

Knowledge, Skills and Capabilities

Students who complete the Course will be able to obtain perfect design performance skills and strong innovation ability, and to be able to engage in interior design, decoration engineering construction management, engineering project planning, decoration engineering pre-settlement and other jobs. A bachelor's degree in arts is awarded to those who meet the requirements of bachelor's degree.


Core Units: Architectural Line Drawing, Architectural Decoration Materials, Decorative Engineering Drawing, Interior CAD Design, Interior 3D Mapping, Chinese and Foreign Architectural History, House Architecture, Furniture and Furnishings, Interior Modelling and Production, Ergonomical System, Decoration Construction Technology, Residential Space Design, Public Space Design, and Architecture Decoration Project.

Practicum Units: 1) On-campus Practicum: AutoCAD Cartography Training, Decoration Materials Market Research, Interior 3D Mapping Training, Interior Space Modelling Training, Residential Space Designing, Decoration Construction Training, Commercial Space Designing, Cultural Space Designing, Interior  Special  Designing. 2) Enterprise Internship: Production (Professional) Practice,  Graduation Project (Thesis).


The Course contains theories of environmental design in relation to interior design, skills in sketching, drawing, modelling, prototyping, materials selection and preparation, construction, costing and marketing, production and management, and regulations on interior design. The Course is of 4-year duration.


The course is delivered in lectures, tutorials, workshops, and practicum laboratories in the first 3 years on-campus and internship in the fourth year in companies off-campus or abroad.   


The Course  will be assessed by progressive learning tasks, final examination and graduation thesis/dissertation.


Bachelor of  Arts is awarded to those who meet the requirements of graduation .

Career Prospects

Graduates could seek career in industries in relation to interior design, decoration engineering, construction management, project planning, decoration project and companies in relation to  building, decoration, engineering supervision, real estate and other related industry associations. They could also engage in teaching of interior design in vocational colleges.

Industry Award of Guangdong Interior Materials Industry Association to Faculty of Arts and Design