Bachelor of Applied Arts and Design (B.AAD)

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Design (B.AAD)


Program/MQR No.

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Design (B.AAD) / MQR No.(In progress)

2. Brief introduction

It is a four years degree programme and the curriculum comprises various components including ethics, Islamic world view, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, analytical and communication skills in addition to core knowledge in the area of discipline; Interior Design (ID), Industrial Design (IDE) and Conservation (CONS). The core knowledge areas that are necessary for applied arts and design are knowledge in these three disciplines (ID, IDE and CONS), general knowledge of arts, skills in design, creative thinking skills and exposure to a wide range of media. The industrial attachment or practical training exposed the students to the real working atmosphere and challenges as designer or employees.


Program Outcome

This programme aims to meets the needs of industry of applied arts and design for a group of professionals of Interior Design, Industrial Design and Conservation which at the same time understand the role of man as the Caliph of earth.and be able to use existing knowledge, in an industrial setting of applied arts and design which have been increasingly complex and dynamic.

Hence, the objective of the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Design Programme is to produce graduates who demonstrate those aspects. Having the ability to communicate well in English would further enable them to contribute at the international stage and realize the features of a Malaysian society as envisioned in Vision 2020 and moving forward towards the current Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50).

Therefore, the learning outcomes of the programme are developed in accordance with the B.AAD programme’s aims and objectives.

Learning Outcomes

Program Outcome

Demonstrate familiarity with established knowledge in the field of Applied Arts & Design and awareness of current development therein.

PO1: Knowledge


Use relevant skills learnt in Applied Arts & Design for professional and personal development.

PO2: Practical Skills


Cooperate with others and apply knowledge in a socially responsible manner for the progress of the nation and the ummah.

PO3: Social skills and Responsibilities


Demonstrate commitment to ethics, autonomy and professionalism in the workplace and everyday life.

PO4: Value, Attitudes and Professionalism


Communicate with people from a diverse range of backgrounds with empathy, showing leadership qualities.Understanding the different type of leadership styles and the demonstration of interpersonal skills when leading in a group situation.

PO5: Communication, Leadership and Team Skills


Analyse issues and demonstrate skilfulness in planning, executing and evaluating strategies and action plans.

PO6: Problem Solving and Scientific Skills


Use the necessary learning skills in information management and apply effective strategies for lifelong self-improvement.

PO7: Information Management and Lifelong Learning Skills


Apply basic managerial and entrepreneurial skills in Applied Arts & Design field.

PO8: Managerial and Entrepreneurial Skills


Integrate Islamic principles in Applied Arts & Design practice and demonstrate behaviour of high ethical values in line    with Islamic teachings and wisdom.PO9: Islamization and Integration


Job prospects

Job prospects for Bachelor on Applied Arts and Design graduates are versatile including as follows;


Job prospect

Interior Design

Interior Designer, Interior Design Consultant, Furniture Designer, Prop Designer, Stage Designer, Lecturer

Industrial Design


Industrial Product Design, Product Planning and Marketing, Automotive Designer, Furniture Design, Automotive Designer, Lecturer 



Administrative works in museums and archival centers; Curator / Conservator and Archival staff

Conservation Consultancies; Researcher, Building/object documentation, Videographer/ Photographer, Adaptive-reuse projects

Digital Heritage; 3D Visualizer, 3D Replication, 3D Modeller, 3D CAD operator/artist, Heritage BIM

Tourism; Heritage Tourism


ICT related jobs


Graphic designer, Multimedia designer, Illustrator, Lecturer, 3D Visualiser, Graphic Software trainer, Lecturer


Program Structure

University Required Courses (20 Credit Hours)

Course Code
Course Title
MPU 3112Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Only)
MPU 3122Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) (Malaysian Only)
LM 1020Bahasa Melayu 1 for Nusantara (Nusantara Only)
LM 1021Bahasa Melayu 2 for Nusantara (Nusantara Only)
LM 1040Bahasa Melayu 1 for International (International Only)
LM 1041
Bahasa Melayu 2 for International (International Only)
UNGS 2060Malay Virtues Heritage & Malaysian Society (International & Nusantara)
TQ 1001Tilawah Al-Quran 1
TQ 2001Tilawah Al-Quran 2
LQ 1008Quranic Language 1
LQ 2008Quranic Language 2
CCUB 1621Usrah 1 (BUDI)
CCUB 2621Usrah 2 (BUDI)
CCUB 3621Usrah 3 (BUDI)
CCUB 4622Usrah 4 (BUDI)
CCLM 2051 Leadership Package 1
CCFM 2052 Leadership Package 2
CCAC XXXXSkills Package 1
CCAC XXXXSkills Package 2
UNGS 2080Ethics and Fiqh for Contemporary Issues
UNGS 2090The Islamic Worldview, Knowledge and Civilization
UNGS 2011Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
LE 4000

