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Department of Architecture

 

BSc(Arch)

BSc(Arch) is regarded as an exit level that enables the graduate to register as a candidate Senior Architectural Technologist at the South African Council for the Architectural Profession. A Senior Architectural Technologist is a professional person registered by the SACAP in terms of the Act on the Architectural Profession (Act 44 of 2000). Such practitioners provide assistance in the practices of the disciplines of architecture, interior architecture and urban design where their responsibilities would be the documentation of projects, project administration and site management.

A graduate wishing to become a Professional Architect must apply for and pursue a further two years of full-time studies in the professional degree programmes by coursework (respectively completing the BArch(Hons) followed by MArch(Prof)).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Grade 12 certificate with university endorsement with at least 40% (E symbol) in Mathematics and Science at Higher Grade or at least 50% (D symbol) for the same subjects at Standard Grade.

SELECTION PROCESS

Numbers are restricted and admission is by selection, highest-ranking applicants having preference. This means that the results of those selected are usually higher than the minimum requirements for admission.

SUBJECT MODULES AND CONTENTS

For more information about subject modules and contents, please download the

Yearbook for the Schools for the Built Environment and Information Technology.

This Department does not deal with the administrative aspects of student affairs such as applications, fees, registration, study visas for foreign students or the evaluation of matriculation certificates. Please go to the UP website for general information.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Take note that the cut-off date for applications is 30 June of the year preceding the first year of study.

ACADEMIC ENQUIRIES

For academic enquiries, please contact the Coordinator: Undergraduate Programme in Architecture

ACADEMIC ENQUIRIES: PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Nico Botes, Department of Architecture, Boukunde Building, UP Main Campus

Tel: 012 420 4600 local / +27 12 420 4600 international

Fax: 012 420 2552 local / +27 12 420 2552 international

E-mail: arch@up.ac.za