What will I learn?

The mission of the Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) program is to provide students with the theoretical, practical and technical skills that reflect the profession of Interior Design. Through a comprehensive curriculum delivered by an interdisciplinary faculty, this program will prepare students to apply an integrated approach to interior design solutions for the built environment and its occupants, and will prepare students for the demand to meet technological changes and currency relating to sustainability, universal design, and health and safety.

This Bachelor of Interior Design degree, delivered at the honours level, provides professional training in the development of creative design solutions for interior spaces (residential, corporate/commercial, retail, institutional, healthcare, hospitality/entertainment, exposition) through project-based learning. The range of functional and aesthetic components that allow spaces in the built environment to be safely and comfortably inhabited are studied and the relationship of occupants and their physical environment is analyzed, through the consideration of ergonomics, illumination, acoustics, finishes, safety and all aspects of space programming.

Program Outcomes

Illustrate cultural diversity values in global, societal, economic and environmental context.

Apply all aspects of the design process to creative problem solving. Identify and explore complex problems and generate creative solutions that optimize human experience within interior environments.

Apply concepts of functionality, aesthetic considerations, sustainability practices and universal design to interior design solutions.

Integrate concepts of human relations and organizational behavior into the establishment and maintenance of effective working teams

Demonstrate leadership skills while working with diverse teams.

Collaborate with other practitioners in the technical areas of electrical, structural, mechanical and architectural services.

Communicate effectively and persuasively through oral, graphic, print and computer media in reports, specifications, presentation and working drawings, models and animations.

Propose processes for the implementation of bids, contracts, reviews and permits adhering to professional principles.

Integrate business administration principles and functions of management, budgeting, scheduling and human resources.

Develop and activate plans for lifelong learning and professional development, and to maintain technological currency.

Apply principles of interiors, architecture, art, and the decorative arts within a historical and cultural context.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering and Information Technology

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$13,800.00 (US$ 10,380) per year
Start date

Expected August 2019


Cambridge Campus

850 Fountain Street South,


Ontario (ON),

N3H 0A8, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older. Other English Language Requirements: CAEL 70 with minimum 60 writing, no sub-test band score less than 30; PTE Academic 51; Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 5.

For international students

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older

Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test:

IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0


CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60

PTE Academic 58

Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6