The Advanced Diploma in Interior Design (E-Learning) course is an incremental six (6) months course that extends from the Diploma course. It focuses on commercial interior design, challenging participants and instilling them with strong design solving and leadership skills.

The course reaches beyond the design knowledge covered in the previous semesters and introduces new subjects such as:

  • Environmental design and its influence on sustainable commercial interior design
  • Professional Design Practices on how to manage and work with a group of professionals that are commonly engaged for large scale commercial projects

Upon meeting all the requirements, participants will achieve an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design (E-Learning) qualification.

​Aim of the Course

This course will enable participants to acquire a well-rounded knowledge appropriate for professional practice in the design industry, as well as the leadership skills to lead a team of designers.

Participants will be equipped with a range of practical skills that will enable them to interact effectively with all levels of professionals in the field of interior design, such as communicating with clients and contractors, to managing and overseeing a commercial project involving various professional stakeholders.

​Learning Objectives

The learning objectives for the Advanced Diploma in Interior Design (E-Learning) course are:

  1. Ability to lead a multidisciplinary team in a design company setting
  2. Gaining a sound understanding of building regulations, specifications and construction techniques; and staying abreast of changes in these regulations
  3. Identifying, appreciating, and practicing the co-related design principles of form and space, colour and light, as well as materials and finishes, in projects of any complexity
  4. Practicing strong design problem-solving skills
  5. Practicing as a well-rounded designer with knowledge and integration of fundamentals in environmental design into interior design strategies and building technologies
  6. Applying a comprehensive range of essential professional design practices for handling projects from conception through to completion

Programme Duration

6 Months.
(being an incremental period that extends the 18 months of Diploma in Interior Design (E-Learning) to a total of 24 months)

Programme Details

​The programme consists of 4 Semesters and each semester’s duration is 6 months.

Delivery Mode​


Advanced Diploma in Interior Design (E-Learning) Programme Structure

Semester 1

  • Design Communication 1
  • Design Studio 1
  • Construction 1
  • Digital Imaging 1
  • Computer-Aided Design 1
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Colour Concept for Design
  • Interior Design 1 (Residential​)

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Semester 2

  • Design Communication 2
  • Design Studio 2
  • Construction 2
  • Digital Imaging 2
  • Computer-Aided Design 2
  • Design Contextual Studies
  • Material Technologies
  • Building Services & Lighting Practices
  • Interior Design 2

Semester 3

  • Design Communication 3
  • Design Studio 3
  • Construction 3
  • Design Calculation & Costing
  • Computer-Aided Design 3
  • Design Practice Management
  • Interior Design 3 (Commercial)

Semester 4

  • Design Communication 4
  • Design Studio 4
  • Building Technologies
  • Advanced Computer-Aided Design
  • Professional Design Practice
  • Interior Design 4 (Commercial)

Assessment and Examination

At the commencement of each Semester, students will be provided with the Project Brief and the submission checklist. This course has several points of assessment, which may include assignments, tests, projects, and final examinations.

Minimum Age

18 years old

Minimum Academic Requirements

  • Completion of IDIS Diploma in Interior Design (E-Learning), OR
  • Minimum 1 GCE ‘A’ Levels Pass, OR
  • Diploma awarded by Local Institutions, OR
  • Equivalent

​Language Proficiency Requirement

  • GCE ‘O’ Level – C6 in English language, or equivalent OR
  • Minimum IELTS (Academic) overall Band 7, OR
  • TOEFL (Paper-based) 590 (Test results achieved within the year preceding application), OR
  • International Student – An equivalent qualification where English is the sole medium of instruction, OR
  • An equivalent English language test administered by the school

Tuition Fee Relief – Early Bird Special Course Fee

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Total Course Fee Payable

Course Fees (Usual)






Early Bird Special Course Fee






Valid for January – June 2024 enrolments only.
*Terms and Conditions Apply

Non-Tuition Fees

Enrolment Fee



Currently waived off (U.P. S$100)

One-time Fee

Payable Every Semester

Step 1: Apply for Enrolment

​Please contact the school at so that our staff can assist you with the enrolment process.

​Step 2: Provide Supporting Documents

  • Photocopy of NRIC/Long Term Pass/Passport* (*for international students)
  • Copies of Highest Education Transcripts and Certificates
  • Softcopy Passport Sized Colour Photograph

Note: All documents may either be original documents or certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.

Step 3: Send Us Your Application (Email)

Please send your application documents and proof of application fee payment to

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