English for Academic Writing

Kulliyyah Required Courses (5 Credit Hours)

Course Code       
Course Title


AAR 1230Quran Sunnah and Built Environment
LM 2026

Bahasa Melayu Kerjaya (Malaysian Only)

Department Required Courses (127/128 Credit Hours)

Year 1: Semester 1
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hour
Contact HourPre-Requisite       
AAD 1100
Studio 1612-
AAD 1111
Graphics Communication and Presentation24-
AAD 1130
History of Art33-
AAD 1131
Appreciation of Asian Art and Design33-

Year 1: Semester 2
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HourContact HourPre-Requisite
AAD 1200
Studio 2612AAD 1100
AAD 1211
AAD 1230
History of Islamic Art
AAD 1290
Computer Graphics Design 1
AAD 1212 or AAD 2011
Community Project or Project and Exhibition

Year 2: Semester 1
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HourContact HourPre-Requisite
AAD 2100
Studio 3
612AAD 1200
AAD 2110
Islamic Calligraphy
AAD 2190
Computer Graphics Design 2
24AAD 1290
AAD 2130
Design Methodology
AAD 2112
Islamic Geometric Pattern

Year 2: Semester 2
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HourContact HourPre-RequisiteRemarks
AAD 2200
Studio 4612-Majoring Course
AAD 2232
Space Planning and Ergonomics33-Department Core Course
AAD 2210
Islamic Craftmanship33-Department Core Course
AAD 2260
History of Building Construction33-Conservation (C) Majoring Course
AAD 2231
Interior Design Materials and Technology 1
24-Interior Design (D) Majoring Course
AAD 2211
Workshop Practice33-Industrial Design (IDE) Majoring Course
AAD 2291 or AAD 2290
Multi Media Technology or Advanced Computer Graphics
24AAD 2190
Elective Course

Year 2: Semester 3
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HourContact HourPre-Requisite
AQS 1301
Integrated Multidisciplinary Project 136-

Year 3: Semester 1
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HourContact HourPre-RequisiteRemarks
AAD 3100
Studio 5612AAD 2200
Majoring Course
AAD 3190
Heritage and Contemporary Studies33-Department Core Courses
AAD 3130
Introduction to Conservation Archaeology
33-Conservation (C) Majoring Course
AAD 3111
Introduction to Materials and Techniques
24-Conservation (C) Majoring Course
AAD 3161
Conservation Science
33-Conservation (C) Majoring Course
AAD 3134
Interior Design Materials and Technology 224AAD 2231
Interior Design (ID) Majoring Course
AAD 3133
Lighting and Colour24-Interior Design (ID) Majoring Course
AAD 3155
Custom Cabinet and Furniture Design
33-Interior Design (ID) Majoring Course
AAD 2230
Material and Process 124-Industrial Design (IDE) Majoring Course
AAD 3180
Industrial Drawing
33-Industrial Design (IDE) Majoring Course
AAD 3110
Packaging Design24-Industrial Design (IDE) Majoring Course

Year 3: Semester 2
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HourContact HourPre-RequisiteRemarks
AAD 3200
Studio 6
612AAD 3100Majoring Course
AAD 3230
Research Methodology
33-Department Core Courses
AAD 3232
Building Pathology
33-Conservation (C) Majoring Course
AAD 3211
Conservation and Restoration
33-Conservation (C) Majoring Course
AAD 3231
Material Specification and Costing
33AAD 2231
Interior Design (ID) Majoring Course
AAD 3234
Visual Psychology
33-Interior Design (ID) Majoring Course
AAD 3233
Material & Processes 2
24AAD 3136
Industrial Design (IDE) Majoring Course
AAD 3280
Structure of Design
33-Industrial Design (IDE) Majoring Course
AAD 3091 or AAD 3290
Introduction to Virtual Reality or Advanced CAD for Interior Design24-Elective Course

Year 4: Semester 1
Course Code Course TitleCredit HourContact HourPre-RequisiteRemarks
AAD 4170
Practical Training120

Year 4: Semester 2
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HourContact HourPre-RequisiteRemarks
AAD 4200
Degree Project
36AAD 3200
Majoring Course
AAD 4230
Design Thesis
33-Majoring Course
AAD 4251
Conservation Professional Practice
33-Conservation (C) Majoring Course
AAD 4252
Collections Management33-Conservation (C) Majoring Course
AAD 4250
Interior Design Marketing and Management
33-Interior Design (ID) Majoring Course
AAD 4231
Interior Design Professional Practice33-Interior Design (ID) Majoring Course
AAD 4232
Industrial Marketing and Management
33-Industrial Design (IDE) Majoring Course
AAD 4210
Model making and Final Product
33-Industrial Design (IDE) Majoring Course
AAD 4291
Graphics and Animation33-Elective Course


Duration of Study

4 years
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