The Diploma in Interior Design (E-Learning) course is an incremental six (6) months course that extends from the foundational Certificate course. It focuses on commercial interior design, allowing participants to broaden and diversify their design skillset.

The course has a continuation of subjects such as Design Studio and Design Communication that was covered in the first year; alongside new subjects that help to prepare for future industry practice:

  • Design Practice Management that delves into the inner workings of a professional design practice setting
  • Design Calculation & Costing to manage the budget of a project

Upon meeting all the requirements and achieving the Diploma in Interior Design (E-Learning) qualification, those wishing to learn about larger-scale mixed commercial design projects can proceed to the Advanced Diploma in Interior Design (E-Learning) course.

Aim of the Course

This course will enable participants to acquire an in-depth knowledge of design processes and conceptual thinking methodologies in relation to commercial design projects.

Participants will be able to clearly identify the differences between residential and commercial design, as well as the distinct set of skills and knowledge applications required for commercial projects. They will be brought through the stages involved in a commercial project – from meeting the client, understanding the design brief, and generating a concept that fulfills the brief, to the technical knowledge and execution.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team in a design company setting
  2. Distinctively convey commercial interior design ideas through effective visual and verbal communication
  3. Apply material costing knowledge and project management skills to their commercial interior design projects
  4. Introduction to and understanding fundamentals of building regulations, specifications, and construction techniques for commercial practice
  5. Presenting proposals of versatile commercial interior design projects to prospective clients in a professional manner

Programme Duration

6 Months.
(being an incremental period that extends the 1 year Certificate in Interior Design & Decorative Techniques (E-Learning) to a total of 18 months)

Programme Details

​The programme consists of 3 Semesters and each semester’s duration is 6 months.

Delivery Mode​


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​)

Certificate in Interior Design

Diploma in Interior Design

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)

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

17 years old

Minimum Academic Requirements

  • Completion of IDIS Certificate in Interior Design and Decorative Techniques (E-Learning), OR
  • Minimum 3 GCE ‘O’ Level Pass, OR
  • Equivalent

​Language Proficiency Requirement

  • GCE ‘O’ Level – D7 in English language, or equivalent, OR
  • Minimum IELTS (Academic) overall Band 6, OR
  • TOEFL (Paper-based) 500 (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 (SGD)

Semester 2 (SGD)

Semester 3 (SGD)

Total Course Fee Payable (SGD)

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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